Tag Archives: Irish Music

Aslan return to Killarney for a very special show

July
11th,
2014

Aslan return to Killarney They’ve been one of Ireland’s greatest rock bands for almost 30 years now and Aslan are returning to Killarney this July for one night only. This is an especially poignant gig as it will be Aslan’s only show outside of Dublin this year. In March 2013, their inimitable lead singer Christy Dignam was diagnosed with cancer and the band were put on a temporary hiatus. He has responded well to treatment however and in May the band  played two sell-out concerts i ...

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Spraoi Chiarraí July 2014 Programme

July
07th,
2014

Spraoi Chiarraí July 2014 Programme Last month we took a look at Spraoi Chiarraí’s concerts for the month of June and now we’re back for July as they continue with their summer long programme of musical performances. In case you missed that post, Spraoi Chiarraí is a musical collective based in Killarney which helps discover and nurture the finest young traditional musicians in the local area. Each summer they organise a series of live musical performances to showcase their talent and t ...

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Fleadh Cheol na Mumhan 2014

June
29th,
2014

Fleadh Cheol na Mumhan 2014 If you’re interested in Irish music, dance and culture and also interested in not breaking the bank then you are in luck because this July Killarney will be playing host to the 2014 Fleadh Ceol na Mumhain. To those not familiar with the Irish language, that translates to Music Festival of Munster. The Fleadh is being organised by 5 local branches, Kilcummin, Fossa Two Mile, Glenflesk, Killarney and Sliabh Luachra and will be held over seven days between Monday the 14t ...

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Irish music and dance show Celtic Steps begins its summer run.

June
05th,
2014

Celtic Steps If traditional Irish music and raucous Irish dancing are your thing then you should check out the highly acclaimed show Celtic Steps which has recently opened in the INEC for its summer run. The popular show is now in its 3rd season as resident show in the INEC and has garnered rapturous praise from tourists and locals alike. The show is a showcase of the diverse history and culture of  Irish music and dancing throughout the years – from its ancient roots in sean-nós to the more m ...

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Spraoi Chiarraí: Traditional Irish music summer concerts

May
28th,
2014

Spraoi Chiarraí If you’re a fan of Irish traditional music or  just interested in widening your musical palette then it’s good news because Spraoi Chiarraí are kicking off the first of their summer concerts in Killarney at the beginning of next month. Spraoi Chiarraí is a Killarne-based traditional music, song and dance performance collective fostering the finest local talent. They’ve had great success organising summer concerts in Killarney for the last 9 summers and they’ ...

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An arts and music festival with a difference: K-Fest

May
15th,
2014

K-Fest This June bank holiday weekend if you’re looking for ambitious art, live music and unique cinema, then you should head to nearby Killorglin and check out the K-Fest. K-Fest is an annual music and arts festival held and has gone from strength to strength in recent years. This year’s programme is very exciting and indeed audacious. There are very few small festivals with such an ambitious programme of events as K-Fest and its colourful and eccentric performers and artists bear witness ...

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Jimmy Crowley and Stokers Lodge Reunion Concert

April
30th,
2014

Jimmy Crowley and Stokers Lodge Reunion Concert It’s been three long decades since one of Ireland’s most popular and successful folk bands, Jimmy Crowley and Stokers Lodge, disbanded. With their distinct Cork accents and raucous traditional music they were one of the 70s premier folk bands. By the time they broke up they had recorded only two albums but The Boys of Fairhill and Camphouse Ballads are today both considered Irish classics. But now they’re back. And the Killarney is pla ...

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Things to do for Easter 2014 in Killarney

Easter in Killarney Easter’s fast approaching and that means two things – 1) You can finally break your lenten vows. 2) You can finally enjoy another bank holiday. It’s going to be another rip-roaring weekend in Killarney so here’s three cool things to check out this week and, stay tuned, because there’ll be plenty more Easter and Bank Holiday related news next week! Easter in Killarney 1. Kayaking and walking tours Ah well, I know many of you are probably planning a very ...

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Gleneagle Concert Band charity concert 2014

Gleneagle Concert Band charity concert 2014 Gleneagle Concert Band charity concert 2014 If you’re looking for an evening of high-class entertainment while at the same time helping out some less fortunate people then you should check out the renowned Gleneagle Concert Band’s charity concert this Sunday, the 6th of April at the INEC. The band have a great reputation locally and regularly perform at events and functions around the town. The concert, which is an annual fixture on the Killarney ...

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The Gathering Festival Killarney waltzes into town

January
30th,
2014

The Gathering Festival Killarney Not to be confused with 2013’s year-long, nationwide festival, The Gathering Festival Killarney is a traditional Irish culture and music festival that has been held annually in the INEC, Killarney since 2000. A vast array of talented and renowned musicians have performed at the festival in years gone by including Altan, Dervish and Teada. This year’s festival, which is being held between the 19th and 21st of February promises to be even more exciting. Whi ...

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