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The Kilfenora Céilí Band

Kilfenora is a small village on the edge of the Burren in North Clare. It’s a quiet place with a reputation for music and football and, in many ways, an unlikely setting for one of the few living legends in Irish music. To generations of music lovers, the village is known as the birthplace and home of The Kilfenora Céilí Band.

Winners of a host of awards since their formation in 1909 along with numerous recordings, concerts and television appearances both at home and abroad, this eclectic group of musicians have managed, many times against the odds, to keep a tradition not just alive - but alive and kicking.

The Kilfenora Ceili Band celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, 2009. In recognition of this and of the achievements of the band over the generations a number of events are taking place throughout the year some of which are listed below ;

10th March 2009 RTE 1 Documentary entitled “In the Blood”

16th March 2009 Concert National Concert Hall Dublin, release of new album entitled “Century”

22nd March 2009 Irlandais Festival Paris

23rd April 2009 “Celebrating a Century” weekend celebration in Kilfenora Co Clare

10th May 2009 Ceili Drumcliffe Sligo

23rd May 2009 Concert Celebration in Glor, Ennis, Co Clare as part of Fleadh Nua

14th June 2009 Ceili Co Monaghan

8th July 2009 Ceili Willie Clancy Week, Miltown Malbay, Co Clare

13th August 2009 Performance at Milwaukee Irish Fest USA

23rd September 2009 Performance on Mediterranean Cruise

21st November 2009 Ceili Cois na hAbhna , Ennis, Co Clare

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