The organisers of the Clancy Brothers Festival in Carrick-on-Suir are confident that the 2010 edition of the festival, to be held from June 10th to 13th, will draw 10,000 visitors into the town.
The festival honours the great musical legacy established by the Clancy Brothers, who made Carnegie Hall their own on many sold-out nights over many enjoyable, eventful decades.
The festival will kick off on Thursday, June 10th with Jim McKillop and Pat Conroy in concert at the Nano Nagle Hall at 8pm. That evening, the Eoghan Power Memorial Trophy singing competition will be held at Wall’s Pub in Carrickbeg at 10pm – admission is free.
Among the musical highlights of the weekend are the concerts to be held at the Strand Theatre, nightly at 8pm from Friday through to Sunday.
Sharon Shannon will play her customarily lively set at the Strand on Friday the 11th, with the Clancy Legacy Family Show, directed by Liam Butler, to be staged on both Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Concerts will also be held at the Nano Nagle Hall (just around the corner from the Clancy homestead) as well as Brewery Lane Theatre, where lunchtime theatre will be held on June 12th at 1pm.
A walking tour of Carrick will take place that morning starting from the Nano Nagle Centre alongside St Nicholas’s Church, with Tom Walsh leading locals and visitors around the town’s landmarks (tickets: €5).