20th Russell Memorial Weekend
21 February 2014 - 24 February 2014
The Russell Memorial Weekend is a traditional festival held in Doolin on the the last full weekend in February each year. The festival began in 1995 as a remembrance ceremony to Micho Russell, the world-famous traditional musician, who died in 1994.
In 2006 by request of the Russell family the festival was renamed the Russell Memorial Weekend in memory of the three Russell brothers, Micho, Packie, and Gussie.
The Russell Memorial Weekend's aim is to host the best of traditional entertainment; to encourage musicians to revisit a source, recognise new talent, and to celebrate the rich musical legacy of Doolin as uniquely exemplified by the Russell brothers.
Micho Russell was one of Ireland’s best-known traditional musicians. Born in Doolin in 1915, he grew up in a musical family. His mother played the concertina and both his brothers, Packie, and Gussie played for house dances and later in the village pubs of Doolin.
Music in all Pubs and Hotels in Doolin over the Weekend.
Features Sean Keane concert on Saturday the 25th of February.
Registration at Russell Cultural Centre.
Enquiries; Buddy Flanagan 085 2807578