Co. Cavan Traditional Irish Music,Dance and Song festival
2012 March Events
Preparations are well in place for the March NYAH County Cavan Traditional Festival 2012, which will see hundreds of musicians and artists descend on the Breffni territory throughout the month of March to take part in a packed programme of events across the county, ranging from major concerts to intimate pub sessions, with a host of extras including music and song workshops, the ‘Jig of Life’ award, and book and CD launches. The word “NYAH ” refers to the very expression of the tradition; to the soul and feeling that makes it so unique……it’s about the lift the music can give to the hardest heart.
John Joe Maguire (Flute Player) Weekend in Swanlinbar, West Cavan, guests include Gerry (Fiddle) O Connor, Cathal Mc Connell, Marcus O Murchu, Martin Quinn and local artists from Cavan & Fermanagh.
6pm Mullahoran Apostolic Workers Traditional Concert. Singing , Music, Stories and Dancing,
MC Cavan Fiddler Antóin MacGabhann
School Recitals by visiting artists
Celebration of the music of Fintan Mc Manus,Fermanagh composer and musician Farnham Arms Cavan 10pm Special Guest Traditional artists from Fermanagh, Tyrone, Monaghan and Cavan
School Recitals by visiting artists .
Pub Session led by Gerry Gorman, Accordion and Darren Maloney,Banjo .
Brewery Bar ,Arva 10pm
8pm Free Sean-Nós Dancing steps class with Marian Crowe in Farnham Arms Hotel
10pm NYAH Jig of Life Award to Philip Clarke, Musician, with performance from Noel Sweeney, Flute , Peter Leddy,Acc,Karen Gilroy, Keyboard ,Noel Battle ,Mouth Organ and Kilnaleck & Ballinagh CCE 10pm Adm Free
Open Session from lunchtime till Midnight in Farnham Arms Hotel with Kavan Donohoe ,Harp & Pipes ,Sean Owens,Flute Darren Maloney, Banjo,Savannah Donohoe,Flute ,Mickey Mc Donnell,Larry Mc Quaid, Cavan Town Comhaltas Musicians and festival guests from Scotland.
St Patricks Night NYAH concert Town Hall Cavan 8pm
NO MUSICAL DEMARCATION
Music that bridges the Roman Catholic and Protestant cultures
Willie Drennan Trio Ulster Scot – Traditional Musicians, Storyteller, Poet & Writer from Antrim
Martin Donohoe Cavan Accordion man and friends Seamus Fay.Lilter, Antoin Mac Gabhann,Fiddle,Kavan Donohoe Harp/ Pipes , Eamonn Maguire Storyteller, Fintan Mc Manus ,Bouzouki ,Cavan Set Dancers and Cavan Town Comhaltas 40 piece Fleadh band ,
Adm 10 Euro. Tickets Multisound Cavan 0494361312 or at door if not sold out . 8pm
Two hour concert .
3pm -5pm Traditional Singing session in Farnham Arms. Monica Beagon, Pauline Hanly,Cathal Lynch,Cian Kearns ,Aoife Murray, Seamus Fay, Sean Owens, Marian Crowe, Joe Connelly and Mickey Mc Donnell.11am Workshops Continue with Breda Shannon, Mairead Kelly,Gary Lynch,Cathal Lynch among others.11am
5pm CD Launch of Omagh’s Paul McGlinchey’s new Flute album “The Boys of the Town”
8pm Trad Session in Bent Elbow Drumlish from 8pm led by Noel Sweeney.
Remember to keep a look out for all Nyah events, which continue on a year-round basis. For further NYAH information www.cavantowncomhaltas.ie EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook and The Arts Office, Farnham Centre Cavan on 049 4378548.
2011 All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil Fundraiser
Monday April 18th ,Harcourt Hotel, Dublin Fantastic night of traditional Irish music. Some of the biggest names in Irish music performing together for one night only!
Free bus from Cavan town contact Martin Donohue at 086 2342270 to hold seats
All Artists performing free as this is a Fundraiser for the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Cavan Town
Info at www.fleadh2011cavan.ie