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Clifden Traditional Music Festival

April 13th – 15th,  2012

The 3rd Annual “Clifden Traditional Music Festival” will take place on the weekend of the April 13th–15th, 2012. Following on from 2010 & 2011, 2012 promises to be a great weekend of the very best of Irish Music, song and dance! Top class visiting musicians from all over the country have been invited with a host of All Ireland Champions among them. Musicians will include: Maura Walsh, James Duggan, Graham Guerin, Gearoid Keating, Padraic Kerins, Josie & Una Canavan, Michael Curran, Chris Maguire, Daithí Gormley and a host more who will join local and other visiting musicians.

The weekend kicks off on Friday the 13th April at 7pm in the Clifden Station House Hotel with the official opening concert. There will be pub sessions all weekend including Friday and Saturday nights, Saturday afternoon and Sunday lunchtime.

Music workshops in Button Accordion, Concertina, Fiddle and general instruments and Sean Nos Dance Workshops will take place on Saturday 14th April at 11am. This will be followed by the ever popular youth session.

A highlight of the weekend will be the Outdoor Stage on Market Square, which will play host to the great Dartry Ceili Band from 7pm on the Saturday evening. A host of local and visiting musicians, singers and dancers will also take to the stage.

Sunday starts at 11am with a Traditional Music Mass in St. Josephs Church. Followed by a Farewell One for the Road Session in Foyles Hotel afterwards. All are welcome and events are free!

So Mark it in your diary! “Clifden Traditional Music Festival” April, 13th – 15th, 2012 – Dont miss it!

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