On June Bank holiday weekend music, art and tradition will flow through the streets of Carrick-On-Suir yet again as the 11th 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’ll be 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!
Music highlights of the 2018 festival include concerts by members of the Clancy Family, Cordeen, and Freddie White in the Brewery Lane Theatre, ‘Musical Society Goes Folk! Volume 2’ at the Strand Theatre and the much anticipated return of Bread and Beer featuring Robbie O’Connell, Martin Murray, Paul Grant and Tommy Keane who are reforming especially for a Clancy Brothers Festival concert in the Nano Nagle Chapel.
The ever-popular Festival Family Day returns to Seán Healy Park with fun for all the family with an outdoor stage featuring Carouse and The Cedartowns. There will be more music on the Pub Trail than ever, Youth Busking in the streets, Heritage Walks and the Blueway Cycle Tour on the towpath, the Blueway Kayak Tour on the river, Lunchtime Theatre at the Brewery Lane, a Clancy Family Meet and Greet, music, drama and Youth and Children’s Workshops, the Eoghan Power Memorial Ballad Singing Competition and the ever-expanding Art Trail showcasing emerging and established artists from Carrick and across the South East and this year featuring the ‘Yarn Bombers’.
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.
Clancy Brothers Festival 10th Anniversary highlights. Video by Tom O’ Connor and Ryan Burke, LIT Clonmel, in association with the Tudor Artisan Hub and the Clancy Brothers Festival. Additional footage by Patrice Cooney.