Kilfenora will stage its 10th annual traditional music festival from the 27th through to the 31st of April this year. Having commenced in 2009 with the 100th anniversary of the Kilfenora Céilí
Kilfenora will stage its 10th annual traditional music festival from the 27th through to the 31st of April this year. Having commenced in 2009 with the 100th anniversary of the Kilfenora Céilí Band, it has gone from strength to strength each year.
This years headline concert will feature the great Stockton’s Wing with special guest, Katie Theasby, plus this year’s winner of the Meitheal prize for young musicians. For tickets, please contact Noel O’Donoghue on +353 (0)87 836 4780 or pay online by clicking here.
Throughout the festival there will be concerts and set-dancing in the home of Irish Céilí, and of course, the legendary Kilfenora Pub Sessions. The Singers’ night will be on Friday evening commencing at 9.30pm in Linnanes pub and will gather together some of the finest and most humorous singers and storytellers. This will be hosted by Joe O’Connor.
Also on Friday night, the Kilfenora Comhaltas branch will stage a Variety Concert in Kilfenora Hall at 8pm, entry will be €10 (pay on the door). This will feature some of the abundance of local talent, both young and old from the area.
There will also be two CD launch concerts on Saturday. The first one will be Rachel Conlan & Alan Reid – “A Quare Yield” at Linnanes at 2.30pm and the second will be Tommy Guihan “The Torn Jacket” at Nagles, at 6pm; and another one on Sunday, Bobby Gardiner “Melodeon Mad” at Vaughans at 1pm.
There will be a Trad for Teens workshop in Kilfenora Hall on Sunday at 11.45am, led by Colm Nestor. Bring an instrument if you are a teenager!
The Star of Munster band leads the Saturday evening céilí and on Sunday it will be the turn of Four Courts. Both these evening events will commence at 9.30pm, in Vaughans Barn.
On Sunday afternoon at 3pm, the great Kilfenora Céilí Band will play for a free céilí in the Square – dancers and spectators welcome. They will be preceded at 2.15pm by the young Kilfenora Comhaltas Céilí Band.
Sessions in pubs will continue on Sunday from 6pm, and on Monday from 7pm in Linnanes and 9.30pm in Nagles.
april 27 (Friday) - 30 (Monday)