Joyce Brothers Music Festival

Friday 11th - Sunday 13th October
  • Liam & Mick O'Connor - Joyce Brothers festival

Joyce Brothers Music Festival which celebrates the life, times and works of Joyce Brothers, Patrick Weston Joyce (1827-1914) and Robert Dwyer Joyce (1830-1883) who were famous Irish poets, writers and collectors of traditional Irish Music. Joyce Brothers Music Festival commemorates and keeps alive the memory and spirit of the Joyce Brothers in the local area.

The weekend festival includes historical walks and talks on the history of the locality during the Joyce Brothers era, live concerts and Seisiúin traidisiúnta, exclusive workshops and guided tours of the beautiful Ballyhoura area.

Friday 11th October

8pm - Opening Concert featuring Liam O Connor, Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch and Cór Fear na nDéise
@ Church of Ireland.
Tickets: €10. Concessions Available.

9pm - Kilfinane pub seisiúin trail

Saturday 12th October

Daytime - Traditional Irish singing and music workshops from the Joyce Brothers collection @ various locations in Kilfinane.
Booking essential at or phone 087 4548501. Locations/times advised when booking. 
Tickets: €10.

8pm - Concert with Nóta Stóta @ Church of Ireland
The supernatural world is about 3 feet from this one and in thin places it’s even less. Step through with Nóta Stóta... puppets, polkas and púcas.
This band plays for the fairies. Am suí leis na sídhe!
Nóta Stóta are Benny McCarthy (accordion/ harmonica),
Conal Ó Gráda (flute/ harmonica) and Des Dillon (puppets/ harmonica).
Joined on-stage by a magical menagerie who make this performance an unforgettable experience. This act grew from previous collaborations between traditional band The Raw Bar Collective, puppeteering group Teac A Blac and the theatre show Mag Mell.
Tickets: €10

9pm - Kilfinane pub seisiúin trail

Sunday 13th October

11am - Traditional Mass @ St Andrews Church, Kilfinane
12pm - Free guided historical walk to the Joyce homestead. Meeting at The Village Inn, Ballyorgan.
Level: Easy. Duration: 1-1.5 hours. Requirement: Suitable footwear and clothing.

2pm - 5pm - Kilfinane pub seisiúin trail

Joyce Brothers Festival 2019


Various locations in Limerick.

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