24th Russell Festival Weekend

Events Schedule 2018, February 22nd-26th

Event Date Time / Event
Thursday
22nd Feb 2018
Evening
Traditional music sessions in Doolin's pubs and Hotel Doolin.
Friday
23rd Feb 2018
8-00pm
A showcase for the rising local talent of traditional music, set dancing, and sean nos. The evening will feature performances from a host of local musicians.
Russell Cultural Centre, doors open at 7pm, all are welcome.
Saturday
24th Feb 2018
10-00am- 12-00pm  Music Workshops
Music in all pubs.
Check Facebook for more details.

3pm
The Russell Concert at the Russell Cultural
Featuring Shaskeen & the Wingers
Tickets €25, include a food and wine reception. Available at the Russell Centre. Doors Open from 2.30pm.

Sunday
25th Feb 2018
10-00am - 12-00pm   Music Workshops
Music in all pubs.
Check Facebook for more details.

1pm 
Anniversary Remembrance Mass at Doolin Church followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the Russell grave.

4pm-7pm 
Set Dancing Music by Limestone Ceili Band at the Russell Centre. Refreshments served.   Russell Cultural Centre
Tickets at the door. Adm. €10 Open from 3.30pm

Monday night
26th Feb 2018
Monday night music sessions in Doolin's pubs and hotels
Pub Music Sessions Live music throughout the weekend in Doolin's pubs and hotels
Accommodation For accommodation in Doolin see  Doolin Tourism
   

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The Russell Memorial Weekend Committee acknowledges the financial support of Guinness and Clare Arts Office in making the 22nd Russell Memorial Weekend possible.

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Russell Memorial Weekend Festival Welcome

The Russell Memorial Weekend is a traditional festival held in Doolin on the last weekend in February each year.

The festival began in 1995 as a remembrance ceremony to Micho Russell, the world-famous traditional musician, who died in 1994. In 2006, and at the request of the Russell family, the festival was renamed the Russell Memorial Weekend in memory of the three Russell brothers and two sisters; Micho (1915-1994), Gussie (1917-2004), Brigid, Packie (1920-1977), and Mary Kate (1921-2007).

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2018 Micho Russell Festival

The Russell Memorial Weekend will run from Feb 22nd to 26th 2018

This years concert on Saturday 24th Feb at 3pm will feature Shaskeen & the Wingers in concert.

The remarkable success of the Irish Traditional music band Shaskeen for over forty years is also the story of one man’s dream and determination.

Under Tom Cussen’s stewardship Shaskeen has kept its fan base and has successfully negotiated the many changes in the music scene over the years in the cabaret, pub and dance circuits.

Find out more on www.shaskeen.net

The Russells

Gussie Russell was born in 1917 and died on May 18, 2004. He lived all his life in Doolin farming the small family holding. Of the three Russell brothers, it can be said of Gussie that his was the life that was least "changed" by the music, though he lived and breathed it as much as his brothers Micho and Packie.

 
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Further Information:
email: info@michorussellweekend.ie
or
telephone +353 (0)65-7074168, 7074133, 7074328, 087 2497843 or 065-7074111