Past Feakle Festival Events

Wednesday 9th August 2023

Opening night with ‘The Irish Concertina Orchestra’

Discover the extraordinary sonic beauty of the Irish Concertina Orchestra

Thursday 10th August 2023

Workshops

Festival Walk

CD Launch ‘Chapter 22’

‘Chapter 22’ from Clare singer Edel Vaughan

Thursday Night Concert

Friday 11th August 2023

Workshops

Lunchtime Concert

Featuring the talented tutors teaching at the festival – Martin Hayes, Eileen O’Brien, Sorcha Costello, Mary MacNamara, Geraldine McNamara, Conor Connolly, Gearóid McNamara, Michéal Marrinan, Brian Donnellan, Páraic MacDonnchadha, Suzanne Leahy and more.

CD Launch East West Fiddles

East West Fiddles (Manus McGuire, Mareka Naito, Junji Shirota & Garry O’Briain).

Musical Recital

Late night concert and CD launch

‘The Primrose Lass’, by fiddler Sorcha Costello

Saturday 12th August 2023

Workshops

CD launch ‘BEO! Live Traditional Music 2022-23’

By Páraic MacDonnchadha, Padraig Keane & Macdara Ó Faoáin

Pop up Gaeltacht

Pop-up Gaeltacht, 2pm, Dé Sathairn/ Saturday, 12ú Lúnasa/August, Tigh Moloney. Bígí linn ag Preab-Ghaeltacht na Féile. Neart spraoi, caint, agus comhrá le chéile, i nGaeilge. Beatha teanga í a labhairt!

Join us for the festival Pop-up Gaeltacht, where you can speak with other Irish speakers. Even if you only have cúpla focal (a few words)! Or you can just listen. Beidh míle fáilte romhat/You’ll be most welcome!

Dennis Cahill – Litir ó do chara

A unique documentary sharing the life and music of master guitarist from Chicago, the late Dennis Cahill.

Singing session

Hosted by Fear an Tí Aran Island singer MacDara Ó Conaola, who will be joined by Thomas McCarty, Michéal Marrinan, Conamara sean-nós singer Sarah Ghriallais , Mary Noonan and many more.

Céilí with the Star of Munster

Late night concert

‘Craic agus ceol’ with Pólca 4

Gala Concert

A tribute to Seamus Begley

Sunday 13th August 2023

Aifreann Gaeilge

with Noreen Ní Riain

A public interview with Eileen O’Brien

Eileen O’Brien’s musical heritage is rooted in the family music traditions of her Tipperary father (accordion player and composer Paddy O’ Brien) and her Westmeath mother (singer Eileen Seery). But her connection to Clare music is a powerful one. With long standing musical friendships across Co. Clare, Eileen is warmly welcomed wherever good music is played in the county.

In this conversation with Paula Carroll she discusses the importance of music in her life.

Random Acts of Puppetry

Singing session

Singing session led by Thomas McCarthy.

Gala Outdoor Concert

Grand finale Céilí with the Tulla Céilí Band

Monday 14th August 2023

Informal Sessions

Informal sessions throughout the day and night.

Riches of Clare Concert

Featuring talented musicians: Joan Hanrahan, Claire Keville, Geraldine McNamara & Noel O’Grady.

Evening Céilí

with Donie Nolan and Taylor’s cross

Thursday 4th August 2022

Opening Night with Mary MacNamara

Friday 5th August 2022

Workshops

Lunch Time Concert

Featuring the talented tutors teaching at the festival. Martin Hayes, Eileen O’Brien, Mary MacNamara, Hugh Healy, Páraic Mac Donnchadha, Conor Connolly & Edwina Guckian.

Musical Recital

CD Launch

Hugh Healy, concertina player, will launch his album Debut Solo album ‘Ceolaire’

Saturday 6th August 2022

Workshops

Festival Walk

CD Launch Paddy O’Brien 1922-2022

Singing Session

Hosted by Michéal Marrinan, who will be joined by Deirdre Scanlon and Con Fada O’Drisceoil

Reflections of a memory collector

By historian and author Tomás Mac Conmara

Gala Concert

Sunday 7th August 2022

Aifreann Gaeilge

with Nóirín Ní Riain

Random Acts of Puppetry

A public interview with Des Mulkere

by Cuimhneamh an Chláir

Gala Outdoor Concert

Grand finale Céilí

with the Tulla Céilí Band

Monday 8th August 2022

Informal Sessions

Informal sessions throughout the day and night.

Riches of Clare Concert

featuring talented musicians: Aidan McMahon, Michael Landers, Mike Butler & Dermot Sheedy.

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