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Wexford Trad & Folk Weekend, March 1-3

Zoe John Mairtin

Craobh Loch Garman, is delighted to announce details of the first Wexford Trad & Folk Weekend, Feile Cheoil Tradisiúnta Loch Garman (March 1-3, 2019). There is a great weekend of activities in store at various Wexford town venues with concerts, sessions, lectures, workshops and more. 

The festival will showcase some of the wonderful musicians Wexford has to offer as well as hosting concerts by some of the biggest names in Irish music. There will be two top class concerts in the National Opera House featuring, on the Friday night, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Kevin Doherty, Ciaran Tourish, James Delaney, and, on Saturday, Zoë Conway, John McIntyre and special guest Máirtín O’Connor; Kíla’s Rónán Ó Snodaigh performs an intimate solo concert Saturday evening; Ciaran and Kevin stop of at Wexford Library for an informal hour of stories and music; uilleann piper, flautist and academic Louise Mulcahy tells the back-story of women pipers in words and music at the same venue; Gorey duo,  Mark Redmond (uilleann pipes) & Patrick Fitzpatrick (clarinet, trad flute, whistles) do a repeat of their recent Tradfest sell-out show on Sunday afternoon; The Sky & The Ground hosts a couple of late sessions with The Wild Turkeys (Fri) and a renegade bunch of Wexford’s best led by Mick D’Arcy of Corner Boy (Sat); Co Wexford Traditional Singers will be in action over the weekend as will hordes of talented young singers and musicians from around the county; the Sunday morning workshops with Zoë Conway, John Mc Intyre and Máirtín O’Connor are proving to be a big attraction with lots of young musicians already signed up. Programme

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