Concerts

 

Consairtín  Beo Series – Pádraig Rynne

Consairtín an Chláir – Pádraig Rynne

13th August | 1pm | glór | €8

This week long series of one hour lunchtime concerts, showcasing Clare’s finest concertina players, gets off to a fabulous start with the gifted young musician Pádraig Rynne. Joining Padraig will be Máirín Fahy (fiddle) and Cillian King (guitar and concertina). A feature of this series will be the showcasing of the next generation of Clare’s concertina dynasty, starting with Aoibheann Queally
Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill

13th August | 8pm | glór | €22.50

Don’t miss Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill - the most sought-after duo in Irish music today. They have wowed audiences all over the world for nearly 20 years and this concert will be no exception. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Consairtín Beo Series - Hugh Healy

Consairtín an Chláir - Hugh Healy

14th August | 1pm | glór | €8.00

A series of hour-long lunchtime concerts, showcasing Clare’s finest concertina players. The Monday concert features Hugh Healy from Corofin. He will be joined by his brother Colm on accordion and by Pádraic O’Reilly on piano. Special guest is Hugh’s first cousin, Conor O’Loughlin from Corofin, who himself is a fine young concertina player.
Séan Keane – Granny’s Suitcase

Séan Keane – Granny’s Suitcase

14th August | 3pm | glór Studio | €20

A special performance of Séan Keane’s one man show, Granny's Suitcase. Hear him sing the songs collected and saved by his grandmother. This is a show for anyone interested in singing the traditional way - just the human voice. Studio in Glor is an intimate space so tickets will be limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.
In Tune for Life Orchestra

In Tune for Life Orchestra

14th August | 6pm | Dánlann an Chláir | €15

Inspirational traditional Irish music youth orchestra of over 80 young people from North Tipperary who perform under the guidance of accordion player Ned Kelly. You’ll come away with a zest for life!
Frankie Gavin

Frankie Gavin - Accordion to Joe

14th August | 8pm | glór | €20

In this once-off event, specially convened for Fleadh 2017, Frankie Gavin pays tribute to the accordion players that influenced him greatly in his musical life – the legendary Joe Cooley, the recently passed away Joe Derrane, and the living legend Joe Burke. In this unique concert, Frankie teams up with young Clarinbridge man Conor Connolly.
Consairtín Beo Series – Tim Collins

Consairtín an Chláir - Tim Collins

15th August | 1pm | glór | €8

A series of hour-long lunchtime concerts, showcasing Clare’s finest concertina players. The Tuesday concert features Tim Collins, widely acclaimed as one of the great anglo concertina players and tutors of modern times. He will be joined by Damien O’Reilly on accordion and Padraic O’Reilly on piano, with special guest Caoilfhionn Ni Fhrighil on concertina.
John & Maggie Carty with Shane McGowan

John & Maggie Carty with Shane McGowan

15th August | 3pm | glór Studio | €20

John Carty, one of the finest names in Irish traditional music will be joined by his daughter, Maggie, herself an accomplished banjo player and by traditional singer and guitarist Shane McGowan. This father and daughter gig offers the audience an insight into a living and evolving tradition that spans at least four Carty generations.
 The Boruma Trio with Eamon Cotter, Karen Ryan and Pete Quinn

The Boruma Trio with Eamon Cotter, Karen Ryan and Pete Quinn

15th August | 6pm | Dánlann an Chláir | €15

The Boruma Trio is a unique and exciting musical ensemble, which successfully unites the two stylistic musical traditions of East County Clare and North County Tipperary. Featuring fiddle player Eileen O' Brien from North Tipperary, accordion player Andrew MacNamara from East Clare and on piano and tin whistle Dr. Geraldine Cotter from Ennis. Special guests Eamon Cotter, Karen Ryan & Pete Quinn.
G'wan the Town!

G'wan the Town!

15th August | 8pm | glór | €20

Over 40 of the finest musicians, singers and dancers to be born into Ennis will share the same stage, including Kieran and Mike Hanrahan, Paul Roche, Seamus and John McMahon, Dermot Lernihan, the Cotter family, Johnny and Conor McCarthy, plus a host of others, for what promises to be a wonderful night of music, nostalgia and fun. G’wan the Town!
Fleadh Showcase

Fleadh Showcase

15th August | 8pm | Shannon Aerodome Ennis | €15

The first concert in the massive dome will showcase upcoming Trad talent including the newly formed Clare Youth Trad Orchestra and the Clare band, Dúchas – high energy stuff!
Consairtín  Beo Series -  Edel Fox

Consairtín an Chláir - Edel Fox

16th August | 1pm | glór | €8

A series of hour-long lunchtime concerts, showcasing Clare’s finest concertina players. The Wednesday concert features Edel Fox, one of the most accomplished Irish musicians of her generation. She will be joined by her partner Neill Byrne on fiddle and Jack Talty, on piano and concertina.
Don Stiffe and Frank Kilkelly

Don Stiffe and Frank Kilkelly

16th August | 3pm | glór Studio | €20

Don is a passionate and talented singer whose impressive performance style has moved audiences all over the world and brought critical acclaim and awards both at home and abroad. He will be joined by the highly regarded guitarist Frank Kilkelly. Glór Studio is an intimate space with limited seating so book early.
Liz Kane, Danny O’Mahony and Gatehouse

Liz Kane, Danny O’Mahony and Gatehouse

16th August | 6pm | Dánlann an Chláir | €15

North Connemara meets North Kerry as musicians Liz Kane and Danny O’Mahony join forces. Their masterful playing will delight. They will be joined by Roscommon based Traditional group, Gatehouse.
Téada and Fisherstreet

Téada and Fisherstreet

16th August | 8pm | glór | €20

Téada is a traditional band with a truly worldwide reach. Featuring a fabulous line-up - Séamus Begley, Oisín Mac Diarmada, Damien Stenson, Paul Finn, Seán McElwain and Tristan Rosenstock. Also, on the night don’t miss the chance to hear the reformed Fisherstreet from County Clare.

The Kilfenora Céilí Band

16th August | 8pm | Shannon Aerodome Ennis | €25

Expect an exciting and energetic performance from one of the world’s most renowned trad. bands –The Kilfenora Céilí Band.

High-spirited traditional music, energetic & athletic dancing choreographed by Michael Donnellan, melodious song with Edel Vaughan and witty storytelling will get your hearts racing and your feet tapping...
Consairtín Beo Series - Mary MacNamara

Consairtín an Chláir - Mary McNamara

17th August | 1pm | glór | €8

A series of hour-long lunchtime concerts, showcasing Clare’s finest concertina players. The Thursday concert features renowned musician and teacher Mary MacNamara from Tulla in East Clare. Mary will be joined by her daughter Sorcha Costello, Geraldine Cotter on piano and by special guest, Sinéad Mulqueen, the reigning All-Ireland Senior Concertina Champion.

Mike Hanrahan and Sharon Howley

17th August | 3pm | glór Studio | €20

Songs and stories with strings attached. Songwriter Mike Hanrahan sings his songs with cellist Sharon Howley. The show will feature some of the hits from Stocktons Wing, songs from Mike’s solo recordings and some exciting new collaborations from two very talented and creative artists. Glór Studio is an intimate space with limited seating so book early.
Meitheal Orchestra and Bygone Lane

Meitheal Orchestra and Bygone Lane

17th August | 6pm | Dánlann an Chláir | €15

The Meitheal Orchestra, made up of top-class young trad players share the evening with Bygone Lane, a new band with an exciting sound. See what the future holds for Irish traditional music.
Noel Hill, Liam O’Connor, Jack Talty; Moher, Anne Kirrane & Garry O’Briain

Noel Hill, Liam O’Connor, Jack Talty; Moher, Ann Kirrane & Garry O’Briain

17th August | 8pm | glór | €20

Lovin’ this line up - Noel Hill, Liam O’Connor, Jack Talty, Ann Droney, Garry O’Briain and Moher. What more could you ask for!

From Clare to Here

17th August | 8pm | Shannon Aerodome Ennis | €25

Lúnasa 20th Anniversary celebration with special guests Ralph McTell, and the Máirtín O'Connor Trio.

Instrumental supergroup Lúnasa brings state-of-the-art infectious Irish music , the Máirtín O'Connor Trio will have your feet lepping while gifted singer-songwriter Ralph McTell will take us on a magical music journey – From Clare to Here comes home!

Consairtín Beo Series - Chris Droney

Consairtín an Chláir - Chris and Francis Droney

18th August | 1pm | glór | €8

A series of hour-long lunchtime concerts, showcasing Clare’s finest concertina players. And they don’t come any finer than the living legend Chris Droney from Bellharbour. Chris will be joined in concert by Francis Droney, Áine Droney and Garry O'Briain.
Emer O'Flaherty

Emer O'Flaherty

18th August | 3pm | glór Studio | €20

2017 winners of the International Pan Celtic Song Contest, Emer O'Flaherty Paddy Mulcahy and Angelo Heart will perform an eclectic mix of bilingual, indie-jazz-trad fusion pieces to make you think. Glór Studio is an intimate space with limited seating so book early.
Flanagan Brothers Award Concert

Flanagan Brothers Award Concert

18th August | 8pm | glór | €20

The 2nd Annual Flanagan Brothers Award will this year be presented to banjo legend Gerry O'Connor. Gerry will be joined on the night by many of his musical friends and family. Expect a unique night of music from one of the main trend-setters in banjo playing for the past 30 years.

Legacy

18th August | 8pm | Shannon Aerodome Ennis | €25.00

Commissioned by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, featuring The Comhaltas National Folk Orchestra of Ireland and some of Ireland's best musicians, singers and dancers, ‘Legacy’ traces the roots of the tradition where generations of Irish men and women nurtured our music and song, language and stories to leave us with the vibrant, living legacy of our Irish traditional arts today.
Breaking Trad

Breaking Trad

18th August | 9pm | Danlann an Chláir | €20

A dynamic Irish band featuring Donal Murphy (accordion) Niall Murphy (fiddle) and Mike Galvin (guitar). Their music has been described as ‘dazzling’, ‘unorthodox and unique’, and ‘high octane’. This powerhouse band are reviving trad with a fresh and modern twist. Not to be missed!
Stockton’s Wing

Stockton’s Wing

18th August | Doors 9pm | Concert 9.30pm | Treacys West County Hotel | €25

Always so special to enjoy Stockton’s wing on their home turf, especially on their 40th Anniversary! Magic made in Ennis! Special guests are the Doohans from Lissycasey, winner of “Ireland’s Tradest Family” on the Ray D’Arcy Show.

The Speks

19th August | 12noon | Shannon Aerodome Ennis | €8

Adults and kids will be jumping in their seats! Their hand-clapping, toe-tapping, hearty-laughing show is all about life on Glasses Island – a magical island off the coast of Co. Clare where everybody wears glasses.

The Speks encourage everyone to sing, scream, clap and dance along during their performance. This will be a great, fun event for kids aged 2 to 92!
Consairtín Beo Series - Liam O’Brien

Consairtín an Chláir - Liam O’Brien

19th August | 1pm | glór | €8

A series of hour-long lunchtime concerts, showcasing Clare’s finest concertina players. The Saturday concert features Liam O’Brien from Miltown Malbay recipient of the Ceoltóir Óg award for 2017. Liam will be joined by Derek Hickey on accordion and Claire Egan on fiddle. Featured guest is young Crusheen concertina player Francis Cunningham.
Hounds of Ulster

Hounds of Ulster

19th August | 3pm | glór | €15

The Hounds of Ulster is a flute music group based in Whiteabbey, County Antrim, playing a mixture of traditional Irish, Scottish and Ulster-Scots tunes on both the wooden and Bb flutes. This is their second visit to Ennis – back by popular demand!
A Raw Bar Affair

A Raw Bar Affair

19th August | 8pm | glór | €25

Vibrant music from the Raw Bar Collective, Des Dillon’s set dancing puppets and the outstanding voice of Séan Ó Sé – expect magic and mayhem in this spectacular night of music, song, dance and fun!

Sharon Shannon and her Sacred Earth Band

19th August | 8pm | Shannon Aerodome Ennis | €27.50

Sharon Shannon is delighted to perform at Fleadh Cheoil 2017 in her home county. Sharon and her Sacred Earth Band will perform material from her new album as well as music taken from her wonderful back catalogue.
Beoga

Beoga

19th August | 10pm | Treacys West County Hotel | €20

Beoga returns to Ennis – and we welcome them back with open arms. Beoga is gaelic for ‘lively’ and it promises to be a great night.
Senior Céilí Band Competition

Senior Céilí Band Competition

20th August | 7pm | Shannon Aerodome Ennis | €20

One of the hottest tickets at the Fleadh so do book early. The Dome will rock as the Senior Céilí Bands go head to head for All-Ireland glory. Who will carry off the prize this year?
Seo Linn

Seo Linn

20th August | 10pm | Treacys West County Hotel | €15

You know them from Coláiste Lurgan’s famous YouTube videos now experience Seo Linn live – a class act!
Beoga

Finbarr Dwyer Remembered

21st August | 3pm | Treacys West County Hotel | €15

As part of the events celebrating the music and legacy of the music icon Finbarr Dwyer this star-studded concert with over 25 accordion performers will celebrate the much-loved legendary traditional Irish accordion player and composer whose reworking of familiar tunes has been a source of fascination for many accordion players.
Socks in the Frying Pan

Socks in the Frying Pan

21st August | 1pm | Shannon Aerodome Ennis | €15

Dynamic vocal harmonies, virtuosic musical ability and onstage wit will entertain and delight. One of the most sought after groups in Irish music today, the worldwide ‘Sock Invasion’ continues! The Socks come home but they won’t be putting their feet up!
Fleadh Farewell

Fleadh Farewell

21st August | 8pm | Shannon Aerodome Ennis | €22.50

Join us for the final fling as we say Farewell to the Fleadh – you will be in excellent company – Bofin to Burren, Séan Keane, John Carty, Noel Hill & Liam O'Connor, Don Stiffe, Joanie Madden and Kathleen Boyle, Kevin Crawford and Dylan Foley, The Shandrum Céilí Band, Seamus Begley & Oisín MacDiarmada and many, many more...