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Live@2: Claremorris Folk Festival Special

Heard about the upcoming Claremorris Folk Festival and wondering which acts to see?

With just a few days to go until the inaugural Claremorris Folk Festival, Live@2 presenter Sandra Donnellan invited Festival Coordinator Brendan Hurley in to look at what’s in store, and play a few tunes from some of the fantastic folk acts lined up for this weekend.

Hear tracks by Mick Flannery, Tracy Gallagher, Emma Langford, Seamus Ruttledge, and Ultan Conlon and the Nightowls.

As well as two whole days of great music, the festival will also feature a farmer and craft market in Gilligan’s Lane, plus puppetry and facepainting from Carrot Art Worker.

Claremorris Community Radio will be broadcasting live from the festival on Saturday from 2-5 pm, with coverage of the Acoustic Stage in Killeen’s/Sam’s Bar.

Tickets and more information:

The Whileaways – Live in Session, 12th July 2019

Renowned Galway-based folk trio The Whileaways were live in session on the Good Morning Show with Sandra Donnellan on Friday 12th July.

Noelie McDonnell, Noriana Kennedy and Nicola Joyce sang four beautiful songs, and chatted in between about how they got together, the inspiration behind their music, the serious approach required for musical whistling, and lots more.

The Whileaways are just one of the dozens of fantastic folk acts taking the stage at the inaugural Claremorris Folk Festival this weekend.

The Whileaways play the Main Stage on Sunday night at 9pm. Tickets and more information at