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Russell Memorial Weekend 2009 Doolin Co.Clare
Friday 20th to Monday 23rd February 2009

Friday
20th Feb 2009

8-00pm
"Open House" concert featuring an array of local talent at the Russell Cultural Centre.

Saturday
21st Feb 2009

9-30am
Music Workshops Registration at the Russell Cultural Centre

10-30am- 12-30pm
Music Workshops

11am
Russell Music: Angela Crotty and friends at McGanns pub, Adm. Free

2pm
The Russell Concert featured Líadan; The Fiddle Case - Eoin O'Neill, Quentin Cooper, Eimer Howley and Jon O'Connell; Seoda - Ian Keane and Friends; Michael Hynes, Dennis Liddy and Jack Talty; Terry Bingham; Yvonne Casey, Adam and Dave Shapiro; Pat Costello and Friends.

6pm
Russell Music: Traditional Singing recital, O’Gorman Room, Russell Cultural Centre, Adm. Free

Sunday
22th Feb 2009

10-30am - 12-30pm
Music Workshops

10-30am
Russell Music: Frank Custy and friends at McDermotts pub, Adm. Free

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

3pm
Set Dancing: music by Peter Griffin and the Four Courts Céilí Band, Function Room, Hotel Doolin. Adm. €10


Monday Night
23rd Feb 2009

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: info@michorussellweekend.ie or telephone +353 (0)65- 7074595, 7074168, 7074328, 7074133

 

The Russell Memorial Weekend 2009

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

To mark the 15th festival commemorating the enormous traditional legacy of the Russell family from Doolin, the Russell Memorial Committee has put together an exciting programme of events for a weekend of music and entertainment from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd of February 2009.

Open House

The festival opened on Friday 20th with a concert at 8-00pm in the Russell Cultural Centre featuring our local talented musicians both young and old.

Russell Concert -Líadan

The Russell Concert on Saturday 21st Feb which took place between 2pm and 4-30pm with Master of Ceremonies, Pat Costelloe Clare FM, featured Líadan; a band comprising of six members: Síle Denvir, harpist; Deirdre Chawke, piano accordion; Valerie Casey and Claire Dolan, fiddles; Sarah-Jane Woods, flute; Elaine Cormican, whistles. The concert also featured The Fiddle Case - Eoin O'Neill, Quentin Cooper, Eimer Howley and Jon O'Connell; Seoda - Ian Keane and Friends; Michael Hynes, Dennis Liddy and Jack Talty; Terry Bingham; Yvonne Casey, Adam and Dave Shapiro; Pat Costello and Friends.

Russell Remembrance Mass

On Sunday the 22nd 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.

Russell Music

Russell Music events this year continued to focus on the music, song, and instrumentation heritage of the Russells with three music recitals beginning with Angela Crotty and Friends in McGann's Pub on Saturday 21st Feb at 11am . Adm Free.

On Sunday Feb 22nd there was a recital at 10-30am with Frank Custy and Friends in McDermott's Pub.

After the Rusell Concert on Saturday 21st 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 22nd at the Function Room in Hotel Doolin, music by Peter Griffin and the Four Courts Céilí Band.

Music Workshops

Workshops were provided in the a variety of instruments from 10-30am - 12-30pm on Sat 21st and Sun 22nd February.

Music Sessions

Events for the weekend also included the Monday night (Feb 23rd) "festival wrap-up" sessions and there were many informal live music sessions throughout the weekend in Doolin’s pubs and hotels.

 

 

 

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