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Festival of Music & Dancing during Willie Clancy week at Armada Hotel

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Posted by: Fiona Buckley Kitt
Festival of  Music & Dancing during Willie Clancy  week at Armada Hotel

Just announced! the line up for the Festival of Music & Dancing during Willie Clancy Week

 

The Armada in Spanish Point has announced details of its annual Festival of Music & Dancing during Willie Clancy Week from 1st-10th July, 2016.

 

The 10-day programme of set dancing sessions and country music dancing coincides with Willie Clancy Week in nearby Miltown Malbay, the hometown of the late Piper Willie Clancy.

 

Trudi Lalor, The Abbey Ceili Band and John Hogan are among the acts lined up to take part in the 33rd annual event.

 

The 10-day event is complemented by social dancing in the ocean marquee on the grounds of the Armada Hotel along with fireside sessions in Johnny Burke's Pub, late night music in The Ocean Bar, the Festival Club and an extensive range of dining and drink options. .

 

Organisers are expecting attendance figures at this year's Festival to exceed the estimated 5,800 people who took part in the 2015 event.

'Keeping It Country' at the Ocean Marquee features seven nights of dancing from 9.30pm, with performances from resident PJ Murrihy and Band (nightly, 4-9 July) with special guests Michael English (5 July), Trudi Lalor (6 July), Patrick Roche (7th July) John Hogan (8 July), Bernie  Heaney (9 July) There will be Jive and Quickstep workshops in the Marquee from 11.30am to 1.30pm each afternoon

 

'Armada Set Dancing Week' features daily afternoon (3-6pm) and night-time sessions (9.30pm-1.00am)

 

Other afternoon/night-time events include Brian Boru and The Five Counties (2nd July), Johnny Reidy Céilí Band and The Abbey Céilí Band (3rd July), Rise the Dust Céilí Band and Striolán (4th July), Ken Kelleher and Swallows Tail (5th July), Deenagh and The Five Counties (6th July), Salamanca and The Abbey Céilí Band (7th July), Striolan Céilí Band and Johnny Reidy Céilí Band (8th July), and Swallows Céilí Band and The Five Counties (9th July).

 

The festival concludes on Sunday 10th July with a farewell céilí featuring the Johnny Reidy Céilí Band.

 

Further details relating to the Festival of Music & Dancing during Willie Clancy Week at the Armada Hotel (Spanish Point, 1st to 10th July) are available from www.armadahotel.com or +353 65 707 9000/  info@armadahotel.com.



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