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Féile Chois Cuain in Louisburgh, 4th – 7th May 2018
May 4 - May 7
A Celebration of traditional Irish music and song
Deireadh Seachtaine Amhránaiochta, Ceoil agus Damhsa
Louisburgh is a small town on the western seaboard, 20km outside of Westport, in an area of great natural beauty. The area has a rich heritage in the traditional arts dating back through the ages with poets and musicians that feature in writings from the 1800’s and beyond. In the recent past and particularly since the inception of the annual Féile Chois Cuain, the traditional arts scene in Louisburgh has been particularly vibrant, with a host of home grown performers and an avid audience for the many fine performers who regularly visit.
Over more than two decades Féile Chois Cuain has earned an enviable reputation as one of Ireland’s premier traditional festivals with many of Ireland’s most revered performers returning to the festival year after year. Wonderful concerts, masterclasses from legends, lively sessions and a legendary warm welcome awaits all visitors to Féile Chois Cuain.
With a view to preserving this rich heritage and promoting traditional music among the youth of the area, a small group got together in 1995 and organised Féile Chois Cuain. Féile has helped reawaken interest in the traditional Music and regular classes are now taking place with very encouraging numbers taking part.
Book a class and see a full list of events on the website www.feilechoiscuain.com