Flag days in aid of Carrick-on-Suir’s Clancy Festival planned this week

Aileen Hahesy

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Aileen Hahesy

Freddie White who will perform in concert at the Clancy Brothers Music & Arts Festival in Carrick-on-Suir.

The Clancy Brothers Music and Arts Festival Committee will run flag days in Carrick-on-Suir  this Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14 to raise funds for the running of free public events during the  June Bank Holiday Weekend festival. 

The Festival, which runs from May 30 to June 4, will feature a packed programme of music concert and gigs in Carrick-on-Suir's theatres, pubs and on the streets as well as the popular River Festival, Art Trail, drama workshops and family fun events. 

Music highlights will be concerts by members of the Clancy Family, Cordeen, and Freddie White in the Brewery Lane Theatre, the ‘Musical Society Goes Folk!’ show at the Strand Theatre and the much anticipated return of Bread and Beer featuring Robbie O’Connell, Martin Murray, Paul Grant and Tommy Keane, who are reforming especially for a Clancy Brothers Festival concert in the Nano Nagle Chapel.

The River Festival returns to Seán Healy Park with fun for all the family with an outdoor music stage where Carouse and The Cedartowns will perform. 

There will be more music on the Pub Trail, youth busking in the streets, nature and heritage walks and cycles, kayaking on the river and lunchtime theatre at Brewery Lane. 

Other events will include a Clancy Family meet and greet, music, drama and workshops for teenagers and children, the Eoghan Power Memorial Ballad Singing Competition and the ever-expanding Art Trail showcasing artists from Carrick and across the South East. 

The full Clancy Brothers Festival programme will be available in May. For more information please go to www.clancybrothersfest