Traditional music
to bring town alive

Drumshanbo will come alive to the sound of traditional music for the annual Packie Duignan weekend held this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 25 -27.

Drumshanbo will come alive to the sound of traditional music for the annual Packie Duignan weekend held this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 25 -27.

Packie, a flute player was born in Arigna, Co Roscommon and spent a lot of his later years playing music in the Drumshanbo area. This Friday the Drumshanbo Comhaltas who organise the weekend will get the failte music session off to a great start in Gunnings (Conways) Bar at 9pm.

Saturday 26th starts with music workshops in Arus Padraig (off High Street). Registration at 10.45am. From 11am - 1pm workshops on Bouzouki, all levels with Sven Paetz. Fiddle improver/intermediate with Brid OKeeffe.

From 2-4pm Flute and Whistle workshop intermediate/advanced with Yvonne Ward. Bodhran beginners with Niamh Ward. Mouth Organ beginners with Orla Ward (C mouth organ).

Following the workshops there will be a Youth Session in Berrys at 4.30pm where some of the new tunes learned can be put into practice, singers and dancers will also join the session.

At 9.30pm flute players from all parts of the country will descend on Berrys for the annual flute gathering. All musicians welcome.

On Sunday, January 27 at 12.30am there will be a Farewell session and Boxty Brunch in Henrys Haven.

For more info contact Maura 0872992449 or Monica 0879804417.