THE 20th annual Patrick O'Keeffe Traditional Music Festival will take place here in Castleisland over the October bank holiday weekend from Friday October 26th to the 29th inclusive. It promises to be one of the best in years.
Mickey MacConnell, Jimmy Crowley, Gerry Harrington, Eoghan O'Sullivan, Paul de Grae and the Smokey Chimney Reunion; West Limerick's Dan Brouder and The Lark's Air Launch; Jackie Dan Jerry O'Connor and Terence McQuinn and the United Nations Reed and String Band; Peter Browne and Billy Clifford, Danny O'Mahony and Micheal O Raghallaigh and Frankie Gavin and de Dannan - just confirmed at the weekend their intentions to visit Castleisland for the festival.
Chairman Cormac O'Mahony is playing a blinder again this year and I just got another message from him now to confirm that the north Cork based, 'Allow Ceili Band' this year's All-Ireland Champions are coming down to the valley - for the weekend. Tickets for the Sunday night concert will be as scarce as the proverbial hen's teeth. They can be booked on 066 71 42555 after 5pm. Much more news next week.
For further details contact: Chairman: Cormac O'Mahony : 087 2731441 or John Reidy : 087 2359467 web: www.patrickokeeffe.net or follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com./POK TMF