Thousands to flock to Carrick’s Clancy Festival

Carrick-on-Suir will become the country’s folk and traditional music capital this weekend with Frankie Gavin and De Dannan, The High Kings and John Spillane all performing at the Clancy Brothers Music & Arts Festival.

Carrick-on-Suir will become the country’s folk and traditional music capital this weekend with Frankie Gavin and De Dannan, The High Kings and John Spillane all performing at the Clancy Brothers Music & Arts Festival.

The fifth annual festival paying homage to the famed Clancy Brothers ballad group is expected to attract thousands of visitors to Carrick-on-Suir over the June Bank Holiday Weekend with celebrations kicking off on Thursday night.

Festival organisers have a wide ranging programme of free family events, street entertainment, drama, music sessions, artistic exhibitions, sporting and cultural events lined up alongside the main concerts in the Strand Theatre and Brewery Lane.

Clancy Festival PRO Claire O’Regan said the festival will embrace the entire local community and showcase the exceptional music and artistic talents of its people.

“We hope many people will come to the town. There is so much going on in Carrick-on-Suir over the weekend, especially for families,” she told The Nationalist.