Programme 2019 - Saturday 10th 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
Venue: Peppers
Admission: Free
Fergus Bogue will launch his debut album. 'Díreach ón gCroí'. Fergus is fine accordion player and he is joined on the recording by Mairead Bogue, Gearoid McNamara and Gerry McMahon  
2pm – 3pm
Venue: Moloney’s Bar
Admission: Free

Poetry Reading featuring Nicki Griffin and Karen J McDonnell

Nicki lives in East Clare. Her debut collection of poetry, Unbelonging, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2013 and was shortlisted for the Shine/Strong Award 2014 for best debut collection. The Skipper & Her Mate (non-fiction) was published by New Island in 2013. Crossing Places, her second collection of poetry, was published by Salmon Poetry in December 2017. She has been published in a wide variety of journals and anthologies. She is co-editor of poetry newspaper Skylight 47.

Karen is published most recently in the Irish Times New Irish Writing,, and Irish editions of The North and Coast To Coast To Coast. She has won several awards and was listed in competitions including the 2018 Anthony Cronin, and Bangor poetry competitions and the 2017 Robert Monteith, Poems for Patience, and Dermot Healy Poetry prizes. Her non-fiction has been nominated for Best of the Net in the U.S. She has read at festivals and spoken word venues around Ireland, and on RTÉ's Sunday Miscellany and The Poetry Programme. Karen's debut poetry collection is This Little World (Doire Press).


2.15 - 3.30pm

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

Caint agus Craic (Second afternoon lecture)
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.


3pm – 5pm
Feakle National School
Admission: €5.00

Sean-Nós Dancing class for children with renowned dancers Irene and Ashline Cunningham accomplished performers, tutors and choreographers from Co. Galway  
3.30 pm
Moloney’s Pub.
Admission: Free
Singing Session with – Fear an tí: Tim Dennehy, Seán Lyons, Paula Carroll, Brian O’Rourke and Ann Lynch Lyons.  
6pm – 9pm
Moloney’s Pub
Informal Singing Session hosted by Philip Brennan  

Community Hall

Admission: €20.00

  • Tickets

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

Gala Concert - featuring

Cormac Begley and Steve Cooney. Cormac is a bass, baritone, treble and piccolo concertina player from a West-Kerry musical family. He received the Seán Ó Riada Award for concertina playing and his playing has been described as ‘a masterclass in timeless musicianship’ by the Irish Times. In 2018 he was nominated for ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ for RTE1 Folk Awards and his solo album was shortlisted for the Irish Times album of the year. Australian born guitarist, bassist, producer and didgeridoo player Steve is one of the most dynamic modern performers in traditional music. He also composed his own material and is one of the most sought-after musician, producer/arranger in traditional music

Éilís Crean, John Regan & John Mock
Born in Ballintubber, Co. Roscommon, Éilís grew up in a house where traditional Irish music was cultivated, cherished and appreciated. Her fiddle playing reflects the East Galway style, and leans heavily on the influences she learned from her teacher, the highly esteemed and gifted composer, Eddie Kelly. John Regan is a former all-Ireland champion and has developed his music for the accordion to incorporate the rhythmic and decorative styles of Michael Coleman and James Morrison. John Mock, a native of New England, was the resident guitar-player for Maura O'Connell for over 20 years and has worked with such notable artists as the Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Faith Hill and the Dixie Chicks.

Lily O Connor, Eve O’Connor and Caoilte Morrison.
Lily (concertina), her sister Eve (harp) and  Caoilte (flute) This trio of talented musicians are proof of the strength of traditional music in Co. Clare. All fine musicians in their own right, this trio will present tunes with authenticity, sweet melodies and steady rhythm.

Catherine McEvoy, Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh & Jack Talty
Catherine stands out as one of the finest exponents of the North Connacht tradition of flute playing and this reflects her strong family links with the area leading performer in Irish Traditional Music on the Concert flute.  Mícheál a native of Co. Meath, Micheal Ó Raghallaigh is undoubtedly one of the foremost concertina players of his generation. A fact made clear with his solo albums. Jack is a fine traditional concertina and piano player, record producer, and composer from Co. Clare, He has many accomplishments including as a director of the Raelach Records label and Ensemble Ériu co-founder.

The concert will be hosted by renowned singer and songwriter Tim Dennehy. Tim will also sing a few songs throughout the night.



9.30 pm -
Bohan's BarAdmission: Free

Céilí: Star of Munster  

11.00 pm - 1.00 am

Venue: The Marquee

Admission €5.00

Trad Disco: DJ Ollie Mullooly will present his ever popular take on a disco. Dance the night away with this unique style of disco.