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Joe O’Leary: from Ardrahan to Skerries

An illustrated presentation by Máire O'Keeffe with special guest Nicholas Carolan JOE O'LEARY Joe O' Leary was a distinguished fiddle player and traditional music collector. He was born in the townsland of Coxtown near the village of Ardrahan in South Galway. Growing...

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Beoga (gaelic for ‘lively’) are based in County Antrim, in the north of Ireland. The bedrock of their sound lies firmly within the Irish tradition. However, they are not afraid to incorporate other genres’ nuances into their music. From bluesy riffs to Astor...

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Ciaran Tourish

Ciaran Tourish Ciaran Tourish hails from Buncrana in East Co. Donegal. Although Ciaran started playing the tin whistle at an early age, he soon took up the fiddle under the guidance of local legendary fiddler and teacher, Dinny McLaughlin. In addition to...

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Kilfenora Céilí Band

The world-renowned Kilfenora Céilí Band visits Skerries!   We are 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...

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CON FADA Ó DRISCEOIL Con 'fada' is a singer, writer of humourous songs and accordion-player from Cork. He is a member of the well known traditional group The Four Star Trio. Con is celebrated throughout Ireland, and beyond, as a maker of...

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