ABOUT FEAKLE FESTIVAL
Feakle Festival 2021 Online
This year due to Covid 19 restrictions, the festival will hold a
virtual/online event. In accordance with Health and Government advice, there
will now be a restricted live attendance at the different events and tickets
will be available via the Glor box
However, there is no need to worry as there will be abundant opportunities to
listen to live performances at the festival. These events will be streamed
FREE via links on Social Media please keep an eye on the
Feakle Facebook page for more information.
As the concerts are being streamed free we would welcome donations
towards the cost
Depending on Covid Restrictions, it may be possible to host additional events. We will keep you posted.
Music Recital/Gala Concert in St Mary's Church - Thursday 5th August
Available to stream at 8.00 pm on Friday 6th August
Steve Cooney and Dermot Byrne
Two of Ireland's most lauded traditional musicians perform together at the Feakle Festival.
Dermot Byrne's seemingly effortless playing, combined with great subtlety and a faultless ear, makes him one of the finest accordion players of his generation.
Steve Cooney was born in Melbourne, Australia and came to Ireland in 1980. He is best known for his development of an influential style of guitar accompaniment to
traditional Irish dance music. He is recognised as having revolutionised Irish music.
Lumiere is about the intimate act of singing, the emotional core of that act and how that relates to the familiar echoes in our lives.
Lumiere is Eilis Kennedy and Pauline Scanlon; two exceptional vocalists from Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland.
The singers are beautifully accompanied by Donogh Hennessy who is a Dublin-born talented guitarist and music producer.
Martin Hayes and Cormac Begley
Enjoy an incredible, high energy performance from this dynamic duet. Cormac is an acclaimed concertina player (bass, baritone, treble and piccolo concertinas) who hails from a well-known musical family on the Dingle Peninsula.
Martin is local man and recognised as one finest exponents of Irish Traditional Music.
Music Recital/Gala Concert in St Mary's Church - Friday 6th August
Available to stream at 8.00 pm on Saturday 7th August
Tara Breen, Padraig Rynne and Conal O'Kane
A late addition these fine musicians are no strangers to Feakle
Mary McNamara and Sorcha Costello
Mary and Sorcha have been playing music together since Sorcha was a young child. Mary is a highly respected musician performing at home and abroad and she is also one of the most sought teachers of Irish Music today.
Mary's daughter Sorcha is in great demand as a musician and teacher of music in East Clare because of her ability to transmit her unique style, which has the trademark rhythm and swing qualities of generations of her family. Over the years they have enjoyed an innate understanding of each other's music.
Following in her mother's footsteps, Sorcha has won solo, duet and Ceili Band honours at All Ireland Fleadhanna ceoil.
Aisling Lyons, Sean Lyons and Dermot Sheedy
Dermot from Co. Clare first came to prominence as the percussionist with Ciorras, a new band formed by Donal Lunny as part of the TG4 series Lorg Lunny. Since then, he has gone on to bigger things and an international touring career with Hermitage Green.
He proves himself a sensitive and imaginative collaborator in the folk world. Aisling is one of the rising stars of the Irish harp world, rooted in tradition and beautifully inventive. She is also an accomplished concertina player and trails a string of accolades on both instruments. She comes from a musical family in Co. Clare, her parents and brother being multi-genre singers and instrumentalists.
Sean Lyons is one of the county's most sensitive folk singer / guitarists. From the same musical family as Aisling, he is also a piper and whistle player. With his striking lyrics and imaginative melody-making, he has also proven himself a fine song-writer in folk and other idioms.
"All Strings Attached"
are a group of 25 young fiddle players from the Tulla, Feakle and surrounding area of East Clare. Brought together by fiddle player and teacher, Sorcha Costello, they are bound for the Shetland Islands in Easter 2022 for a musical exchange trip with the young fiddle players of Shetland.
The group's strong East Clare fiddle style is brought to the fore by the magical sound that is created when these 25 fiddlers play together. Their tune choice and fiddle technique has a powerful, yet emotional and sweet sound. The bond between East Clare and Shetland was created 20 years ago when Mary MacNamara brought the first group of musicians to Shetland from East Clare.
Since then, many more exchanges have taken place, and All Strings Attached will continue this dynamic musical friendship in Easter 2022.
The Boruma Trio
The Boruma Trio is a musical collaboration that unites the two stylistically contrasting musical traditions of East Clare and North Tipperary. It features award winning fiddler Eileen O' Brien from North Tipperary, the dynamic accordion player Andrew McNamara from East Clare. Eileen and Andrew will be joined talented multi-instrumentalist, Deirdre Mc Sherry.
The Trio represent the very best of East Clare and North Tipperary music combined.
The Marquee Peppers - Sunday 8th August
Available to stream at 8.00 pm on Sunday 8th August
Tulla Ceili Band
Following the wonderful success of the Tulla's maiden virtual ceili at last year's festival,
the legendary band will grace the stage again this year with an energetic, toe tapping performance which is bound to get you dancing.
Available to stream at 3:30 pm on Monday 9th August:
Enjoy a genuine singing session at Shortt's Bar. The session will include many singers, both young and old from Co. Clare.
Listen to unique songs and singers perform in the relaxed atmosphere of a singing session.