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 16th Annual Con Curtin Music Festival is on from the 24th to the 26th of June! This year the Friday night Concert will feature traditional band Téada with their newest addition - legendary West Kerry singer and accordinist Séamus Begley, winner of 2013 TG4 Traditional Singer of the Year. Also performing on the night will be the Crossfield Céili Band.
For any information regarding any aspect of the festival don't hesitate to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org