> Dan Mozell request: > > I know that people frequently request information about musical > events, clubs, etc. I've only recently rejoined IRTRAD-L, so I > apologize if this is a repeat question. My parents are going to > Ireland and would like to know dates and locations of any > traditional music and dance that fits their schedule; Pubs, > festivals, anything at all. Here's where they'll be: > > June 23: Limerick > June 24-25: Lisdoonvarna, County Clare > June 26-27: Bundoran, Co. Donegal > June 28-29: Dublin > June 30-July 1: Waterford > July 2-3: Cork > July 4-5: Killarney, County Kerry > July 6: Limerick > > By the way, when and where is the Carolan festival? > Thanks alot for any help! ----------------------------------------------------------------- Below is a list of events in Ireland which I received from Liam Ferrie as part of my subscription to "The Irish Emigrant" a weekly network newsletter that is emailed on Mondays of news from Ireland which includes news on politics, sports, music, N.Ireland and more. Subscription is $35 or Ir#20, those interested can contact Liam Ferrie at <[log in to unmask]> Seamus Keleher ================================================================= Subject: Calendar of Summer Events in Ireland Date: Fri, 10 Jun 1994 12:23:41 +0100 (BST) From: Liam Ferrie <[log in to unmask]> A number of readers requested that rather than give details of which festivals are taking place each week that I provide the information in advance so that they will know what to expect when they are here on holiday. The attached, then, is a list of the more important festivals and summer schools scheduled for the next few months. JUNE: 11th-12th ULSTER'S SIXTH STORYTELLING FESTIVAL, CULTRA, CO.DOWN. Storytelling for adults and children, also music and drama. 8th-19th THE MUSIC FESTIVAL IN GREAT IRISH HOUSES. Major Irish and international classical musicians and singers in some of the most splendid Irish houses, including Castletown, Strokestown, Carton and Russborough. 11th-19th AN TOSTAL, DRUMSHANBO, CO.LEITRIM. This is the only continuous celebration of this festival in the country and features feiseanna, traditional bands, set dancing workshops and art competitions for children. 17th-19th FLEADH AMHRAN AGUS RINCE, BALLYCASTLE, CO.ANTRIM. Traditional music, song and dance culminating in a "Concert of Champions". 18th-29th ACHILL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SUMMER SCHOOL, DOOAGH, ACHILL, CO.MAYO. Excavations, field trips and lectures. 25th-JULY 2nd SYNGE SUMMER SCHOOL, RATHDRUM, CO.WICKLOW. "Irish Theatre and Cinema" is the theme this year, with readings, theatre workshops, lectures and live performances. 29th-JULY 3rd GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL, MONASTEREVIN, CO.KILDARE. On the 150th anniversary of the poet's birth the programme includes guest speakers and performers from Sweden, Russia and the US. 30th-JULY 2nd JONATHAN SWIFT SEMINAR, ST. PATRICK'S COLLEGE, MAYNOOTH, CO.KILDARE. "The Legacy of Swift" will be examined by, among others, John Banville, Mary McGuckian and Professor Terence Brown. 30th-JULY 3rd THE BRAM STOKER INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL, CLONTARF, CO.DUBLIN. The influences on Dracula, both literary and Irish, are included in this year's theme "Gothic Reflections". JULY: 10th-17th KILTARTAN HEDGE SCHOOL, GORT, CO.GALWAY. Of a different style, this school concentrates on the works of Yeats and Lady Gregory in their natural settings of Thoor Ballylee and Coole Park. 13th-24th GALWAY ARTS FESTIVAL. This has the usual line-up of unusual and exotic acts from abroad and the famous Macnas group's annual parade is this year entitled "Tribes". 13th-18th GALWAY FILM FLEADH. The fleadh runs a series of films (last year over 100) at various venues around the city and is usually attended by one or two famous "names". 14th-17th FESTIVAL FRANCAIS DE PORTARLINGTON, CO.LAOIS. Art workshops, French and Cajun music and dance in a celebration of the Huguenot influence on the town. INTERNATIONAL BUSKING FESTIVAL, DERRY. The prize fund of Stg 2#3,000 attracts contestants both national and international. 17th-29th JAMES JOYCE SUMMER SCHOOL, NEWMAN HOUSE, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, DUBLIN 2. The usual run of lectures is interspersed with outings around Dublin, including the pubs, and a coach tour to the Boyne Valley. 21st-24th DUN LAOGHAIRE FESTIVAL. Features arts and entertainment for adults and children, including a song contest. 22nd-24th TEMPLE BAR BLUES FESTIVAL. Free live music in 18 pubs and locations in the area with a free open-air concert in College Green. 23rd-24th ULSTER FLEADH CHEOIL, ARMAGH. Competition for traditional musicians with the usual sessions inside and outside bars. 25th-30th JOHN HEWITT INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL, CARNLOUGH, CO.ANTRIM. This year's school focuses on the literature, culture and politics of the city in general, and the Northern Irish city in particular. Music and excursions will also be included. 25th-AUG 6th BOYLE ARTS FESTIVAL, CO.ROSCOMMON. This major arts festival includes poetry readings, classical music and operatic recitals, traditional music and a literary exhibition. 29th-31st ATHY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, ATHY, CO.KILDARE. Bluegrass bands from Ireland, Europe and the US. 29th-AUG 1st BALLYSHANNON INTERNATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL, CO.DONEGAL. Top traditional and folk banks take over the town for the weekend. 29th-AUG 7th O'CAROLAN TRADITIONAL IRISH HARP MUSIC FESTIVAL, KEADUE, CO.ROSCOMMON. Harp recitals and competitions with peripheral dancing activities. 30th-31st FEILE '94, SEMPLE STADIUM, THURLES, CO.TIPPERARY. Probably the last, (though I seem to remember the same being said last year), this year's line-up includes The Cranberries, Elvis Costelloe and the Attractions, Crash Test Dummies, Primal Scream and The Stunning. AUGUST: 2nd-11th KERRY INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF LIVING IRISH AUTHORS, TRALEE. As the title suggests, this school concentrates on those writers who are still with us, and further enlivens the proceedings with excursions. 5th-7th LETTERKENNY INTERNATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL, CO.DONEGAL. Macnas will also be featured in this festival, which includes singers and dancers from Ireland, the UK and Europe. TRADITIONAL MUSIC WEEKEND FESTIVAL, FEAKLE, CO.CLARE. The town is completely taken over each year by the musicians who include, this year, Liam O'Flynn, Noel Hill and singer Sean Tyrell. 6th-20th YEATS INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL, SLIGO. This year is its 35th and the topics to be covered include "Yeats, Eliot and the Mythical Method", "The (Other) View from the Tower: George Yeats" and "Yeats and Beckett". 8th-14th WILLIAM CARLETON SUMMER SCHOOL, CLOGHER, CO.TYRONE. The theme for this year, the bicentenary of Carleton's birth, is "William Carleton and the Irish Literary Tradition". BELFAST FOLK FESTIVAL. Over 50 events are promised, mostly held in pubs, with a line-up including artists from Australia, Russia, Bolivia and the US. 9th-14th BELFAST HARP FESTIVAL, ULSTER FOLK & TRANSPORT MUSEUM, BELFAST. Workshops, lectures and performances focused on teaching the harp. 10th-12th PUCK FAIR, KILLORGLIN, CO.KERRY. Apart from the ritual crowning of the goat, participants will be entertained by traditional and other musicians and a busking competition. 11th-20th COOTEHILL ARTS FESTIVAL, CO.CAVAN. Various bands, and a street parade are among the items listed so far for this festival. 14th-19th THE PATRICK MACGILL INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL, GLENTIES, CO.DONEGAL. The author's daughters, both writers, will be in attendance this year, and events include several art exhibitions. 14th-21st PARNELL SUMMER SCHOOL, AVONDALE, CO.WICKLOW. "Gender, Class and Politics" will be discussed by John Hume, Gemma Hussey, Emily O'Reilly, Bernadette McAliskey, Brian Lenihan and several more. There will also be a Percy French evening. 18th-21st THE GENERAL HUMBERT SUMMER SCHOOL, BALLINA AND KILLALA, CO.MAYO. Political, economic and cultural topics will be discussed by speakers from the US and Europe under the title "Bridging the Atlantic". 20th-27th MERRIMAN SUMMER SCHOOL, BALLYVAUGHAN, CO.CLARE. The examination of rural Ireland is the topic for this year, in conjunction with the usual activities, from set-dancing to Irish classes. 20th-28th KILKENNY ARTS WEEK. A concentration on classical music is the hallmark of this event, though it also includes theatre and readings. 26th-28th FLEADH CHEOIL NA H-EIREANN, CLONMEL, CO.TIPPERARY. The culmination of the county and regional competitions, the fleadh also includes many impromptu sessions in pubs or on the street (weather permitting). SEPTEMBER: 2nd-4th CLIFDEN COUNTRY BLUES FESTIVAL, CLIFDEN, CO.GALWAY. Previous visitors to this festival have included Van Morrison and Eric Clapton, the latter actually joining in one of the sessions. 9th-11th CORK FOLK FESTIVAL, CORK CITY. Events both large and small will be augmented this year by a special Sean O'Riada commemorative concert. 14th-18th OSCAR WILDE SUMMER SCHOOL, BRAY, CO.WICKLOW. In its inaugural year the event will include lectures, workshops, tours, theatre outings and social events.