Féile Patrick Byrne
Welcome to Féile Patrick Byrne
Féile Patrick Byrne consists of traditional music, dance and singing workshops plus concerts, sessions, a sets céilí, historical walk and lecture. The event honours Patrick Byrne (c.1794-1863), the last noted exponent of the historical Gaelic harp and the first Irish traditional musician ever photographed.
Is éard atá san Fhéile Patrick Byrne ceardlanna ceoil, damhsa agus amhránaíochta traidisiúnta chomh maith le ceolchoirmeacha, seisiúin, céilí tacair, siúlóid stairiúil agus léacht. Tugann an ócáid onóir do Patrick Byrne (c.1794-1863), an léiritheoir deireanach a tugadh faoi deara sa chláirseach Ghaelach stairiúil agus an chéad cheoltóir traidisiúnta Éireannach ar tógadh grianghraf de riamh.
A traditional music festival held annually on the Palm Sunday weekend in and around Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. Organised by the Carrickmacross branch of Comhaltas, the Féile was set up to act as a flagship event in the promotion of Irish traditional music in the locality.
The aim of the festival is to provide high quality tuition to local musicians; to expose local audiences and players to the work of leading exponents of traditional music and to develop an audience for traditional arts using the heritage of Patrick Byrne.