Féile Patrick Byrne 2014

Féile Patrick Byrne 2014

Tuesday 8 April

The Workhouse, Carrickmacross.

10:00 – 3:00pmArt workshop for adults on the theme, ‘how music affects painting’
8:00pmOfficial Launch by Meara Bhaile, Carraig Mhachaire Rois and art exhibition featuring work from that morning’s workshop with tutor Kate Beagan.
8:30 – 10.00pmAnnual Patrick Byrne lecture on ‘the Genetic History of Patrick Byrne, Harper of Farney’ by Shaun O’Byrne, Adm. free.

Wednesday 9 April

The Shirley Arms Hotel, Carrickmacross.

7:30pmOfficial welcome to group from Carhaix, France organised in conjunction with Carrickmacross Town Council and Carrickmacross Town Twinning Association. Private Function.

Thursday 10 April

St. Finbarr’s Church, Carrickmacross.

8:00 – 9.30pmDónal McCague with Michael McCague and Maggie Carty. Adm. free.

Boylan’s, Carrickmacross.

9:30 – 11:30pmSeisiún Cheoil / music session. Adm free.

Friday 11 April

The Holy Family Hall, Carrickmacross.

8:00 – 10:00pmComhaltas concert featuring local CCÉ musicians and visiting musicians from the École de Musique de Carhaix. Adm. Adults €5.

The Valley Lodge, Carrickmacross.

10:00 – 12:00amSeisiún Cheoil / music session. Adm free.

Saturday 12 April

11:00am – 12:30pmHistorical walking tour of Carrickmacross with emphasis on sites relevant to Patrick Byrne. Adm. free. Meet at the Court House.

The Phoenix Centre, Carrickmacross.

10.30 – 1:30Workshops – ‘Fun Trad’ for under 12s and ‘Session Technique’ for teens.

St. Louis Convent Hall, Carrickmacross.

8:00pm – 11:30Concert with We Banjo 3 plus support from Breton and local traditional musicians. Adm. Adults €10.

Markey’s, Carrickmacross.

11:00 – 12:00amSeisiún Cheoil / music session. Adm free.


Sunday 13 April
Inver College, Carrickmacross.

1:00 – 3.00pmWorkshop in Set dancing (Kathleen & Michael McGlynn).
3:00 – 6:00pmSets Céilí with the Awbeg / 5 Counties Céilí Band. Adm. €10.

Shirley Arms Hotel, Carrickmacross.

6:30 – 10.30pmSeisiún Clainne – family music session. Adm. free.


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