The Con Curtin Music Festival
The legendary Con Curtin was one of the few people in the country with the honour of having a festival in their name in life. Con passed away on April 25th 2009 at 82 years of age, and every year the crowds flock to support the festival established and celebrated in his name.
The Festival was established in 2001 to celebrate a very unusual “Sliabh Luachra” blossom of music , with a unique tempo and rhythm.
Con Curtin was a master exponent of this Sliabh Luachra style.
Over the years the Con Curtin festival has grown from strength to strength and is one of the most prominenent weekends of the year in any traditional musician’s calendar.
The festival is supported by top musicians, not just from the locality but from all over Ireland and abroad, and it’s this quality that ensures that the crowds flock to our village every June!
The 14th Annual Con Curtin Music Festival is on from the 27th to the 29th of June! This year the Friday night Concert will feature the legendary De Dannan with founding member Alec Finn, Eleanor Shanley on vocals, Derek Hickey on accordion, Brian McGrath on banjo/piano and Ronan O’Flaherty on the fiddle! Also performing on the night will be the Naomh Íde Céili Band