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Kenmare Irish Music Festival begins April 25

1 of 1 Liam Ó Maonlaí is Kenmare bound
Liam Ó Maonlaí is Kenmare bound

The Féile Neidín Festival - Kenmare Irish Music Festival - returns on Friday April 25 with concerts, workshops and the Kenmare Session Trail.

This year’s line-up sees the return of Beginish, featuring Dingle box-player Brendan Begley. The band will perform at the Carnegie Arts Centre on Saturday night. Liam Ó Maonlaí will play a gig at the Carnegie Arts Centre on Sunday night. Earlier that day, the Shannon Vale Ceili Band (who recently entertained President Michael D Higgins on St Patrick's Day) host a Céilí Mor in the Kenmare Bay Hotel at 3pm.

Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine is the venue for all music workshops being held on Saturday morning April 26, from 10.30am-1.30pm . There is a great line up to choose from including box workshops with Jackie Daly and Dermot Byrne, fiddle with Matt Cranitch, concertina with Jack Talty, banjo with Liam Flanagan, flute with Caoimhín Ó Fearghail and sean nós dancing with Tríona Ní Mangan. 

Jackie Daly, Matt Cranitch, Dermot Byrne, Floriane Blancke, Derek Hickey, Liam  Flanagan, Kieran Kissane, Jack Talty, Caoimhín Ó Fearghail, Denis Cronin and Mick Culloty are among the musicians taking part in the Session Trail. There will also be music sessions on the Seafari Eco Tour boat each day. For further information contact Rhona O’Driscoll on 086 1705042 or email rhonaodriscoll@gmail.com 

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