Renovator play Allihies Festival . The band drove from Tralee to play in Allihies on the Beara Peninsula for the village festival. A great night out and everybody was rocking on the street. The music was part of the evenings entertainment which included Tug of War and Wheel Barrow racing.
Michael Dwyer Festival in Allihies a tiny village far out west on the Beara peninsula. A good turn out for the Michael Dwyer traditional Irish music festival for 2014. I did not get to take too many photos as I was busy with other things this weekend but enjoyed some good music in the evenings.
Michael Dwyer Festival
This was the Festival Programme 2014
Friday 6th June
9.30pm Kevin O’Neill’s Bar – John Byrne (pipes & whistle)Kevin Byrne (guitar & mandolin) Johnny Bongo Horgan (percussion)
9.30pm Lighthouse Bar – Cormac de Fréin (flute), Sorcha de Fréin (concertina), Mike Meade (banjo)
9.30pm Jimmy’s Bar – Martin Quinn (box), John Rynne (flute) Laura Ugur (fiddle), Eimear Casey (fiddle)
Saturday 7th June
1.00pm Allihies Schoolhouse – Tin Whistle Competition
1.00pm The Village Hostel, Allihies – Accordion Workshop with Martin Quinn
3.30pm Outside Jimmy’s Bar – Young dancers from Scoil Rince Carney
5.30pm Jimmy’s Bar – Cork Singers Club
6.00pm Allihies Mine Museum – An Óige music session
8.00pm Memorial Musical Mass
9.30pm Jimmy’s Bar – Seán Garvey & Seán Óg Garvey
9.30pm Lighthouse Bar – Joe Junker & Friends
9.30pm Kevin O’Neill’s Bar Martin Quinn (box), John Rynne (flute) Laura Ugur (fiddle), Eimear Casey (fiddle)
Rue du Canal appeared in the Allihies Copper Mine Cafe on Thursday 23rd January. Rue du Canal was created as a vehicle for performing the compositions of legendary French accordionist Serge Desaunay.
While mainly concentrating on compositions by Serge, Rue du Canal also traverses the musical styles of musette and tango. Other members of the group include Ray Barron (Two Time Polka) on mandolin, Kieran Fahy on fiddle and Gaspard Vanardois on guitar.
A fine evenings entertainment. A shame the lads could not come to Jimmy’s bar afterwards they had to push on through the gap, and back to Cork.