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    Leo Moran (the Saw Doctors) and Anthony Thistlethwaite (the Saw Doctors and the Waterboys)

    Leo Moran (the Saw Doctors) and Anthony Thistlethwaite (the Saw Doctors and the Waterboys) with special guest, Suzanne Strempek Shea (This is Paradise) entertain with their unique music and song. They will be joined today by Suzanne Strempek Shea. Suzanne is a novelist and writer-in-residence at Bay Path College in Longmeadow, Mass. USA. Date: Saturday, 27th […]

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    Catherine Hunka Trio: Malachy Robinson, Dermot Dunne and Catherine Hunka

    The Catherine Hunka Trio with Malachy Robinson, (double bass) Dermot Dunne (accordion) and Catherine Hunka on violin. An informal programme of Baroque, South American, Russian and  film classics will be introduced and performed by a trio of violin, accordion and double bass.   Leader of the Irish Chamber Orchestra violinist Katherine Hunka and the extraordinary accordion […]

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    In Concert: Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh and Dan Trueman launch their new album entitled Laghdu

    SPECIAL ARTS WEEK EVENT: Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh (the Gloaming) and from Princeton College USA Dan Trueman. Tonight the pair will launch their mesmerizing new album Laghdu. Dan has played all over the world and is a founder member of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra. He is Professor of Music at Princeton University. He plays the Norwegian Hardanger […]

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    The West Ocean String Quartet, with special guest Eimear Quinn.

    The West Ocean String Quartet is delighted to be making its first visit to Clifden Arts Festival since 2001. Much has happened in the intervening years, including the release of four albums. Formed in 1999, the quartet’s vision, eclectic repertoire and style have won them global praise. Their music lies somewhere in between the worlds […]

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    Vertical Man. O’Riada Remembered. Micheal O’Suilleabhain and Mel Mercier in Concert

      Vertical Man. O’Riada Remembered: with Micheal O’Suilleabhain, above, (piano and harpsichord) and Mel Mercier (percussion). Both had strong connections with Sean O’Riada, Micheal being a student of his in UCC’s music faculty while Mel’s father was Sean’s bodhran player in Ceoltoiri Chualainn. In this tribute concert they revisit many aspect s of O’Riada’s central […]

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    Druid Theatre present: Bailegangaire, written by Tom Murphy, directed by Garry Hynes

    “The countryside produced a few sensations in the last couple of years, but my grand plan: I’ll show them what can happen at the dark of night in a field. I’ll come to grips with my life.” Mommo tells over and over again a story she never finishes. It relates how the town of Bochtán […]

Festival Highlights 2014

Music at the Festival 2014