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Click on a date below to view the details of the sessions for that day.

This year’s Committee have added a new ingredient to the Festival Session Trail. Each of the official Festival Music sessions, will be “hosted” by a Session Host. Each of the hosted sessions will have musicians allocated to it as normal. The allocated musicians will know where and when they are playing but, apart from the Session Host, the musicians will not know with whom they will be playing – and neither will the audiences! We are confident that this “Find and Seek Experience” will enhance the character and atmosphere of the Festival for both musicians and all those who come out in search of a tune.

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Mon 6 Nov 2017

7.45pm: Knox’s – Colm Healy

7.30pm: Brogans – Murty Ryan


Tues 7 Nov 2017

7.30pm: Brogans  – Annemarie McCormack


Wed 8 Nov 2017

7.45pm: Knox’s – Brian O’Loughlin

7.30pm: Brogans – Eoin O’Neill

9.30pm: Moroneys – Marcus Maloney

9.00pm: Cruises – Shane Hayes


Thurs 9 Nov 2017

7.30pm: Knox’s – Carmel O’Dea

7.30pm: Brogans  – Keegan Drohan

8.00pm: Lucas’s – Anne Rynne

8.30pm: Poet’s Corner – Dave McCarthy

9.30pm: O’Keeffes – Martin Breen

8.30pm: Cruises – Jimmy Clancy

9.30pm: Ciarán’s – Joan Hanrahan

10.00pm: Faffa’s – Siobhán Peoples


Fri 10 Nov 2017

4.30pm: Dan O’Connells –  Piping Heaven/ Hell- Eoin O’Riabhaigh

5.00pm: Poet’s Corner – Eamon Cotter

6.00pm: Ciarán’s – Liam Ryan

6.00pm: Preachers Bar – Doohan Sisters

7.00pm: The Diamond – Irish Speaking Session – McDarragh McDonnachada

7.00pm: Lucas’s – Melanie Houghton

7.30pm: Nora Culligans – Tom Cussen

7.30pm: Knox’s – Teresa O’Dea

8pm: Cruises – Niamh O’Dea

8.00pm: Brogans – Conor Connolly

9pm: Auburn Lodge – Aoife Lynch

9pm: O’Deas – Gary Lynch

9pm: Kennys Bar – Tadhg Mulligan

9pm: McHughs – Emma Robinson

9.30pm: The Diamond – Brian O’Loughlin

9.30pm: Fawl’s – John Weir

9.30pm: Poet’s Corner – Sylvain Barou

9.30pm: Moroneys – Martin Darmody

9.30pm: B. Kellys. Market – Martin Meehan

10pm: Copper Jug – John Reid

10pm: Faffa’s – Martha Clancy

10pm: Kerins – Noel O’Donnoghue

10pm: O’Keefes – Shane Mulvey

10pm: Ciaran’s – Seanie Fitzpatrick

10pm: Dan O’Connells – Trad DJ


Sat 11 Nov 2017

11am: Festival Fry – The Front Bar – Josephine Marsh

11am: The Rowan Tree – John Weir

1pm: The Old Ground – Singing Session Tim Dennehy

2pm: Ciaran’s – Damaris Woods

2.30pm: Glór – Paul (Brother) Maguire

2.30pm: Dan O’Connells – Dessie Kelliher

3pm: B. Kelly’s. Market – Dave Sheridan

3pm: The Auburn Lodge – James Devitt

3pm: Treacy’s West County – Tom Morrow

3pm: Cruises – Karen Ryan

3pm: Knox’s – Johnny Kelly

4pm: Faffa’s – Orla Coughlan

4pm: Fawl’s Bar – Tola Custy

4.30pm: PJ Kelly’s – Eileen O’Brien

5pm: Kerins – Doireann Glackin

7pm: Knox’s Hugh Healy

7.30pm: Nora Culligan’s – Aidan McMahon

8.30pm: Cruises – Fiachra Hayes

9pm: The Auburn Lodge – Paul McGlinchey

9pm: McHughs – Ciaran Kelly

9pm: Griffins – Michael Queally

9pm: O’Deas – Dessie Adams

9.30pm: B. Kellys – Kevin O’Connor

9.30pm: The Poets Corner – Colm Healy

9.30pm: Fawl’s – Liam O’Brien

9.30pm: PJ Kelly’s – Andrew McNamara

9.30pm: Paddy Quinns – Kevin Corbett

9.30pm: Preachers – Joe Hanrahan

9.30pm: Ciaran’s – Orlaith McAuliffe

10pm: The Diamond – Deckie Clancy

10pm: Faffa’s  – Jack Gilder

10pm: Brogans – Sin a deir sí

10pm: Moroneys – Ruadhairi O’Kane

10.30pm: O’Keefes – Kieran Hehir


Sun 12 Nov 2017

11am: The Queens front Bar – Ollie O’Connell

1pm: Café on the Green/Copper Jug Terry Coyne – Singing Musicians Session

1pm: Cruises – Eoin O’Neil

1pm: The Rowan Tree (B Flat) – John McMahon

2.30pm: The Poets Corner – Trish Clark

3pm: Lucas’s – Alan Maguire

3pm: Kerins – Liam O’Brien

3pm: Knox’s – Colm Broderick

3pm: Brian Kelly’s – Market Malachy Bourke

4pm: Auburn Lodge – Tim Collins

4pm: Faffa’s – Grace Kelly

4pm: Ciaran’s – Kevin Finnucane

5.30pm: West County – Nuala Hehir

6pm: Dan O’Connells – Decky Clancy

6pm: O’Keefes – Feilim Collins

6pm: Preachers – Joe Hanrahan

6pm: Pj Kelly’s – Geraldine Cotter

6pm: Brogans – Ciaran Hanna

7pm: Fawls – Elaine Hogan

7pm: Moroney’s – PJ King

7.30pm: Faffa’s – Seanie McGrath

7.30pm: McHughs – Andrew Kenny

7.30pm: Nora Culligans – Sam Morris

7.30pm: The Diamond – Karen McMahon

8pm: Cruises – Adam Shapiro

8pm: O’Deas – Kieran Kissane

8pm: Knox’s – Andrew McNamara

9pm: The Auburn Lodge – Róisín Broderick

9pm: B.Kellys. Market – Josie Canavan

9pm: Kennys – Foxy Carberry

9.30pm: Ciaran’s – Annemarie Rynne

9.30pm: Dan O’Connells – Jimmy Noonan

9.30pm: The Poets Corner – Mike Butler


Mon 13 Nov 2017

3pm: O’Keefes – Murty Ryan

3pm: Ciarans – Eamonn Coyne

4pm: Cruises – John F Kelly

6pm The Diamond Blackie O’Connell

7.30pm: Brogan’s – Seán Earnest

7.45pm: Knox’s – Keith O’Loughlin

8pm: Dan O’Connells – Eamonn O’Riordan

8pm: Cruises – Bríd O Gorman

8.30pm: The Poets Corner – Dermot Lernihan

9.30pm: O’Keefes – Conor Crimmins

9.30pm: Ciaran’s – Deirdre O’Brien