The Russell Memorial Weekend Festival is a music festival that is now in its 25th year. It is held annually in Doolin on the last full weekend in February. It
The Russell Memorial Weekend Festival is a music festival that is now in its 25th year. It is held annually in Doolin on the last full weekend in February. It is a remembrance celebration to the Russell family – Micho, Packie and Gussie Russell – the world-famous traditional musicians.
The weekend festival has now firmly established itself on the traditional festival calendar as one of the earliest festivals of the year, and hosts some of the best of traditional entertainment. It attracts musicians from around the country. The theme throughout the weekend is one of celebration as it showcases the new and vibrant music talents of Traditional Music, Set Dancing, and Sean-nós, which attracts a growing audience for Traditional Music.
The highlight of the festival is The Russell Concert which takes place on Saturday afternoon at 2pm in the Russell Cultural Centre. This year’s concert features Máirtín O’Connor, Donal Lunny and Zoë Conway. Tickets for the concert are €25 per person and include a food and wine reception. They are available at the Russell Centre. Doors Open from 1.30pm.
As well as the concerts, there will be Workshops happening on Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 12noon. Throughout the festival Traditional Music Sessions will be occurring in Doolin’s Pubs and the Hotel Doolin. All Musicians and Singers are welcome to partake. These sessions are marvelous free entertainment open for all to attend.
For full details about the memorial weekend, please visit Russell Memorial Weekend or follow on Facebook. For any queries, please email: [email protected] or call +353 (0)65 – 7074168, 7074133, 7074328, 7074111 or +353 (0)87 249 7843.
21 (Thursday) 9:00 am - 24 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Russell Cultural Centre
Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland
Russell Festival Weekend Committee[email protected] Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland