Shannonside Winter Music festival club

Purely Vocals

Purely Vocals (US)

Four beautiful voices, Purely Vocals are a female acapella group from Massachussetts, USA. They had a blast and made a lot of fans on their previous visit to the 2013 festival, and are delighted to make their return.

 

The Catfish Blues Orchestra

The Catfish Blues Orchestra

Comprised of some of the finest blues talents based in Ireland today, “The Catfish Blues Orchestra” is a truly unique musical experience. The band consists of two guitars, bass, drums, vocals and harmonica as well as a brass section. Altogether this truly powerful sound has to be experienced live to be fully appreciated.

Special Consensus

Special Consensus (USA)

On their umpteenth visit to the festival, award-winning Special Consensus play bluegrass in a classic vein but with more than enough modern sensibilities to attract every ear in this genre. The vocals are spotless, the playing as shiny as a newly minted penny, and music like this is the reason people come to love bluegrass.

The Petersens

The Petersens (USA)

This accomplished bluegrass group from Missouri comprises the Petersen siblings Matt(guitar), Katie(fiddle), Ellen(banjo) and Julianne(mandolin) plus Emmet Franz on Dobro. Their playing and harmonies make the sweetest gospel country sounds this side of anywhere!

 

Led Farmers

The Led Farmers

“The Led Farmers are the kind of act that you just want to see go far, they have a likeability factor and stage presence that just completely enhances their performance and makes them so distinctive in comparison to so many trad/folk groups out there at the moment ” - Dublin Concerts reviews

Frankie Lane

Frankie Lane

As one of Ireland's best-known performers and traditional musicians of international renown, Frankie's live performances are famed for being fun-filled as well as tremendous. Fans of the Festival will be delighted to see Frankie back – he never fails to please!

Randals Folly

Randal's Folly

This Cork-based trio combines the sweet melodies of renowned fiddle-concertina duo, Abby Ní Loingsigh and Clíona Halley, with the dynamic accompaniment of local singer-guitarist, Stephen O’Dea (Kilmurry). Their fresh arrangements of folk ballads, together with a toe-tapping repertoire of stylish tunes, are sure to enthral all traditional music lovers.

 

Golden Star Morris Dancers

Golden Star Morris Dancers (UK)

They’re back – with bells on! This gang make their fourth festival visit with their fascinating costumes, dances and accessories, and an insatiable appetite for a good time! Hard to miss, and worth seeking out!

 

Doyle Family

The Doyle Family(UK)

Piper Simon Doyle shared his love of music with his children as they grew, and now the family regularly impress at folk festivals and clubs all over the UK and Ireland. Their aim is “ work hard, entertain our fans, and just plain have fun.”

 

Ger O'Donnell & Katie Theasby

Ger O'Donnell & Katie Theasby

Ger is a long-standing favourite at Folk Club sessions and events. His music career has been boosted lately with a busy YouTube channel, where his collaborations are well received. Katie Theasby was one of those collaborators, and together, these excellent performers have played a number of highly-regarded shows, not least as support to Paul Brady.

 

Matt Molloy & John Carty with Arty McGlynn

Matt Molloy & John Carty with Arty McGlynn

As a member of the Chieftains, the Bothy Band, and Planxty (briefly), flautist Matt Molloy has been at the forefront of Irish traditional music for decades. Known as an energetic musical collaborator, his latest performing partner is John Carty, the award-winning multi-instrumentalist who last played the Festival in 2008 with At the Racket. The pair are joined by legendary guitarist Arty McGlynn, who played in The Mill Bar with Nollaig Casey for the festival in 2006.

 

The Cintron Bros.

The Cintron Bros. (USA)

Popular around the world, the Cintron Brothers play a mix of World, Latin & Flamenco music and are also known as the greatest Gypsy Kings Tribute Band. Their music is expansive, they sing with the souls of gypsies and will transport their audiences through a journey that moves them to dance, sing and cry.

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