The Con Curtin Music Festival takes place from the 27th – 29th of June with a vast array of musicians performing the finest of traditional music from Sliabh Luachra and around the country. The festival kicks off with Friday night’s Gala Concert featuring Naomh Ide Ceili Band (Munster Champions) and De Dannan. The concert takes place at 8pm in the Brosna Hall.
The workshops begin on Saturday morning at 11am in the national school. There will be tutors for a variety of instruments including banjo, concertina, fiddle, accordion, flute, singing and sean nos dance. At 2.30pm there will be a concert in the hall featuring a selection of workshop participants and At 4pm all accordion players are invited to take part in the Aneas O’Connell Memorial Trophy. A traditional mass will take place in the church 8pm and this is proceeded by a house session in the Ciss kitshen which will feature some of her finest Sliabh Luachra musicians including Donal O’Connor, Nicky McAuliffe, Ann McAuliffe, Mary Crowley and John Connolly. This event is sponsiored by the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail.
On Sunday there will be street busking from 2pm followed by a Ceili with Taylors Cross ceili band and a singing session in Flanagans Bar at 5pm. Of course, there’ll be music sessions throughout the village overt he course of the weekend.