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Following official launch Thurs 5th; ‘The Shores Of Lough Breda’ – Sheila Garry & Elaine HoganFind out more
Sat 7th Lucas’s Back Bar ‘Good Morning to your Nightcap’ – Paul Maguire, Desy Adams, Ruadhrai O’Kane & Ryan O’Donnell @ 2pmFind out more
Sat 7th Treacys West County Hotel Trad4Teens with Tara Breen, Conor Crimmins & Cillian King @ 2:30pm (students selected for Scoil Eigse scholarships will be announced during this session)Find out more
Sat 7th The Front Bar (Queens Hotel) ‘Mick Kinsella & Steve Larkin’ – Mick Kinsella & Steve Larkin @ 7pmFind out more
Queens Hotel Front Bar – CD launch by Siobhan O’Donnell, ‘Beautiful Affair’ following the official Launch of the 2016 Ennis Trad Festival which starts at 7pm. Free Admission.
Queens Hotel Front Bar – Mike Butler, Aidan McMahon & Michael Landers, ‘Yield up the night time’ following the official Launch of the 2016 Ennis Trad Festival.
Temple Gate Hotel 8pm. CD Launch by Donie Nolan, ‘The Banks of the Abha Bhán’.
Abbey Street Car Park – Originally from County Wexford but living in Limerick for the past 9 years, Finn Harper is a young accomplished Irish musician with a BA in Irish Music and is a self-taught artist in his own right. In 2015 during a short music residency in Florida, USA, Finn tried his hand at a few portraits of Irish musicians that have inspired and influenced him over the years and hasn’t looked back since. After moving back to…Find out more
Lucas’ Bar. CD Launch by Mairead Hurley, Nathan Gourley & John Blake, ‘The Truckley Howl’ – Free Admission.
Originally from County Wexford but living in Limerick for the past 9 years, Finn Harper is a young accomplished Irish musician with a BA in Irish Music and is a self-taught artist in his own right. In 2015 during a short music residency in Florida, USA, Finn tried his hand at a few portraits of Irish musicians that have inspired and influenced him over the years and hasn’t looked back since. After moving back to Limerick in February, he has…Find out more
Album launch: Caroline Keane & Tom Delaney~ “Never say goodbye, say good luck” Friday 10th November, The Temple gate hotel Ennis, at 8pm. Free admission.
Album launch: Karen Ryan, Pete Quinn & Andrew MacNamara~ “From Camden to Tulla” Friday 10th November, The Temple gate hotel Ennis, at 9pm. Free admission.
Hosted by Mike McGoldrick! For the first time in Ennis this unique crossover gig for youth/teen musicians from both Manchester & Ennis will be a great afternoon of Craic, showcasing some of the best young musicians in town for the Trad fest weekend! The Old Ground Hotel, Sunday 12th at 2pm. Free admission
Album launch: Lena Ullman & Anna Falkenau “I can hear you calling” Sunday 12th November, at the Queens hotel Ennis, 5pm.
The 25th Ennis Trad festival. Thursday 8th Nov. from 7.30pm. The Sanctuary, Queens hotel, Ennis. A great night of music & song with the first of our album launches! Free admission. 7.30pm Book launch “Jigs to Jacobites” by Dr Orfhlaith Ni Bhriain 8pm- Don Stiffe & Frank Kilkelly “Longing for the day” 9pm- Páraic MacDonnchadha “Not before time” Páraic Mac Donnchadha was a late convert to the banjo, only taking it up in his second year at College…
The 25th Ennis Trad fest Friday night album launches! Friday 9th Nov. The Templegate hotel, Ennis, from 8pm. Free admission. 8pm Gráinne Brady “The road across the hills” Gráinne Brady is a fiddle player from Co. Cavan. Currently based in Glasgow, where she works as a professional musician, Gráinne plays in a variety of different bands including MG Alba Scots Trad Awards nominees Top Floor Taivers, string group The Routes Quartet, and Gaeilge/Gàidhlig supergroup LAS. Gráinne’s debut album is the…
Saturday afternoon, 10th Nov. Lucas’ bar, Parnell st. Ennis (back room) Free admission. 2pm- Dan Gurney “Ignorance is bliss” “Dan Gurney’s music speaks for itself. His heart governs how he plays. Dan’s music on this recording is magical, lyrical and effortless. Congratulations Dan, this is a memorable recording.” – Seamus Connolly 3pm Sylvain Barou & Ronan Pellen “The last days of fall” “I have been listening to the music of Sylvain Barou and Ronan Pellen for many years and have…
Venue: Treacys West County hotel, Saturday 10th at 2:30pm. Free admission. All U18 musicians welcome! This years “Trad for teens” will be hosted by the 2018 Siansa Gael Linn Champions ‘Spleodar’. The members hail from counties Antrim, Monaghan and Tyrone. ‘Spleodar’ were formed under the direction of Maggie Maguire from Derrygonnelly, County Fermanagh. The group is made up of muilti- instrumentalists and singers with plenty of high energy! Following on from their victory they have featured on Fleadh TV, Ceili…
Saturday evening, 10th Nov. The Queens hotel, (Sanctuary). Free admission. 7pm Peter Casey “Out in the day” Peter Casey is a local singer who writes his own songs of humour. He has just released his first album of 12 songs including EPO, Townie Goats and The Páirc Uí Chaoimh Steward. 8pm Stevie Dunne “Live at the Crosskeys Inn” Albums will be on sale at the venues.
The 25th Ennis Trad festival Sunday 11th Nov. Free admission. Albums on sale at each venue. The Old ground hotel, Ennis 3pm Cárthach MacCraith “An Tobar séimh” Cárthach Mac Craith is a sean-nós singer from An Rinn in Co. Phort Láirge and although ‘An Tobar Séimh ‘ is his first solo album Cárthach is no stranger in singing circles. He was the original singer with trad group Danú and is a member of Cór Fear na nDéise. His distinctive singing…
The Queens hotel, Ennis (Sanctuary) 6pm Yvonne Casey “Croí” Music is Yvonne Casey’s life. Yvonne is one of Co. Clare’s distinctive fiddle players. She grew up surrounded by the richness of Clare music and plays in a unique soulful style. Sitting in sessions from a very young age she discovered the joys of Doolin as a teen, where she met and played with legendary musicians such as Kevin Griffin and Eoin O’Neill. In the 1990’s the band The Ceili Bandits…