25th Russell Festival Weekend

Events Schedule 2019, February 21st-24th

Event Date Time / Event
Thursday
21st Feb 2019
Evening
Traditional music sessions in Doolin's pubs and Hotel Doolin.
Friday
22nd Feb 2019
7-00pm
A showcase for the rising local talent of Traditional Music, Set Dancing, Brush Dancing and Sean Nos featuring performances from Damhsoiri na Boirne. The evening will feature performances from a host of local musicians. Russell Cultural Centre, doors open at 7pm, all are welcome.
Russell Cultural Centre, doors open at 7pm, all are welcome.
Saturday
23rd Feb 2019
10-00am- 12-00pm  Music Workshops
Music in all pubs.
Check Facebook & posters for more details.

2pm
The Russell Concert at the Russell Cultural
Mairtin O Connor, Donal Lunny & Zoe Conway
Tickets €25, include a food and wine reception. Available at the Russell Centre. Doors Open from 1.30pm.

Sunday
24th Feb 2019
10-00am - 12-00pm   Music Workshops
Music in all pubs.
Check Facebook & posters for more details.

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

Evening/Night
Live music in all pubs

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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2019 Micho Russell Festival

The Russell Memorial Weekend will run from Feb 21st to 24th 2019

This years concert on Saturday 23rd Feb at 2pm will feature Zoe Conway, Donal Lunny and Mairtin O' Connor in concert.

This new group brings together the dazzling talents of three of the country's finest traditional musicians; button accordion master Mairtin O'Connor, fiddle player Zoe Conway and guitar and bouzouki player Donal Lunny. Don't miss this illustrious trio in what promises to be an atmospheric and unforgettable tour, drawing on an eclectic mix of the old and new where traditional tunes and songs meet each of their diverse influences and unique compositional voices.

Find out more on www.zodomo.ie/

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