Sean McCarthy Weekend Festival 2017
Dates for the Sean McCarthy Weekend Festival
4th - 7th August 2017
The Fureys in Concert
In Loving memory of the late John Joe Sommers of Irremore & Boston
Date: Friday 4th August
Venue: Teach Siamsa Finuge
Time: 8pm - 10pm
Admission: Tickets €20 or ring 087 9049371
are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination. Their folk based music has received standing ovations in some of the biggest concert halls of the world and they credit their musical ability to their parents, Ted and Nora, who were well known musicians themselves. They encouraged their sons to play music from a very early age and there was live traditional music in their house almost nightly.
About Liam O Connor
The Liam O'Connor performance is a spectacular explosion of music, song and dance rooted in the Irish music tradition. A spellbinding display of raw energy, passion and melodic genius. Liam O'Connor is an internationally renowned musician of 20 instruments and his spirit will swiftly sweep across your soul as the enchanting melodies are executed from his 'fastest fingers in the world' (Guinness Book of Records 2008).
Words like 'innovator' are overused these days but Liam O'Connor is definitely an innovator. Words like supremely talented, master musician, versatile are, likewise thrown around with an alarming degree of ease, but Liam O'Connor is still all these things. None of these words come close to painting a complete picture because none describe the pure passion and excitement and feeling that Liam O'Connor brings to a performance.... and in the end that's the word that describes him best - Liam O'Connor is first, last and always a performer.
-1st Ambassador of Killarney
-Beamish & Crawford Award Winner
-Guinness World Record for fastest fingers
Winner of the 2017 Sean McCarthy Ballad Competition will recieve a cheque for €1,200 & a Trophy
1st Runner up will recieve €500
This year we have added a third place...
2nd Runner up will recieve €200
Sponsors: Mike & Sue Nillson, IMRO & the Estate of Sean McCarthy
Mick McCarthy Story Telling Competition
1st place Recieves a cheque for €1,000
2nd place Recieves a cheque for €250
Sponsor: Lionel McCarthy
Photo by: Brendan Landy