Féile Patrick Byrne 2024

Féile Patrick Byrne 2024

This year’s Féile Patrick Byrne will consist of 3 early bird events in March followed by the main festival weekend in April.  The confirmed events so far are:

Wednesday 6th March – The Shirley Arms Hotel @ 8pm – adm. free

Comhrá le Nadia Dobrianska – Idir Dha Shaol | Between Two Lives – Nadia Dobrianska in conversation

Nadia Dobrianska is a Ukrainian citizen resident in Ireland who possesses a great grá for the Irish language.  She will discuss her life as a refugee and her journey in learning Irish with compere Bernie Mc Mahon.  This event is part of Seachtain na Gaeilge and will be conducted through Irish, English and Ukrainian.

Saturday 9th March – The Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen @ 8pm – €15/€10 (concessions)

From a Forest to a Fiddle – Zoë Conway & John Mc Intyre with a special guest appearance by Jim Mc Killop

This exciting event consists of a showing of the documentary From a Forest to a Fiddle by film maker Patrick Conway, followed by a live performance from John and Zoë.  They will be joined by the subject of the film, Jim Mc Killop, for a unique live performance.

Friday 22nd March – The Corduff & Raferagh Community Centre, Corduff @ 9pm – €10

Fíor Céilí with the Michael Duffy Céilí Band, held in association with the Corduff/Raferagh Céilí Club.

Thursday 4th April – The Shirley Arms Hotel @ 8pm – adm. free

Official festival launch and annual lecture (speaker tbc).

Friday 5th April – St. Finbarr’s Church @ 8pm – 

Eilís Lavelle and Mark Redmond in concert with support by Glór na Carraige with Colleen Savage.

Saturday 6th April – Inver College @ 10am to 1pm

Traditional Irish music instrument and set dancing workshops.

This year’s workshops and tutors are:  fiddle (Áine Mc Geeney), banjo (Seán Mc Elwain), accordion (Patrick Mc Grane), tin whistle (Kerri-Anne Mc Ardle), set dancing (Marie Curley), fun trad workshop for primary school children (Seán Walsh and Sinéad Finnegan), singing (Colleen Savage).

The Court House Square @ 11am

Guided heritage walking tour of Carrickmacross

St. Louis Secondary School Hall @ 8pm

Goitse in concert

Goitse have been exciting audiences all over the globe with their creative, high energy performances and their concert promises to be a real treat for traditional music fans.

Sunday 7th April – St. Louis Secondary School Hall @ 12pm

Sean Nós dance workshop with Aoife Mc Cable

St. Louis Secondary School Hall @ 3pm – adm €10

Sets céilí with the Swallows Tail Céilí Band.  

The Swallows Tail are one of the finest bands on the céilí circuit.  The sets will be called by Marie Curley and refreshments served.

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