Connacht Fleadh 2022 Programme

Monday 20th June

  • 1.00pm

     

    Lunchtime Concert with PJ Hernon, Philip Duffy, Catherine McHugh

    Venue: Sligo City Hall, Sligo. A lunchtime recital and hosted discussion on Sligo’s musical heritage.

  • 18.30pm

     

    The Holy Wells: Archaeology, History & Folklore

    Venue: St Colmcille’s Well Doonierin

    Guided walk by local archaeologist Tamlyn McHugh (note that this event is fully sold out.)

Tuesday 21st June

  • 11.00am

     

    The Passage Tombs of County Sligo and their NW European Context

    Venue: Sligo City Hall

    Lecture by Dr Robert Hensey.

  • 1.00pm

     

    Josie McDermott Remembered

    Venue: Sligo City Hall

    A tribute in spoken word and music to a legendary Sligo composer.

  • 2.00pm

     

    The Passage Tombs of County Sligo and their NW European Context

    Venue: Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

    Guided walk by Dr Robert Hensey.

Wednesday 22nd June

  • 11.00am

     

    Emigration, Trade and the Port of Sligo

    Venue: Sligo City Hall

    Lecture by Dr Fiona Gallagher & Joe McGowan.

  • 1:00pm:

     

    Ben Lennon Remembered

    Venue: Sligo City Hall

    A tribute in spoken word and music to a legendary fiddle player.

  • 7.30pm

     

    A Celebration and Tribute to Michael Brennan

    Venue: Sligo Park Hotel

    Comhaltas Connacht Council have organised an evening to pay tribute to Michael Brennan in recognition of many years of service to Comhaltas.

Thursday 23rd June

  • 11.00am

     

    The Landed Houses of Sligo: Past, Present & Future

    Venue: Sligo City Hall Lecture by Nicholas Prins.

  • 2.00pm

     

    The Landed Houses of Sligo: Guided Walk at Annaghmore House

    Venue: Annaghmore House Guided walk by Durcan O’Hara

  • 7.30pm

     

    Connacht Fleadh Gig Rig

    Music from the Gig Rig at Stephen St Car Park, Sligo.

    Trad Night Sligo

    A night of Traditional music.

  • 10.00pm

     

    Pub Sessions

Friday 24th June

  • 8pm

     

    Connacht Fleadh Gig Rig

    Music from the Gig Rig at Stephen St Car Park, Sligo.

    Moxie

    Also featuring The Comhaltas National Folk Orchestra of Ireland

  • 10.00pm

     

    Pub Sessions

Saturday 25th June

Sunday 26th June

Thursday 30th June

  • 8.00pm

     

    The Lost Children of the Carricks

    Venue: Coach House Hotel, Ballymote, Co. Sligo

    Film Screening with Q&A with director. ‘Trílangue – Trílangue – Montréal-based masters ensemble presenting traditional Québécois, Irish and Scottish music, song and dance will precede the film screening. Music to follow from CCÉ Paddy Killoran.

Friday 1st July

  • 6.00pm

     

    Gerry McGwynne – A civic ceremony by Sligo County Council

    Venue: County Hall and Riverside Hotel

    A civic ceremony by Sligo County Council to honour Gerry McGwynne at County Hall, Riverside, Sligo. Followed by music session at the Riverside Hotel, Sligo.

Saturday 2nd July

  • 11.00am

     

    Walking the Yeats Trail

    Venue: Slish Wood

    Walk in the footsteps of Ireland’s most famous poet WB Yeats as we bring you through Slish Wood along parts of the Sligo Way and onto the boardwalk overlooking Lough Gill. You will hear some of the poetry recited at the locations that inspired Yeats, and discover why the Sligo landscape continued to play a central role in the writings of Ireland’s foremost poet throughout his lifetime. Led by Susan O’Keeffe, Director of the Yeats Society, Sligo.

Sunday 3rd July

  • 11.00am

     

    The Mythology of Knocknashee

    Venue: Knocknashee

    Musicians in south Sligo who developed the Sligo Style of playing fiddle and flute music in particular, were inspired by the countryside that surrounded them. Nowhere overlooks this terrain more than the Hill of Knocknashee. Translated as Cnoc na Sídhe (Hill of the Faeries), Knocknashee is an ancient place which was inhabited in ancient times and where two large stone cairns sit on it’s table top summit. A new walkway has been built up the side of Knocknashee, and for this walk, we will be joined by a number of musicians who will play tunes and sing songs on the summit of Knocknashee.

  • 8.00pm

     

    Closing Session

    Venue: Thomas Connolly’s Pub, Sligo

    Musicians come together at Thomas Connolly’s pub in Sligo to conclude this year’s Connacht Fleadh. All are welcome, especially musicians.