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Flagship Clare - County of Culture Event

A celebration of 70 years of Tulla Céilí Band – a weekend of lectures, céilithe, concerts and sessions with special guests.

Friday 29th April, 2016

7.30pm Official Opening

  • Music, chat and fun with members of the Tulla Céilí Band, followed by the launch of The Tulla Céilí Band’s Celebratory CD
  • Venue: Community Hall
  • Admission: Free
  • Wine and food reception. All are welcome.

Saturday 30th April, 2016

Set Dancing Workshops from 10.00am to 2.00pm

  • Venue: Bohans
  • Admission: €10.00

3.30pm Lecture on the history and legacy of the Tulla Céilí Band

  • Venue: Community Hall
  • Admission: Free

7.00 pm Gala Concert

  • Venue: St. Mary’s Church
  • Admission: €20.00 – Tickets will be available online at glor.ie


  • The Boruma Trio
  • Mary MacNamara, Sorcha Costelloe and Padraig Costelloe
  • Emer & Ger Coughlan
  • The Young Tulla Band
  • Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill
  • Members of the Kilfenora Céilí Band
  • The Tulla Céilí Band.

The concert will conclude with a RTE Céilí House live broadcast with Kieran Hanrahan commencing at 9.00pm.

Sunday 1st May, 2016

1.00pm Céilí Band Competition

  • Venue: Community Hall
  • Admission: €5.00

Under 15 Céilí Band Competition & Followed by Under 18 Céilí Band Competition

  • Band entrance fee €50.00
  • Each band must play a selection of two jigs and a selection of two reels.
  • Any bands interested in participating in the competition, should email info@feaklefestival.ie
  • Closing dates for band registration – Friday 15th April, 2016.
  • Winners of the ceili band competitions will receive a cash prize of €500.00, there will be also be cash prizes for second placed bands.The winners of Under 15 band competition will win a trophy in memory of P.J. Hayes, long-time member and leader of the Tulla Ceili Band.
  • The winners of Under 18 band competition will win a trophy in honour of the Tulla Ceili Band’s 70th Anniversary.

9.30pm Celebratory Céilí with the Tulla Céilí Band

  • Venue: Marquee
  • Admission: €10.00

Monday 2nd May, 2016

2.30pm Festival Walk

  • Meet at Community Hall

7.00 pm: Cross Road dancing

  • Venue: Outside Peppers (Will be held indoors if weather is unsuitable.)

Music sessions throughout the weekend day and night!

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