Programme 2016

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Poetry
Venue: Moloney’s Bar
Admission: Free
  Featuring local poet Joe Noonan and Cormac Lally

Joe Noonan was born in nearby Flagmount where he was employed as a postman in the area around Lough Graney from 1970 to 2008. He published a book of collected songs and poems in 1990 for which he received the ‘Young Environmentalist (History) Award’. In 1992 he published a second book of his own songs and stories. In 2000 he designed ‘The Millennium Bell Tower’ in Flagmount, for which he received his second ‘Young Environmentalist (Architecture). Award’. Joe recently published a wonderful book of poetry and songs entitled Mirrored Faces.

Cormac Lally is one of Ireland’s top spoken word artists. Originally from Tullamore, Co. Offaly now living in Skibbereen, Cork with his partner Maura and daughter Tessa. He is the current Munster Slam Poetry Champion and was the previous year’s Leinster Slam Poetry champion. Cormac has self published two collections of poetry Scribbles, Dribbles and Home Grown Nibbles (2013) and Too Busy Dancing (2014).
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Venue: Feakle National School.
Admission €5.00
  Sean-Nós Dancing class for children
3.30 p.m. Singing Session
Venue: Moloney’s Bar
Admission: Free
  Michael Scanlan - Fear an tí. Edel Vaughan, Seán Garvey, Elle Marie O'Dwyer, Jane Malborough and Paula Carroll
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Venue: Moloney’s Pub
  Informal Singing Session hosted by East Clare singer/songwriter Mary Noonan.

7.30 p.m. Saturday Night Gala Concert
Venue: Community Hall
Admission: €20.00

Book Tickets (Tickets can be collected from the Festival Office)

Cormac lally
Cormac Lally

Brian Corry
Brian Corry






Out the Gap- an exciting young musical ensemble featuring Kevin Carey, Amy McNamara, Gearoid McNamara, Pamela Queally and Colm Slattery

Seán Garvey - Seán is from Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry, and has long been considered as one of Ireland's finest traditional singers, singing in both Irish and English.  He is also a highly accomplished player of guitar, flute and tenor-banjo.

Danny O’Mahony and Bríd Harper: Danny is a traditional musician from Ballyduff in North County Kerry. He grew up playing music with the older generation of musicians in his locality. Danny’s is considered to be one of the finest accordion players with a musical style that is expressive and deeply personal, and reflects his affinity with the music of past masters. Bríd is an Irish traditional fiddle player from Castlefinn, Co. Donegal and now living near Dungannon, Co. Tyrone. Encouraged by her parents she grew up learning and playing Irish traditional music with her sisters in the Finn Valley area. She won numerous under-age All Ireland titles and other prestigious fiddle awards including the Senior All Ireland, Oireachtas na Gaeilge and Fiddler of Dooney. 

Cormac Lally – Cormac is the current Munster Slam Poetry Champion and one of Ireland’s top Spoken word artists

Brian Corry and Friends.

Edwina Guckian - Sean Nós dancer Edwina Guckian hails from outside the village of Drumsna in Co. Leitrim. She learned her dancing from her mother and the local dancers of Leitrim and Roscommon. Having started teaching dancing at the age of 15, Edwina has now taught her steps and toured with shows and bands in every continent all over the world.

Séamus Begley and Joe Fitzgerald. Accordion player and singer Séamus Begley is a popular Irish traditional musician and singer, coming as he does from one of the most musically acclaimed Irish families. Seamus will be joined by renowned accordion player Joe Fitzgerald and some members of the Begley family. Joe is originally from East Clare but now living in Melbourne. Gladly for us, Joe has remained in East Clare for an extended stay and his performances are never to be missed.

Presented by Leon Agnew

9.30 p.m. Céilí
Venue: Bohan’s Bar.
Admission: Free.
  Star of Munster

9.30 pm Céilí
Venue: The Marquee.
Admission: €10.00

Danny O’Mahony & The Shannonvale Céilí Band