Patrick O’Keeffe Festival

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Friday the 22nd of October
8pm - Official Launch
Eoin Stan O’Sullivan presents’ Transmissions’ Sliabh Luachra Music through the years and how it has been handed down.

9PM- Session Trail begins with some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians in pubs throughout the town. Continues until late.

Saturday 23rd of October
Registration at 10.30am. Classes at 11am
Classes in St Patrick’s Secondary School

Fiddle with Aoife Ní Chaoimh, Connie O’Connell and Macdara Ó’Raghallaigh. Online class with Tara Breen. Details how to register for online class on website.

Accordion with Paudie O’Connor, Danny O’Mahony and Conor Connolly

Flute with Joe O’Sullivan and Eibhlin de Paor

Concertina with Micheál Ó’Raghallaigh and Mairead Corridan

Banjo with Brian Mooney

Traditional Singing with Cathy Jordan

Uileann Pipes with Peter Browne

Text 0857869067 or email to book your place

Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Concert

MC: Matt Cranitch
Also featuring
Connie O’Connell
Macdara Ó’Raghaigh
Aidan Connolly,
Aoife Ní Chaoimh
Diarmuid O’Brien
Nickie McAuliffe
Emma O’Leary
Liam Flanagan

Free entry for those who attended the classes that morning

Pop-Up Gaelteacht
Venue: The River Island Hotel

Come along and experience a Pop Up Gaeltacht in a relaxed, informal setting. Ceol, caint agus craic.

Singing Concert
Venue: Hartnett’s Bar
Don Stiffe, Mickey MacConnell, Ella Marie O’Dwyer and Tim Dennehy

Aidan Connolly launching his album ‘The Portland Bow’
Venue: The Crown Bar Function Room

Dervish in Concert
Venue: The River Island Hotel
With special guests
Danny O’Mahony, Macdara Ó Raghallaigh and Michéal Ó’Raghallaigh

Johnny Óg Connolly, Clíodhna Costello and Pádraig Ó’Dubhghaill

Tickets available here:

Sunday 24th of October

Junior Trad Session
Venue: The Ivy Leaf

Hosted by Sheila Heery. session leaders- Emma O’Leary and Maura O’Connor

Céili Mór
Venue: An Riocht Pavillion

Denis Murphy Lecture presented by Peter Browne
Venue: The River Island Hotel

Sliabh Luachra Record Label Album Launch
Venue: The Ivy Leaf
Bryan O’Leary, Maura O’Connor and Emma O’Leary launch their albums

Diarmuid O’Brien & Donal O’Sullivan Album Launch: ‘Abroad in the Back Kitchen’
Venue: Hartnett’s Bar

Sliabh Luachra Composers Concert
Venue: River Island Hotel
Jackie Daly
Nickie McAuliffe
Edel Fox
Connie O’Connell
Young Musician Award
Sliabh Notes

Monday 25th of October

Poetry Extravaganza with Eileen Sheehan
Venue: To be Confirmed

Pub Trail Runs all day until late

Details on accommodation can be found on the website
Campers Welcome and will be accommodated in Town Centre location in Walsh’s Electrical Car Park with access to Fresh Water

Below is a list of musicians on the programme confirmed so far.
Johnny Og Connolly, Cliodhna Costello and Padraig O’Dubhghaill

Jackie Daly, Matt Cranitch, Paul de Grae

Tom Morrow, Cathy Jordan, Brian McDonagh, Shane Mitchell, Michael Holmes, Shane Holmes(Dervish)

Danny O’Mahony, Macdara O’Raghallaigh and Michéal O’Raghallaigh

Liam O’Brien, Damien O’Reilly, Deirdre O’Brien, Ciara Ní Bhriain, Diarmuid O’Meachair

Edel Fox, Tara Breen, Neil Byrne

Conor Connolly, Catherine McHugh, Daithi Gormley, Elaine Reilly

Paudie O’Connor, Aoife Ni Chaoimh, Maire O’Keeffe, Brian Mooney
Donal Murphy, Eibhlis Murphy, Kevin Murphy, Tommy O’Sullivan

Bryan O’Leary, Emma O’Leary, Maura O’Connor, Kevin Murphy
Donie Nolan, Connie O’Connell, Eibhlin De Paor, Liam Flanagan
Diarmuid O’Brien, Donal O’Sullivan, Clodagh Buckley

Aidan Connolly, Fergus McGorman, Liam McGonigle,
Patrick O’Loughlin, Clíodhna Ní Bheaglaoich, Deirdre Winrow, Maella Demains, Oisín Morrison, Eibhlis Ní Suilleabhain,

Mikie O’Gorman, Keith O’Loughlin, Timmy Collins, Kate O’Gorman, Marie O’Gorman

Gearoid Curtin, Darragh Curtin, Darragh Horan, Brian Scannell, Greta Curtin, Jessie Healy

Siún Glackin, Meabh Mulligan, Libby McCrohan

John McCann, Tadhg Mulligan, Cein Sweeney, Dylan Carlos, Peter McKenna, John McCairtin, James McKenna, Tomasso Tornielli

Ian Sheehy, Micheal Broderick, Padraig Enright, James O’Connor (

Don Stiffe, Mickey MacConnell, Tim Dennehy, Ella Marie O’Dwyer
Mick Culloty, PJ Teehan, Sean Abeyta, Niall O’Connor, Tom Connell, Con Moynihan, Denis O’Connor, Mike Rice

Peter Browne, Billy Clifford, Eoin O’Sullivan
Nickie McAuliffe, Anne McAuliffe, Richard Dwyer
Joe O’Sullivan, , Eamon O’Riordan.

More to be confirmed, stay tuned to the website