Féile Patrick Byrne 2011

Concerts, Festivals, Sessions, Dancing, Music Schools

14 April 2011–17 April 2011
8:00 PM
Carrickmacross Branch
Co. Monaghan
00 353 (42) 966 2850 or 087 239 6665
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Banjo, Bodhrán, Dancing, Fiddle, Harp, Mandolin, Piano Accordion, Uilleann Pipes, Whistle
Féile Patrick Byrne 2011

The Féile Patrick Byrne is being held to honour the 19th century Monaghan harper Patrick Byrne, “the last of the great Irish harpers” and the first Irish traditional musician ever photographed. The festival will take place in and around Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. There will be workshops, sessions, the annual Patrick Byrne lecture as well as concerts featuring Seána Davey on harp and exciting new group Goitse.


Thursday 14th April

Time Event Venue
8:00pm Official launch and annual Patrick Byrne lecture. Prof. Patrick Duffy, NUI Maynooth will speak on ‘Social life, music and dancing in Monaghan during the 1930’s and 1940’s’. Adm free. The Shirley Arms Hotel, Carrickmacross.

Friday 15th April

Time Event Venue
8:00pm Harp recital with Seána Davey. Adm €5, u/18 free. St. Finbarr’s Church (CoI), Carrickmacross.
10:00pm Session with Martin Donohoe. Adm free. All musicians and singers welcome. The Mountain Dew, Corduff

Saturday 16th April

Time Event Venue
10:00am to 1:30pm Music Workshops Scoil Rois, Carrickmacross.
Harp Seána Davey
Uilleann Pipes Martin McCormack
Fiddle Áine McGeeney
Piano Accordion Tadhg Ó Meachair
Banjo James Harvey
Bodhrán Colm Phelan
Guitar Conal O’Kane
Tin Whistle to be confirmed
8:00pm Goitse in concert with Martin McCormack and Ceoltóirí Drumlin. Adm €10, u/18 €5. The Community Centre, Corduff

Sunday 17th April

Time Event Venue
2:00 to 4:30pm Sean Nós dancing workshop with Gerard Butler The Phoenix Centre, Carrickmacross.
6:30pm Family session, all welcome. Adm free. The Shirley Arms Hotel, Carrickmacross
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