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July 14-20 2024


2019 East Durham Trad Fest

EAST DURHAM TRAD FEST featuring the BEST in Traditional Irish Music.

ALL DAY, Saturday, July 20th 12-6.30pm

EXCITING Traditional Music, Song & Dance. Local Food Vendors & Irish Hospitality! 

Purchase tickets Below!

MC Don Meade
Opening and Benediction by Monsignor Charlie Coen at The Pavillion.
Monsignor on concertina, Willie Kelly and Seamus Connolly on Fiddles.  No better  musicians to set the level of excellence for the day.
The Green Fields of America… with Dr Mick Moloney, Billy McComiskey. Liz Hanley, Niall O’Leary, Brenda Castle and Vincent Woods. “For more than twenty years renowned musician and folklorist Mick Moloney has led a stalwart group of Irish American instrumentalists, singers and dancers from coast to coast.We are indeed privileged to be able to bring Mick andhis troupe to the Catskills Irish Arts Week.
Billy McComiskey recipient of The National Heritage Fellowship Award the highest honor awarded to folk and traditional artists in America and 2017 Catskills Irish Arts Week Honored Guest, is in the house. Billy leads his family Annie, Sean, Mikey and Pat McComiskeyCaitriona, Mairead, Angela , Michael and Bernadette Fee and friends Brendan Dolan, PaulinConneely, Padraig McEneany, Myron Bretholz, Laura Byrne, Donna Long , Benedict Koehler, Hilari Farrington Koehler, Patrick and Julie Ourceau and Mike McHale, Mick Gavin and John Tabb in a whopping concert celebrating the music of Irish America.
MC Paul Keating
Mary Bergin, Dylan Foley, Dan Gurney, Larry Nugent, Josh Dukes and Mairin Ui Cheide. Like Willie Kellys young son Michael said when I asked him “why Irish traditonal music“, he took a minute and said Its an aquired taste“. How right he is and what a treat it is to have this “special bottle” in the cellar to share with you all.
Cover The Buckle… with Kieran Jordan, Sean McComiskey accordion, Sean Clohessy fiddle accompanied by Matt Mulqueen on piano and Josh Dukes guitar. A collection of Irish set dances for listening and dancing...danced by the one and only Kieran Jordan and musically accompanied by the best of the best. Unique and beautifully different
Cherish The Ladies Joanie Madden, Mary Coogan, Mirella Murray and KT Boyle. Everybody loves Joanie and and with good reason. She is one of a kind and has by her side thfinest musicians on either side of the Atlantic. They are highly representative of Irish America in the Arts
Donegal fiddler Ciaran O Maonaigh will join his bride the lovely Caitlin Nic Gabhann on concertina for an eagerly awaited performance. Caitlins talented sister Bernadette Nic Gabhann will lend her fiddle playing and step dance to the occasion. The multi talented Caoimhin Fearghail, Eileen Gannon and Donegal singer Grace Toland will join this much loved family.
MC. Myron Bretholz
Kevin Crawford the exquisite flutist with Lunasa play is in good company with our owPatrick Ourceau on fiddle, Pat Egan singer/ guitarist and Chicago fiddle player Sean Cleland for a very special performance of music and song.
The Lost Continent.. Jesse Smith fiddle, Sean Gavin flute and John Blake guitar will play some tunes from their new CD. Colm Gannon the fine accordion player from Connemara will join the lads on stage
Rich and Rare.. Renowned Irish Harper Michael Rooney and highly acclaimed flutist June McCormack, a perfect ending to another terrific Catskills Irish Arts Week
3.00 – 6.00PM
Ceilie with the Pride of Moyvane Ceili Band and Friends. Margie Mulvihill, John Reynolds, John Paul Reynolds, Seagda Coyle, Patty Furlong, Deirdre Corrigan, Linda Hickman, Bernadette Fee, Michael Fee
Mass at the beautiful Knock  Shrine, celebrated by Monsignor Charlie Coen.


Registration is closed for this event.