Strokestown to come alive with Feile

The bunting is up,the seisiuns are been prepared for the pubs, there is an air of excitement around Strokestown, nolooking out the windows at those wet, windy dreary days, the area is about to come alive with a amazing array of musicians, singers dancers and more because Feile Strokestown is about to arrive

The bunting is up,the seisiuns are been prepared for the pubs, there is an air of excitement around Strokestown, nolooking out the windows at those wet, windy dreary days, the area is about to come alive with a amazing array of musicians, singers dancers and more because Feile Strokestown is about to arrive

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10th, 11th and 12th October will be the place to be as Feile Strokestown takes to the popular Roscommon town. There is a packed weekend of events including Kitchen Concert in Strokestown Park House with Boruma Trio, Sean Nos Dancing Competitions Workshops, CD launches and a major Concert at Percy French Hotel. A ceili at the Percy French Hotel will round off the weekend on Sunday evening with the most popular Temple House Ceili Band.

Ireland’s top traditional musicians, dancers singers and story tellers are set to descend on the town for the weeked. Names such as Eileen O Brien, Andrew McNamara, Geraldine Cotter, John Regan, Mary Corcoran.Temple House Ceile Band, Mick O Brien, Rachel Garvey, Dave Sheridan, Joe Skelton, Dartry Ceili Band among other well known names will descend on the town on Friday 11th October for this most special weekend.

Live traditional music seisuins throughout the town over the weekend will be one of the highlights of the weekend with all venues coming alive with the sound of the cream of Irish music performing.

Many CD launches will take place throughout the town for the Festival with Mary Corcoran, John Regan, Patsy Maloney, Gerry Hanley, Vincent Griffin and Gerry Mulvihill. Workshops with Joe Skelton whistle/banjo Mick O’Brien flute/pipes, Dave Sheridan fiddle. All workshops are subject to registration numbers.

The Saturday night Concert with The Dartry Ceili Band,Rachel Garvey, among many others is again one of the highlights of the weekend. Also the Feile Recognition Award will take place at this Concert. This is always a great occasion and its just 10 euro per ticket

Feile Strokestown formerly Feile Frank is set to putting Strokestown buzzing and creating a much needed economic boost in the town and region.See Feile Strokestown website www..feilestrokestown@gmail.com