Clancy Festival weekend of music and arts

The Clancy Brothers Festival, now in its fifth year, has grown into an amazing music and multi-disciplinary arts festival which the community of Carrick-On-Suir should be very proud of.

The Clancy Brothers Festival, now in its fifth year, has grown into an amazing music and multi-disciplinary arts festival which the community of Carrick-On-Suir should be very proud of.

This year’s festival was a great success despite the rain and the cancellation of two of the outdoor events. The spirit of the festival was still alive and well and the people of Carrick and those who came to visit did not let the weather dampen their spirits.

The opening concert at Brewery Lane Theatre on Thursday was a great night. There were songs, stories, laughter and of course an aul cup a tea! The Mandolas enchanted the full house that came to see them on Friday night and ended the night with “The Parting Glass” which was a beautiful a tribute to the Clancy Brothers.

On Friday and Saturday was the lunchtime theatre “The King of Spain’s Daughter”. The cast and the set enthralled the audience and transported them back to different times when people did not have the choices they have now! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the play and the lunch and the chat afterwards!

Read the full reports from the weekend, along with a page of photographs, in The Nationalist - on sale tomorrow!