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November 2016

hosted sessions - Ennis Trad 21

Trad 4 Teens

November 12, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Glór 2:30pm. Trad 4 Teens with Francis Cunningham, Eimear Coughlan & Mark Burke – Free admission.

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Mairead Hurley, Nathan Gourley & John Blake ‘The Truckley Howl’ – CD Launch

November 12, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Lucas’ Bar. CD Launch by Mairead Hurley, Nathan Gourley & John Blake, ‘The Truckley Howl’ – Free Admission.

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Marco Fabbri, ‘Crossroads’ – CD Launch

November 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Front Bar, Queens Hotel 7pm. CD Launch by Marco Fabbri, ‘Crossroads’ – Free Admission.

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Jack Talty, ‘In Flow’ – CD Launch

November 12, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Front Bar, Queens Hotel 8pm. CD Launch by Jack Talty, ‘In Flow’ – Free Admission.

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Lúnasa & Trad Disco

November 12, 2016 @ 11:55 pm - November 13, 2016 @ 2:00 am

The Auburn Lodge Hotel 12am. Lúnasa & Trad Disco – €20

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Music Gen Express

November 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Glór Car Park 1pm. Music Gen Express. The Music Generation Express, (Music Gen Express for short), is a mobile recording studio in the form of a renovated double decker bus, and participants would book slots of 20 minutes (€15.00) and 30 minutes (€20) through the Eventbrite website prior to the event.  The thirty minute slot is recommended for small groups.  Each slot guarantees a produced cd, and additional copies, especially relevant in the case of groups are priced at €3…

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Finn Harper Art Exhibition

November 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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…

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The Festival Fry

November 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Front Bar, Queens Hotel. Festival Fry.

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The Cavan Bucks – CD Launch

November 13, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cafe on the Green 1pm. CD Launch by The Cavan Bucks (Self titled) – Free Admission

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Céilí with The Five Counties Céilí Band

November 13, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cois Na hAbhna 3pm. Céilí with The Five Counties Céilí Band – €10

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The Fiddle Case, ‘Audio Incense’ – CD Launch

November 13, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Old Ground Hotel (upstairs) 3pm. CD Launch by The Fiddle Case, ‘Audio Incense’ – Free Admission

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Réalta, ‘Clear Skies’ – CD Launch

November 13, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Old Ground Hotel (upstairs). CD Launch by Realta, ‘Clear Skies’ – Free Admission

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Compánach and Mick Mcauley & Colm O’Caoimh

November 13, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

The Old Ground Hotel (upstairs) 9pm. Compánach & Mick Mcauley & Colm O’Caoimh – €10

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Jesse Smith, Colm Gannon & John Blake

November 14, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Front Bar, Queens Hotel 9pm. Jesse Smith, Colm Gannon & John Blake – €10

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November 2017

Launch Night

November 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Ennis Trad Fest 2017 launch night! Queens hotel front bar, Thursday 9th Nov, from 7:30pm. 2 Album launches are taking place after the Trad Fest Launch: Alec Brown “The stepping stone” Dáire Mulhern “Boxman”

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Alec Brown “The stepping stone”

November 9, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Album launch: Alec Brown “The stepping stone” Thursday 9th of November at 8pm, The Queens hotel Ennis. Free admission.

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Dáire Mulhern “Boxman”

November 9, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Album launch: Dáire Mulhern “Boxman” Thursday 9th of November at 9pm, The Queens hotel Ennis Free admission.

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Caroline Keane & Tom Delaney “Never say goodbye, say good luck”

November 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Album launch: Caroline Keane & Tom Delaney~ “Never say goodbye, say good luck” Friday 10th November, The Temple gate hotel Ennis, at 8pm. Free admission.

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Karen Ryan, Pete Quinn & Andrew MacNamara “From Camden to Tulla”

November 10, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Album launch: Karen Ryan, Pete Quinn & Andrew MacNamara~ “From Camden to Tulla” Friday 10th November, The Temple gate hotel Ennis, at 9pm. Free admission.  

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The Damien Mullane band

November 10, 2017 @ 11:55 pm - November 11, 2017 @ 2:00 am

Damien, a renowned accordion & melodeon player will be joined on stage by: Colin Farrell – fiddle Sean O’Meara – guitar John Joe Kelly – bodhran Conor Broderick – keys The Queens hotel, Friday 10th Nov. at midnight!

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Trad for Teens

November 11, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

TRAD FOR TEENS! Hosted by some of our masterclass tutors, this year’s Trad for teens will be held on Saturday 11th at 1:30pm after the classes in Scoil Chriost Ri Cloughleigh, Ennis. Free admission.

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Therese McInerney “Down the strand”

November 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Album launch: Therese McInerney~ “Down the strand” Saturday 11th November, Lucas’ bar (back room) at 2pm Free admission.

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Bernadette Nic Gabhann “Here to play”

November 11, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Album launch: Bernadette Nic Gabhann~ “Here to play” Saturday 11th November, Lucas’ bar (back room) at 3pm. Free admission.

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Sorcha Meehan “Ceol Sídroma”

November 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Album & book launch: Sorcha Meehan~ “Ceol Sídroma” Saturday 11th November, The Queens hotel Ennis at 7pm. Free admission.

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Artisan Row “Wild winds”

November 11, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Album launch: Artisan Row~ “Wild winds” Saturday 11th Nov, The Queens hotel Ennis, at 8pm. Free admission.

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Four Men & a Dog / Trad Disco

November 11, 2017 @ 11:55 pm - November 12, 2017 @ 2:00 am

The Auburn Lodge hotel, Saturday 11th Nov, kicks off at midnight, and is followed by the notorious “Trad disco” with DJ Ollie Mullooly!

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Manchester meets Ennis

November 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

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Tiarnán O Duinnchinn “Reggish Paddy”

November 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Album launch: Tiarnán O Duinnchinn “Reggish Paddy” Sunday 12th November, The Old ground hotel Ennis, at 3pm. Free admission.

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Tony O’Connell “ ‘live and well”

November 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Album launch: Tony O’Connell “ ‘live and well ” Sunday 12th November, The Old ground hotel Ennis, at 4pm. Free admission.

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Lena Ullman & Anna Falkenau “I can hear you calling”

November 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Album launch: Lena Ullman & Anna Falkenau “I can hear you calling” Sunday 12th November, at the Queens hotel Ennis, 5pm.

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Floriane Blancke “Kaleidoscope”

November 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Album launch: Floriane Blancke~ “Kaleidoscope” Sunday 12th November, The Queens hotel Ennis, at 6pm. Free admission.

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Tommy Guihen “The torn jacket”

November 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Album launch: Tommy Guihen~ “The torn jacket” Sunday 12th November, The Queens Hotel Ennis, at 7pm. Free admission.

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Frankie Gavin, Alec Finn & Derek Hickey

November 12, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Delighted to announce our Sunday night headliner concert at this years Ennis Trad festival! A fantastic trio! Frankie Gavin, Alec Finn & Derek Hickey! Venue: The Old ground hotel, 9pm Sunday 12th November Ticket costs €20, which is for all three acts on the night: Frankie Gavin, Alec Finn & Derek Hickey Jean-Michel Veillon and Yvon Riou Thomas McCarthy

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Jean-Michel Veillon and Yvon Riou

November 12, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Not only do we have the Gavin/Finn/ Hickey trio, we also have an unbelievable duet for you all too! Jean-Michel Veillon, The well known flute player from the North of Brittany, and Yvon Riou, guitarist from the coast of Tregor! These two guys will add a splash of Breton music to what will be a fantastic night of tunes! Sunday 12th nov, The Old Ground hotel, from 9pm Ticket costs €20, which is for all three acts on the night:…

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Thomas McCarthy

November 12, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

As part of the Sunday night concert we also have a great singer for you all! Thomas McCarthy! Sunday 12th November at 9pm, The Old Ground hotel. Ticket costs €20, which is for all three acts on the night: Frankie Gavin, Alec Finn & Derek Hickey Jean-Michel Veillon and Yvon Riou Thomas McCarthy

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Dermot Byrne, Steve Cooney & Trevor Hutchinson

November 13, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Yet another extraordinary musical Trio for you all! Dermot Byrne, Steve Cooney & Trevor Hutchinson! The Queens hotel, 9pm Monday 13th November Tickets cost €10, which is for both acts on the night: Dermot Byrne, Steve Cooney & Trevor Hutchinson James Carty, with Brian McGrath

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James Carty, with Brian McGrath

November 13, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Part of the Monday night concert: James Carty, with Brian McGrath “Hiding daylight in dark corners” Monday 13th November, The Queens hotel Ennis, at 9pm. Tickets cost €10, which is for both acts on the night: Dermot Byrne, Steve Cooney & Trevor Hutchinson James Carty, with Brian McGrath

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November 2018

Festival launch night!

November 8 @ 7:30 pm

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…

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Friday Night Album Launches

November 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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…

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Midnight Festival Club

November 9 @ 11:55 pm

We are very pleased to announce the first gig for the 25th year of the Ennis Trad festival! ~Midnight festival club~ “The Mike McGoldrick big band” Friday 9th Nov, midnight, at the Queens hotel Ennis. Tickets- €20 per head (Tickets available on the door only, so get there early to avoid disappointment!) A co-founder of Flook and Lúnasa, and a member of Capercaillie’s line-up since 1998, Manchester-born flute/whistle and uilleann pipes maestro Michael McGoldrick has in recent years performed around…

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Trad Quiz

Trad Quiz!

November 10 @ 12:30 pm

Trad Quiz! Saturday 10th November at 12:30pm in Lucas’ bar Parnell St. Ennis. With Quiz master Mike Butler! Teams of 4 people Cost: Just give a donation to Cahercalla Hospice to enter. Some great prizes to be won, and great craic to be had! 😄🎶 All donations are in aid of Cahercalla Hospice.  

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Saturday afternoon album launches

November 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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…

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Trad for Teens

November 10 @ 2:30 pm

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…

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Saturday evening album launches

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

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Saturday Night Concert

November 10 @ 11:55 pm

Our Saturday night act is~ “Ríoghnach Connolly” and her band!! Saturday 10th November, midnight, The Auburn lodge hotel Ennis. “Connolly is a free spirit and strikingly self-assured…” according to Mike Butler of CityLife; “seldom has conspicuous greatness been more accessible.” Armagh born singer and flautist strongly rooted in her trad Sean-nós background, Ríoghnach Connolly also stirs elements of Appalachia, Blues and Jazz into the folk archive… A night not to be missed! Concert followed by the legendary “Ennis Trad Disco”! 💃🕺🏼…

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Céilí with The Dal gCais Céilí Band

November 11 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Céilí time!! Afternoon Céilí with The Dal gCais Céilí Band Sunday, November 11th 2018 Céilí with The Dal gCais Céilí Band in Cois na hAbhna, Ennis on Sunday, November 11th at 3.00pm. The Dal gCais Ceili Band was formed in 2010 and over the years competed in Fleadheanna Cheoil across Munster. We picked the name Dal gCais because it was made up of a number of Munster families and the band members also come from across Munster. The line up…

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Sunday Afternoon Album Launches

November 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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…

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Sunday Evening Album Launches

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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…

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Sunday Night Concert

November 11 @ 8:30 pm

Sunday night concert! 🎶 We have 3 superb acts for you in the Old Ground hotel, Sunday 11th November @ 8:30pm! “Nollaig Casey & Arty McGlynn” “The Voice squad” (Gerry Cullen,Phil Callery & Fran McPhail) “Darren Breslin, Bríd Harper, Órlaith McAuliffe and Brian McGrath” Tickets- €20 per head (Tickets available on the door only, so get there early to avoid disappointment!)

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Monday night concert

November 12 @ 9:00 pm

Monday night concert! 🎶 (Photo credit- Bob Singer) To wrap up our 25th year of the Ennis Trad fest we are delighted to announce the finale concert ~ Monday the 12th November, The Queens hotel Ennis, @ 9pm. “Josephine Marsh,  Mick Kinsella, Pat Marsh” “Martin Hayes & Steve Cooney” Tickets- €20 per head (Tickets available on the door only, so get there early to avoid disappointment!)

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