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Festival launch night!

Nov 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm


The 25th Ennis Trad festival.
Thursday 8th Nov. from 7.30pm.
The Sanctuary, Queens hotel, Ennis.

A great night of music & song with the first of our album launches!
Free admission.



Book launch
“Jigs to Jacobites” by Dr Orfhlaith Ni Bhriain


Don Stiffe & Frank Kilkelly
“Longing for the day”

Páraic MacDonnchadha
“Not before time”

Páraic Mac Donnchadha was a late convert to the banjo, only taking it up in his second year at College having spent many years learning piano during his childhood. Hugely influenced by the precious opportunity to learn from and play with such massive traditional music luminaries as Paddy Carty and Conor Tully (with whom he recorded on a ‘Bring Down the Lamp’ RTE television programme) among others, Páraic is regarded as having a particularly rhythmic style and sensitive interpretation of East Galway music, deriving from this treasured exposure to East Galway musical exemplars.

This Summer, Páraic released his highly-regarded Banjo CD called ‘Not Before Time… 39 Years in the Making’, that features further acclaimed musicians Graham Guerin, Claire Egan, Macdara Ó Faoláin, Libby McCrohan, Noel O’Grady, Colm Murphy and his brother and sister, Mac Dara Mac Donncha and Sinéad Nic Dhonncha.

Albums will be on sale on the night.


Nov 8, 2018
7:30 pm
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The Sanctuary
Cruises Bar, Abbey St, Clonroad Beg
Ennis, Co. Clare V95 XFX4 Ireland
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