Clifden Traditional Music Festival

The 2012 Festival will take place from the 13th - 15th April 2012  in Clifden, Co. Galway.

Festival Programme 2012:

FRIDAY 13TH APRIL

Official Opening and Concert - Clifden Station House Hotel - 7.00pm

Performers will include: West Coast Grupai Cheoils, Clifden Senior Comhaltas, Clifden Junior Comhaltas, Mickey Curran, Liz Kane, Maura Walsh, Chris Maguire, Cathriona, Josie and Una Canavan, Sacra Furey, Maude Connolly, Bernie Conneely, Teresa Ryan and loads more and lots of local musicians, singers and dancers!

FRIDAY NIGHT PUB SESSIONS: EJ Kings Bar, Guys Bar

 

SATURDAY 14TH APRIL

MUSIC AND SEAN NOS DANCE WORKSHOPS

10.45 am - Accordion - Chris Maguire, Fiddle - Philip Duffy, Concertina - Maura Walsh, General Instruments - Sacra Furey

Sean Nos Dance - Brian Cunningham

1pm - Youth Session - Alcock and Brown Hotel

2.30pm - A visit to St. Annes Nursing Home by Clifden Youth Comhaltas

 

AFTERNOON PUB SESSIONS - 2-4 (Central Bar)  4-6 (Lowrys Bar)

 

7.30PM - OUTDOOR STAGE - "THE OUTDOOR GIG" WITH

   "DARTRY CEILI BAND" - 11 Piece band from Sligo, All Ireland Champions!

Lots of music, song, dance, craic and ceol.  Not to be missed!!

 

Pub Music Sessions will take place Friday and Saturday night throughout the town and also on Saturday afternoon and a farewell session on Sunday Morning.    A traditional music mass will take place in St. Josephs Church Clifden at 11am on Sunday the 15th of April.

 

A big highlight this year will be the "Gig Rig"  on the town square on Saturday evening.  The "Dartry Ceili Band" who are All Ireland Champions and hail from Sliog and Mayo will perform on the Gig Rig from 7.30pm.  It promises to be a great night and lots of local talent will also perform.  Its the 1st time an act of this calibre has performed at Clifden Trad Fest and we expect it to be a great night! and its free!!!

 

Music and Dance workshops will take place on Saturday morning at 11am with registration before.  Details of venues to follow.  Youth session to follow.

 

LOTS MORE EVENTS TO BE ADDED - CHECK BACK FOR 2012 BROCHURE!!

Clifden Trad Fest 2017

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Clifden Traditional Music Festival  Clifden Co. Galway - 6th - 9th April

 

The 7th Annual Clifden Traditional Music Festival will take place this year from the  March 31st - April 3rd in Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway.

 

Highlights will include: Tune Compostition Competition on the Thursday of the festival at 8pm in the Alcock and brown hotel.  

 

Official Opening and Concert in the Clifden Station House Theatre on Friday 6th April at 7pm.  It will feature a host of artists from all over Ireland .

 

Saturday starts with music workshops in Fiddle, Button Accordion, and Concertina from 10am until 12.30pm.

Tutors 2017 are:

Button Accordion - Michael Curran (Tyrone)

Concertina - Niamh O Sullivan (Dublin)

Fiddle - Geraldine O Callaghan (Cork)

Learning Workshop - Variety of Insturments and Two Tutors

 

Music Sessions are a very big part of the festival and again this year feature a host of champion musicians from all over Ireland. Music sessions will take place all over the town on Friday night, Saturday Afternoon, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Musicians already confirmed include: Cian Kearins (Flute), Niamh O Sullivan(Concertina),  Rachel Masterson (Piano), George McAdam (Banjo), Colin McGill (Piano Accordion), Rory Healy(Fiddle), Plunkett O Toole (Flute), Caoimhe Kearins(Singer), Michael Curran (Accordion), Paul Clesham (Concertina),Graham Guerin (Accordion, James Duggan (Fiddle),, Geraldine O Callaghan (Fiddle), John Bass(Accordion, Pat Bass(Banjo) Mark McCrystal (Piano), and many more...!

 

A big highlight of the festival this year will be the outdoor gig on Market Square on the Saturday night featuring 'Socks in the Frying Pan'

 

Other highlights to watch out for will be Street Entertainment around the town with stilt walkers, face painters, jugglers etc a busking competition, and a 5K Run!

As always at the Trad Fest, public events are free and we encourage everyone to come along and experience what should be a great weekend of music, song and dance – I think there is something to suit everyone! www.clifdentradfest.com 0864015342 @clifdencce clifdentradfest@yahoo.ie

 

Brochure will be uploaded in coming days.