Friday  09th - Sunday 11th Sept. 2022

Ballinasloe, County Galway, Ireland

Saturday Events

Sat 10th Sept
Workshop Registration

Workshop Registration

Venue: Scoil an Croi Naofa, 10.30 am
Admission/Táille: Free

Register for the upcoming workshops in the local school.

Photo Exhibition

Photo Exhibition

Venue: Library, 11 am - 5pm
Admission/Táille: Free

Showcasing a selection of photographs, "Musical Roots of East Galway" Sponsored By Gerry Stronge Photography.
 

Music Workshops in Banjo, Concertina, Fiddle, Flute, Bodhran and Button Accordion

Music Workshops in Banjo, Concertina, Fiddle, Flute, Bodhran and Button Accordion

Venue: Scoil an Croi Naofa, Society Street, 11am-2pm
Admission/Táille: 20 Euro

A selection of Music Workshops. Registration in Scoil an Chroí Naofa from 10.30am. Registration takes place in the venue from 11am

Crafters Village and Music

Crafters Village and Music

Venue: St Michaels Square Ballinasloe, 11am to 5pm
Admission/Táille: Free

An interactive display of some of Ireland’s oldest traditions in craft making including Basket Weaving, Wood Turning, Blacksmithing, Tapestry Weaving and more...

Tutors Seisiún

Tutors Seisiún

Venue: Scoil an Chroí Naofa, Society Street, 2 pm
Admission/Táille: Free

Join us for an hour for what promises to be the best of music, song and dance from all our tutors of the day.

All Ireland U-18 Fiddle Competition

All Ireland U-18 Fiddle Competition

Venue: Scoil an Croi Naofa, Society Street, 4 pm
Admission/Táille: 10 Euro

This will be our 5th year running the U-18 All Ireland Fiddle Competition. There is a cash Prize and Trophy and perpeutual cup for the Winner. There is a cash prize and medal for the runner up.

In the last number of years we have had winners from Clare, Laois and Dublin.

This year we are delighted to have Dylan Carlos returning for the weekend. He will be judging the fiddle competition as well as taking part in some sessions. Dylan comes from a very musical family in Co Roscommon. Having grown up in the home of flute playing, Dylan took the road less travelled for a Rossie and took up the fiddle, but is still heavily influenced by the music in his local area. A member of the Knocknashee Ceili Band, Dylan also subs in with the group Gatehouse from time to time. He also performs and teaches regularly at festivals and workshops around the country and abroad, having played at festivals in England and France in recent months.

Céilí Mór le Uí Bhriain

Céilí Mór le Uí Bhriain

Venue: Gullanes Hotel and Conference Centre Main Street Ballinasloe, 8.30pm to 11.30pm
Admission/Táille: 10 Euro

                                            Irish Music Pub Trail

Irish Music Pub Trail

Venue: Pubs Throughout the Town, 1pm-9pm
Admission/Táille: Free

Stroll around the town and enjoy the lively pub sessions in various pub venues throughout the town. Session leads include Daithi Gormely, Cein Sweeney, Paraic Mac Donnchada, Mick Conneely, Jack Talty, Padraic Keane, Patsy Hanly, Gerry Hanley, Alan Coolohan, Bobby Kilkenny, Frank Hession, Declan Rynne, Iomar Barrett, Sean Claffey, Diarmuid Claffey, Liam Loughrey, Stephanie Geremia, Alan Kelly, Christopher Feeney, Cunniffe brothers, John Whynne, Tony Treacy and many more.

SEISIÚN CEOIL:: Patsy Hanly, Greg Cotter & Gerry Hanley The Pillar House Society Street 1PM

SEISIÚN CEOIL: Jack Talty, Pádraic Keane  & Mick Conneely Downeys Bar Society Street 4pm

SEISIÚN CEOIL: Méabh Smyth & Tiarnán Smyth Brewery Lane Main Street 5pm

SEISIÚN CEOIL:  Vera Craughwell, Liam Loughrey & Seán Moloney Gullanes Hotel and Conforence Centre Main Street 6pm

SEISIÚN CEOIL:  Dylan Carlos, Céin Sweeney & John McCartin The Auld od Dunloe Street 8pm

SEISIÚN CEOIL: The Pillar House: Daithí Gormely & John Wynne The Pillar House Society Street 10pm:

SEISIÚN CEOIL:  Alan Coolahan & Tony Treacy An Taín St Michaels Square 10pm

Lecture on the History of East Galway Music

Lecture on the History of East Galway Music

Venue: Ballinasloe New Library , 2pm
Admission/Táille: Free

Sean Maloney holds a lecture and slide show display to explain the history of East Galway Music.

About Larry

About Larry Reynolds

Larry Reynolds was a renowned Fiddle player from Ahascragh, Ballinasloe who emigrated to Boston over sixty years ago...Read more ›

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