SharonShannonThe 2010 Clancy Brothers Music and Arts Festival takes place in Carrick-on-Suir this weekend, and while organisers can do little about the weather, they’ve guaranteed great entertainment between Friday and Sunday.
The festival honours not only the rich musical tradition established by the Clancy Brothers in the great band halls of the United States, but also honours their theatrical roots.
The late Liam Clancy founded Brewery Lane Theatre Group with local schoolteacher Liam Hogan back in 1955, so it’s fitting that Liam’s sister Peg Power is directing the Lunchtime Theatre offering on Friday and Saturday.
Light lunch will be served after the 1pm productions, with tickets priced at €15.
While this year’s festival encountered financial challenges that have questioned the viability of the event’s future, its organisers have remained committed to keeping the show on the road.
With local artists such as Michael Coady, Marietta O’Keeffe, Mala Raggett and Liam Butler all putting their talented shoulders to the wheel, lovers of lyrics both musical and poetic shall have their palates whetted.
The festival kicks off on Thursday, with Jim McKillop and Pat Conroy in concert at the Nano Nagle Hall at 8pm.
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