Tuesday 20 February 2018

Some mighty sessions in store for Scully’s fest

Saileog Ni Cheanabháin is special guest at An Glaoch
Saileog Ni Cheanabháin is special guest at An Glaoch

As part of Scully’sFest, An Glaoch will be held on Saturday, August 12 - which is regarded as one of the highlights of the musical extravaganza.

It’s a two hour celebration of traditional music, song and dance in the intimate surroundings of Glash Hall, Newmarket.

The concert showcases both young upcoming musicians and the older more venerable practitioners of local traditions. There’ll also be some very special guests, including the sean nos singer and multi instrumentalist Saileog Ní Cheanabháin and one of the leading lights of Irish Dance Gearóid Ó’Dubháin.

This year’s concert is headlined by Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch. It’s a special trip for Jackie as he is one of the people credited with starting the music sessions at Scully’s way back in 1974.

Tickets are €10 available from or on the door on the night.

Meanwhile, Sunday 13th of August will be a jam packed day in Newmarket with plenty of events lined up for Scully’s Fest. From 2pm to 5pm the family day will take place in Scully’s Bar with Face painting, Arts & Crafts for kids and a delicious barbeque served up by the team at Relish.

There will also be a market there with CDs, posters, books and instruments for sale. Music will be provided by Cú Roi Mac Dara Strings, a group of local young musicians.

That evening there will be two events - a concert in Scully’s bar at 8pm with Benny McCarthy of Danú and the Mick Culloty Band. This will be followed by an open session.

Meanwhile, up the street at TD Cronin’s bar there will be a singing session at 9pm which will be hosted by the West Limerick Singing Club.


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