Macalla na hÉireann: 2009 Tour of Ireland

11 September 2009, 4:09 PM GMT

Macalla na hÉireann: 2009 Tour of Ireland

Macalla na hÉireann, the 2009 Comhaltas Concert Tour of Ireland, will visit 14 venues between the 11th and 24th of October. The annual Tour features the best of traditional talent drawn from all four Provinces of Ireland.

Each year the Tour assembles a fine mix of established artistes together with up-and-coming young stars. These are blended together into a fast-moving and colourful show which appeals to both the connoisseurs and peripheral fans of Irish traditional entertainment.

The 2009 Tour is generously sponsored by:

Foras na Gaeilge and Website - Foras na Gaeilge Website - Bus Éireann


Date Location Venue
Sunday, October 11th Monkstown Cultúrlann, Monkstown, Co. Dublin
Monday, October 12th Ratoath The Venue Theatre, Ratoath, Co. Meath
Tuesday, October 13th Cootehill Drumlin House, Cootehill, Co. Cavan
Wednesday, October 14th Gurteen Ceolarás Coleman, Gurteen, Co. Sligo
Thursday, October 15th Brollagh St. Mary’s High School, Brollagh, Co. Fermanagh
Friday, October 16th Omagh Dún Uladh, Omagh, Co. Tyrone
Saturday, October 17th Castlewellan The Lodge, Cultural & Business Centre, Castlewellan, Co. Down
Sunday, October 18th Dundalk Oriel Centre, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Monday, October 19th Cashel Brú Ború, Cashel, Co. Tipperary
Tuesday, October 20th Cahirciveen Ring of Kerry Hotel, Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry
Wednesday, October 21st Killeedy Halla Íde Naofa, Killeedy Co. Limerick
Thursday, October 22nd Ballincollig Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig, Co. Cork
Friday, October 23rd Enniscorthy St. Aidan’s Primary School Hall, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Saturday, October 24th Clontarf Clasac, Clontarf, Dublin 3


The 2009 Tour included the following talented traditional performers:

Name From Instrument
Joe Arkins Clár Amhránaí / Fear a’Tí
Eimear Arkins Clár Amhránaí / Fidil
Kavan Donohoe Cabhán Cruit
Niamh O’Sullivan Átha Cliath Consairtín
Paul McMahon Cairdín Piano
Oisín Ó hIarnáin An Ghaillimh Bosca Ceoil
Síofra McHugh Maigh Eo Fidil
Éibhlís Ní Shúilleabháin Corcaigh Feadóg Mhór
Gearóid Keating Luimneach Bainseo
Sinéad Nolan An Dún Rinceoir
Gerard McNamee Dún na nGall Rinceoir
McElligotts Ciarraí Fuaim

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