The Kilfenora Traditional Music Festival 2024 will run from Friday 26 to Monday 29 April.
This will be the 15th festival in a series that began in 2009 with the centenary of the Kilfenora Céilí Band. The festival is noted for great concerts and céilís, plus cracking CD launches and pub sessions. It is intended to adopt a similar format to previous years with events and sessions on the Friday and Monday as well.
Our main concert on Saturday night will feature the much-praised duo of Tommy Fitzharris and Dónal McCague, joined by the wonderful singing of Nell Ni Chroinin (from the band Danu) and the in-demand and masterful guitar playing of Colm O’Caoimh (of the band Caladh Nua). And as always we will feature a talented prize-winner from the Meitheal Summer School.
On Friday night we will stage another dance spectacular, following the success of last years’ event. We are inviting back the Avalon Celtic Dance Company (for their 20th anniversary) together with talented young dancers and musicians from North Clare.
Other events being planned include a céilí on Saturday night, and a Riches of Clare concert in Kilfenora Cathedral.
Of course the highlight on Sunday will be the open-air céilí in the Square with the great Kilfenora Céilí Band, preceded by a talented youth céilí band.
Watch this space for more news in the coming weeks, especially on our Facebook page.