Wednesday 15 August 2018

Packed weekend festival programme set to delight

There will be barely time to recover from the brilliant opening concert of this year's Skerries Traditional Music Weekend, before trad lovers are immersed in a bewildering number of events to enjoy.

The weekend is kicked off on Friday night with trad supergroup, KGB and the next morning, the festival will have trad music to delight everyone from morning to night.

Music and Dancing workshops will take place on Saturday with a variety of instruments to choose from including the harp as well as the continuation of the special beginner Tin Whistle Class for Adults with tutor Andrea Gallagher. Dancing workshop will cover both Sean Nós and Set Dancing.

On Saturday evening there will be an illustrated presentation by Máire O'Keeffe on 'All Things Sliabh Luachra', with music by Paudie O'Connor, Aoife Ní Chaoimh, Con Fada Ó Drisceoil and Conal Ó Gráda, starting at and admission is free.

Skerries Traditional Music Weekend is delighted to welcome Dermot Byrne & Yvonne Casey on Saturday evening, May 19 when they will be performing at Rockabill Restaurant at 8pm. Early booking is advised by contacting Rockabill Restaurant at 01 8495001 as the numbers admitted will be limited.

Calling dancers of all ages get your dancing shoes on and dance the night away with the The Kilfenora Céilí Band. This much anticipated event is sponsored by The Moriarty Group and will be held on Saturday night at 9pm in Skerries Community Centre with tickets priced at €10.

The Sunday morning recital in Skerries Mills is hosted by Mary Bergin who leads her fellow tutors in an early morning tune. Check out the weekend details on Also regular updates are on Facebook and Twitter.

Fingal Independent