The Waterford Gaeltacht of Rinn Ó gCuanach sees this year’s Tionól Niocláis Tóibín kick off on Friday the 7th of February. The weekend promises to be a great weekend, celebrating the culture and music
The Waterford Gaeltacht of Rinn Ó gCuanach sees this year’s Tionól Niocláis Tóibín kick off on Friday the 7th of February. The weekend promises to be a great weekend, celebrating the culture and music of the area with many musicians, dancers and singers coming together with local musicians.
Tionól Niocláis Tóibín is a festival of traditional music and song in memory of the famous Sean-nós singer from An Rinn, Nioclás Tóibín. It features some of the best of traditional musicians and singers from all over the country. Events include music workshops, classes and sessions, plus talks and plenty of craic.
This year’s gathering will be officially opened by Pádraig Ó Sé at 9.30pm in Tigh an Cheoil when Bobby Gardiner will be awarded Gradaim Niocláis Tóibín.
Saturday will see a whole range of workshops taking place in Meánscoil San Nioclás as many fine musicians and singers will be sharing their talents with the public.
Come along at 2.30pm on Saturday afternoon to Coláiste na Rinne for an illustrated talk with slides, videos and soundtracks, of traditional songs & singers of old in the Waterford Gaeltacht. The title of the talk is ‘Amhráin agus amhránaithe an tseana-shaoil’ and it will be given by An Rinne writer and poet Áine Uí Fhoghlú.
The annual gathering concert will take place in Meánscoil San Nioclás in the evening, starting at 7.30pm.
On Sunday at Séipéal San Nioclás will celebrate an Irish language mass will be celebrated commencing at 11.45am.
During Tionól Niocláis Tóibín, there will be sessions occurring in Tigh Mhaonaigh, Tigh Ui Mhuirithe and Tigh an Cheoil. Participating in them will be some of Ireland’s finest musicians. These sessions are marvellous free entertainment open for all to attend.
For full details and further information about this years Tionól Niocláis Tóibín please follow on Facebook. If you have any queries, then please call +353 (0)58 46564 or +353 (0)87 211 0579.
7 (Friday) 9:30 pm - 9 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Rinn Ua gCuanach, Phort Láirge, Eire
Tionól Niocláis Tóibín CommitteeTel: +353 (0)86 856 5569 Tionól Niocláis Tóibín Committee, An Rinn, Co. Waterford, Ireland