Welcome to Kilfenora for the Clare County Fleadh!!

14 June 2009, 2:06 PM GMT

Welcome to Kilfenora for the Clare County Fleadh!!

Come and join musicians from all over Clare in what will be a very memorable Fleadh in the North Clare town of Kilfenora. In 2009 the town celebrates not only the re-establishment of a very vibrant Branch of Comhaltas but also the centenary of the founding of the world renowned Kilfenora Céilí Band in 1909! See members of this legendary céilí band on Wednesday night in Linnane’s Bar and also again on Saturday night where they will provide music for dancers in the Community Hall.

Anyone who appreciates the music of County Clare will also be familiar with another renowned band, the one and only Tulla Céilí Band. The Tulla will be in action on Friday night in the Community Hall.

In addition to competitions on all traditional instruments, including solo, duet, trio, groups and céilí bands plus traditional singing and dancing other activities will take place in the town as follows:-


Thursday, 18th June
Vaughan’s Barn - Céilí with Four Courts Céilí Band (10.00pm)

Friday, 19th June
Community Hall - Céilí with Tulla Céilí Band (9.30pm)

Saturday, 20th June
Community Hall - Céilí with Kilfenora Céilí Band (10.00pm)

Sunday, 21st June
Vaughan’s Barn – Céilí with Four Courts Céilí Band (10.00pm)


Friday, 19th June
A free lunchtime concert, in the Riches of Clare series, takes place in the Burren Centre at (1.00pm).
The Concert features Kevin Griffin, Eoin O’Neill & Quentin Cooper.

SESSIONS (All Musicians Welcome)


Wednesday, 17th June
Youth Session (8.30pm)


Wednesday, 17th June
Members of Kilfenora Céilí Band in Session (10.00pm)

Thursday, 18th June
Siobhán Peoples & Murt Ryan (10.00pm)

Friday, 19th June
Singing Night (9.30pm) with:
Robbie McMahon, Ann Mulqueen, Deirdre Scanlan, Mick Scanlan, Declan Coyne, Helen Hayes, Mary Noonan, Philip Brennan, Donie Lyons, Breda Latham, Tony Slattery, Jim McNamara, Peadar Crotty, Peadar McNamara, Michael O’Brien, Tony O’Loughlin, Frank McNamara, Pat Liddy, Murt Collins and many others. Fear aTí will be Joe O’Connor (Reachtaire Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann)

Saturday, 20th June
Howley Sisters ( 5.00pm)
Colin Nee & Michael Kellegher (10.00pm)

Sunday, 21st June
Siobhán Peoples & Murt Ryan (5.00pm)
Michael Butler & Friends (10.00pm)

Monday, 22nd June
Siobhán Peoples / Michael Butler & Friends (5.00pm)


Thursday, 18th June (10.00pm)
John Kelly (flute)
Alan Kelly (accordion)
Karl Lynch (banjo/guitar)
Elaine Hogan (harp)

Friday, 19th June (10.00pm)
Pádraig Rynne (conertina) Brian Mooney (banjo)
Dan Bruder (accordion)
Pat Marsh (bouzouki)

Saturday, 20th June (5.00pm)
Sean Vaughan (accordion)
Eric Healy (fiddle)
Brendan Organ (bouzouki)

Saturday, 20th June (10.00pm)
Padraic O’Reilly (piano)
Maurice Egan (accordion)
Tony Byrne (banjo)

Sunday, 21st June (5.00pm)
Edel Fox (concertina)
Murt Ryan (accordion)
Noel O’Donohue (flute)
Liam Murphy (guitar/vocals)
Tola Custy (fiddle)

Monday, 22nd June (3.00pm)
Colm Healy (accordion)
Noel O’Donohue (flute)
Liam Murphy (guitar/vocals)


Thursday, 18th June
Bar – Session (10.00pm)

Friday, 19th June
Bar – Session (10.00pm)
Barn - Launch of Teresa Organ CD “One for the Road” (10.00pm)

Saturday, 20th June
Bar – Session ( 2.00pm)
Bar – Session ( 5.00pm)
Bar – Session (10.00pm)

Sunday, 21st June
Bar – Session (1.00pm)
Bar – Session (9.00pm)


Sunday, 21st June
Cultural Parade (12.00pm from Vaughan’s Yard)
Gig-Rig featuring performances by Fleadh Prizewinners
Open-Air dancing with Star of Munster Céilí Band (5.00pm)

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