Thursday, 29th September 2016 @ 1:00 pm


Comóradh1916: Cork Folk Festival 1916 Commemorative Event

Featuring Eoin Ó Riabhaigh (Uilleann Pipes), Johnny MacCarthy (Fiddle), Máire Ní Chéileachair (Song).  The war pipes of Tomas McCurtain and a flute belonging to Neilus Cronin with be on display at the event. This is a free event.

Eoin Ó Riabhaigh son of Micheál Ó Riabhaigh, has played with Stokers Lodge with Jimmy Crowley, Dolores Keane, Mary Black and the great Iris DeMent. Today he enjoys teaching both at home and abroad and has recently released a long awaited debut album entitled ‘Tiomnacht’.

Máire Ní Chéileachair is an accomplished sean-nós singer. She inherited her love of singing from her family roots in Kilnamartyra.   Her singing has won many accolades including the Oireachtas Sean-Nós Na mBan trophy and a tribute to her commitment to sean-nós singing at Sean Nós Cois in 2013.

Johnny McCarthy is a fiddle and flute player extraordinaire. He studied at Cork School of Music and at the Zurich Conservatory under Jean Poulain he holds a degree in Ethnology from UCC. He has recorded with Pat Crowley and with the Four Star Trio.