Féile Strokestown will officially open this Friday evening (11th of October) at 8 pm and will be followed at 8.30 pm by a Tribute Concert to the late Mairtin Ó Muiri.
Máirtín was a stalwart of the traditional music scene in Longford and Roscommon for almost twenty years, playing guitar and singing with most of the local musicians at the regular sessions and events. He performed both at home and abroad and was always a welcome addition to any session. He played regularly in the Tally-Ho bar in Longford as well as the Shannon Bar, Tarmonbarry and in Rosie’s the Lifebelt in Ballyleague, Co. Roscommon.
Máirtín was a Monaghan native and taught at St. Michael’s National School in Longford town and is survived by his wife Colette (Meally), son Daire, daughters Alaidh and Molly.
Máirtín sadly passed away on November 24th 2017, and in honour of his commitment and lifelong connection to traditional Irish music, Feile Strokestown welcomes his family and friends to celebrate in an evening of music, songs and stories.