Featuring Joe Fitzgerald, Seamus Begley and friends.
The festival is delighted to welcome back local man Joe Fitzgerald, now living in Melbourne to perform at the Feakle Festival. Expect lively music and nostalgic songs from this great musician. Joe will be joined by singer and musician Seamus Begley. Although both men have their own distinctive styles they seamlessly blend to deliver a unique musical performance. The men will be joined by their friends on the night.
Heidi Talbot, Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich John McCusker and Paul Meehan
Vocalists Heidi Talbot and Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, aided and abetted by award winning multi-instrumentalist John McCusker and guitarist Paul Meehan. Heidi Talbot has garnered rave reviews for her live performances with Cherish the Ladies and as featured soloist with Idlewild, King Creosote and Eddi Reader among others, and the pairing of her expressive vocals with the extraordinary voice of trad maestro Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich is a match made in heaven.
Rejoice in the energetic polkas and slides of West Kerry and waltzes, marches and reels from Scotland, as four folk musicians at the top of their game put on an exciting performance.
Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill: Martin’s soulful interpretations of traditional Irish music are recognised the world over for their exquisite musicality and irresistible rhythm. He has toured and recorded with guitarist Dennis for over twenty years. Dennis has created a guitar style with a very precise use of rhythm and subtle use of harmonic colourings that amplifies the mood and power of the melodies in new and innovative ways.