Trad tunes

Cleere’s boasts the longest-running weekly trad session in the county and has hosts some of the best names and sounds of the genre.

Cleere’s boasts the longest-running weekly trad session in the county and has hosts some of the best names and sounds of the genre.

This Saturday some of the finest musicians from around the country will be at the venue for what promises to be a phenomenal night of traditional Irish fare.

The main act will see 10 musicians on stage in the form of the Shannon Vale Ceili Band featuring Danny O’Mahony (accordion, vocals), Sile Garry (fiddle), Mick Collins (banjo, flute), Brian McGrath of Four Men and A Dog (piano, banjo), Micheal O’Raghlaigh (concertina), Mac Dara O’Raghlaigh (fiddle) and more to come.

Support is by local musicians Paddy Cleere (banjo), Martin Coughlan (button accordion), Tommy Lannigan (vocals, bodhran) and Ivan McGuire (bouzouki).

A front-bar session will see talent from Brendan Donoghue (flute, banjo), Peter O’Brien (banjo), Eddie Hoban (banjo), Frank O’Brien (mandolin), Ciara McGrath (flute), Dermot Donovan (flute), Charlie O’Neill (fiddle), Philip Tobin (accordion), Mick Foley (uilleann pipes) and Billy Carrigan (uilleann pipes).

It all starts at 9pm but advice is to get your ticket early as this is sure to sell out.

This gig is guaranteed to have the place busting at the seams and it’s one you definitely do not want to miss. Tickets cost €10 with all proceeds going to a good cause.