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in County Mayo in the West of Ireland
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Fri 29 April - Mon 2 May 2016
29 Aibreán - 2 Bealtaine 2016

22 annual Féile Chois Cuain
22 Féile Bhliantúil

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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 fiche bliain 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 lúcháir 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 bíonn 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.

 

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Antaine Ó Farachain, Hughie Grogan, Paddy Allen, Carol O'Rourke, Siobhán O'Grady

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

Kitty O'Malley
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Email: kittyomalley@eircom.net

 

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