Éigse an Spidéil 2012
Éigse an Spidéil, the annual festival of traditional music, dance, poetry, arts and culture in Spiddal, Co Galway, takes place next week from 22 to 26 February.
Events include an exhibition in Ceardlann an Spidéil by the artists’ group ‘Ealaíontóirí Chois Fharraige’, a youth concert featuring Gaelacadamh’s Young Sean-Nós Singers and Siamsóirí an Acadaimh, a sean-nós competition, numerous sessions, and a poetry reading with an open mic element.
Highlights include a masterclass with Dermot Byrne, accordion player with Altan, and a concert in the Park Lodge Hotel by Tommy Peoples, Dermot Byrne with French harpist Floriane Blancke (pictured), and sean-nós dancing with Seosamh Ó Neachtain (see below).
Published on 15 February 2012