An area long noted for its beauty and hospitality, the people of Cloghane & Brandon, Co. Kerry invite you to their first annual Music Festival from July 5th – 7th. Mick Hanly will open the Festival on Friday 5th at 7.30pm in Halla Le Chéile, Brandon. Following that will be music sessions in local pubs – Ned Gibbons & Friends in O’Connor’s and Turf in O’Donnell’s.
On Saturday, music & dance workshops will be held by musicians Dessie Kelliher, Gary O’Brien, Damien Mullane, Máire Begley, Samantha Morris and Tríona Mangan. The workshops will run from 11am – 3:30pm, with a showcase afterwards. Spaces are limited therefore booking is essential.
An Oral History exhibition will be held from 12noon – 6pm in An Tinteán Ceoil, with photos and interviews. An afternoon of poetry and music will follow from Micheál O Ruairc, Maidhc Dainín Ó Sé, Máire Begley and local musicians from 3:30pm. At 7.30pm a Céilí Mór will take place in Halla Le Chéile with music from Paddy O’ Neill and John McMahon. Music afterwards in O’Connor’s pub, with Dessie, Gary & Damian and Oracle in O’Donnell’s. On Sunday Sean Keane will perform at 7:30pm in Halla Le Chéile. Music sessions afterwards in local pubs with Ned Gibbons & Friends in O’Connor’s and Bochtán in O’Donnell’s. A bus will be available from Dingle and Castlegregory on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights – booking essential.