Féile an Fhómhair

Belmullet Traditional Music Festival

Tribute to Paddy Joe Heanue of Inishturk

Posted by on Aug 30, 2014

Tribute to Paddy Joe Heanue of Inishturk

Paddy Joe was born March 21, 1947. Aged 65 years he was the eldest son of Packie and Bridget Heanue. He grew up in his home in the harbour of Inishturk along with his sister Mary and brothers Jack and Bill. This was a home that welcomed so many people over the years. He loved the music and songs, going to Fleadhs and places where traditions were respected and cherished in the souls of the...

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Allan MacDonald to Launch Féile an Fhómhair ’13

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013

Allan MacDonald to Launch Féile an Fhómhair ’13

Scottish piping legend Ailean Dòmhnallach will be joining us for Féile an Fhómhair 2013. Allan will officially launch the festival on Friday the 27th Sept with a performance in the Talbot Hotel, followed by an informal session. One of his myriad gifts is to make pibroch accessible and lovable. His work as a scholar-performer reuniting seventeenth-century piping with its Gaelic roots is...

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Emma O’Sullivan – Sean-nós Dancing Workshop

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013

Emma O’Sullivan – Sean-nós Dancing Workshop

Sean-Nós dancer Emma O’ Sullivan hails from Connemara, Co. Galway. She took up sean-nós dancing in 2005 while a business and marketing student at university in Galway and by 2009, at the age of 24, had won the All-Ireland Sean-Nós Dancing title at Oireachtas na Samhna in Letterkenny. Described by many as a natural teacher, Emma is employed full-time passing her skills to students in primary,...

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Charlie Harris – Accordion Show & Tell

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013

Charlie Harris is a Limerick man by birth who has lived in Ardrahan, Co. Galway for many years. He is recognised as a fine accordionist, and a much sought after accordion repairman and tuner. Charlie will be giving a hands-on demonstration of the inner workings of the accordion and talking about the history of the instrument in Irish music. All are welcome to attend, no musical skills necessary!...

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Mick Crehan – Whistle Workshops

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013

Well know whistle player Mick Crehan will be giving our whistle workshops in Áras Inis Gluaire on the 28th September 2013. Mick is long established musician on the Galway scene and owns the world-renowned trad pub, The Crane Bar in Galway. Here’s a clip of Mick in action on his home...

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Dates confirmed for Féile an Fhómhair 2013

Posted by on Apr 13, 2013

We are thrilled to announce that Féile an Fhómhair will be running for it’s third year on the last weekend in September, Fri 27th – Sun 29th 2013. Pub sessions, converts, workshops, lectures and visiting guests are all in the plan for this year. Stay tuned for updates.

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