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Saturday 23rd June 2012                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Cairde Arts Festival presents The Shelly River Boat Race

In association with Season of Yeats

Sunday July 1st  JFK Parade, 7.30 pm

The Shelley River Boat Race is the grand opening event at this year’s Cairde Arts Festival. A massive and fun celebration of the Shelly River, the Model Boat Race is also part of the Season of Yeats taking inspiration from Jack B. Yeats love of model boats.

Jack B Yeats was known for his enthusiasm for making, sailing and sometimes eventually sinking his model boats along with his friend John Masefield on the river Gara in Devon. We don’t advise the sinking part and hope that none of your boats will sink but we do recommend that everyone gets involved in the sheer fun of building your own model boat. It’s not as difficult as it seems!

To enable the whole community to take part in this year’s boat race, the Cairde Arts Festival is running a series of free model boat making workshops in the coming weeks. These are as follows:

Living music legend Andy Irvine

plays solo concert at The Model this Saturday, june 23rd at 9 pm.

Sat JUNE 23RD @ 9 pm

Andy Irvine continues his 70th birthday celebrations with a solo concert at The Model in Sligo this weekend. “If there’s a musician who’s racked up more road miles than Andy Irvine, he or she must be orbiting outer space at this stage.” – The Irish Times. Andy Irvine has enjoyed a long and successful career as a traditional Irish musician. He has travelled the world as a solo artist and as a member of legendary Irish groups such as Planxty and Patrick Street and more recently Mozaik.

Throughout his extensive career he has maintained and developed the qualities in his music, which endear him to his audience and fellow musicians alike. After his introduction to the world of touring with Sweeney’s Men in 1965, he continued to travel the world, leaving the band in 1968 to pursue his wanderlust. He travelled through Bulgaria, Romania and Yugoslavia, studying the music traditions and styles of these nations. It was these journeys, which led him to adopt the bouzouki in his performance. This new instrument allowed him to develop his own style while learning that of the Balkan countries he visited.

On his return to Ireland, Andy formed Planxty with fellow musicians Christy Moore, Donal Lunny and Liam O’ Flynn. Planxty went on to achieve huge success and legendary status, reigniting traditional music as a popular genre. While Planxty took a break in 1967, Andy took the time to record another piece of work with Paul Brady. The two recorded a classic album together, simply entitled “Andy Irvine & Paul Brady”. Planxty regrouped from 1979 – 1983. When the group permanently disbanded, Andy began his solo career. He recorded his first album “Rainy Sundays…. windy dreams” shortly after. His second album was “Parallel Lines” a duo album with the great Scots troubadour, Dick Gaughan.

Taking a break from working solo, Andy formed a band with Donal Lunny and some European friends called Mozaik. They completed one European summer tour before Andy returned to his solo and collaborative work. These collaborations led to the formation of Irelands first traditional “super group” Patrick Street. The group consisted of Kevin Burke (Bothy Band), Jackie Daly (De Dannan) and guitar maestro Arty McGlynn. The group toured from 1987–1990, releasing three albums in the process. They would regroup in 1993 to release a further five albums, although in between Andy recorded two solo albums. One of these albums consisted of entirely Balkan music, which Andy had learned on his earlier travels. In 2002, Andy finally formed his “dream band”, Mozaik, with Donal Lunny, Dutch guitarist Rens van der Zalm, Hungarian bagpiper Nikola Parov and American fiddler Bruce Molsky. The group have completed tours of Australia, Europe and America and have released two highly acclaimed albums

Andy continues to tour the world with Mozaik as well as Patrick Street. He has also completed a brief series of reunion concerts with Planxty and Paul Brady in the last few years. His constant touring is testament to the fact that he is still as passionate about his music as when he began. As a musician and a living icon, Andy Irvine will remain in the Irish music scene for a long time to come.

Andy Irvine has been one of Ireland’s most creative talents for over 20 years.
Boston Globe

International Jazz Summer School & Music Festival in Sligo, Ireland. on the 24th-29th July 2012

Event:  Sligo’s Festival of Jazz and World Music
Start: July 23, 2012 to End July 29, 2012

Phone:+353 71 9157862  Email:sjp@sligojazzproject.com

SLIGO, Ireland 2012,  One of the worlds most unique music festivals, Sligo Jazz Project (SJP) has announced a stellar 16-strong summer school faculty and jazz festival line up for its 2012 main event, which runs from July 24-29 in the northwest of Ireland gateway city.

Most significant is the return of jazz double bass legend Rufus Reid who joins renowned drum guru John Riley, bassists John Goldsby and Michael Janisch, trombone maestro Marshall Gilkes, pianist John Taylor, vocalist Diana Torto and festival guest of honour Kenny Wheeler.

Sligo Jazz Project features 16 renowned international musicians and educators at their music school summer course. Six days of intense activity, with workshops and masterclasses each day, concerts in the evening and jam sessions each night, provides the best possible training for any jazz musician. SJP’s Eddie Lee sums up the event:

“We try to keep the event educational and inspirational, combining masterclasses, workshops, concerts and jam sessions in an action packed week which is subsidised and therefore affordable and inclusive to musicians of all levels and backgrounds”. SJP summer school fees (Starting at EUR275) include admission to a full blown jazz & world music festival which includes concerts by all the faculty members plus Danish bassist Jasper Hoiby’s Phronesis, Kenny Wheeler, Zakir Hussein’s Masters of Percussion, Femi Temowo and many others TBC. For more info: http://www.sligojazz.ie

The 53rd Yeats International Summer School Sligo

From:  July 29, 2012 to August 10, 2012


The 53rd Yeats International Summer School Come to `the Yeats Country` – If Yeats may be studied in an international context, he is best studied in Ireland, the country of his deepest attachment – and within Ireland, in Sligo, where he commemorated the landscape in his poetry and wrote it into our imaginations once said “The place that has influenced my life most is Sligo“ Make it the same for you.

The Yeats International Summer School is now in it`s 50th year. and has become one of the most prestigious in Europe, attracting students from around the world. The school strives to maintain an Irish ambiance with an international feel that is always personal and welcoming, informal and unpretentious.

Caitriona Yeats has kindly agreed to open the 2012 Yeats International Summer School. The granddaughter of the poet and daughter of Michael and Grainne Yeats, Caitriona Yeats is a world-renowned musician, and is currently solo harpist with the DR SymfoniOrkestret of Copenhagen.

Cohen to return to Kilmainham in September 2012

Leonard Cohen: had an Irish nanny growing up in Montreal   

Leonard Cohen returns to play two concerts at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham this September – the same venue at which he was reduced to tears by the warmth of the audience’s response at a series of shows in 2008.

Leonard Cohen: had an Irish nanny growing up in Montreal

The acclaimed 77-year-old singer songwriter singles out those Kilmainham shows from four years ago as the most memorable he has ever played.

He had been absent from public life for the best part of 10 years when he began a comeback series of concerts in 2008 and was so overwhelmed by his first appearance in Ireland in decades that he recalls “the reception was so warm (at IMMA) that tears came to my eyes and I thought “I can’t be seen weeping at this point”, then I turned around and saw the guitar player weeping”.

Cohen has a special affinity with Ireland having had an Irish nanny growing up in Montreal.

“I was brought up part Irish Catholic because of her,” he said.

His greatest literary hero is WB Yeats. At a show in Lissadell in Sligo two years he took time to travel around Yeats country and says he was deeply moved by his visit. “It was a huge thing for me,” he said.

Earlier this year he released his first new studio album in eight years, Old Ideas. He has been performing consistently for the past four years after leaving behind his life in a Zen Buddhist retreat. A few years ago it emerged that his bank account had all but been cleared out by an ex-manager.

For those lucky enough to have seen him play at Kilmainham in 2008, the shows were magical and memorable affairs – and still deeply treasured by Cohen himself. “What I witnessed was soul inspiring on every level, I have never been so moved by a performance, everything about the night was magical,” he has said about the Kilmainham concerts.

One of the greatest songwriters of his generation, Cohen’s work has been covered by acts such U2, REM, Nick Cave, Jeff Buckley and Johnny Cash with songs such as Suzanne and Hallelujah remaining firm fan favourites.

Tickets for the two dates on September 11th and 12th, priced €79.50, go on sale this Friday, March 30th, on Ticketmaster.

Guns N’Roses surprise return is likely to kick off a European tour


GUNS N’ROSES are to rehearse in Ireland before their forthcoming European tour, MCD promoter Denis Desmond has said.

The band announced a somewhat surprise concert at the O2 in Dublin for May following on from their disastrous performance at the same venue two years ago when singer Axl Rose (pictured) walked off stage and thousands of fans left the arena.

Their O2 concert on May 17th is anticipated to be the first of a series of shows the band will perform across Europe this summer.

It will take place almost 20 years to the day after their headline concert at Slane Castle in 1992.

Desmond said the request to play in Ireland came from Rose himself because the singer felt they had “unfinished business”with their Irish fans.

“We want to keep it simple. The thing is that it is a great show. He [Axl Rose] wants to come back.

“It was his request. The easiest thing for him to do would be to go ‘Oh I’m never coming back again after what happened’ but he wants to come back.”

They are also likely to use their time in Ireland to rehearse songs for an anticipated follow-up to their last albumChinese Democracy which took 13 years to complete. “The band like Ireland, they like playing here,” Desmond added. “I think he’s going to come back and deliver an 11 out of 10 show.”

Guns N’Roses will play the O2 in the full realisation that if they do not finish their set, they will not be allowed to leave the building as happened the last time they played.

The band walked off stage at their previous Irish concert after fans, who were agitated by their late arrival on stage, ignored a warning from Rose not to throw bottles on stage.

After a fan threw a water bottle during the intro to the second song Welcome to the Jungle, the singer announced: “Here’s the deal, one more bottle, we go home. We want to stay.

“If you don’t want to have fun just let us know. We’ll be on our way.”

Three songs later, another object was hurled onstage. Rose said goodnight, the group stopped the show and left the stage at 10.50pm to a cacophony of boos and cat-whistles.

Desmond appeared on stage and told the crowd he was endeavouring to get the band back on stage. He pleaded with them to refrain from throwing things up on stage.

Security refused to allow the band to leave the arena and they came back on stage at 11.10pm and finished a set which only concluded at 12.53am to a half empty arena.

Desmond cautioned that Guns N’Roses fans had to make allowances for the band’s habitual lateness coming on stage, but he did not anticipate a repeat of what happened at the O2 in September 2010.

“It was a one-off. Lightning doesn’t strike twice,” he said.

Axl Rose is the only surviving member of the original Guns’N’Roses line-up while keyboard player Dizzy Reed played at Slane Castle on the Use Your Illusions tour.

The original band members will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April leading to huge anticipation among their fans that they will put their well-documented differences behind them and reunite on stage for that event.

Monday 16th January 2012

Temple House Sligo Festival 2012


Temple House, situated near Ballymote in Co Sligo, is a classical Georgian mansion set in a private estate of over 1,000 acres, overlooking a 13th century lakeside castle of the Knights Templar.

 Temple House is a classical Georgian mansion set in a private estate of over 1,000 acres, overlooking a 13th century lakeside castle of the Knights Templar. The Perceval family home since 1665, the present manor was redesigned in 1864 and exudes the authentic and unpretentious country house atmosphere.

You will enjoy an historic home offering unique and luxury country house accommodation. You will find on-site boating, coarse fishing, birdwatching, terraced gardens and miles of woodland walks. Within easy reach are beautiful beaches, eagles flying, archaeological sites, horse riding, trout fishing and 4 golf courses.
Traditional music & dancing sessions are often held nearby.

Temple House has been home to the Perceval family home since 1665.  Temple House is a historic home offering luxury country house accommodation, plus a self catering cottage that sleeps 8.  Visitors will find on-site boating, coarse fishing, bird-watching, terraced gardens and miles of woodland walks.

Within easy reach are beautiful beaches, eagles flying, archaeological sites, horse riding, surfing, trout fishing and four championship golf courses.   Temple House is a member of the Hidden Ireland group – where one can stay in a historic private house in Ireland.   www.templehouse.ie

The Temple House Festival 2012 will hope to build on the foundations of the previous two years and really set itself apart from the other small festivals and perhaps

Location Temple House Estate, Ballymote, Sligo

Dates June (TBC)

Tickets €58 (early bird) – €79 normal pricing

Tickets include Camping Capacity : 5,000.                 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

24th December 2011

U2 give millions to help Sligo rock!



MILLIONS OF EURO from rock band U2 and the Ireland Funds is helping to roll out a new generation of music lovers in Sligo.

The funding has helped to establish Music Generation Sligo and its first phase runs for three years to June 2014 with the aim of opening the door to performance music education for every one of Sligo’s 16,500 children and young adults under the age of 18.

Music Generation Sligo is being developed in partnership with public and private music and education providers in the county and regionally and is based at Sligo VEC. Music Generation is Ireland’s National Music Education programme, initiated by Music Network and enabled by a €7m philanthropic donation – €5m from U2 and a further €2m which is currently being raised by The Ireland Funds.

Sligo is the first county in Ireland to start the rollout of actual activity with the first three of six core programmes across the county already underway. They are designed to get young people playing, listening, trying instruments, going to a gig, buying music, dancing, and making and performing music.

The first four programmes are underway and will have involved almost one thousand children and young adults in Sligo by Christmas.

“Sligo is lucky to have a terrific range of music activity, but we need to make sure it’s accessible to all. Music Generation Sligo opens the door to all. This is happening because of the partnerships across the cultural, education and youth sectors in Sligo. The programmes have been created in response to a demand for services, job creation and a joining of dots!” said Jessica Fuller, Co-ordinator Music Generation Sligo.

“The music partnership programme provides a backdrop which enhances tradition and provides continuity to sustain a whole new generation of musicians in Sligo and Sligo VEC is delighted to be lead partner,” said Shaun Purcell, CEO Sligo VEC.  ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

The Volvo Ocean boat race in Galway will be better and Bigger


The Volvo Ocean Race finale in Galway will be “bigger and better” than anything Galway people have come to expect, based on the start of the event in Alicante last week. Let’s Do It Galway President John Killeen, who is in Alicante for the start of the race, said he had been impressed by the scale of events taking place there.

He said that, based on the size of this year’s celebrations, Galway is looking at a “bigger and better” event than the 2009 stopover. “We would certainly have far more foreign guests this time. The last time we probably had 3,000 to 4,000 and it will be more like 7, 000 to 8,000 foreign visitors this time because it is the end of the race. Everybody we meet here is planning to come to Galway and, of course, we are encouraging them,” said Mr Killeen.

Those foreign guests will include media crews from countries around the world who will cover the end of the race and Mr Killeen said that US network CNN were looking to book 25 rooms in Galway in the past week with CBS looking for 30.

“The final prize giving is expected to be a news item going out to three billion people worldwide and we have the leverage of that. It’s a rare opportunity for Galway and Ireland to have the leverage of such an event and, if we don’t [use that leverage to benefit Galway], it will be remissible,” said Mr Killeen.

This Global Village, which will be based at Nimmo’s Pier, is expected to be even bigger than the one in place for the 2009 Volvo Ocean Race stopover. It will have a footbridge connected to South Park and will have “many more pavilions” than in the pervious year, offering entertainment to the thousands attending.

“To give you a comparison, even in entertainment facilities in Galway compared to last time, the Volvo brought about seven or eight containers of entertainment [in 2009]. This time they are bringing 100. There will be a 3D cinema and all day long entertainment for family members, kids and even adults… This event has far bigger attendances [and] far bigger impact on the city of Alicante than ever before and that is why we have great expectation for Galway,” said Mr Killeen.

Team Sanya, the Irish/Chinese entry in this year’s race, got an excellent start to the competition last week, when they came fourth in a preliminary in-port race on Saturday.

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing took first place along with six points to begin their score. Puma Ocean Racing were second ahead of Camper. Team Sanya secured three points from their fourth place.

The in-port race marked the start of the epic competition, tipped to be the most hotly contested in the event’s 38-year history. The Volvo Ocean Race will officially start this Saturday, 5 November. It is scheduled to finish in Galway, on Tuesday 3 July 2012.    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

KATIE TUNSTALL LOVES COMING ‘HOME’                             BIG BREAK: KT Tunstall        KT Tunstall                                                        KT TUNSTALL and Elvis Costello head up Sligo Live, the last of the big Irish festivals, which cranks up from next Wednesday.

With a varied menu covering folk, roots and indie music, this six-day shindig will feature over 100 performances from 400 performers – and 80 per cent of the entertainment will be free of charge.

It’s going to be a homecoming of sorts for KT Tunstall, the Scottish star who got her big break in Ireland.

“I genuinely love playing in Ireland because the Irish fans picked up on me before the UK fans, so I always feel my career started in Ireland,” KT tells Shuffle. KT plays the Knocknarea Arena, Sligo IT, on Friday with Rozi Plain and Sam Lewis.

Quirky singer-songwriter legend Elvis Costello will be a major festival highlight when he performs at the Knocknarea Area on Saturday, with special guest Rachel Sermanni.

Another must-see is Hayseed Dixie, an American band whose first album was called A Hillbilly Tribute To AC/DC. They perform hard rock songs and original numbers in their own inimitable style.

With top Irish and Scottish trad artists, including Matt Molloy, Arty McGlynn, Seamus Begley, Tim Edey and Maurice Lennon; theatre

events, a French market and the World Air Fiddle Championships – Sligo is the place to be for the October Bank Holiday Weekend.   ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….  Pubs and Clubs

Sligo’s Nightly Pub Entertainment

Monday                                                                                                                                                Furey’s of Bridge St. –  ‘Open Mike Night’

Harp Bar on Quay St. – Trad night
Strand Bar of Strandhill – Cathy Jordan from Dervish
Teach Murray in Gurteen – Trad nightTuesday
Roisin Dubh in Gurteen – Singing sessions
Shoot the Crows on Grattan St, – No Crows
Border Collie in Tourlestrane – Trad nightThursday
The Gateway Bar – Darts [All Welcome]
Earley’s on Bridge St. – Trad night
Tobergal Lane Cafe – Live Music from 7.30pmFriday
TD’s Bar & Lounge – Trad Night
Foley’s of Castle St – Trad Night from 10pm
Tobergal Lane Cafe – Jazz from 9pm
Durkins in Ballinacarrow – Trad night
The Gateway Bar – Live Music from 10.30pmSaturday
Foley’s of Castle St – Trad Night from 10pm
The Gateway Bar – Live Music from 10.30pm
Roisin Dubh in Gurteen – Singing sessions
Fiddler’s Creek on Rockwood Parade – Live DJ from 10.30pm
Hargadon’s on O’Connell St. – Live musicSunday
Fiddler’s Creek on Rockwood Parade – Jazz from 7.30pm
Fureys on Bridge St. – Trad night 9-11pm
Tobergal Lane Cafe – Jazz Afternoon
Harp Tavern – Lunchtime Jazz
Donaghy’s on Lord Edward St. – Trad night
The Stables on Wine St. Trad sessions from 6pm – all welcome  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  The Guard set to reach €3 million

The Guard is set to become one of the most successful ever Irish films at the domestic box office.

   Now, about dem bald tyres...   Brendan Gleeson as the Guard.                     To date the black comedy, starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle, has taken over €2.6 million at the Irish box office and it is predicted to pass the €3 million mark within weeks.

The film, written and directed by John Michael McDonagh, was a hit at the Sundance Film Festival where it premiered earlier this year and also claimed the audience prize at the Sarajevo Film Festival last week.

The comic thriller about a trio of drug smugglers, a fish-out-of-water FBI agent (Cheadle) and a maverick Garda (Gleeson) is also a hit in the US where it grossed an average of $21,000 per screen last weekend, making it the second highest opening per screen (it was a limited to just four screens).

On the back of this success, US distributors, Sony, are now considering a wider release for the €6 million budgeted production.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 Galway Arts  

festival gives fans all kinds of treat’s

it runs from 11th to 24th July,

Any poor souls unaware that the creative posse from street theatre company Macnas were on the prowl as night fell in Galway were surely in for a big surprise.

Yet, the vast majority of the hundreds who’d lined the streets of the city from Quay Street to Fisheries Field were eagerly anticipating the annual parade by the folk from the esteemed cabaret company.

Artistic director Noeline Kavanagh said the parade had given the crowds the chance for a “communal celebration” of art winding along the streets of the city with passion, wildness and an element of surprise.

For her third parade as the artistic director she and her co-organisers had come up with the title of ‘This Fierce Beauty’ for the fantasies that were created by the crew and helpers.

There were cloudily-membraned one-eyed creatures, costumes reminiscent of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ and the ‘Chronicles of Narnia’. “The theme of the parade is basically invention and what is underscoring it is an energy around transformation and invigoration,” Ms Kavanagh said.

The ideas for the parade and the costumes were based on three moods: sex, risk and invention. And these ghoulish performances and epic face scrunching don’t come easy. The annual parade is one of the highlights of the Galway Arts Festival, which runs until July 24, and it draws thousands of people to the city each year.

All the volunteers for the latest Macnas parade to enthrall the visitors to Galway took part in workshops for four weeks in the run-up to the parade.   *************************************************************************************  SLIGO SUMMER SCHOOL,   July 10 – 16 2011 

 South County Sligo,  Classes and Workshops, Set Dancing Daily, Lectures, Recitals and Sean Nos Dancing                                                                     ********       *********     ********         **********  

Sligo Jazz Summer School 2011     July 19 – 24 2011

 Sligo Town,   A unique festival of jazz, combining education, inspiration and entertainment for musicians of all ages.                                                                                                         *********                 *********       *********              **********                      Fionn Reagan at the Model

The Model, Sligo Sat.16 July,8pm

 FionnReganis a difficult man to pin down musically. Just two albums into an extremely promising career, this sublimely gifted singer-songwriter has already demonstrated a staggering lack of regard for following the rules.

Regan’s calling card was the beautiful Mercury-nominated The End Of History   which included songs such as ‘Be good or be gone’ and ‘Put a penny in the slot’. Rather than follow it up with more of the same pastoral loveliness, he made The Shadow of an Empire, and with it didn’t so much flaunt convention, as trample         all over it to produce a collection every bit as beguiling as its predecessor, but   bursting with more ideas and sounds than some acts have in a lifetime.  We await his next album due in early August with bated breath. In the meantime, be one of the first to hear some brand new material, and enjoy a special solo acoustic performance from one of the most mercurial musical talents around.

Join us for an unforgettable evening at The Model on Sat 16 july at 8pm             Tickets €15 are available throughwww.themodel.ie or by calling 071 9141405                                                                                                                                                                       *******             ********                *********               ***********  Cairde Festival SligoJoin us for this year’s Cairde Summer festival from July 3rd to 10th! There’s a great range of events including theatre, dance, music, visual art and lots of outdoor street entertainemnt. Tickets are on sale now, browse the event guide, buy tickets through our website or drop intoSligotourist office onTemple Street.

Highlights this year include: The Shelley River Boat Race – a great street (river!) spectacle featuring a model boat race; a rare musical treat which brings together Tibetan Singer Yungchen Lhamo in concert with Donal Lunny; Total Theatre Award winner, Bunk Puppets with Sticks Stone and Broken Bones; bluegrass band Tupelo, Rhythms of the City Park fest a day long celebration of music and street theatre in Sligo’s Peace Park. and much more.


Week-ending 25/06/2011


Friday, 10th June
Bavaria Main Stage :
The Late Session with “Wiggle”, Ash, Fighting with Wire, The Walls, The Flaws, The Kanyu Tree, Inteference, 1922’s

The Music Maker stage :
DJ Wool, Arveene & Misk, The Minutes,Pilotlight, Readers Wives, Preachers Son, Chuckys River

Acoustic Stage – Walled Garden :
Ryan Sheridan, Niceol Blue, James Humpstown, Tommy McNulty, Lauren Sheeran, Helen Smits,

Bandwagon TV Stage –Rose Garden :
Yngve & The Innocent, Machine Gun Baby, Joy Booth and B & The Honeyboy, On/Off, Michael Stafford

Saturday, 11th June
Bavaria Main Stage :
Late Session – The Amazing Few , Stereo MCs, Whipping Boy, Kerbdog, Stand, Miracle Bell, Shouting at Planes, Landlovers, Hogan, Karma Parking, Redbrick House,Nova Static

The Music Maker Stage:
Silent Disco, DSonik, Mike Joyce DJ Set (ex Smiths), Declan O’Rourke, Andy McKee, The Fallen Drakes, Dub Doctor Sound System, Merchants of Fortune, Tim Cobain & band, King Kong Club BOB, Lost Colours

Acoustic Stage – Walled Garden:
Rory and The Island, Aisling O’Reilly, The Ball & Chain, Bailer, Wyvern Lingo, Finnian Kelleher, Peter Baldwin

Bandwagon TV Stage – Rose Garden :
Henrietta Game, Neptune City, Eugene Donegan, Clive Barnes, Sanszkrit

Sunday, 12th June
Bavaria Main Stage :
Aslan, Something Happens, Lisa Hannigan, Jamie Lawson, CW Stoneking, The Raglans, Storyfold, Tupelo, Sweet Jane, 2Minutes2Midnight,

The Music Maker Stage :
Bipolar Empire, Riptide Movement, Oddsocks Revival, Jason Clarke, Roisin O, Heathers, GMiley & The Soul Street Orchestra, The Barley Mob, Colin Scallan, Electric Penguins, The Hooks, Slap!

Acoustic Stage – Walled Garden :
Mark Black, Hamlet Sweeney, My Bad Self, John Smith, Rhob Cunningham, Stephanie Rainey, Damian Nash, Deirdre Keelan

Bandwagon TV Stage  -Rose Garden :
Paul Crean and the changing band, Saramai & The Swords, A Smile Just Came, Red Queen Contest, Will Kelly, Gog and The Grinders

Campsite The Temple House campsite will be accessible from noon Friday June 10th to noon on Monday 13th June. You are free to access your car and drive in and out whenever you like (subject to security checks).

Campervan Land

There is a dedicated area in the camp site. Trailer tents come under this description too. There is also a dedicated family campervan area in the family area. Your vehicle must have living accommodation with fitted sleeping facilities and either fitted cooking or washing facilities. Even if a campervan ticket has been purchased, transit vans and four wheel drives with seats down, etc will not be permitted in the campervan area.

Campervans must purchase a campervan ticket in advance from www.ticketmaster.ie

Traditional Music is passing to a younger generation in the area’s of South Sligo, North Roscommon and North-East Mayo.

The Coleman Country is the area of South Sligo, North Roscommon and North-East Mayo which contains the village Killavil, close to which legendary fiddler Michael Coleman (1891-1946) was born. Michael Coleman is probably the most important Irish musician ever. Without his effort Irish traditional music could have been exterminated. Coleman’s articulation, phrasing, bowing and dynamics became a ‘standard’ style in fiddle playing. Through his prowess he exercised direction on repertoire, which has effects even in our time.

The Coleman Country has had a strong expression in music for more than 150 years, involving fife and drum bands, fiddle playing for dancing, flute and tin whistle, – and last but not least original old-style bodhrán playing, known locally as handstriking.

This sean-nós-form of bodhrán playing is well researched and documented and there is no doubt that South Sligo is a historical hotbed for bodhrán playing and bodhrán making in Ireland.

Apart from Michael Coleman its also meaningful to commemorate historical South Sligo fiddlers like Patsy Cawly, Tom Gannon, John Joe Gardiner, Michael Gorman, Kathleen Harrington, Paddy Killoran, Philip McCannon, James Morrison, Edmund Murphy, James Lad O’Beirne, Joe O’Dowd, Paddy Sweeny, John Vesey, Martin Wynne, Fred Finn and Andrew Davey, – father of Andrew “Junior” Davey.

The best known musician in todays South Sligo was flute and fiddle player Peter Horan (1926-2010) born in Phaleesh just outside of Killavil. He inherited a rich musical tradition from his mother, Margaret Davey (fiddle, melodeon, concertina) but due to a predominance of fiddle playing locally in his youth, his flute playing remained largely free of influence. Consequently he developed a unique style and technique but his fiddle style was much influenced by Michael Coleman and his tune selections are very representative of the South Sligo tradition. He began playing flute in duet with Fred Finn (fiddle) in 1959, their unaccompanied playing becoming legendary. Peter Horan was an important link between past and present traditional music in South Sligo.

Music is passing to a younger generation in the area represented by musicians such as Seamus O’Dowd (fiddle, guitar), John Carty (fiddle, flute, banjo), Bernard Flaherty (flute), Gregory Daly (flute), Fiona Doherty (fiddle), John McHugh (fiddle), Oisin McDiarmada (fiddle), Seamus O’Donnell (flute, tin whistle, saxophone), Colm O’Donnell (vocals, flute, tin whistle) Siobhan O’Donnell (bodhrán), Michael Hurley (flute), Declan Folan (fiddle) and of course Andrew “Junior” Davey (bodhrán).

Barry’s lounge Grange

Shoot the Crows, Market cross

Earleys pub, Bridge St. Sligo.

Shennagins, Bridge St. Sligo,

Fureys Pub, Bridge Street, Sligo, 087 958 3080

McGarrigles bar, 11 O’Connell Street, Sligo

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