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Festival Launch Night 2022
November 10 @ 7:30 pmFree
Festival launch night!
The Queens Hotel Ennis, Sanctuary room.
Thursday 10th November @7:30pm
Followed by a book launch with Mary McNamara & friends!
Tulla native, Mary MacNamara is a stalwart of the East Clare Music Tradition. From an early age Mary found herself in the company of great masters of East Clare music, such as John Naughton, Martin Rochford, P. Joe Hayes, Francie Donnellan, Joe Bane, Mikey Donoghue, Paddy Grogan and Bill Malley.
Mary will be launching her eagerly awaited book “Sundays at Lena’s”, a selection of recordings and tunes mostly from the 1970’s featuring some of these local greats. She will be joined by her daughter Sorcha Costello, her brother Andrew MacNamara and Geraldine Cotter to play some of the tunes as they are transcribed in this collection.
Mary’s book has been published with the assistance of an Arts Council, Deis Recording and Publication Award 2022.