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Kiltyclogher concert to remember local musicans and singers who have died

Maurice Lennon will be one of the many artists performing

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Musician Maurice Lennon, who will perform on the night remembering his father, the renowned fiddle player, Ben Lennon, who died during the start of the pandemic in 2020 at the age of 92,. Maurice is pictured playing a tune in Sean McDiarmada's cottage, Kiltyclogher in advance of next Saturday's concert.Photo Brian Farrell

Musician Maurice Lennon, who will perform on the night remembering his father, the renowned fiddle player, Ben Lennon, who died during the start of the pandemic in 2020 at the age of 92,. Maurice is pictured playing a tune in Sean McDiarmada's cottage, Kiltyclogher in advance of next Saturday's concert.Photo Brian Farrell

Musician Maurice Lennon, who will perform on the night remembering his father, the renowned fiddle player, Ben Lennon, who died during the start of the pandemic in 2020 at the age of 92,. Maurice is pictured playing a tune in Sean McDiarmada's cottage, Kiltyclogher in advance of next Saturday's concert.Photo Brian Farrell

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‘Kilty Remembers’, a nostalgic evening of music and song and dance, will be hosted in the Kiltyclogher Community Centre on Saturday 25th of June at 8pm.

The main idea of running this concert with the aid Local Live performance Programming Scheme (LLPS) Funding with Leitrim County Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media is to remember musicians and singers that have passed away in the locality but would have influenced some of the artists that are performing on the night and have left such a fine legacy of music and song to all of the next generation.

To mention but a few, Ben Lennon, Paddy Hayes, John Timoney, Francis John Mc Govern, Jack Rooney, John Quinn, Michael Shanley, Frankie Maguire, Tommy Maguire,Packie Mc Keaney Packie Feehily, Frankie Gilmartin, Ned Gilmartin, Michael and Phil Rooney and many more.

Music will be provided by the inherently musical trio, Maurice Lennon, Ciara Brennan and Chris Dawson.

They will combine their musical and performance experience to give us a very dynamic repertoire of traditional and newly composed music.

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Of course everyone is looking forward to having Maurice back playing in his home town of Kiltyclogher.

Maurice has enjoyed a stellar career as a fiddle player and composer.

The concert will also feature some local musicians who would have played or had been inspired by some of the names of the people being remembered on the night.

This will be a relaxed session of music, song and chat featuring Jim Connolly (box), John Loughlin (fiddle), Kathleen Meehan (banjo and vocals), Rosie Stewart (singer), Ronan Regan (fiddle and Sean Nos dancer), Oonagh Mc Hugh (flute), Michelle Gallagher (keyboard), Paddy Morgan and Caroline Frawley and, of course, as with all traditional concerts in Kiltyclogher, the night will finish with a grand finale with all artists from the first and second half playing in the great Leitrim style.

Tickets can be booked at Kiltyclogher Heritage Centre at 071 9854865, through Eventbrite or by texting 083 1605327.


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