2021 Festival

Provisional Programme of Events

Friday 22nd October 2021

8.00pm

Official Launch in the Riverisland Hotel

Eoin ‘Stan’ O’Sullivan presents ‘The Composers of Sliabh Luachra’ special guest John Walsh

9.00pm

Session Trail begins with some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians in pubs throughout the town. Continues until late.

 

 

Saturday 23rd October 2021
9.45am

Classes & Workshops

St Patrick’s Secondary School

College Rd, Castleisland.

 

 

Fiddle –Matt Cranitch (Sliabh Luachra Workshop) , Connie O’Connell & Macdara O’Raghallaigh,  Online Tutor: TBC
Accordion –Paudie O’Connor (Sliabh Luachra Workshop) & Danny O’Mahony,   Online Tutor: TBC
Banjo -Brian Mooney
FluteJoe O’Sullivan & Eileen de Paor
ConcertinaMichéal Ó’Raghallaigh
Traditional singingCathy Jordan
Guitar accompaniment – Pádraig O’Dubhnail   (* Padraig’s classes are on Sun 25th Oct at 11 am)
Uileann Pipes – Peter Browne

 

Saturday 23rd October 2021
2.00pm

Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Receital

Ivy Leaf

 

MC: Matt Cranitch

Connie O’Connell
Macdara Ó’Raghaigh
Aidan Connolly,
Máire O’Keeffe,
Aoife Ní Chaoimh
Diarmuid O’Brien
Nickie McAuliffe
Emma O’Leary
Liam Flanagan

 

 

Saturday 23rd October 2021
2.00pm

Pop-Up Gaelteacht

Eamon Breen and Tom McElligot host a Pop Up Gaeltacht in a relaxed, informal setting. Ceol, caint agus craic.

3pm:    Pub Trail resumes and runs all day until late

Saturday 23rd October 2021
3.30pm

Singing Concert

Andrew Murray
Mickey MacConnell
Ella Marie O’Dwyer
Tim Dennehy

 

 

Saturday 23rd October 2021
8.00pm

Dervish in Concert

River Island Hotel

 

 

Also Featuring:

Danny O’Mahony, Macdara Ó Raghallaigh and Michéal Ó’Raghallaigh

Johnny Óg Connolly, Clíodhna Costello and Pádraig Ó’Dubhghaill

 

 

Sunday 24th October 2021
11.30pm


Mass with Traditional Accompaniment for departed friends of the festival.

Followed by a musical remembrance at St John’s Graveyard for our departed friend and

festival founding member Mike Kenny

 

Sunday 24th October 2021
2.00pm

Junior Trad Session

Hosted by Sheila Heery.

Session leaders- Emma O’Leary

and

Maura O’Connor

 

3pm:    Pub Trail resumes and runs all day until late

Sunday 24th October 2021
3.00pm

Céili Mór

An Riocht Pavillion

Donie Nolan & Taylors Cross Céilí Band

 

Sunday 24th October 2021
3.00pm

Denis Murphy Lecture

River Island

Peter Browne

 

Sunday 24th October 2021
4.00pm

Legendary Singing Session

Venue TBC

Hosted by Mikie O’Connor and Joe Walsh

 

Sunday 24th October 2021
6.00pm

Album Launch

Diarmuid O’Brien, Dónal O’Sullivan and others

 

Sunday 24th October 2021
8.00pm

Sliabh Luachra Composers Concert

River Island Hotel

Jackie Daly
Nickie McAuliffe
Edel Fox
Connie O’Connell
Young Musician Award
Fuinneamh
Sliabh Notes

 

Monday 25th of October

3pm:    Pub Trail resumes and runs all day until late

 

N.B- Additional Events (Times and Dates to be Confirmed)

Aidan Connolly ‘ The Portland Bow’ album Launch

Diarmuid O’Brien album launch

Sliabh Luachra Record Label launch the albums of Maura O’Connor, Emma O’Leary and Bryan O’Leary