Programme 2019 - Friday 9th August

Time and Location Event Notes
10am to 1pm Workshops Various Locations  
2pm to 5pm
Feakle National School
Children’s Art Workshop  

2.00 pm
Community Hall

Admission: €10.00

Tutor Recital: featuring the talented tutors teaching at the Festival.

Louise Mulcahy, Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh, Sorcha Costelloe, Catherine McEvoy, Cormac Begley, Tim Dennehy, Andrea Palandri, Conor Connolly, Martin Hayes, Mary McNamara, Dennis Cahill, Gearoid McNamara, Eileen O’Brien and Páraic Mac Donnchadha


2.15 - 3.30 pm

Venue:  Loughnane’s Restaurant & Eco Lodge
Admission: free

Caint agus Craic
Gaeilgeoir, Jill McMahon has taught Irish in Massachusetts and in the afternoon sessions; she will focus on the strides that the Irish language community is making in Ireland and around the world today. Jill looks forward to exploring the influence of popular culture on the Irish language and how Gaeilge prospers in contemporary Ireland today.

Learn new phrases, refresh your cúpla focal, see how you can use social media 'as Gaeilge' and have a laugh that will reignite your interest in our native language. 

4.00 pm to 6.00 pm -
various locations

Afternoon Sessions for workshop students as follows

Mary McNamara – Concertina at Bohan’s Bar
Gearoid McNamara – Whistle at Moloney's Bar
Catherine McEvoy - Flute at Peppers Bar
Páraic Mac Donnchadha - Banjo at Shortt's Bar
Eileen O’Brien - Fiddle at Loughnane's Restaurant and Eco Lodge .


7.30 pm
St. Mary's Church

Admission: €30.00
(tickets in advance)

    • Tickets

    • Tickets can be purchased via the Glor website. They will be available for collection at the Festival Office.

Music Recital featuring:

featuring Eleanor Shanley (lead vocals), Dave Sheridan (Flute, Accordion and Piano), Padraig McGovern (Uileann Pipes and Whistles) and John McCartin (Guitar), The ensemble present beautiful arrangements of songs and tunes, some original and some of which have not been played for over 200 years.

Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh
Acclaimed Irish musicians each in their own right, Caitlín & Ciarán have joined forces to create one of traditional music’s most impressive acts. The pair’s spirited music and dance is rooted in the tradition; brimming with soul and life. Through fiddle, concertina and dance, they breathe fire into musical pieces, combining their arts with chemistry and energy

The Martin Hayes Quartet, debut performance in Co. Clare.
The Quartet expands on many of the musical ideas pursued by Martin in his longstanding partnership with Dennis Cahill. The melody still remains central but now with an added range of sonic possibilities provided by the bass clarinet and viola d'amore. The addition of these instruments creates an added aural texture and amplifies the rhythmic possibilities while also allowing a larger role for improvisation.

The Quartet includes Doug Wieselman (Bass Clarinet) – who has worked as composer, arranger and musician with a variety of artists in different fields and Liz Knowles (Viola/Violin) – who first distinguished herself as a violinist in New York City, and is well respected on both sides of the Atlantic as a player, composer and teacher.


Presented by Leon Agnew

9.30 pm - Bohan's Bar
Admission: Free

Céilí: Star of Munster