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tour of the festivals

“The Great only appear great
because we are on our knees.
Let us arise!”
Jim Larkin

September 23 - 25, 2011 (weekend)

Frank Harte Festival

October 1, 2011 (Saturday)

Dance workshops & information
Preparation for The International Ceili Project (June 27 - July 1, 2012)

Féile Amhráníochta an Chlair

Image of Greg OHanlon and Tom Munnelly listen to Gerry Cullen sing

Féile Amhráníochta an Chlair, The Clare Festival of Traditional Singing was started by the late Tom Munnelly in 1990

Cork Singers Weekend

Image of An Goilin singing at Cork

‘To Tell it in Song and in Story’ is held on the first weekend of March each year. I love to go to renew my ‘honorary’ citizenship of Cork

Cullerlie Singing Weekend

Image of Jerry O’Reilly singing at Cullerlie

The traditional singing weekend at Cullerlie is held in Cullerlie Farm Park, near Echt, in Aberdeenshire in late July each year

Frank Harte Festival September 2009

Image of Robert Kelly at frank Harte festival 2009

An Góilín Singers’ Club presented The Fourth Frank Harte Festival on Friday 25-27th September 2009 at The Teachers’ Club, Parnell Square, Dublin 1

Inishowen International Folksong and Ballad Seminar

Jerry O’Reilly and Mick Fowler at Inishowen Festival 2007

The Inishowen International Folksong and Ballad Seminar takes place on the Inishowen Peninsula, in County Donegal on the weekend after St. Patrick’s Day each year

Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy

Image of Jerry at Clare traditional Singers Festival

Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy is Ireland’s foremost and largest traditional music summer school, held annually since 1973 in memory of the uilleann piper Willie Clancy

Whitby Folkweek 2009

Image of Jim MacFarland & Jerry sing at a Traditional Night at Whitby Folk Week 2009

Whitby Folk Week is the most traditional of English Folk Festivals. It has an almost mind boggling programme of in excess of 600 events, covering all aspects of music, song, dance and other traditional activities

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