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Michael Dwyer Festival 2018

Michael Dwyer Festival 2018, this year was the twentieth anniversary of the festival and the weather was absolutely fantastic. Musicians came from near and far and lots of great sessions were to be seen and heard.

On the opening night Two time Polka gave a cracking gig in the Lighthouse bar, every body was up dancing within a few minutes.

Watch a video from the Friday night in the Lighthouse bar here, Two Time Polka

Two Time Polka at the Michael Dwyer Festival 2018

Two Time Polka at the Michael Dwyer Festival 2018 out the back of Doc's Lighthouse bar, Allihies on the Beara Peninsula West Cork, Ireland

Posted by Balooz on Tuesday, 12 June 2018

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Michael Dwyer Festival 2018

On the Saturday lot’s of things were happening, and I guess there are photos taken but that was not my job, we had some enjoyable pints out side the bars listening to a few bits of music between.

Sunday we were away bike racing, Neil got fourth…

On Monday night we went up to Jimmy’s for what has become the unofficial closing night.

and were treated to a song by Sue…

Watch a snippet of Sue’s song here, turn up the sound

Sue sings a song at the Michael Dwyer Festival 2018

Moday night in Jimmy's bar, the unofficial closing night. Sue treats us to a song.

Posted by Balooz on Wednesday, 13 June 2018

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Eyeries Family Festival

Eyeries Family Festival ran over the weekend of 17 – 19th of July 2015. It was a brilliant piece of organisation and I am sure all that attended for all or part of it had a great time. There were so many things to see and do that it would have been impossible to be everywhere. Well done to the committee of organisers. Many thanks also to their many sponsors the main sponsor being Marine Harvest.

Watch a video of the festival here (version two with Irish Dancing included and music).

The video was shot by Richie Hodges from Balooz with help from Senan O’Connor from Vantage Point Video. Sorry if we missed you, but as said above very difficult to do everything. (Just added some Irish dancing thanks to John Angles)

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Michael Dwyer Saturday Sunday

Michael Dwyer Saturday Sunday were busy days.

Saturday started with workshops and competitions. Dancing also from Cahermore National School. It was a great day with plenty to do, see and hear.

Watch the Tin Whistle Competition sound bytes

Later on in Jimmy’s Bar the Cork singers did their thing. A very popular group who also received a gift in thanks for their efforts.

Watch the Cork singers here, William Hammond having a turn…

Following on in the evening there was plenty to see and I hung around Jimmy’s to see Cormac and Cliodhna Begley doing a great set in Jimmy’s place.

Watch a video of Cormac and Cliodhna here


On Sunday the weather was at its best and the village was full of people enjoying the music.

Here is a video of Bryan O’Leary, Geroid O’Duinnin and friends giving a great show in Jimmy’s

Michael Dwyer Saturday Sunday Photos….

Of course it was not possible to film and photograph everything but here are some snaps.

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The Cork Singers

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Joe O’Sullivan and Friends in the Lighthouse Bar

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Sean Keane played a cracking gig in the Allihies Mine Café

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Cormac Begley

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Sunday Sean Garvey Played in the Allihies Hostel with son Sean Og

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Bryan O’Leary, Geroid O’Duinnin and friends

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And Finally some dance lessons on Sunday Evening and sessions in each Bar

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