The 7th Annual Clifden Traditional Music Festival in Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway. Highlights will include: Official Opening and Concert in the Clifden Station House on Friday . As always the event is free and will feature a host of artists from all over Ireland .
Saturday starts with music workshops in Fiddle, Button Accordion, and Concertina from ing at 10am until 12.30pm in Clifden Community school with a youth session afterwards. A Sean Nos Dancing workshop will also take place.
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.
A big highlight of the festival this year will be the outdoor gig on Market Square on the Saturday night. kicking off at 7.30pm on the Gig Rig on Market Square It’s sure to be an electric performance and one for all to enjoy. They will be joined by a host of dancers and guest artists.
Other highlights to watch out for will be Street Entertainment around the town with stilt walkers, face painters, jugglers etc and a Traditional Street Market will also return this year featuring a host of stalls on the square, a busking competition, CD Launches.