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
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telephone +353 (0)65-7074168, 7074133, 7074328, 087 2497843 or 065-7074111