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2nd May - 5th May 2014
2 Bealtaine - 5 Bealtaine 2014
20ú Féile Bhliantúil

 Programme of Events
Clár Imeachtaí

A celebration of traditional Irish music and song
Deireadh Seachtaine Amhránaíochta, Ceoil, agus Damhsa

Louisburgh in the parish of Kilgeever, barony of Murrisk and the ancient district of Iar-Umhall has a rich heritage in the traditional arts. Domhnall Meirgeach Mac Conmara and Seán Mac Conmara were notable poets from the dim and distant past. Bunting collected several "airs" in the area and his "collector" Patrick Lynch had a fruitful sojourn in the area in 1802 and collected over 30 songs. Among others, he found blind piper Billy O'Malley "who had the greatest variety of Irish songs".

James Berry in his Tales of Old Ireland wrote "the pipes in these days" (before the famine) "were as plentiful as blackberries in Autumn" and Martin Moran, an imposing blind piper of 6'4", was "considered to be the best player in Connaught in his day". Martin became a great favourite of John McHale - the Lion of Tuam - who presented him with a set of pipes which cost 35 pounds and in presenting them the Archbishop christened Martin 'the last of the Minstrels'.

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Le naoi mbliana déag anuas mheall an fhéile scoth na gceoltóirí agus na n-amhránaithe ó gach cearn den tír chun na háite. A bhuíochas ar na haíonna agus ar na cuairteoirí sin, tá cáil i bhfad is i gcéin ar Fhéile Chois Cuain i measc lucht leanúna na n-ealaíon traidisiúnta. Tá lúchair orainn go mbeidh an fhéile ar bun arís i mbliana agus go mbeidh baile beag Chluain Cearbáin lán de cheol, de chraic agus de chuideachta ar feadh na deireadh seachtaine.

Tá clú agus cáil ar Fhéile Chois Cuain de bharr na seisiún bríomhar neamhfhoirmeálta a bhíonn le cloisteáil ar na sráideanna agus sna tithe leanna - bí linn má tá amhrán le rá agat, port le casadh nó damhsa sna cosa agat! Sin, nó bí inár gcuideachta le blaiseadh den saibhreas cultúir sin.

Féile Chois Cuain is renowned for its informal and impromptu Sessions so if you have a song to sing, a tune to play, a step to dance or simply appreciate our culture, why not join us?

Come join in the fun. Beidh míle fáilte romhat.

 

 Programme of Events 2014

Friday 2nd May/ Dé hAoine 2 Bealtaine

  • 7.30pm - Venue: Parochial Hall. Mol an Óige. Ceolchoirm le sárcheoltóirí óga. Youth concert featuring local and visiting artists. Táille/Admission euro5.00
  • 9.30pm: Reception / Fáiltiú: Cheese and Wine reception in 'An Bhun Abhainn'. Fáilte roimh cách! All Welcome.
  • Music and Singing Sessions in Local Pubs.

Saturday 3rd May/ Dé Sathairn 3 Bealtaine

  • 10.30am - 4.00pm: Set Dance Workshop / Ceardlann Seiteanna. Venue: Parochial Hall.
  • 10.30am - 4.00pm: Masterclasses - Máistir-ranganna Venue: Sancta Maria College
    Táille/Admission euro10.00 to all Masterclasses & Workshops
    Tutors/Teagascóirí -
    • Ballads: Colm O'Donnell / Sean-nós: Maire Ní Choilm
    • Accordion: John Regan/ Carmel Commins
    • Banjo: Muireann Banks
    • Concertina: Ciarán O'Grady
    • Fiddle: Tara Breen / John Burke
    • Flute: Patsy Moloney / John Blake
    • Harp: Laoise Kelly - NB Harp class replaces Uilleann Pipes class
    • Tin Whistle: Angela Deane / Jillian O'Malley
    • Set Dance: Edwina Guckian
    • Check out the Artists/Tutors page for further information

    Note: Lunch break 1pm to 2pm

  • 11 am - 12.30pm: Club na Féile: Spraoi do Pháistí ó 4 go 8 mbliana daois
  • 4.15pm - 6.00pm: Seisiún Amhránaíochta Sean-Nóis le scoth na n-amhránaithe ar an sean-nós - Aíonna: Johnny Mháirtín Learaí Mac Donnchadha, Traolach Ó Conghaile, Mairéad Ní Cheallaigh, Paddy Mac Giolla Phádraig, Caitlín Ní Mhéalóid, Meaití Jó Shéamuis Ó Fátharta, Éamon Ó Donnchadha, Antaine Ó Faracháin, Nollaig Ní Laoire, Aodan Ó Ceallaigh, Síle Uí Mhongáin
    Bean a'Tí Máire Ní Choilm
    Adm euro5.00. Venue Parochial Hall
  • 8.45pm: Grand Concert / Ceolchoirm Na Féile - Parochial Hall - Music, Song and Dance, featuring Laoise Kelly, Colm O'Donnell, Maire N’ Choilm, John Regan, Angela Deane, Tara Breen, Jillian O'Malley, Muireann Banks, Edwina Guckian and a host of other artists. Táille/Admission euro10.00.

Sunday 4th May/ Dé Domhnaigh 4 Bealtaine

  • 4.00pm: "Macallaí thar Farraige" / "Echoes from Abroad" A special concert of artists who were born or are living abroad. Beidh míle fáilte rompu agus iad ag teacht inár measc. A thousand welcomes home. Among those taking part will be: Patsy Moloney, John Blake, Ciarán O'Grady, Theresa O'Grady, Joe O'Connor, Frank and Paul Baynes, John Burke, Carmel Commins, Coventry Comhaltas and many many more.
    Adm euro10.00. Venue Parochial Hall
  • 9.00pm - 12.00am: Set Dance Social / Oíche Sheiteanna - Venue Parochial Hall
    Adm euro10.00. Music by 'Heather Breeze' Céilí Band.

Monday 5th May / Dé Luain 5 Bealtaine

  • 12.30pm: 'Slán Abhaile' Sessions

Beidh seisiúin cheoil agus amhránaíochta sna tithe tábhairne i rith na deireadh seachtaine - Music and singing sessions in all pubs over the weekend.

Weekend Tickets: euro30 - Covers Táille/Admission to all events
Táille/Admission to individual events as shown

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Enquiries to

Michael O'Grady
Tel: + 353 (0) 98 66276
Mobile + 353 (0) 87 2412511
Email: feilechoiscuain@yahoo.com

Kitty O'Malley
Tel: + 353 (0) 98 66281
Mobile + 353 (0) 86 3985163
Email: kittyomalley@eircom.net

 

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