Because of the special nature of this year’s Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival Concert the demand for tickets is well past that of other years.
Tickets for the Johnny O’Leary Memorial Concert can be had at €20 each from the River Island Hotel on 066 71 42555.
The Sunday night, October 26th., concert will be pure Sliabh Luachra musically and will mark the 10th anniversary of the passing of Johnny O’Leary. It will start at 8pm. sharp.
A panel of invited, guest musicians will appear on the night and the event will be introduced by Paudie O’Connor and Peter Browne will be master of ceremonies.
Elsewhere there will be singing sessions and fiddle classes and a class for brushing up on your Cúpla Focal and an art exhibition and everything else that usually happens in the course of these weekends.
The festival, which was established in 1993, will be held this bank holiday weekend from Friday, October 24th to and including Monday 27th.
The concert line-up and times allotted are as follows: 1. Jimmy Doyle , Joe O’Sullivan , Denis O’Connor, Con Moynihan, Gearóid Dineen (10) 2. Áine and Francis O’Connor, Connie Connell, Michelle O’Sullivan, Eileen de Paor (10) 3. Christy Cronin (5) 4. Nicky and Anne McAuliffe, Donal O’Connor, Ciarán O’Sullivan. (10) 5. Jimmy O’Brien (5) 6. Paudie O’Connor and Aoife Ni Chaoimh and Billy Clifford (10) 7. Brendan Begley (10) 8. Jackie Daly, Matt Cranitch and Paul de Grae (15) 9. Bryan O’Leary, Colm Guilfoyle, Ellen O’Leary, Gearóid Dineen (15)
River Island Hotel, Town Centre, 066 71 42555
Island Heights, Killarney Road, 066 71 41068
Prendiville’s Town House, Cordal Road, 066 71 42052
Cloghan Lodge, Killarney Road, 066 71 42566
Taylor’s Lodge, Scartaglin Road, 066 71 42170
Bawn House, College Road, 085 7305528
Lillian Dillon, Limerick Road, 066 71 41060
Betty Riordan, Limerick Road, 066 71 42989
Self Catering , Ballyplymouth, 066 71 41160
Dermot McCarthy’s, Killarney Road, 087 2792137