Friday 21 April


1.30pm – 6.30pm       Registration        

Old Ground Hotel

2.00 – 4.00pm           Clare concertina tunes

An extra class for early arrivals featuring an opportunity to learn some of the extensive Clare repertoire of tunes for the concertina. Suitable for players of all levels;  
le Mary MacNamara agus Francis Cunningham 

Holy Family School, Station Road (next door to Old Ground Hotel)

4.30pm                     Guided walking tour of ennis

Discover the history and legends of the town in the company of Jane O'Brien (www.enniswalkingtours.com) Tour departs from Old Ground Hotel and takes one hourand fifteen minutes. Fee: €5. Children free

 4.30pm                   Teacht le chéile

                                    Gathering session le Aoibheann agus Pamela Queally

Old Ground Hotel

   4.00pm – 6.00pm   Specialist Workshop 1:

                                     Aogán Lynch: Innovation and style

Holy Family School, Station Road

(Advanced players only. Pre-booking essential as numbers are limited. Fee: €20)

    6.30pm                  Official opening by Caitlín Nic Gabhann

followed by the sonny murray memorial lecture by dave townsend: 'the village band tradition in england'  

Old Ground Hotel.     Free admission

     8.30pm                 Concert  

                          the mulcahy family

                                     DÚCHAS, winners of Siansa Gael-Linn 2017

                                 Old Ground Hotel

Admission: €10 (includes admission to Concertina by Candlelight tonight). Families: €20

     9.30 pm               club consairtín le tim collins, éamonn &

                                geraldine cotter

                                    Fawl's Railway Bar, O'Connell St

    10.30pm                Concertina by Candlelight le ernestine healy

                                 agus a cairde, aogán lynch ina measc

Rowan Tree Café Bar
Cead isteach: €10 (le gloine fíona agus blúirín blasta san áireamh)

Saturday 22 April


9.30 am                    Registration and grading for classes

Holy Family Hall, Station Road

10.00 am-1.00pm       Concertina classes for all grades. 

Holy Family School, Station Road

Tutors will include Mary MacNamara, Micheál Ó     Raghallaigh, Pádraig Rynne, Ernestine Healy, Jack Talty, Edel Fox, Caoilfhionn Ní Fhrighil, Cáitlín Nic Gabhann, Mairéad Corridan, Francis Cunningham, Katie O’Sullivan, Liam O’Brien, Sorcha Curtin, Clara Mannion, Lorraine O'Brien

Beidh ar a laghad rang amháin á rith trí Ghaeilge

Fee for tuition and admission to all other events (except Old Ground concerts and specialist workshops):    
•    Pre-registered students: €50 for two days; €70 for three days (register online at www.consairtin.ie from 1 January) 
•    Registration at the venue: €60 for two days; €85 for three days
•    Concessions for families and other groups

2.00pm & 4.00pm      Instrument maintenance tutorial

with Seán Ó Fearghail. A practical opportunity to learn and carry out some basic concertina maintenance skills. Registered students: free. Non-students: €10. Pre-booking is essential as materials will be provided and places are limited.

Holy Family School, Station Road

2.00pm – 4.00pm      Specialist workshop 2:

                                dave townsend:                    

'Ornamentation and accent in the English instrumental tradition.'

Holy Family School, Station Road

(Advanced players only. Pre-booking essential as numbers are limited. Fee: €20) 

2.00pm                     Rang Gaeilge

                            Spoken Irish for beginners. Free admission

Holy Family School, Station Road

4.00pm                     Siamsa na nÓg (part 1)

A showcase concert with ten of Ireland’s finest young concertina players. Followed by an open session for teenagers. Players of all instruments are welcome.

Old Ground Hotel

5.00 pm                     dympna o'sullivan memorial session

An afternoon of tunes and stories in memory of Dympna O'Sullivan with Joan Hanrahan, Una Grogan and friends

Knox' Bar, Abbey St.

                             Free admission

    
8.00pm                     Concert:

ICE, the Irish Concertina Ensemble

dave townsend      

The o'brien family, including tg4 Young musician of the year, Liam O'brien

Old Ground Hotel

Admission: €15 (includes admission to Concertina by Candlelight tonight) Families: €30

9.30 pm                    club consairtín

le Caoilfhionn Ní Fhrighil & Damien O'Reilly

                             Fawl's Railway Bar, O'Connell St


10.30pm                    Concertina by Candlelight

le Cormac Begley, Jack Talty agus a gcairde. Recital celebrating two new solo albums by Cormac and Jack.

Rowan Tree Café Bar

Cead isteach: €10 (le gloine fíona agus blúirín blasta san áireamh)

Sunday 23 April

10.00am – 1.00pm     Concertina classes for all grades

Holy Family School, Station Road

                                                   
2.00pm & 4.00pm      Instrument maintenance tutorial

with Seán Ó Fearghail. Registered students: free. Non-students: €10. Pre-booking is essential as places are limited.        

Holy Family School, Station Road      

2.00pm – 4.00pm      Specialist workshop 3:

cormac begly: polkas and slides

(Advanced players only. Pre-booking essential as numbers are limited. Fee: €20)

Holy Family School, Station Road


4.00pm                      Siamsa na nÓg (part 2)

A showcase concert with ten of Clare’s finest young concertina players. Followed by an open session for teenagers. Players of all instruments are welcome.

                                    Old Ground Hotel


5.00pm                     Concertina Club. A tribute to Tom Carey

with Sorcha Curtin, Mairéad Considine, Sharon O'Leary and west Clare musicians

Knox's Bar, Abbey St

6.00pm                     Scattering Concert

                                edel fox & neill byrne with jack talty

                                conor o'loughlin

Old Ground Hotel

Admission: €10
    

8.00pm                     Slán Abhaile.

Club Consairtín le Francis Cunningham & Eimear Ní Chochláin

Fawl’s Railway Bar, O’Connell St