2016 Programme

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Thursday 6th October

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Festival launch at O'Donnell's bar in Gort

 

 

LIVE broadcast from Galway Bay FM

 

all performers welcome

 

 

 

6.30pm

 

 

7.00pm-9.00pm

Thursday 27th October

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Mass for Joe Cooley at St. Peterswell Church

followed by session in St. Peterswell

 

 

 

8.00pm

 

 

 

Friday 28th October

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Official Opening in Sullivans, the Square by "The Galway Rose", concertina player - Rosie Burke
followed by
Céili in Sullivans Hotel

sponsored by Sullivans


 

Aidan connolly CD launch 'Traiditional Irish Fiddle' in O'Donnells

 

followed by sessions in pubs throughout the town

 

 

7.30pm

 

 

9.00pm-12.00am

 

 

9.30pm

Saturday 29th  October

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Workshops (8 different instruments, for more info. click here)

 

Attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for

‘’the largest Number of Irish Traditional musicians playing in one location’’

sponsored by Sullivans Hotel
Registration at 4.00pm-4.30pm in Sullivans Hotel Nightclub
Event Starting at 5.00pm (All Musicians young and old welcome to take part.)

 

LIVE music in the square - Opened by two dancing teenage orchestras (40+ musicians): Sonic Strings from Coole Music, Gort and Dala Violinists from Borlänge, Sweden (pics: [1]  [2])

 

Andreas de stack 'One man show' / play Town Hall, Church St. Gort 

 

Nuadán's CD Launch 'Lá Laindí Lugha' at O'Donnell's

 

sessions in pubs throughout the town

 

 

10.00am-1pm

 

4.00pm-4.30pm

 

 

5pm - onwards

 

 

 

5.30pm-7.00pm

 

 

7pm - 8pm

 

 

9pm

Sunday 30th October

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Workshops

 

Mass for Joe Cooley at Gort church 

music by Gort Community School choir and Gaillimh Theas Comhaltas group

 

Gala concert at the Lady Gregory Hotel, performers include tutors 

(sponsored by The Lady Gregory Hotel, plus special guests to be added).

 

 

Saileóg Ní Cheannabháin's CD launch 'Roitleán' in Sullivans Hotel

 

followed by sessions in pubs throughout the town

 

 

10.00am-1.00pm

 

12.00pm

 

 

7.30pm-9.00pm

 

 

9.30pm

Monday 26th October

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Music at Joe Cooley's grave

followed by session in Cooley's lodge

 

The festival students performing, The Convent, Gort

 

Singing session in Mullins Bar

 

farewell sessions

 

 

12.00pm

 

 

12.00pm

 

5.00pm-7.00pm