June 20 to 22 sees the second Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Traditional Music Festival take place in Glengarriff. The festival looks to revive the tradition of Uilleann piping in the area and is a must for all piping and traditional music enthusiasts. This year’s festival promises to be a spectacular event with a strong artistic line-up featuring renowned names such as De Dannan, Liam O’Flynn , Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch and Kila’s Ronan O’Snodaigh.
De Dannan will open the festival on Friday night followed by music sessions in each of the village pubs. This year the festival will offer a range of workshops for all abilities in piping, accordion and the fiddle. One of the highlights of the festival will be an intimate concert with Liam O’Flynn on Saturday afternoon in the Glengarriff Park Hotel.
The Saturday night celebration concert will host a variety of musical talent such as Drole & Mick O’Brien, Nell Ni Chronin, Sean McKeown & Liam O’Connor and others with the legendary Sean O’Sé as fear an ti.
Pub sessions will take place throughout the village all through the weekend.
The festival will draw to a close on Sunday with a finale concert in the Jim’s Coffee House featuring Maire Ní Ghrada and Mairead and Nollaig Casey.
Further information and tickets for all concerts and workshops can be found online at www.jimdowlingfestival.com or visit the JimDowling and Uilleann Pipe and Trad music facebook page. Or contact Kieran on 086 1280303 / Chris 087 759593.