Countdown to O’Carolan Harp Festival and Summer School

One of the highlights of the O’Carolan Summer School in Keadue is the concert to be held on Thursday, 28th of July.

  This is always a popular concert of traditional music, song and dance when Ireland’s leading artists will be performing.

  The tutors at the Summer School have agreed to take part in the concert and the MC for the night is Deputy Eugene Murphy.

  The following artists will be performing on the night: Holly Geraghty, Catherine Rhattigan, Alisha McMahon, Bernie Geraghty, Michael Hurley, Junior Davey, Daithi Gormley, Padraig Sweeney, Lorraine Sweeney, Fiona Lavin, Claire Bohan, Brian Mooney,  Fionnuala Maxwell, Edwina Guckian and Gerard Butler. A great night’s entertainment is guaranteed.

  Among the attractions at the O’Carolan Harp Festival in Keadue will be the many Craft Exhibitions and demonstrations which will take place on Sunday, 31st of July. The craft demonstrations have become very popular over the years where visitors to the Festival can see for themselves the skills involved in wood turning, pottery making, etc.

  While the craft exhibitors will also be only too willing to explain the amount of work involved in producing their goods, all items produced will be for sale.

  Anybody interested in either exhibiting or demonstrating their products can get more information by emailing: mccabe.chloe@gmail.com.

  Among the highlights of the O’Carolan Harp Festival over the years is the appearance of Liam Purcell and his many friends. Liam, a famous button accordion player from Crossna and now living in Dublin, never fails to play at this annual event.

  Liam has toured with Comhaltas Ceoltoírí Eireann on many occasions appearing at concert venues in various cities throughout the world. He is the leader of the O’Carolan Country Ceili Band playing at one of the Summer School céilíthe on Tuesday night, 26th of July and at the Door Dancing on Monday, August, 1st.