Info on workshops and other events:
T: 087 239 6665/042 966 2850
Wednesday 5th April
Traditional music session
Thursday 6th April
Official opening and the annual Patrick Byrne Lecture
8pm – The Shirley Arms Hotel, Carrickmacross – adm. free
Friday 7th April
Recital with Gerry O’Connor
8pm – St. Finbarr’s Church, Main Street, Carrickmacross – adm. €5
Saturday 8th April
10.30am – 1:00pm
The Carrickmacross Workhouse will again host the workshops. There will be classes from 10:30am to 1pm and again from 2pm to 4:30pm. Registration in the half hour before workshop and the fee is €10 except for the Fun Trad workshop which will cost €5. The Fun Trad class is aimed at younger students who would not be ready for regular workshops. The emphasis is on having fun with music.
Places for workshops are limited to 15 per class. To reserve a place, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, contact telephone and workshop you want to attend and we will contact you back shortly.
Morning classes 10:30am to 1pm
Historian Charles Barker will guide walkers around Carrickmacross and bring alive the vibrant history of the town. The tour takes approximately 90 minutes and walkers should comfortable shoes and perhaps bring an umbrella!
Trad for teens music session
The Youth Officers of both Carrickmacross Comhaltas and County Monaghan Comhaltas have organised a music session specially for teenage musicians.
Beoga in concert
Fresh from their collaboration with Ed Sheeran, the critically acclaimed Beoga will headline this year’s Féile Patrick Byrne. Described as “fast, furious, frantic, fun, innovative, diverse and exciting”, Beoga will bring their joyous blend of Irish traditional and other musical genres to Carrickmacross. An evening not to be missed!
Sunday 9th April
12pm – 2pm
Sean Nós Dance Workshop
Jonathan McCloy, who won last year’s prestigious Oireachtas na Samhna sean nós dancing competition, will give this workshop. This class is suitable for both beginners and improvers. Workshop fee €10.
3 – 6 pm
Sets Céilí with the Abbey Céilí Band
The Abbey hail from Cork and are one of Ireland’s finest bands. The sets will be called and refreshments served. Adm €10.