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August 6th – 12th, 2008

The 21st annual Feakle Traditional Music Festival takes place this year from Wednesday 6th August – Tuesday 12th August.

This Festival has grown in stature over the years and has expanded in an organic manner to include much broader aspects of our natural culture and heritage.

From its original 3 day format, it has now evolved and this year has its beginning on Wednesday 6th August where local flute player, Paddy O’Donoghue, will be honoured. Paddy recently launched a beautiful CD which incorporates many familiar but also self-composed tunes.

The demand for workshops continues to grow and this year, the Festival will include fiddle, concertina, tin-whistle, concert-flute, accordion, banjo, guitar, singing and a new format, with singer/song-writing with Michéal Marrinan, sean nós steps and set-dancing.

Mary McNamara School of Music will again perform on the Thursday evening, where she will showcase some of the wonderful talent which she has nurtured over the years.

Nature walks, poetry, children’s activities will all be catered for, as well as the set-dancing fraternity with the Star of Munster on the Friday night, The Four Courts on the Saturday and the Tulla on the Sunday. Bobby Gardiner will perform on Monday evening at the very popular “Cross-Roads” dance.

With specialised church musical performances on the final night plus concerts on the Saturday night and open air on Sunday afternoon with “SLIDE”, as well as the many sessions throughout the week, Feakle will certainly be the place to be over the August period, 6th – 12th.

Full details will shortly be posted on our website –

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