Clancy Brothers Festival of Music & Art 2019
Carrick-on-Suir will be buzzing once again during the Clancy Brothers Festival on the June Bank Holiday Weekend, May 29th – June 3rd.
Irish folk royalty tops the bill with The High Kings returning to Carrick to lift the roof off the Strand Theatre.
The Brewery Lane Theatre will host folk singer and songwriter, John Spillane, the Clancy Family Concert with Finbarr Clancy, Robbie O’Connell, Kevin Power and Colm Power, Wood of O featuring Breege Phelan and Will McLellan, the Clancy Festival Opening Concert and the ever-popular Lunchtime Theatre.
And traditional band Sionnach will play a special concert in the Nano Nagle Chapel, featuring Martin Murray, Tommy Keane, Gerry Madden, Paul Grant, and Mick Forristal.
There will be more music on the Pub Trail than ever, Youth Busking in the streets, Heritage Walks, Cycling and Kayaking along the River Suir Blueway , Youth and Children’s Workshops, the Eoghan Power Memorial Ballad Singing Competition, and Riverside Festival Family Day returns to Seán Healy Park with music by The Backyard Band, Gael Force 4 and more.
The renowned Art Trail features new and established artists of all disciplines from across the South East and beyond, this year’s theme has a fun Street Art vibe planned, giving a nod to ‘Woodstock ’69’ era. Watch out for fun groovy, boho decor throughout the town and ‘The Caravan of Love’, an innovative mobile venue bringing music to the streets and featuring performances curated and hosted by Breege Phelan and Will McLellan, (The Wood of O).
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.
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.
‘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.