PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME - LOTS MORE EVENTS AND NAMES TO BE ADDED

Friday 6 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

 

4.00pm – 6.00pm       Specialist Workshop 1 WITH TONY O'CONNELL

                                     (Pre-booking essential as numbers are limited. Fee: €25)

 4.30pm                     Teacht le chéile

                                     Gathering session

                                       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 the Old Ground Hotel and takes one hour and fifteen minutes. Fee: €5; children free

    6.30pm                  Official opening by Pádraig rynne

followed by the sonny murray memorial lecture by hARRY bradshaw: 'william mullaly: the concertina's first irish recording artist'  

Old Ground Hotel.     Free admission

     8.30pm                 Concert  

                          Old Ground Hotel

Admission: €15 (includes admission to Concertina by Candlelight tonight). Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children): €25

* Special offer: three concerts for €30

     9.30 pm               club consairtín

                                    Fawl's Railway Bar, O'Connell St

    10.30pm                Concertina by Candlelight le francis

                                 cunningham agus a chairde          

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

Saturday 7 April


9.30 am                    Registration and grading for classes

 

10.00 am-1.00pm       Concertina classes for all grades. 

Tutors will include Mary MacNamara, Micheál Ó Raghallaigh, Pádraig Rynne, Ernestine Healy, Jack Talty, Edel Fox, Francis Cunningham, Katie O’Sullivan, Liam O’Brien, Sorcha Curtin, Clara Mannion, Lorraine O'Brien, Brogan McAuliffe, Conor O'Loughlin, Sinéad Mulqueen

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: €55 for two days; €75 for three days (register online at www.consairtin.ie from 1 January) 
•    Registration at the venue: €65 for two days; €85 for three days
•    Concessions for families and other groups (please contact Tim or Áine)

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.

 

2.00pm – 4.00pm      Specialist workshop 2

                                    (Pre-booking essential as numbers are limited. Fee: €25) 

 

2.00pm                     Rang Gaeilge

                            Spoken Irish for beginners. Free admission

 

4.00pm                     Siamsa na nÓg (part 1)

A showcase concert with some of the finest young concertina players from throughout Ireland and abroad. 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, Úna Grogan and friends

                             Free admission

    
8.00pm                     Concert:

Old Ground Hotel

Admission: €15 (includes admission to Concertina by Candlelight tonight) Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children): €25

9.30 pm                    club consairtín

Fawl's Railway Bar, O'Connell St


10.30pm                    Concertina by Candlelight

le Brogan McAuliffe agus a cairde

Rowan Tree Café Bar

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

Sunday 8 April

10.00am – 1.00pm     Concertina classes for all grades

 

                                                 
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.        

      

2.00pm – 4.00pm      Specialist workshop 3:

(Pre-booking essential as numbers are limited. Fee: €25)

 


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

 

6.00pm                     Scattering Concert

                                jacqueline Mccarthy, tommy keane & alec finn     

Old Ground Hotel

Admission: €15
    

8.00pm                     Slán Abhaile.

Club Consairtín

Fawl’s Railway Bar, O’Connell St