Visiting musicians include Cormac Begley, Micheál and MacDara Ó Raghallaigh, Danny O’Mahony, Kevin Rowsome and Lorraine Hickey, Mick O’Brien and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Róisín White, Johnny ‘Ringo’ McDonagh, and Rosie Stewart.
The Tocht Festival of Dance is taking place this weekend at Siamsa Tíre Theatre, Town Park, Tralee, County Kerry, and the Fonn Rince dance school is on next weekend in Tigh Roy, Ionad Cultúrtha in the Glen of Aherlow, County Tipperary.
Among the few first releases from cottage record label, Raelach Records, run by Jack Talty, is Saileog Ní Cheannabháin’s I bhfíor-dheiriú oidhche. The album consists of twelve songs that Séamus Ennis collected in Iorras Aithneach, Conamara.
MC Jerry O’Reilly will be teaching some more easy set-dances to music from Colm Delaney on concertina, Peter Staunton on accordion and Phil Gaynor on drums.
Iarla Ó Lionáird latest album, Foxlight, is a departure from the singer's previous records.
This Sunday the Gigs for Families series run by Galway-based Adventures in Music starts its seventh run at the St Patrick’s Bandhall with a traditional music session for children and their parents featuring Máirtín O Connor (accordion) and