Among the highlights of the O’Carolan Harp Festival over the years is the appearance of Liam Purcell and his many friends. Liam, a famous button accordion player from Crossna and now living in Dublin, never fails to play at this annual event.
Liam has toured with Comhaltas Ceoltoírí Eireann on many occasions appearing at concert venues in various cities throughout the world.
He is the leader of the O’Carolan Country Ceili Band playing at one of the Summer School céilí on Tuesday night, July 28 and at the Door Dancing on Monday, August 3.
He will also be participating in the numerous music sessions throughout the Festival and Summer School.
The O’Carolan Summer School tutors concert will be held on Thursday, July 30.
This is always a popular concert of traditional music, song and dance when Ireland’s leading artists will be performing.
The tutors at the Summer School have agreed to take part in the concert and the MC for the night is Eugene Murphy.
Artists on the night, include Graine Hambly, Holly Geraghty, Derbhla Finnegan, Bernie Geraghty, Michael Hurley, Junior Davey, Daithi Gormley, Padraig Sweeney, Lorraine Sweeney, Fiona Lavin, Angelina Carberry, Fionnuala Maxwell, Mairead Casey & Gerard Butler.