Cancelled: Féile Patrick Byrne 2020

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Féile Patrick Byrne 2020

Féile Patrick Byrne is an Irish traditional music festival held annually on the Palm Sunday weekend in and around Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. Organised by the Carrickmacross branch of Comhaltas, the event honours the Farney harper Patrick Byrne (c.1794-1863) who was the first Irish traditional musician ever photographed. The féile has been running since 2007 and aims to showcase the best of traditional music and dance with concerts, workshops, sessions, a lecture and a sets céilí.

Highlights this year are the concerts with Gerry O’Connor and Gilles le Bigot, Siobhán Armstrong and Roisín Elsafty, and Garadice. The weekend finishes with a bang as the Salamanca Céilí Band play for a Sunday afternoon sets céilí.

Sessions are open with all musicians, singers and dancers welcome.
Thursday 2nd April - Music session at 10pm in Markey’s
Friday 3rd – Singing session at 9pm in Deery’s Lounge
Saturday 4th – Youth session at 5.30pm in McNally’s and music session at 10pm in Markey’s
Sunday 5th – Slow session at 6.30pm in Deery’s Lounge and survivors’ session in McNally’s 9pm.

Please send any queries to: Email patrickbyrnefestival@gmail.com; Text 089 216 5814.

Re: Cancelled: Féile Patrick Byrne 2020

Unfortunately Féile Patrick Byrne has been postponed. We hope to be able to hold the individual events later in the year. If that is possible they will be posted here.