Pádraic Keane and Andrea Pelandri followed by Altan @ Concertina Cruinniú 2024

Pádraic Keane and Andrea Pelandri followed by Altan @ Concertina Cruinniú 2024

Saturday, 10 February 2024, 8.30pm

Oidhreacht an Chláir – Clare Institute for Traditional Studies presents

12th Annual Concertina Cruinniú
Féile Mhór an Chonsairtín

Honouring the late Howard Marshall, author of Out of Darkness: The Blind Piper of Inagh.

Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare
9–11 February 2024

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PROGRAMME
FRIDAY 9 FEBRUARY

8.30pm - 10.00pm
Official Opening
Harry Hughes introduces Ben Taylorfriend, colleague and photographer to remember the late Howard Marshall, author of Out of Darkness, with tunes from Liam O’Brien and Sean Neylon, followed by:

The Clare launch of What Ireland can Teach the World About Music – and other essays by Toner Quinn, with readings from the book and tunes from Toner (fiddle), Malachy Bourke (fiddle) and Stephen McFarlane (guitar)

Venue: Community Centre.
Admission €10. Free for registered students.

10.00pm
Cosán Ceoil in selected pubs, with some of the leading concertina players and other musicians.
Admission free. Fáilte roimh chách.

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SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY

9.00am
Grading for classes at Miltown Malbay
Community Centre.

10.00am - 1.00pm (Short Break 11.15am)
Classes at Community Centre and St. Joseph’s National School

Master class with Noel Hill. Pre-registration required.

All classes will be overseen by Master Tutor Noel Hill and conducted by a panel of experienced musicians and tutors: Colm Browne, Sorcha Curtin, Edel Fox, Bernie Geraghty, Noel Hill, Mairead Hurley, Claire Keville, Jacqueline McCarthy, Mary MacNamara, Caoilfhionn Ní Fhrighil, Liam O’Brien, Conor O’Loughlin, Michelle O’Sullivan and Jack Talty.

2.30pm – 3.30pm
Lecture: Dr Aoife Granville “Contemporary Thoughts on Irish Traditional Music and Song”
Venue: Community Centre.
Admission €5. Free for registered students.

3.00pm – 4.30pm
Open Junior Session, led by Liam O’Brien and Bríd O’Donohue
Venue: St. Joseph’s National School.
Admission free. Fáilte roimh chách.

3.00pm – 4.30pm
Open Intermediate Session (under 18s in advanced or master
class), led by Josephine Marsh and Bernie Geraghty.
Venue: Community Centre.
Admission free. Fáilte roimh chách.

3.00pm – 4.30pm
Open Adult Session, led by Claire Keville and John Weir.
Venue: Clancy’s Bar.
Admission free. Fáilte roimh chách.

5.00pm – 6.00pm
The Listening Room: 
Noel Hill and Seán Óg Potts.
This event will be recorded for ITMA.
Venue: Westbridge Bar and Restaurant.
Admission €10. Free for registered students.

8.30pm - 10.00pm
Concert: Pádraic Keane and Andrea Pelandri, followed by:
Altan
Fear an Tí: Tim Dennehy.
This event will be recorded for ITMA.
Venue: Community Centre.
Admission €20. Cruinniú students €10.

10.00pm
Cosán Ceoil in selected pubs, with some of the leading concertina players and other musicians.
Admission free. Fáilte roimh chách.

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SUNDAY 11 FEBRUARY

10.00am - 1.00pm (Short Break 11.15am)
Classes at Community Centre and St Joseph’s NS.

2.30pm - 5.30pm
Songs and Tunes
Tim Dennehy, Róisín White, Máire Ní Ghráda, Deirdre Scanlon and Maeve Donnelly.
Venue: The Forge at The Players Bar.
Admission free. Fáilte roimh chách.

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Concertina repairs
Kevin Costello will be available for c
oncertina repairs in yhe Community Centre on Saturday and Sunday.

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Fees
Fees for two days’ tuition and admission to all events 
except Saturday night concert: 
– Early Bird Registration: €70. Students must register and pay by 31st January 2024 to avail of this.
– €85 thereafter.

Please Register and pay online at www.concertinacruinniu.ie.

For further information, email eolas [at] oac.ie or phone 087-2897935 or 087-6889239.

General Information/Eolas Ginearálta
The Concertina Cruinniú is an annual community non-commercial event organised by Oidhreacht an Chláir to promote the musical and cultural heritage of Clare. Free admission to The Music Makers of West Clare Visitor Centre for students. Students and visitors must arrange their own accommodation and transport. There is a wide variety of accommodation in the Miltown Malbay area. See www.concertinacruinniu.ie

Download the brochure below.

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Published by Journal of Music on 30 November 2023

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