Music Night and Day at Carrick Water Music


Music Night and Day at Carrick Water Music
Fiona Heavey @LeitrimToday

Carrick Water Music Festival is jut one week away boasting six nights of live music, three lunchtime concerts, two Jazz coffee cruises on Moon River and an all day free music trail!

Back by popular demand to perform his'Giants of Ragtime and Stride' Piano show is Colm  “Stride” O’Brien with his concert in St. George's Church on Wednesday July 13.

Also performing in St. George's and fresh from her recent performance at Body with her debut EP is Loah for a Lunchtime Folk-Jazz- Soul Concert on Thursday, July 14. Loah is Sallay Matu Garnett a singer songwriter of Sierra Leonean/Irish origin who has been on somewhat of a rollercoaster destined for success over the last two years.

Irish trumpeter Niall O'Sullivan closes the trio of lunchtime concerts on Friday, July 15 with his Lunchtime Trumpet and Piano Recital ‘From Baroque to Broadway.’

Festival favourites The Original Guinness Jazz Band return for a musical River Shannon cruise with Des Hopkins and his lively troupe presenting a programme of traditional, swing, Dixieland and mainstream standards played with flair, excitement, showmanship and superb musicianship on Saturday July 16. Moon River Jazz cruises board at 11.45am and sail at 12.15pm returning to the Quay at 1.30.

Sunday 18 sees sailing to the superb jazz sounds of Ciaran Wilde, Eddie Lee and Patrick Gilbert as The Eddie Lee Three perform a mixture of jazz standards and originals, from Nat King Cole, Brubeck and bebop classics, plus the odd original thrown in for good measure!

Singer-guitarist Teresa Galvin brings an entertaining and refreshing repertoire to a special edition of Summer Sundays at The Dock at 12.30pm on Sunday, July 17.

Also on Sunday at St. George's Church Carrick Water Music Festival welcomes the critically acclaimed French pianist Ivan Ilić at 3.30pm for a classical piano recital featuring pieces from Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Chopin, Scriabin and more.

Other Festival highlights include an all day Free music Trail (Friday 15) offering a variety of musical performances in various venues around Carrick town, including classical, folk, world, rock, pop music and more. And with art exhibitions, workshops, free family fun and more, there’s sure to be something to suit all tastes!

The full programme is on

Tickets can be booked at The Dock Arts Centre on (071) 9650828 or online at