The Joyce Brothers Festival 2022

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The Joyce Brothers Festival 2022

A weekend of music, song, dance, and history celebrating the wonderful legacy of brothers PW and Robert Dwyer Joyce, natives of Glenosheen

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Kilfinane Kilfinane Kilfinane Ireland

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Join us for a packed programme of event celebrating the life, times and collections of the Joyce Brothers.

A weekend pass is available which provides access to all three evening events (please note that workshops are not included in the weekend pass). Weekend passes are €35 for adults and €24 for children Alternatively tickets can be purchased for individual events.

Programme of events for Joyce Brothers Festival 2022

Thur 6th Oct 2022, 7:30pm: Gala Opening Night: Celebration of the history and life of the Joyce Brothers through music, song, dance, chat and the magic of Des Dillon and his puppets. Old Chapel Rooms, Kilfinane (V35 V998) (Tickets: Adult €15, Child €10)

We also welcome the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) as we premier "Drawing from the Well", featuring Derek Hickey on the Joyce Collection.

The evening will also feature a performance from popular sean noós dancer, Edwina Guckian.

Artists and local historians Teresa O’Doherty and Angela Hennessy will each give an insight into the history and importance of the Joyce brothers and their collections.

Fri 7th Oct 2022, 7:30pm: Hup na Houra, Old Chapel Rooms, Kilfinane (V35 V998)(Tickets: Adult €15, Child €10)

Traditional Concert of music song and dance with special guests Donal Clancy and Mary Bergin

Fri 7th Oct 2022, 9pm: Traditional Session in Healys Bar

This is a free event and all are welcome. The session will be led by musicians, John Carroll, John Flanagan, Charlie Reynolds and Brian Fitzgerald.

Sat 8th Oct 2022, 11:30am to 1pm - Music Workshops (all tickets €10)

  • Beginners Music Workshop (Teach na Cille, V35 KW01)
  • Join musician Seán Ó Feaghail to learn simple tunes from the Joyce collection. This workshop is aimed at beginner musicians. All instruments welcome.

  • Intermediate Music Workshop (Old Chapel Rooms, V35 V998).
  • Join musician Matt Cranitch to learn more advanced tunes from the Joyce collection. This workshop is aimed at intermediate level musicians. All instruments welcome.

  • Tin Whistle Master Class (Scoil Fhionáin, V35 EY95)
  • This masterclass will be taught by the great tin whistle player Mary Bergin and is a must for anybody who aspires to play this instrument

Sat 8th Oct 2:30 to 4pm - Singing Dancing and Whistling workshops (all tickets €10)

  • Advanced Music Workshop (Scoil Fhionáin, V35 EY95)
  • Join Aoife Ní Bhriain to learn more advanced tunes from the Joyce collection. This workshop is aimed at proficient musicians. All instruments welcome.

  • Traditional Singing Workshop (Ó Ceilleachair, V35 Y9K0) This workshop will be taught by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and suitable for singers of all levels.
  • Sean Nós Dancing Workshop (Old Chapel Rooms, V35 V998).
  • This workshop will be taught by Ciara Flanagan and is suitable for all levels and for all ages from 9 to 90!
  • Whistling Workshop (Teach na Cille, V35 KW01) Learn the skill of whistling a tune - Taught by Anita Bennis, suitable for all.

Sat 8th Oct 2022, 7:30pm : Traditional Concert, Old Chapel Rooms, Kilfinane (V35 V998) Ai

A musical treat with Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch, The Goodman Trio,& Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh

Sat 8th Oct 2022, 9pm: Traditional Session in Shaughnessys bar

Aifreann Tradisúnta, St Andrews Church, Kilfinane

Sun 9th Oct 2022, 1pm Walk from Ballyorgan to the Joyce Homestead, Glenosheen led by historian, Angela Hennessy , meeting at (eircode)

Historical walk and tunes at the Joyce homestead. Walk starts in Ballyorgan, continues to Glenosheen and returns to Ballyorgan. This is a free event and all are welcome.

Sun 9th Oct 2022, 2 to 4pm: Traditional Session in Nuala Mee’s Pub Ballyorgan

Music with Liam Flanagan & Friends. This is a free event with finger food and all are welcome

Sun 9th Oct 2022, 5pm: Final Performance/Session in Ó Ceilleachair's Pub, Kilfinane V35 Y9K0

Featuring Johnny Óg Connolly, Clíodhna Costelloe & Pádraig Ó Dubhghaill

Funded by: The Arts Council, Creative Ireland and Ballyhoura Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann

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