Chief O’Neill Remembered  - Our Programme in 2017

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Friday 8th September

6.30pm:                Bantry Community Tourist  Office: Official opening (sponsored by AIB) with recital of tunes from Francis O' Neill's Collections by John Kelly (fiddle) and John Dwyer (fiddle).

8.00pm:                St. Brendan's Church: Concert with Frankie Gavin and Dé Dannan. Tickets (€20) available at Bantry  Community Tourist Office. Phone: 027 50229

10.30pm:             The Quays: Session with Macdara, Pax and Cárthach Ó Faoláin.

10.30pm:             Ma Murphy's: Session Richie Tisdall, Maeve McSweeney and friends.

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Saturday 9th September

11.30am:              Bantry Bay Hotel (function room): “The External Impact on the Musical Voice of the West Cork Coastline” by Johnny McCarthy. This promises to be a very lively and thought-provoking lecture. It will be followed by a recital of music from O' Neill's collections on uilleann pipes and flute by Fionn Morrison and Rob Fell. Admission €5

1.00pm:               Boston Bar: Session with John Kelly, John Dwyer and Ian Room.

2.00pm:                Street Competition for the best recital of traditional music (ten minutes max.) by solo musicians and/or groups. 18 years and under (Competition will be held in the function room of the Bantry Bay Hotel if weather is unsuitable for playing outdoors.)

3.00pm:                Recital of Traditional Music, including tunes from the O' Neill collections at Bantry Community Tourist Office by Mary Crowley (piano accordion) and John Connolly (fiddle/button accordion); James Duggan (fiddle) and Graham Guerin (button accordion); Admission €5

4.00pm:                Organico Cafe, Glengarriff Road, Bantry. Tunes Among the Teacups: Calling all young musicians! Recital and junior session with Sárán Mulligan (concertina) and George Mc Adam (banjo).  Winners of competition announced and presentation of prizes.

5.00pm:                The Cosy Cabin: Session with Mícheál Ó Sé,Cailín Ní Shé, Oisín Morrison and Aidan Connolly

8.00pm:                Bantry Bay Hotel (function room): Léacht agus Oíche Amhránaíochta “Immortal Dan”- Daniel O'Connell in the Irish Singing Tradition - Talk by Tim Dennehy interspersed with poetry - and songs sung by Tim himself and Nell Ní Chróinín.

9.00pm:                Bantry Bay Hotel (function room): Oíche Amhránaíochta. Nell Ní Chróinín will host a session of singing in English and Irish with guest singers including Tim Dennehy, Micheál Ó Sé, Cárthach Ó Faoláin, Macdara Ó Faoláin, Pax Ó Faoláin. All singers welcome to participate. Admission €5.

9.30pm:                Session Trail: Starting at The Bantry Inn, follow the music in various session venues all the way to The Westlodge Hotel (Residents' Lounge).You can drop in to Denis Lucey's, The Bantry Bay Hotel, The Snug and The Maritime Hotel on the way. Further details in venue windows.

11.30pm:             The Boston Bar: Late Session with fiddle players: Michelle Foy, Aidan Connolly, James Duggan and Richie Tisdall.

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1.30pm:                Performance of “Chief O'Neill's Favourite“. All musicians welcome to join in this musical tribute at Tralibane Bridge. Walking Tour (2 miles approx.) with local historian Timmy McCarthy, from Tralibane Bridge to The O'Neill Monument, via O'Neill's birthplace. 2pm. Free shuttle bus available outside The Mariner / The Brick Oven to Tralibane Bridge (via O'Neill Monument).Shuttle Bus courtesy of Cremin Coaches. Drivers are requested to use the car park at The O'Neill Monument and a shuttle bus will take you to the starting point of the walk at Tralibane Bridge. A Shuttle bus after the walk to return people back to Bantry. Bus departs 1.10pm.

2.30pm:                Music and Dancing at Chief O' Neill Monument.

The Farewell Session

5.30pm:                Music and singing at The Quays Bar, Bantry with Seán Ó Sé and Nickie and Anne Mc Auliffe. Adm. FREE

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