Scully’s Fest is a celebration of the traditional music and culture of Duhallow and Sliabh Luachra. The festival takes place annually on the weekend following the August bank holiday weekend. It
Scully’s Fest is a celebration of the traditional music and culture of Duhallow and Sliabh Luachra. The festival takes place annually on the weekend following the August bank holiday weekend.
It began in 2004 to mark that the weekly Monday night open sessions that had run since 1974 in Scully’s Bar. The aim of the festival is to take over the town of Newmarket and turn it into a Sliabh Luachra Music Paradise for one weekend every year.
Scully’s Fest is an effort to strengthen local music and to embed it into the culture of the region. Over the weekend there will be a range of different events, including Concerts, Music and Dance Workshops, Drama, Poetry, Singing, as well as nightly sessions around the town.
Starting this years festival will be the Áit Place Art Exhibition Launch which will happen at 7pm on Thursday 8th. The art exhibition will be open each day from 12 to 6pm.
Later on the Festival Launch will happen at Scanlon’s Bar. This will be at 9pm with a session featuring the Céilí Allstars.
Friday will kick off at 2pm in Newmarket Motors. This event is still TBC.
At 6pm in Scully’s Bar there will be an evening session. Then at 8.30pm the popular Rambling House will make its return in Dan Hourigans Bar. It will be hosted by local playwright and actor Mike Guerin. It will feature Drama, Song, Spoken word with special guest Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh.
In Scully’s Bar at 9.30pm to finish the evening off there will be a session.
Saturday will see a range of workshops taking place in the IRD – Main Building with Eoin Stan O’Sullivan (all melody instruments welcome). There will be an afternoon session in Scully’s Bar starting at 3pm and another starting at 5pm in Scanlon’s Bar.
The Gala Concert, An Glaoch 6 @ Glash will take place in the Glash Community Hall. The concert will feature Kevin Burke, Bryan O’Leary, Sorcha de Róiste, The Flannery Sisters and many more.
Finishing off the evening at 9.30pm in Scully’s Bar there will be a session with John Cronin and Friends.
Sunday is Family Day for Scully’s Fest with a Craft Market, BBQ and lots of great music at Scully’s Bar. This will run from 2pm until 5pm with an afternoon session starting at 3pm. Following this will be the Kids Concert with Scully’s Music School at 4pm.
The evening session will start at 7pm in Scully’s Bar and will feature the Mick Culloty Band. Later on in the evening at T.D.’s Bar there will be a Singing Session hosted by West Limerick Singing Club. Finishing off the evening at Scully’s Bar , there will be a session with starting at 9.30pm.
The festival finishes Monday night with a session in Scully’s Bar featuring Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly. This will start at 5pm. Following on from this will be the usual Monday night session which is open to all and draws musicians from near and far.
For full details of the programme and for the latest information concerning the festival please visit scullysfest.com. You can also follow Scully’s Fest on Facebook and Twitter. If you have any queries then please call +353 (0)87 910 0087.
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Newmarket, Co. Cork, Ireland
Scully's Fest Committee Newmarket, Co. Cork, Ireland