The Kilrush Traditional Music & Set Dancing Festival is an annual event that runs over 6 days at the beginning of August. It is a festival of music and set
The Kilrush Traditional Music & Set Dancing Festival is an annual event that runs over 6 days at the beginning of August. It is a festival of music and set dancing including open air Céilíthe in Kilrush Square on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. There will also be music sessions in the pubs and a singers club. Set dancing workshops will take place throughout the festival.
The festivities will kick off on Wednesday night the 31st of July in the Haven Arms at 10pm with the Singers Club with Jerry McNamara.
During the Festival there will be four Open Air Free Céilíthe. These will all happen in the square. The first of these Céilíthe will be on Friday when the Dal gCais Céilí Band will be playing, then on Saturday it will be the turn of the Johnny Reidy Céilí Band, on Sunday it will be the Shandrum Céilí Band in the square and finally on Monday it will be the turn of the Striolan Céilí Band.
On Thursday evening there will be a Seisiun at Teach Cheoil. This will commence at 9pm. The festival will be officially opened on Friday evening at 6.45pm.
There will be a Set Dancing Workshop on Friday, the tutor being Mike Mahony, and on Saturday, another Set Dancing Workshop, the tutor this time being Aidan Vaughan. Both workshops will be in Teach Cheoil.
At 8pm on Saturday night there will be a Traditional Concert in Teach Cheoil.
Sunday afternoon in the square there will be a display of Polish and Irish dancing starting at 3pm.
On Monday afternoon there will be a Dance & Music Display in the Square starting at 3pm.
Throughout the festival period there will be Traditional Music Sessions in the towns Pubs. These sessions will be happening during the afternoon & night and are marvellous free entertainment open for all to attend.
If you have any queries then please email them to [email protected] or call +353 (0)87 266 3718.
July 31 (Wednesday) 10:00 pm - August 5 (Monday) 11:59 pm
Kilrush, Co. Clare