Smithwick's Éigse Mrs Crotty 2000

Kilrush, Co. Clare

17th August - 20th August

Thursday, 17th August
8:00 p.m.  Ceolchoirm na nÓg
                 featuring the best of young local talent
                 Venue : Kilrush Primary School Hall

Traditional Sessions in pubs throughout the town

Friday, 18th August
7:00 p.m.   Open Air Céilí
                  in the Town Square with The Four Courts Céilí Band

8:00 p.m.   Official Opening
                  by Dr. Ciarán MacMathúna followed by Mrs. Elizabeth
                  Crotty Memorial Lecture - "Women in the History of
                   Traditional Music" - by Maire O'Keefe
                   Venue : Kilrush Library

Traditional Sessions in pubs throughout the town

Saturday, 19th August
9:30 a.m. to  Concertina Classes
12:30 p.m.    for beginners, intermediate and advanced students
                    Tutors : Jacqueline McCarthy, Tim Collins, Yvonne and
                    Lourda Griffin, Dympna O'Sullivan and Una Grogan
                    Venue : Kilrush Primary School

1:30 p.m. to  Concertina Classes
4:00 p.m.      Continued after lunch, including demonstrations for
                     each class by established concertina players

4:30 p.m.      Maintenance and Repair of your Concertina
                    with Geoff Wooff and Jurgen Suttner
                    Venue : Kilrush Primary School

4:00 p.m.      Open Air Céilí
                     in the town square with the Michael Sexton Céilí Band
                     Sets will be called

8:00 p.m.       Mrs. Crotty Memorial Concert
                     A feast of traditional music
                     featuring Providence and Aoghan Lynch & Friends, Michael                      Tubridy, Jacqueline & Tommy McCarthy, Gerdy Commane,                      Tommy McMahon & Tom Carey, Yvonne & Lourda Griffin,
                     Tim Collins and more.
                     Bean an Tí : Aíne Hensey
                     Venue : Kilrush Primary School Hall
                     Sponsored by Kilrush Credit Union

Traditional Sessions in pubs throughout the town

Sunday, 20th August
12 noon         Mrs. Crotty Memorial Mass
                     and graveyard visit

2:00 p.m. to  Concertina Classes
4:00 p.m.      Continued from yesterday

4:00 p.m.      Traditional Music
                     at the Vandeleur Wall Garden, Kilrush Woods

7:00 p.m.      Open Air Céilí
                     in the Town Square with the Kilfenora Céilí Band

9:30 p.m.      Céilí
                     in the GAA Hall with the Shannonside Céilí Band

Traditional Sessions in pubs throughout the town


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