Latest News from POK……………


August 2021

POK Announces Young Musician Award

The Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival is excited to be opening calls for applications for the inaugural ‘Patrick O’Keeffe Young Musician Award.’ Applications are open to all musicians in the 13-23 age bracket.

The winner will be chosen by an independent panel of musicians. The winner will be invited to choose a musical hero of theirs. They will be assigned this person as a tutor, and they will meet up 2-3 times before the festival. The winner and their musical hero will then perform in the showpiece Sunday night Sliabh Luachra Concert at the festival. Date 24/10/21

Introduce yourself at the beginning of the video, talk about your musical influences.
Submit two sets of tunes, with at least one of the sets to be associated with the Music of Sliabh Luachra.

N.B. Please note any videos submitted by minors must be submitted by the child’s parent/guardian

Email applications to
Deadline 12/09/21

Please put your name and ‘Young Musician Award’ in the subject line of email



April 2021

The Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival is holding an online concert in aid of Tír na nÓg Orphanage this Friday the 23rd April on our Facebook page.

Full story here

Source: Maine Valley Post


October 2020

Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival 2020 Going All Virtual



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POK Twinning with Birmingham Trad Fest


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Fáilte – A Word of Welcome from Festival Chairman

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