11th Annual John Mc Kenna Festival

11th Annual John Mc Kenna Festival

Calling all flute lovers and the likes……….

The 11th annual John McKenna Festival takes place in Drumkeeran from Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 June. It is hosted by the John McKenna Society, which is based in the Drumkeeran/Tarmon area of Leitrim and was set up to highlight the contribution of flute player John McKenna to Irish traditional music.
The society organises various events throughout the year including music classes, sessions and concerts.

The annual festival is the highlight of the year and this year will feature Alan Kelly,John Kelly, Arty McGlynn, Catherine McEvoy, Seán Ryan and Laura Kerr together with singers Meati Jó Sheamais and Rosie Stewart, along with sean nós dancer Seosaimh Ó Neachtain.

The festival is part of the commitment of the society to bring some of the greatest exponents of music and song to this part of County Leitrim. All the following events take place in Drumkeeran Community Centre:

Thursday 8 June, 9pm - A special cross border concert featuring musicians from Drumkeeran and Ederney, Co. Fermanagh.
Friday 9 June, 9pm - Tutors Concert featuring all of the performers mentioned above…and more.
Saturday 10 June, 11am - 4pm- Music and dance workshops
Saturday 10 June, 9pm One of the fi nest young fl ute players in the county, Killargue’s Dave Sherdian launches his debut CD.
Sunday 11 June, 4pm Lecture by renowned instrument maker Sam Murray
Sunday 11 June, 6pm Concert featuring Alan Kelly, John Kelly and Arty
McGlynn.

For more information contact 086 8569900 or info@johnmckenna.ie


Laura

Re: 11th Annual John Mc Kenna Festival

Will there be drink?

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not if i get to the bar before you

Re: 11th Annual John Mc Kenna Festival

there’l be none a that carry on!!

Re: 11th Annual John Mc Kenna Festival

That’s where you’re wrong, young Loughlin. There’ll be copious volumes of creamy black stout drank from tulip shaped pint glasses (and little girls glasses for Lara).

Tried not drinking in Cryann’s on Saturday night. “Never again”!

Re: 11th Annual John Mc Kenna Festival

What a brilliant week-end! Lots of musicians around as well which was great.lovely session on saturday with Johnny Og Connolly, Aisling Costello, Damien O Brien, Joe Stones and a few more. Seemed to be tunes in all the pubs.

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Great week-end. I will be back. I was home every night at after 3am.