The Youth Busking Competition 2020 is on!

Click here to go to Youth Busking Competition for full details on how to enter…

The Clancy Brothers Festival Youth Busking Competition is going online this year!

We may be locked down, but we can still have some fun in this ‘stay at home’ era.

  • The online competition is open to all buskers under 18.
  • There are three categories: under 12, under 15 and under 18. Prizes of Carrick-on-Suir gift vouchers will be awarded to all the winners.
  • Entrants can be solo, duo or group acts so long as social distancing and current government health guidelines are followed. Each act will perform 2 songs and/or tunes.
  • Buskers can play on their doorsteps, driveways, balconies, gardens or anywhere that the current guidelines allow. The judges will be looking for creativity and inventiveness, singing quality and musicianship, originality and presence.
  • Play outside – it’s a busking competition! Play on your doorstep, in your driveway, in your garden, on balcony…be inventive!
  • Current COVID 19 advice is that you can only mix with members of your own household unless out and about where up to 4 people not from the same household may mix while maintaining social distancing. 
    • So if you’re entering as a group you must all be from the same household.
    • Or if your bandmates live next door or across the road you could play to each other across the garden fence or across the road.
    • The HSE still asks people to stay at home to help slow the spread of coronavirus. 
  • Let your neighbours know – get them involved – they’ll make a great audience.
  • Most of all, have fun with it!

Go to Youth Busking Competition for full details on how to enter!

Open for entries 12 noon May 18th to 12 noon May 27th

Streaming 2pm Saturday May 30th


Art Trail and Youth Workshops

While it is difficult to plan to confirm any details at this time, the festival along with its partner, the Tudor Artisan Hub, has more plans in the pipeline.

The Tudor Artisan Hub, which coordinates the Clancy Brothers Festival Art Trail and the Children/Youth workshop segments of the Festival, is planning a series of smaller events later in the year and to promote and support local artists, musicians and performing artists. Look out for further details in the press and online.

 


The Clancy Brothers Festival 2020 – COVID 19 Statement

It is with heavy hearts that we must announce the cancellation of the Clancy Brothers Music and Art Festival 2020 due to the COVID 19 crisis.

This follows regulations and advice on gatherings and events, and most importantly is in the interest of the health and safety of all our festival participants and attendees.

The Clancy Brothers Music and Art Festival had a jam-packed June Bank Holiday weekend ready to go. We look forward to returning for our fourteenth festival year in 2021 fresh with new ideas, a great line up and lots of wonderful events for all to enjoy.

But fear not, all is not lost!

While it is difficult to plan ahead or to confirm any details at this time, the festival along with its partner, the Tudor Artisan Hub, has some plans in the pipeline.

We can still have some online fun with a Youth Busking Competition to keep you entertained during this ‘Stay at Home’ era. Full details will be announced in the first week of May on our Facebook page and on this website.

And the Tudor Artisan Hub, which manages the Clancy Brothers Festival Art Trail and the Children/Youth workshop segments of the Festival, hopes to host both later in the year, to promote and support local artists, musicians and performing artists. This is important especially at this time when so many artists have been impacted by the COVID 19 restrictions, and when we all need something to look forward to. Look out for further details in the press and online.

Thank You

The Clancy Brothers Festival wishes to thank all our Sponsors and Patrons, who for the past thirteen years have supported the festival and have helped us to build the Clancy Brothers Festival into an annual event packed with music, art, drama, entertainment and fun for all the family. Most of our Patrons and Sponsors are local businesses. We look forward to seeing them on the other side of this crisis and hope that we can all support them in the future by keeping it local.

We also thank everyone for supporting the Clancy Brothers Festival over the years by coming to events and joining in the fun. Without you, there would be no festival. Carrick-on-Suir – YOU ROCK!

Finally, we wish everyone, from our Frontline Heroes and Essential Workers, to the Cocooners and the Stay-at-Homers, the very best of health.

Stay safe. Now go wash your hands…

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Every June Bank holiday weekend music, art and tradition flows through the streets of Carrick-On-Suir as the Clancy Brothers Festival of Music and Art takes place.

Tommy Dignam, Cara Clery, Cian Clery, Ciara Drohan and Sadhbh Clery looking forward to the Clancy Brothers Festival 2018

The festival honours the musical legacy of the influential Irish folk music group of the 1960s, ‘The Clancy Brothers’, whose home town was Carrick-On-Suir and who are credited with popularising Irish folk song across the world.

There’s music and art in the theatres, in the pubs and on the streets…so come to Carrick-on-Suir for the Clancy Brothers Festival on the June Bank Holiday where there’s music and magic in the air!

The Festival embraces the local community and showcases the exceptional local talent in performing, visual & multi-disciplinary arts. Carrick-on-Suir boasts so much talent for a small community and The Clancy Brothers Festival is the perfect way to showcase local talent as well as national and international artists.

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‘The Clancy Brothers Festival is a magical little festival. There is music in the air, and storytelling and poetry. Go soak in the great tradition of melody and balladry that is the legacy of the Clancys’, John Spillane.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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