Clifden Traditional Music Festival Clifden Co. Galway – 6th – 9th April

Highlights will include: Tune Composition Competition on the Thursday of the festival at 8pm in the Alcock and brown hotel.

Official Opening and Concert in the Clifden Station House Theatre on Friday 6th April at 7pm. It will feature a host of artists from all over Ireland .

Saturday starts with music workshops in Fiddle, Button Accordion, and Concertina from 10am until 12.30pm.
Tutors will be announced mid february.

Music Sessions are a very big part of the festival and again this year feature a host of champion musicians from all over Ireland. Music sessions will take place all over the town on Friday night, Saturday Afternoon, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Musicians already confirmed include: Cian Kearins (Flute), Niamh O Sullivan(Concertina), Rachel Masterson (Piano), George McAdam (Banjo), Colin McGill (Piano Accordion), Rory Healy(Fiddle), Plunkett O Toole (Flute), Caoimhe Kearins(Singer), Michael Curran (Accordion), Paul Clesham (Concertina),Graham Guerin (Accordion, James Duggan (Fiddle),, Geraldine O Callaghan (Fiddle), John Bass(Accordion, Pat Bass(Banjo) Mark McCrystal (Piano), and many more…!

A big highlight of the festival this year will be the outdoor gig on Market Square on the Saturday night featuring ‘Socks in the Frying Pan’

Other highlights to watch out for will be Street Entertainment around the town with stilt walkers, face painters, jugglers etc a busking competition, and a 5K Run!
As always at the Trad Fest, public events are free and we encourage everyone to come along and experience what should be a great weekend of music, song and dance – I think there is something to suit everyone! 0864015342