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Festival Programme 2023

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27 April
Thursday / Déardaoin
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New public space near Tourist Office

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Baisteoimis an spás nua-cruthaithe seo cois farraige le blasht beag ceol, filíocht, agus caint ag fáiltiu isteach Féile nua. Festival opening celebration free to all with music poetry and welcoming words.

28 April
Friday / Dé hAoine
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The District Courthouse / An Chúirt Dúiche
Imbas Forosnai

Imbas Forosnaí

Dluth ceangailte le dearcadh Paul Kingsnorth roimh ré. In this short film, a young poet travels through space and time to come face-to-face with an entity as old as Éire, and through the poetry of Shane Davis, he speaks from the perspective of the River Shannon. Followed by a discussion stimulated by the film with Dr Billy MagFhloinn, director Shane Serrano and poet Shane Davis.

29 April
Saturday / Dé Sathairn
6:00 pm
The Green Room (above John Benny's Pub)
Selk

SELK

“With delicate guitar strumming, welcome violin instrumentation and Jordan’s angelic, almost spoken word vocal utterances, it’s a starry-eyed track that belongs in an Oscar-nominated indie movie.

30 April
Sunday / Domhnach
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An Díseart, Fresco Room
Roger Stalley lecture

Roger Stalley Lecture

In this his second talk at Feile na Bealtaine, Roger Stalley, fellow emeritus of Trinity College Dublin, will examine some of the more unusual features of the church at Kilmalkedar, explaining how its design relates to other buildings both in Ireland and elsewhere in Romanesque Europe. He will also consider how it was constructed and why such a fashionable building came to be erected at Kilmalkedar. 

30 April
Sunday / Domhnach
5:30 pm
McCarthy's Bar
Pinhole

Pinhole

Pinhole are a quirky Dingle/Cork-based band, brandishing the 'alternative' flag but deliberately skating over genre boundaries with the result that they stand alone in their unique sound.

30 April
Sunday / Domhnach
7:00 pm
St Mary's Church
Seamus Begley

An Síbín sa Spéir

Ceolchoirm in Ómós do Shéamus Begley. The Begley family celebrate the life of the remarkable musician, singer and much-loved West Kerry native Séamus Begley with special guests Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Lumiére & The West Kerry Set dancers.

30 April
Sunday / Domhnach
9:30 pm
Patcheen's Pub Annascaul
Code of Behaviour

Code of Behaviour

Is banna ceoil práis é seo ó chathair Chorcaí. Theirs is a blend of pop, jazz and overall madness, striving to make each moment a party. The set consists of their own arrangements of modern covers, traditional New Orleans standards, and original tunes. 

01 May
Monday / Dé Luain
5:00 pm
Flaherty's Pub/Tigh Uí Flaithbheartaigh
Los Banditos

Los Banditos

Local Legends Los Banditos bring their fiery brand of Rock and Indie covers to Flaherty’s pub. Expect a lot of nostalgia and loud guitar amps.  An banna ceoil is glórach sa Daingean!

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