Love:Live Music is Ireland’s celebration of National Music Day on this Thursday, 21 June when free live music events will be held in cities, towns and villages all over the country. Initiated by Music Network, the event is an open invitation to everyone to make music everywhere.
Clonmel Junction Festival and The Common Thread Café, in conjunction with the County Council’s Arts Service, will present a wonderful selection of music on the streets of Clonmel. People are invited to come and enjoy the outdoor evening music trail from under the arches of The Main Guard through Mitchel Street to Parnell Street, culminating with a concert at the County Museum at 8pm. All events are free.
5pm - Opening Concert – Under the Arches at The Main Guard - featuring Love:Live Music ambassadors, award-winning and critically-acclaimed singer Julie Feeney, the extraordinarily talented violinist Cora Venus Lunny, exuberant and innovative harpist Laoise Kelly and the masterfully elegant and fluent guitarist Niwel Tsumbu.
6pm – 9pm - Rock Stage – Under the Arches at The Main Guard featuring Waheys, Ruirai DeLeaster, Broken Glass on Broadway, The Bambir, Skyward Riffles and Laura Rice.
6pm - 7.30pm - Mitchel Street – Choral Singing featuring Gospel Sounds and some participative singing.
6pm - 7.30pm - Parnell Street (in front of town Hall) - Members of Powerstown Lisronagh Comhaltas group (dancers are welcome).
6.30pm - 7.30pm - Parnell Street (at Jervis Place) – join the drumming circle with John Sutton, drumming facilitator.
6pm- 8.30pm - The Common Thread Café, 15 Parnell Street - Acoustic Ballad singing with The Tipperary Ramblers (singers are welcome).
In case of bad weather, The Clonmel Junction Festival will accommodate singing and drumming enthusiasts in its new box office venue at 28 Parnell street, where they can enjoy music making to their hearts content, sheltered from the elements.
7.30pm - outside the Town Hall - Finale Street performance by Banna Cluain Meala and their Colour Guard.
Evening concert at the County Museum - 8pm - Fire and Passion - from the Banks of the Suir to the Savannas of Mexico with Eamon Sweeney on Baroque Guitar, Malachy Robinson on Viola and Laoise O’Brien on Recorder. Admission is free but places are limited so booking is essential. Contact 052-6134552 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org