Waterside music and culture at Carrick Water Music Festival 2016

The Carrick Water Music Festival, a voluntary-run music and arts festivals now in its 12th year, has established itself as one of the leading music festivals in the area.

  It will return to Carrick-on-Shannon for five days of waterside music and cultural happenings from July 13th to 17th.

  Music-lovers are in for a treat, with a diverse programme of national and international acts, including opera, classical, jazz and folk music.

  It will take place across the town in unique venues such as the Moon River Pleasure Cruiser, St George’s Church, the Dock Arts Centre, local hotels and events taking place on and along the water at Boathouse Bay.

  A highlight is an intimate evening of music with Lisa Hannigan, Zoe Conway and John McIntyre in the stunning surroundings of St. George’s Church.

  Mick Hanly, one of Ireland’s greatest songwriters, will be joined by Donal Lunny to perform songs from his new album, Homeland, at the Bush Hotel.

  The Pipes, The Pipes, Donal Dineen’s critically acclaimed homage to the Uilleann pipes, is a must-see in the Dock.

  The festival also sees the launch of The Irish Times journalist Ronan McGreevy’s new book, Wherever the Firing Line Extends – Ireland and the Western Front, at St. George’s Church on Wednesday, July 13th.

  Several events for children will also be held. The full programme is available on www.carrickwatermusicfestival.com. Tickets can be booked at The Dock Arts Centre. Telephone 071-9650828 or log on to www.thedock.ie