Shannonside Winter Music Weekend
17 January 2013 - 20 January 2013
The Shannonside Winter Music Weekend in Sixmilebridge starts the year of the Gathering in Clare bringing the international home. Brendan Walsh returns from Switzerland to his home territory with his wonderful Diversus Guitar Ensemble, while all the way from Stockholm comes Kieran O' Loughlin to play his traditional and folk tunes and songs. The case for coming home to the 'Bridge' is strengthened on Saturday with a very special offer for expatriates at the Folk Park in Bunratty, where 21 blues, bluegrass, Cajun, classical and traditional gigs make for an extraordinary day out. Acts playing over the weekend include bluegrass Lilly of the West from Bulgaria and Special Consensus from USA, plus folk harmonies from The Voice Squad, trad from the Alan Kelly Gang, rockahillbilly from Gypsy Rebel Rabble, old-timey from Bending the Strings, Cajun with Two Time Polka, and swinging songs from East Clare's own Swell Berries. The Johnny Reidy Band will satisfy the most demanding set dancers at Sunday afternoon's ceilidh, and Frank Gallagher & Gerry Clarke will sing the blues. Returning to the festival, Scottish band Poit Dubh will bring a twist with the traditional sound that made them popular back in 2011. Over 70 events at 15 locations, 10 musical genres, and more craic and quality than you could imagine, the 2013 festival will be well worth travelling for!
Telephone:+353 (0)86 846 4509
Fax:+353 (0)61 69 7094
Address: Sixmilebridge, Co Clare