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Russell Memorial Weekend 2007 Doolin Co. Clare
Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th February 2007

23rd Feb 2007

Concert featuring accordion player Mártín O’Connor with Séamie O'Dowd and Cathal Hayden. Support acts include Andy Jones and Adrian O’Connor, Peadar Reilly Group, and Wayne Danagher. Russell Cultural Centre
Adm. €15

24th Feb 2007

Russell Music: Tin Whistle and Flute recital with Noel O Donoghue and Michael Hynes,
Lynch’s Lounge, McDermott’s Pub, Adm. Free

The Russell Concert with Master of Ceremonies, Pat Costelloe Clare FM,
featuring Tommy Peoples, Sean Garvey, Mickey Dunne, Gavin Whelan & Liam
Meehan, Chris Droney, Paddy Hynes, Paddy Neylon, Grace Kelly, and Frank
Custy's Group. Russell Cultural Centre, Adm. €20 (includes wine and food reception) Tickets at the door

Russell Music: Traditional Singing recital, O’Gorman Room, Russell Cultural Centre, Adm. Free

25th Feb 2007

Russell Music: Concertina recital with Hugh Healy & Karl Lynch, O’Connor’s Kitchen,
O’Connor’s Pub, Adm. Free

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

Set Dancing, music by Four Courts Céilí Band, Russell Cultural Centre, Adm. €8

Monday Night
26th Feb 2007

Monday night music sessions in Doolin's pubs and hotels

The Russell Memorial Weekend Committee acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council, and Smithwicks in making the 16th Russell Memorial Weekend possible.

Further Information: email: or telephone +353 (0)65- 7074595, 7074168, 7074328, 7074133


The Russell Memorial Weekend 2007

Click to view a larger image of the Russell Memorial Weekend festival poster for 2011

The 13th festival commemorating the Russells took place in Doolin on Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th of February 2007. It opened on Friday 23rd at 8-30pm with a concert by Mártín O'Connor and friends.

Friday Night Concert

On Friday night February 23rd 2007 in the Russell Cultural Centre in Doolin, Co. Clare the renowned button accordion player Máirtín O'Connor performed with Sligo-born Séamie O’Dowd and the Co Tyrone fiddler Cathal Hayden.

Russell Concert

The Russell concert on Saturday Feb 24th at 2pm featured performances from Tommy Peoples, Sean Garvey, Mickey Dunne, Gavin Whelan & Liam Meehan, Chris Droney, Paddy Hynes, Paddy Neylon, and Frank Custy's Group, and many more.

Russell Remembrance Mass

On Sunday the 23rd Feb at 1pm the Anniversary Remembrance Mass for the Russells was celebrated in Doolin Church to the accompaniment of hymns and songs from the Doolin church choir. It was followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the Russell grave, with songs of farewell and tunes in memory of the dead.

After the Rusell Concert on Saturday 23rd Feb as usual there was an informal traditional singing recital at 6pm in the O'Gorman Room, Russell Cultural Centre, Adm Free

Set Dancing

Set dancing was held at 3pm on Sunday 25th at the Russell Cultural Centre, music by Peter Griffin and the Four Courts Céilí Band.

Music Sessions

Events for the weekend also included the Monday night (Feb 26th) "festival wrap-up" sessions and throughout the weekend there were many informal live music sessions in Doolin’s pubs and hotels.




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