McKenna Festival

9th-12th June 2022 | Drumkeeran, Co. Leitrim

THURSDAY 9th JUNE

8pm • FRANK DAVITT’S PUB

OPENING SESSION
LEITRIM BALACLAVAS AND FRIENDS

Friday 10th JUNE

9pm • COMMUNITY CENTRE • €10

FESTIVAL CONCERT
LIAM KELLY • KEVIN BREHONY • DYLAN CARLOS • CÉIN SWEENEY • JOHN McCARTIN • PATRICK HUGH KELLY

SATURDAY 11th JUNE

10am-1pm • COMMUNITY CENTRE • €15

‘BUDDING MELODIES’
MUSIC COMPOSITION WORKSHOP

CATHERINE McEVOY • DAVE SHERIDAN • PÁDRAIG McGOVERN

• A unique opportunity for young musicians to participate in a music composition and recording workshop led by David Sheridan, Pádraig McGovern and Catherine McEvoy. The workshop is open to both primary and secondary school students but students should be comfortable playing jigs and reels (or be able to play along with same if they play an accompaniment instrument).
• Workshop limited to 20 Places. All compositions will be recorded professionally during the workshop.
• Applications: [email protected] or 086 856 9900

4pm • FORDE’S PUB

‘YOUTH SESSION’
IN THE COMPANY OF JOHN KELLEGHER AND FRIENDS

5pm • COTTAGE @ COMMUNITY CENTRE

‘SESSION AT THE COTTAGE’
WITH MICHAEL O’BRIEN AND FRIENDS

5pm • FRANK DAVITT’S PUB

‘SINGING SESSION’
IN COMPANY WITH JACKIE BOYCE, THE CO.DOWN SINGING CIRCLE AND GUESTS

9.00pm • COMMUNITY CENTRE • €10

‘SINGING SESSION’
INNISFREE CEÍLÍ BAND

SUNDAY 12th JUNE

12.00pm • ST PATRICK’S CHURCH TARMON

AIFREANN AN FHÉILE
Followed by wreath laying ceremony at the John McKenna Monument

1.30pm • McKENNA HOUSE IN TENTS

THE McKENNA HOUSE SESSION
Join local and travelling musicians for a tune and a cup of tea mountainside, in John McKenna homeplace.

5pm • COMMUNITY CENTRE • €10

‘ADDING TO THE WELL’
Fiachra Guihan • Lorraine Sweeney • Dave Sheridan

This unique and special event to mark the 25th anniversary of the festival will
include the premiere of three newly commissioned pieces of music dedicated to the
memory of John McKenna composed by Fiachra Guihan, Lorraine Sweeney and Dave Sheridan.
These commissions are made possible through the support of the Department of
Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport & Media and Leitrim County Council under the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme 2022.