Hitting all the Right Notes in Brosna and Croke Park

The late Brosna publican and fiddle player, Con Curtin in whose honour the village hosts the Con Curtin Traditional Music Festival since 2001 when it was first suggested by former TD Jimmy Deenihan. It made Con one of the very few , if not the only, living musician to have a festival in his name. ©Photograph: John Reidy 25-5-2001
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A very big thank you to the amazing Con Curtin Traditional Music Festival committee.

To the many helpers, the parish citizens, the glorious musicians, the providers of foods and drinks, Fr. Spillane and the church crew, and the local gardai and community services.

It takes an awful lot of people, working in harmony to deliver a festival of such safety and quality. I was so struck by the wide age profile. Senior citizens found cosy corners from which to enjoy the music.

The young folks of this fair parish were able to boogie and bop as though they were front row at Glastonbury.

On Sunday afternoon, small children who had regaled everyone with their tremendous busking, were able to safely take their music into the bars and lay on some great family entertainment.

There was space for everyone of all ages to mingle and connect.

Kerry Provided the Cherry

The cherry on the cake, although not music related, was Kerry getting past a sticky Derry to join the other teams in the All Ireland semi finals.

What a rich weekend, without negative public incident.

Again, Brosna and Con Curtin Committee, and Kerry GAA take a big and well deserved bow. You’ve played a blinder!

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