Programme 2018 - Saturday 11th August

Time and Location Event Notes
2pm – 3pm
Venue: Moloney’s Bar
Admission: Free

Poetry featuring Rita Ann Higgins.

Rita Ann has won several awards and her work has been selected for Yale University’s Literature Curriculum. Higgins’s frank, wry poems often look squarely at economic and gender-based inequalities. Calling hers a “smart, sassy, unabashed, female working class voice in Irish writing” in a 2011 Irish Times review of Ireland Is Changing Mother, Fintan O’Toole observes that “the anger in her work is transmuted into invention and absurdity, and it rubs shoulders with other deliciously deadly sins, like lust and pride.” She is a member of Aosdána and her many collections have been widely published to critical and popular acclaim.


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

Sean-Nós Dancing class for children with talented dancer and teacher TBA.  

3.30 pm

Venue: Community Hall. Admission: Free

Lakeside Stories is a film about connections: the connections between generations; the connections we have lost; the connections we forge through storytelling and communal memories.
In 2017, a group of young people from the parish of Flagmount/Killanena, began working with project co-ordinators, Hilary Dully and Kathleen McNamara, on a film and archive project. They set out to record the social history of a small rural community, through a series of interviews with community elders.
The rich tapestry of memories, anecdotes and archival images evoke a sense of the rapid transformation in the practices of traditional parish life, from childhoods in the 1930s, 40’s & 50’s to the present day.
Lakeside Stories presents a more complex assessment of the sometimes harsh and often rule-bound society of the past, which raises questions about what has been lost and gained in the life of a rural parish in an increasingly globalised world.
3.30 pm
Moloney’s Pub.
Admission: Free
Singing Session with – Fear an tí: Micheal Marrinan, Seán Garvey, Nóirin Lynch Con Fada Ó Drisceoil and Paula Carroll. The session will commence will the launch of a CD and Book of newly composed songs by Con Fada O’Drisceoil  
6pm – 9pm
Moloney’s Pub
Informal Singing Session hosted by Declan Coyne.  

Community Hall

Admission: €20.00

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Gala Concert - featuring

Mick O'Brien, Emer Mayock and Aoife Ní Bhriain
Dublin born Mick O'Brien plays uilleann pipes, whistle and flute. He performs regularly as a solo artist, and his playing can be heard on numerous recordings with artists such as The Dubliners, Frankie Gavin and the RTE Concert Orchestra. Mick has toured extensively and given master classes throughout Europe and North America.
Aoife has won prizes for both Irish traditional and classical music. She performs regularly with the Goodman Trio, Crash Ensemble, Neil O Loghlin's Cuar, Caerus Ensemble, The Irish Memory Orchestra and has a duo with Spanish pianist Álvaro Baltanás.
The melodic playing of Emer Mayock has placed her at the forefront of traditional Irish music. A native of Ross, a small village in County Mayo, she began playing the tin whistle at the age of five. By her teens, she had mastered the instrument, as well as the timber flute.
The trio recorded Tunes from The Goodman Manuscripts and the album was awarded the coveted Gradam Ceoil from the TG4.

Con Fada Ó Drisceoil. Corkman Con Fada is a skilled accordion player and singer, as well as a great songwriter who has penned hilarious songs written in the style of traditional ones. He is a member of the Four Star Trio group and is in high demand as a performer.

Breaking Trad. A dynamic Irish band featuring Donal Murphy (accordion) Niall Murphy (Fiddle) and Mike Galvin (Guitar). Their music has been described as 'Dazzling', 'unorthodox and unique', and 'high octane'. This powerhouse band, “Breaking Trad”, are reviving trad with a fresh and modern twist.

Lynda Cullen and Fintan Lucy. Lynda’s captivating performances have won her a loyal and growing fan base throughout the country. Expect a mix of original material and renditions of her favourite folk songs. Fintan is a well-respected guitarist and songwriter. He was a member of many folk/trad bands, and the acoustic rock harmony band The Phintones. As well as gigging around Ireland, he has performed in New York, England, Wales, Spain and Switzerland. His songs have been recorded by many singers and one is featured in full in the soon to be released US movie Blind Pass.

Tony Linnane and Danny O’Mahony
Tony's reputation as a master musician began when, at the age of three, he was already playing traditional music. Tony is a legendary and talented fiddle player from Co. Clare and he has featured with many classic traditional music recordings. Tony is joined by Danny O’Mahony, a traditional musician from Ballyduff in North County Kerry. He grew up playing music with the older generation of musicians in his locality. Danny’s is considered to be one of the finest accordion players with a musical style that is expressive and deeply personal, and reflects his affinity with the music of past masters.

The concert is presented by Con Fada Ó Drisceoil.


Presented by Paula Carroll.

9.30 pm -
Bohan's Bar

Admission: Free

Céilí: Star of Munster  

11.00 pm

Venue: The Marquee

Late Night featuring: An Tara and Hoodmanblind
AnTara comprises of East Clare residents Tommy Hayes & Matthew Noone who explore the spaces in-between the traditions of Irish traditional and Indian Classical music. There music has been described as, not so much challenging the borders of Irish Traditional music but playing with it and expanding our senses of what’s achievable" Over the last 5 years, AN TARA have released two critically acclaimed albums and are in demand at festivals and venues across the country.

Hoodman Blind Niamh, Sean and Finn are three musicians from Limerick who explore
the boundaries of tradition. Though their roots are in Irish music and song, Hoodman Blind are deeply influenced by the folk musics of other countries, such as Finland and Sweden where they have both studied and performed. The ethos of the band is to create a musical landscape that brings an array of colors and shades to the tradition. Though they have only recently formed, they are in demand at festivals such as Other Voices, Electric Picnic, Galway and Limerick
Fringe Festival and are ready to make music that speaks to audiences in Ireland and abroad.