26th Russell Festival Weekend

Events Schedule 2020, February 27th-1st March

Event Date Time / Event
Thursday
27th Feb 2020
Evening
Traditional music sessions in Doolin's pubs and Hotel Doolin.
Friday
28th Feb 2020
7-00pm
A showcase for the rising local talent of Traditional Music, Set Dancing, Brush Dancing and Sean Nos featuring performances from
Ceim Ar Cheim
and the evening will feature a host of local talent.
Russell Cultural Centre, doors open at 7pm, all are welcome.
Saturday
29th Feb 2020
10-00am- 12-00pm  Music Workshops
Music in all pubs.
Check Facebook & posters for more details.

2pm
The Russell Concert at the Russell Cultural
The Damien Mullane Band
Tickets €25, include a food and wine reception. Available at the Russell Centre. Doors Open from 1.30pm.

Sunday
1st Mar 2020
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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The Damien Mullane Band

2020 Micho Russell Festival

The Russell Memorial Weekend will run from Feb 27th to March 1st 2020

We are delighted to announce this year's Russell concert on Saturday the 29th of February at 2 o clock in the Russell centre in Doolin will be the Damien Mullane Band.

Including:
  • Damien Mullane (Accordion/Melodeon)
  • Karen Hickey (Fiddle)
  • Niamh Farrell (Vocals)
  • Stephen Markham (Keyboard)
  • Sean O Meara (Guitar)

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