Tuesday 16 July 2019

Third Knocklane Festival to take place later this month

Preparations are in full flow for the third year of the Knocklane Festival taking place in Maugherow from Friday 21st June - Sunday 23rd.

The festival is organised and hosted by Benbulben CCE, and it aims to promote traditional music in the North Sligo Area .

This year's festival will be opening on Friday 21st June in Jordan's bar, Maugherow with a free concert displaying lots of talent and promising ceol agus craic go leoir.

On Saturday 22nd June a series of workshops will take place in St. Patricks National school,


Workshops are for children and adults on banjo, mandolin, flute, whistle, concertina, bodhran, bones and fiddle.

Tutors include Hannah Kelly, John Dwyer, Jason McGuiness, Theresa O'Grady and Junior Davey.

They take place 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm costing €15 per session.

Pre-booking is essential for these popular workshops.

This year there is a wonderful opportunity for young musicians to join the youth session in Ellen's on Saturday 22nd from 5.30pm-7.30pm. The youth session is a great way to meet up with old friends, make new ones and enjoy playing in a social setting.

The youth session will be followed at 8.30pm by New Road featuring Seamie O'Dowd, Leonard Barry, Rick Epping and Tom Morrow.

There will be on-site catering available - so everything you need is on hand!

On Sunday 23rd June, there is a chance to try out the Uileann Pipes with Leonard Barry in Ellen's at 2pm before the farewell Sessiun from 4pm-6pm.

It promises to be a great weekend in beautiful North Sligo.

For further information contact:, see Facebook/Benbulbencce

To pre-book workshops contact Edel on 086-2402929.

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