Programme 2016

2.15 p.m. Festival walk   Assemble Outside the Festival Office
4 to 6 p.m. Various Venues   Afternoon Sessions for Workshop Students as follows
Edel Vaughan; traditional and Sean-nos singing - Moloney’s Bar
Páraic Mac Donnchadha; Banjo – Pepper’s Bar
Mary Mc Namara; Concertina – Bohan’s Bar
Martin Connolly; Accordion – Shortt’s Bar
Cormac Begley; Concertina – Loughnane’s Restaurant/Hostel
5.30 p.m. Peppers  
Donie Nolan will launch his new C.D. at Peppers.

7.30 pm Café Style Concert

Venue: Marquee
Admission: €20.00

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

Wine and local artisan food will be
served on the night.

Tulla Ceili Band
The Tulla Ceili Band.

Gerry and Charlie
Charlie Piggot and Gerry Harrington


The festival is delighted to present a wonderful night’s music and song.

Wine and local artisan food will be served on the night.

The concert features:

An exciting collaboration of talented young musicians from East Clare featuring Sorcha Costelloe, Aisling Hunt, Eimear Donnellan and Padraig Costelloe.

Junji Shirota & Mareka Naito. Mareka - (fiddle & concertina) & Junji (guitar & banjo) are a talented Duo playing Irish music, Japanese music, Bluegrass and more... They festival is delighted to launch their new CD “Through the Wood” The duo will be joined by Andrew McNamara.

Helen Hayes and Katie Greene

Shannon and Tony Quinn – Shannon was born in Halifax Nova Scotia and she has been performing as a fiddler/vocalist for the past 16 years. She has performed at many prestigious international events. Shannon will be joined by her father Tony and the duo will play from their extensive repertoire of Celtic and folk music. Shannon's grandmother is from Feakle. John Canny is Tony's cousin!

Charlie Piggott and Gerry Harrington. The duo are celebrating the relaunch of the highly commended recording “The New Road

The Tulla Céilí Band – celebrating their 70th Anniversary.

MC: Paula Carroll