Flutes and fiddles everywhere, if it’s
music you want you should go to Riches of Clare! The 2015 ‘Riches
of Clare’ free lunchtime concert series will get off to
a musical start on May 18th in the County Museum, Ennis.
This Clare Arts Office initiative is hosting
fifty six traditional musicians in fourteen concerts, throughout
the second half of May, June and July in Ennis. The concert
series features traditional musicians from or based in County
Clare with an occasional visitor!
The usual residency in the Clare Museum, Ennis
begins during the Fleadh Nua festival and continues each Wednesday
afternoon during June and July. There will also be a special
concert this year in Teach Ceoil, Kilrush to coincide with the
Clare Fleadh, and in Feakle Communtiy Hall as part of the Feakle
'As in previous years, we are expecting standing
room only in the Museum for the concerts taking place during
the Fleadh' says Mike Butler, who co-ordinates the series on
behalf of the Arts Office.
Musicians performing in this year’s series
will include Tim Collins, Josephine Marsh and Edel Fox to name
but a few.
The Riches of Clare is now well established
on the Clare traditional music calendar with audience members
regularly traveling from afar to listen to the music and to
meet the musicians. According to Siobhán Mulcahy, County
Arts Officer, “As always, local musicians have been enthusiastic
and obliging with their participation in each and every concert.
The series really belongs to the musicians and the audiences”.
Admission to all concerts in the series is free of charge, as
the concerts are supported by the Arts Office of Clare County
Council and the Arts Council.
More information on the series is available
on www.richesofclare.com and this year the coordinators are
continuing to provide a free text reminder service. To sign
up for these reminders, which will inform you of the musicians
playing in that day’s concert, simply text RICHES to 087-4199293.
Updates can also be received online or through the Riches of
Clare Facebook page, where some sound and video clips of previous
concerts can be viewed.
There is a capacity limit of 75 per concert
- please note that doors will close when this limit is reached.
Seats will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
Riches of Clare @ Fleadh Nua
Clare Museum, Ennis
May 18th Anne Marie McCormack, Niamh O'Dea, Martin Dermody,
May 19th James Devitt, Christy Barry, Conor McCarthy, Johnny
May 20th Finola Ryan, Liam Ryan, Neil O'Loghlen, Eoin O'Neill
May 21st David Sanders, Elaine Hogan, Martin Glynn, Alan Wallace
May 22nd Dave Harper, Conor Keane, Johnny Ringo McDonagh, Kevin
Riches of Clare @ Wednesday sessions
Clare Museum, Ennis
May 27th Tim Collins, Eamonn Cotter, Eimear
Howley, Pat Marsh
June 3rd Josephine Marsh, Mick Kinsella, Tommy Carew, Declan
June 10th John Kelly, Sheila Garry, Brian Mooney, Aoibheann
June 17th Edel Fox, Neill Byrne, Tommy Fitzharris, Colm O'Caoimh
June 24th Kieran Kissane, Kieran Hehir, Seanie McGrath, John
July 1st Nuala Hehir, Yvonne Griffin, Shane Green, Deirdre Scanlan
July 15th Marcus Moloney, Murt Ryan, Carmel O'Dea, Cyril O'Donoghue
July 22nd Pat Lynch, John Lynch, Marie Quigney, Siobhan O'Donoghue
July 29th Francis Cunningham, Eimear Coughlan, Anne Rynne, Marian
County Fleadh, Kilrush – Teach Ceoil
Sunday June 14th Sean Vaughan, James Cullinan, Felim Collins,
Feakle Festival – Community Hall
Monday August 10th Eileen O'Brien, Geraldine Cotter, Andrew
McNamara, Mary McNamara
For further information contact the Clare Arts
Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 065-6899091, or Mike Butler