Category Archives: 2017

Kilfenora Céilí Band

The world-renowned Kilfenora Céilí Band visits Skerries!   We were delighted to welcome the Kilfenora Céilí Band to our festival weekend. After 105 years in the business, the world-renowned Kilfenora Céilí Band are seen by many aficionados as the quintessential Irish céilí band. Their core repertoire of dance music, punctuated with an incomparable lift and rhythm, defines an unbroken…
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John Carty

John Carty is one of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians having been awarded the Irish Television station, TG4’s Traditional Musician of the Year in 2003. Born in London, fiddle and banjo player John Carty has established himself among the elite in Irish traditional music and as a staunch supporter of its preservation. Carty developed his love…
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Joe Ryan

An illustrated presentation by Máire O'Keeffe with special guest Nicholas Carolan MÁIRE O’KEEFFE Máire O’Keeffe is a fiddle player, originally from Tralee, Co. Kerry but now living in Kinvara, Co. Galway. She learned to play the fiddle from Castleisland musician, Nicky McAuliffe and her many influences include the fiddle traditions of her native Kerry as…
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Opening Concert with Altan

ALTAN No Irish traditional band in the last dozen years has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan. With their exquisitely produced award-winning recordings, ranging dynamically from the most sensitive and touching old Irish songs all the way to hard hitting reels and jigs, and with their heartwarming,…
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