Programme of Events – 2021

All Events are taking place virtually 

Saturday 1st May

Dé Domhnaigh an 1 Bealtaine

Ceardlanna ar Líne |  Online Workshops

10am-12pm – Intermediate Masterclasses
2pm – 4pm – Advanced Masterclasses
All workshops will be taking place via Zoom (with the exception of the harp workshop which will be pre-recorded)
Is féidir clárú ar shuíomh gréasáin na Féile / Please register on the Féile below

Costas/ Cost: €10

5.00pm – Seisiún Amhránaíochta ar an Sean-Nós
Ar cheann de bhuaicphointí na Féile a bhíonn an seisiún amhránaíochta i gcónaí agus i mbliana, tá eagrán amhránaíochta speisialta curtha le chéile againn daoibh ó chartlanna na Féile ina mbeidh scoth na n-amhránaithe le cloisteáil.
The sean-nós concert is always one of the main highlights of the Féile and this year, we have created a special sean-nós concert featuring recordings from the early years of Féile.

8.00pm – Ceolchoirm na Féile Cuid 1 / Féile Concert Part 1
An exceptional 2-part concert pre-recorded in Louisburgh in March 2021featuring music and song from four leading families of Irish traditional music. 

The Weir/Ní Dhonaile Family
John Weir, originally from Tyrone, has been resident in Clare for many years where he and his wife, Eithne Ní Dhonaile, have become household names in traditional music circles. They are joined here by their daughter Áine Mhaoir who is also a very talented musician and wonderful singer.

Clann Uí Raghallaigh
Áine Ní Raghallaigh, Róise, Béibhinn agus Caomhán Mac Gabhann, Maebh, Tadhg, Laoise agus Mícheál Ó’Raghallaigh, Nóra Ní Raghallaigh, Niamh agus Deirbhile Ní Chlúmháin, MacDara, Liam, Feargus agus MacDara Óg Ó Raghallaigh a chuirfidh ceol binn bríomhar ar fáil dúinn sa dara leath den cheolchoirm.  

Sunday 2nd May

Dé Domhnaigh an 2 Bealtaine

4.00pm – Ar Bhóithrín na Smaointe / A Trip down Memory Lane

A video compilation featuring highlights from the Féile Chois Cuain archives over the years. This concert is dedicated to the memory of Sheamus Heneghan, a founding member of Féile Chois Cuain, a gifted musician and a gentleman whose welcome, warmth and music will be greatly missed by all.

8.00pm –  Ceolchoirm na Féile Cuid 2 / Féile Concert Part 2

The Maguire Family & Friends
The Maguire Family from Co. Fermanagh are instantly recognised for their very distinctive style of
traditional music. Maggie on Fiddle, Lorena on Flute and Chris on Button Accordion. All have achieved many All-Ireland honours in recent years. They will be joined by Ronan Warnock (Piano) from County Tyrone & Kieran Leonard (Bodhrán) from County Fermanagh. They are all members of the 2014 All-Ireland winning Knockmore Céilí Band.

The Kearins Family
Fionnuala, Cian and Caoimhe Kearins from Ballymote in County Sligo and Cian’s wife, Niamh O’Sullivan, from Beaumont, Dublin have visited Louisburgh as tutors at Féile Chois Cuain on numerous occasions. They are accomplished musicians and singers with numerous All-Ireland successes. They have put together a wonderful set of music and song for the second half of the concert.