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 Drogheda Traditional Weekend 2015 will be held from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th of November.

Drogheda Traditional Music Weekend 2015 celebrates its 19th year this year. Taking place during the last weekend in November, Friday 27th to Sunday 29th, the festival features a niche programme of traditional music and places a special focus on traditionalsinging. It takes place in a number of cultural and historic locations in Drogheda including: Droichead Arts Centre, Barlow House, The Tholsel, Oldbridge House – Battle of the Boyne Site and Tí Chairbre

Friday November 27th Primary Schools Concert in Droichead Arts Centre - Our annual Traditional Music Concert for Primary Schools returns with a great line up. Time 10am Tickets €3

Edel Fox is a concertina player from Miltown Malbay Co. Clare. In 2004, Edel was awarded the TG4 Gradam Ceoltóir Óg na Bliana (Young Musician of the Year) and since then she has travelled extensively as both a teacher and performer of the tradition appearing at some of the biggest national and international music festivals throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Asia.

Local men Gary Matthews and Kevin Branigan are well known multi instrumentalists and singers with Kevin best known for his recordings with Reynardine.

Friday 27th November | 8:30pm | Tickets: €15/€12 Conc - Droichead Arts Centre 8.30pm  

Concert  in honour of Cáit Bean Uí Chairbre

The Albiez Trio, Laoise Kelly (harp), Tola Custy (fiddle) and Cormac Breatnach (whistles) bring their unique style of Irish traditional music to the Droichead Arts Centre.  The trio have varied backgrounds and their music has many influences from many regions.  Cormac’s music is highly influenced by jazz and blues, Laoise is regarded as one of the most significant harpists of her generation and Tola Custy comes from a well-known Clare family of musicians and composers. 

To win the Best Duo category at the 2015 BBC Folk Awards is quite an achievement at any stage of an artists' career, but for Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, who were virtually unknown on the folk scene (or any other, for that matter),  their success is quite remarkable. What truly sets them apart is the combination of Josienne’s  exquisitely nuanced, emotionally affecting voice and Ben's intricately expressive, adroit guitar technique. They cite Sandy Denny, June Tabor, Nic Jones and Pierre Bensusan as respective influences but theirs is a captivating sound that's all their own.  This will be their first performance in Ireland and some of the more traditional songs will be well known to a Drogheda audience.

Saturday November 28th - The Tholsel 5pm Tickets €5 

Featuring Dave Sheridan (Fiddle) and Ciaran Somers (Flute) .

This is an intimate family concert in the historic Tholsel building. Flute and fiddle merge beautifully in traditional music and there are no better exponents that this Carlow based duo. Dave comes originally from Offaly but has lived for many years in Carlow Town where he organises the local fleadh. Ciaran is much in demand as a musician and teacher and mentors annually at the Willie Clancy Week. Together they can beheard on their debut CD “Faoi Bhláth”



Starts: Friday, 27th November 2015
Ends: Sunday, 29th November 2015

Booking: +353 41 9833946


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