The legendary Con Curtin was one of the few people in the country with the honour of having a festival in their name in life. Con passed away on April 25th 2009 at 82 years of age, and every year the crowds flock to support the festival established and celebrated in his name.
The Festival was established in 2001 to celebrate a very unusual “Sliabh Luachra” blossom of music , with a unique tempo and rhythm.
Con Curtin was a master exponent of this Sliabh Luachra style.
Over the years the Con Curtin festival has grown from strength to strength and is one of the most prominenent weekends of the year in any traditional musician's calendar.
The festival is supported by top musicians, not just from the locality but from all over Ireland and abroad, and it's this quality that ensures that the crowds flock to our village every June!
The 15th Annual Con Curtin Music Festival is on from the 26th to the 28th of June! This year the Friday night Concert will feature Danny O’ Mahony on accordion, and the O’Raghallaigh brothers, Mícheál and Macdara, on concertina and fiddle. Also performing on the night will be the relaunched Brosna Céili Band. The concert will be opened by Michael Curran from Fermanagh, the Senior reigning all Ireland button accordion Champion with Mark McCrystal on piano.
For any information regarding any aspect of the festival don't hesitate to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org