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Cuilcagh Festival 2012 – Swanlinbar, Co. Cavan

2012 Cuilcagh Festival taking place over the weekend in Swanlinbar. Details as follows:

Saturday the 2nd of June

Hawkswood Walk leaving from Trivia House at 2.00pm

Sunday the 3rd of June –

Cuilagh Walk from Bellavalley Gap at 12.30pm

Barbeque at Trivia House, music by Gerry Henderson at 6.30pm

Mobile Cinema, The Muppets, at Swanlinbar GFC at 6.30pm

Monday the 4th of June –

West Cavan Folklore by John Smyth at 2.00pm

Tory Hole Walk leaving from trivia House at 4.00pm


NYAH 2012-Co Cavan Traditional Irish Music, Dance and Song Festival-March Events 2012

NYAH 2012 (Not Your Average Hooley) 
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.
March events 
2nd -4th 
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.
Sunday 11th 
4pm -6pm Keogans Imperial Cavan Cavan Town Comhaltas youth Session led by Eimear Reilly.
6pm Mullahoran Apostolic Workers Traditional Concert. Singing , Music,  Stories and Dancing,
MC Cavan Fiddler Antóin MacGabhann
Wed 14th 
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
Thur 15th 
School Recitals by visiting artists .
Pub Session led by Gerry Gorman,  Accordion and Darren Maloney,Banjo .
Brewery Bar ,Arva 10pm
Fri 16th
Open to Children and adults
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
Sat 17th
 St Patricks Day and night.
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 
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 .
Sun 18th
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 cavanmusiclive@gmail.com or find us on Facebook and The Arts Office, Farnham Centre Cavan on 049 4378548.

Cuilcagh Festival June 2011-Swanlinbar, Co. Cavan


Cuilcagh Festival- Swanlinbar, Co. Cavan, Friday 3rd June-Monday 6th June

Music, Workshops, Cuilcagh Walk and lots more

Swanlinbar Cuilcagh Festival Weekend, County Cavan

13th Annual Cuilcagh Festival


Start date: 4 June  to 7th of June 2010

 Location: Swanlinbar, County Cavan

 Saturday 5th June:- Entertainment for the children in Trivia House; Comedy play in the Welcome Inn called “Murder in Main Street” performed by the Gonzo Theatre.

 Sunday 6th June:-  Cuilcagh Walk from Bellvalley Gap @ 12.30pm followed by BBQ at Trivia House from 7.00pm with trad music. There will also be a recreation of life in the 1950’s, with Cissie and Family.

 Monday 7th June:- 3.00pm “Expose yourself to Irish music” workshops given by Martin Donohoe, Seamus Fay and Trevor Bury. Traditional singing, accordion and Bodhran/Bones. 4.00pm Trad session at Trivia House.

 There will be an Art Exhibition over the weekend from local artists Michael Raghaill, Maria Gkinala, Maria Bagnoli, Freda Young, Jim Fee and Sean Cassidy in Trivia House.

 Everyone welcome for the weekend festivities.

For more Cavan events please visit Cavan Tourism.

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