Following further postponement on 4 August 2020 by the Irish Government of relaxing Covid-19 restrictions on outdoor events and pubs, regrettably we will not be able to proceed with the one-day event on 6 September that we announced as a possibility a week ago. HOWEVER, for those living in or staying locally to Kilfenora, note that we will feature a free and informal concert performance by the Clare Céili Band on Sunday 15 August (2.30-3.30). This will be courtesy of the Burren Centre, and will be in Kilfenora Square – or if it rains inside Kilfenora Hall on Main street. Social distancing measures will be in place. The Band will play a fine selection of tunes from the Kilfenora music tradition.
Main concert cancelled
Regrettably, we will not be able to stage the great concert this year that we had planned with Mike McGoldrick, Dezi Donnelly, Dermot Byrne and Steve Cooney.
Unfortunately Mike and Dezi cannot afford to be quarantining here for 14 days!
We will shortly be arranging refunds for all who booked tickets, by post or online depending which way you purchased tickets, over the coming week. (If you have queries you may contact and we will endeavour to answer as soon as possible.)
Musical heritage of Kilfenora
Visitors to Kilfenora can see the much-praised Kilfenora Céilí Band Parlour exhibition space in the Burren Centre, opened formally by Irish President Michael D Higgins in March 2015. This one of very few permanent museums in the world dedicated to a living musical performer or group. It also features the plaque received from the Guinness Book of World Records marking Kilfenora’s achievement in creating the largest traditional Irish Folk Band (at our 2014 festival).
The Burren Centre exhibitions and Tea Rooms are open Wednesday to Sunday (and Bank Holiday Monday) from 10-16.30.