Launch of Féile Iorrais begins with ‘Ceo na Mara’ a film on the maritime history and heritage of the Erris Coastline, introduced by Dr. Oliver O’Cadhla and film-maker Fergus Sweeney.
Followed by Music Session with Craobh Chlann Lír, the Erris branch of Comhaltas Ceolteoirí Eireann, accompanied by Manx Musician Peaddyr and Freisland Writer Karen Bies
Kila in Concert as part of Féile Iorras
Kíla are heralded as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands. Their unique sound has been ever evolving, rooted in tradition, yet inspired by a myriad of influences and ideas from all around the world. Often defined as contemporary Irish World music, Kíla fuse the effects of their own melodies and Irish (Gaeilge) lyrics, Irish folk instruments such as whistles, fiddles, Uilleann pipes, bones and bodhrán with djembe, congas, drums, mandolins, brass and acoustic/electric/ bass guitars. Kíla’s eight members come from the differing musical backgrounds of traditional, classical and rock. The result is a fresh blend of freewheeling instrumentals, furious jigs, and primal rhythms that transcend the traditional boundaries of Irish music. Déardaoin 19ú Iúil / Thursday 19th July @ 8.30pm
The Legend of Luke Kelly - Dubliner
30th January 1984 marked the passing of the Dubliner Luke Kelly, rated the greatest folk artist of the 20th Century and one of Ireland’s cultural treasures.
When Dublin singer/ songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist Chris Kavanagh performs to sell-out shows, his talent captures the depth and passion of the great man.
Chris has accompanied the Legendary “Dubliners” on their German tour & on the 50th anniversary concert DVD.
Chris Kavanagh – Lead vocals / Long neck 5-string banjo / Guitar / Piano
Joe Finn – Uilleann pipes / Whistles / Fiddle
Michael Howard – Guitar / Vocals
Hilary Kavanagh – Bass / Vocals Saturday 18th August @ 8.30pm Tickets €20
'Belmullet Real & Imagined' An Exhibition by Jean Beard
‘Belmullet-Real & Imagined’ by Jean Beard
The Exhibiton features forty painting centred on Belmullet town, the fishing ports and the history within the landscape Dé Máirt 3ú Iúil @ 7.30i.n. / Tuesday 3rd July @ 7.30pm All Welcome