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Friday, March 31st 2023


Breaking Trad
Ballydehob Community hall | 8pm


Breaking Trad is made up of Dónal Murphy (Accordion), from Abbeyfeale,West Limerick, a winner of numerous All-Ireland titles on both Button Accordion and Melodeon, Niall Murphy (Fiddle) from Camlough, South Armagh, a winner of multiple awards including All-Ireland Senior Fiddle competition, Fiddler Of Dooney and Fiddler of Oriel, and also Mike Galvin (Guitar/Vocals) who has vast experience working in a wide range of musical styles from Rock and Roll to Irish Traditional.


Between them, they have toured extensively around the world, performing at major festivals and music venues and touring with some of the biggest names in several different music genres including Four Men and a Dog, Cara Dillon, De Dannan, Dance star Michael Flatley, Bluegrass guitarist/singer Dan Tyminski (Alison Krauss and Union Station), Country legend Randy Travis and many more.Their music has been described as ‘Dazzling’, ‘unorthodox and unique’, and ‘high octane’. “Breaking Trad are reviving Irish music with a fresh and modern twist with powerhouse tunes and exquisite vocals.”


SATURDAY, april 1st 2023


Ballydehob Community hall | 8pm


The popular and multi-award-winning quintet Goitse was forged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick’s Irish World Academy. Named Live Ireland’s “Traditional Group of the Year”, Chicago Irish American News’ “Group of the Year”, as well as winning the prestigious “Freiburger International Leiter 2016” award in Germany, Goitse have become a leader of the new generation of traditional Irish ensembles.

Goitse has released four critically acclaimed recordings and maintains a year round touring schedule that includes performances throughout Ireland and the UK, Germany, France and the United States. Their distinctive sound lies in the quality of their own compositions interspersed with traditional tunes from the countryside of Ireland and abroad, which make each performance unique. Laying the foundations for the music are World and All-Ireland Bodhrán champion Colm Phelan and Conal O’Kane, who is fast making a name for himself as one of the finest guitarists of his generation. The gripping rhythm section sets a powerful drive for the music while the sweet, charismatic voice of Áine McGeeney draws audiences into a song the way few performers can. Áine was named Female Musician of the Year in the ASLR awards in 2020 and Composer of the Year in 2021.


Together, the quintet Goitse make what Irish Music Magazine calls ‘Music that’s brimming with energy and creative zeal.’



March 31st - April 1st 2023
Ballydehob Community hall | 8pm


Our Weekend Ticket includes entry to both Festival concerts on Friday, March 31st with Breaking Trad and also to the Goitse  concert on Saturday, April 1st

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