Corofin Trad Fest

Festival 2019

February 27TH – March 3RD


Workshops/Masterclasses - Saturday 2nd March 2019

Registration in Corofin National School at 10AM
Classes from 11AM to 2PM

There will be a short break during classes so please bring a packed lunch

Classes available in instruments below:
Prior competence in a student's chosen instrument is expected


Accordian: Conor Connolly
Banjo: Cathal Ó Curran
Concertina: Caitlín Nic Gabhann
Fiddle: Clare Friel, Bríd Harper
Flute: Anna Friel
Uilleann Piper: Síle Friel
Workshop cost: €20

Email entries to corofintradfest@gmail.com
OR Entries to: Pat O'Reilly, Rath, Corofin, Co. Clare
Cheques payable to: Corofin Traditional Festival.
Please include a contact number with your entry


Bofey Quinn's
Friday 6.00 pm
Conor O'Loughlin, Marty Barry, Richie Muray, Annemarie Rynne

Friday 10.00 pm
Alan Finn, Keith O'Loughlin, Elaine Hogan, John Kelly

Saturday 7.30 pm
Maidhc O'Gorman, Ger Naughton, Kieran Kissane, Brian O'Loughlin

Sunday 5.30 pm
Cathal Corbett, Rebecca Collins, Therese McInerney, Brian Donnellan

Jimmy Daffy's
Saturday 3.00 pm
Eamon Riordan, Damien O'Reilly, Brian Mooney, John Kelly (Fiddle)

Saturday 10.00 pm
Tom Delaney, Keith O'Loughlin, Richie Murray, Mick McCague

Sunday Midday
Brian Mooney, Damien O'Reilly, Ronan O'Flaherty, Caoilfhion Ní Fhrighil

Sunday 7.00 pm
Marcus Moloney, Vinny Murphy, Kevin Finucane, Paul Clesham

Angler's Rest
Friday 10.00 pm
Annemarie Grogan, Jack Talty, Áine Bird, Mick McCague

Saturday 10.00 pm
Liam O'Brien, Brian O'Loughlin, Caoimhín Ó Ferghail, Brian Mooeny

Sunday 1.30 pm
Cathy Potter, Tom Delaney, Kieran Hehir, Colm Healy

Sunday 8.00 pm
Charlie Harris, Geraldine Cotter, Eaomn Cotter, Sean Earnest

Mack's Bar
Friday 10.00 pm
Padhraic O'Reilly, Alan Byrne, Damien O'Reilly, Michael Queally

Saturday 5.00 pm
Derek Hickey, Francis Cunningham, James Cullinan, Caoimhín Ó Fearghail

Saturday 10.00 pm
Johnny Kelly, Hugh Healy, Alan Byrne, Seanie McGrath

Sunday 4.00 pm
Marcus Moloney, Derek Hickey, Noel O'Donoghue, Eoin O'Neill

Sunday 9.30 pm
Seanie McGrath, Tom Delaney, Seanie Vaughan, Alan Finn

Download Session Trail here


  • Teach Ceoil


    Official Launch of the Festival
    Hall of Fame Award: Christy Barry
    Entry: Free


    The Friel Sisters
    Ronan O’Flaherty, Conor Connolly (TG4 Gradam Ceoil 2019 Young Musician Award Winner), Padraic O’Reilly
    Entry: €20


    Tony O’Connell, Brid Harper, Cyril O’ Donoghue
    Tommy Fitzharris, Donal McCague and Brian McGrath
    Entry: €20


    Meitheal Prizewinner
    The High Seas (Caitlín Nic Gabhann, Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, Cathal Ó Curráin)
    The Conifers (Conor O’Loughlin, Bryan O’Leary, Cathal Ó Curráín, Felix Morgenstern, Marty Barry)
    Entry: €20

Hall Of Fame

Christy Barry

Christy Barry, the legendary flute player, is now living in his native Co. Clare since 2000. Christy spent many years in the USA and he travelled many parts of the world to play in concerts and festivals. He introduced Irish music sessions to different venues in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago; all these sessions are now thriving today.
Traditional music has been part of the Barry family for over 200 years. The Famous Garret Barry was one of the main exponenets of Irish Music in the 19th century. Christy's grandmother, Annie Leahy, played the concertina. His mother, Mary, still plays the fiddle and his father, Pakie, plays the fiddle and flute.

Traditional musical sessions took place in Christy's house regularly, where neighbours would participate in dancing and playing Irish music, often going on far into the night. Christy has won many 'All Ireland' titles for both tin whistle and concert flute. His unique style and rhythm and his expressions of love for his music reaches the heart of his listeners.

In County Clare, Christy's music has filled the air in sessions that trail from Doolin to Scariff, Kilkee to Ennis and his native Ennistymon. Apart from session music and events such as concerts, weddings and parties, Christy concentrates his energies and many talents in music tuition. He is passionate about maintaining the culture of Irish music. Through his knowledge and experience he has the ability to reach the heart of the student - bringing out the spirit and music in his students.

Previous Winners


Bed and Breakfast

Name Contact Number
Corofin Country House +353 65 6837791
Lakefield Lodge +353 65 6837675
Riverside House +353 65 6837795
Inchiquin View, Kilnaboy +353 65 6837731
Fergus View, Kilnaboy +353 65 6837606


Name Contact Number
Casa Ceoil +353 83 4617490
Rent-an-Irish-Cottage +353 61 411216
Lakeside Cottage +353 65 6837390
Richmond House +353 65 6837087
Michael Neylon, Kells +353 65 6837850
Hazlewood House +353 65 6837677
Fergus View, Kilnaboy +353 65 6837606
Burren Cottages +353 65 6837720
Siansa, Bealacana +353 65 6837379
Rent a Cottage Ireland +353 87 8364780
Eileen Cahill, Corofin +353 65 6837837
Cragmoher House +353 (86) 8105682


Name Contact Number
Corofin Village Hostel +353 65 6837683
Inchiquin Inn +353 65 6837713


Name Contact Number
Corofin Village Hostel and Camping +353 65 6837683

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