MMTradfest Fringe Events

Event Date

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 5:00pm

This year’s 2019 Mayo Manchester Tradfest has over 100 events during the week-long festival , there are ten main events and just over 90 fringe events from Thursday 1 August to Wednesday 7 August.

There are over 500 performers at nine main hubs in Achill, Attymass, Ballina, Bonniconlon, Castlebar, Claremorris, Cong, and Westport. If you are staging an Irish Music, Song and Dance event and would like to have it included or would like to help us stage one of the main events please email mayomanchester@gmail.com

This years Mayo Manchester Tradfedst will again run from Thursday 1st August until Wednesday 7th August, the top ten main events are listed below:

1. Thursday 1 August, 6pm-8pm, MMTradfest live Radio broadcast on Midwest Radio, Fr Peyton Centre, Attymass

2. Thursday 1 August, MMTradfest VIP Launch Concert at Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar, 9pm

3. Friday 2 August, MMTradfest Concert at Achill Head Hotel, Achill Island, 9pm

4. Saturday 3 August, MMTradfest 7th Annual Gala Concert sponsored by Davy's Tool Hire at the Ballina Arts Centre, 7.30pm. The Traditional Irish Music, Song and Dance Concert features Manchester and Mayo's premier talent which includes: Joe Keegan from the TV Show The Voice, The Fianna Phadraig Pipe Band, Flute Player John Gibson and Fiddle Player Fidelma O'Brien, Ireland's hottest new Country singer - Sina Theil, Rebecca Mulhaire, The Foxford Brass Band, the Turley Duggan Schol of Irish Dancing and Dennis McCalmont. Advance booking is recommended as this show always sells out, Tel +353 96 73593 or visit www.ballinaartscentre.com to book online

5. Sunday 4 August, MMTradfest to open the 101st Claremorris Agricultural Show, the Fianna Phadraig Pipe Band will open the show at 12 noon

6. Monday 5 August, MMTradfest to open the Bonniconlon Agricultural Show, the Fianna Phadraig Pipe Band will open the show at 12 noon

7. Monday 5 August, MMTradfest to film a 'Come into the Parlour' Traditional Irish Music and Dance session at the Helm Bar in Westport with I Mayo TV and Henry McGlade, 10.30pm

8. Tuesday 6 August, MMTradfest to visit the newly opened Centra Store on Station Road in Castlebar at 12 noon.

9. Wednesday 7 August, MMTradfest to visit Cong Village at 12 noon followed by a private visit to Ashford Castle

10. Wednesday 7 August, MMTradfest Festival Closing Party at the newly opened Tarbh47 Live Music Venue and Bar on Garden Street in Ballina, 9pm. Join all the performers from the week long Mayo Manchester Tradfest in celebrating this years festival at the venue.

Here are the Fringe Events:

Thursday 1 August
1. Launch Party and live outdoor Radio broadcast for Attymass Gathering and Mayo Manchester Tradfest, 6pm-8pm, Fr Peyton Centre, Attymass
2. Bofield Concert and Seisun at the Fr Peyton Centre, Attymass, 9pm
3. Trad Night at the Merry Monk, Ballina
4. Country Night at The Auld Sheeben, Ballina
5. Acouctic Night at An Bolog Bui, Ballina
6. Live Music at Emmetts Bar, Ballina
7. Trad Night at Healy Macs, Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar
8. Live Music Session at Matt Molloys, Westport
9. Live Music Session, Porterhouse, Westport
10. Live Music at Cosy Joes Bar, Westport
11. MMTradfest Sesisun at An Sionnach Rua Pub, Carrowkerbelia, Attymass from 9pm
12. Trad Music at Gateway, Swinford
13. Live Music at The Helm Bar, westport

Friday 2 August
14. Live Music at Tarbh47 Music Venue, Garden Street, Ballina
15. Trad and Country at The Merry Monk
16. Opening night at Siamsa Sraide in Swinford
17. Live Music at Crockets on the Quay, Ballina
18. Irish Music Night at Paddy Macs, Ballina
19. Country Music night at Auld Sheeben, Ballina
20. Trad night at The Station House Hotel with The O’Donnell Family
21. Live Music Night at Healy Macs, Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar
22. Live Music at Rockys Bar, Castlebar
23. Live Music at Johnny McHales, Castlebar
24. Live Music Session at Matt Molloys, Westport
25. Trad Music, Porter House, Westport
26. Live Music at The Helm Bar, Westport
27. Trad Music at Gateway, Swinford
28. Live Music, Mellets, Swinford

Saturday 3 August
28. Live Music at Tarbh47 Music Venue, Garden Street, Ballina
29. Live Irish Music Night at the Broken Jug
30. Live Music, Wolfdog Tavern, Killala
31. Healyfest Weekend Launch night, Healys Bar, Ballycastle
32. Acouctic Night at An Bolog Bui, Ballina
33. Trad Sesisun at Rouses Bar, Ballina
34. Irish Music Night at The Merry Monk
35. Irish Music Night at Auld Shebeen
36. Live Music Night at Crockets on the Quay, Ballina
37. Siamsa Sraide Festival, Swinford
38. Live Irish Music Night at An Sionnach Rua Pub, Carrowkerbelia, Attymass
39. Irish Night at Paddy Macs, Ballina
40. Irish Music Night at Katie’s Corner, Ballina
41. Live Music Night at Healy Macs, Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar
42. Live Music at Johnny McHales, Castlebar
43. Live Music at Rockys, Castlebar
44. Live Music Session at Matt Molloys, Westport
45. Live Music at The Clock Tavern, Westport
46. Live session with local musicians, Porter House, Westport
47. Live Music in Uncle Sams Bar, Mill Times Hotel, Westport
48. Trad Music at Gateway, Swinford
49. Live Music, River Inn, Bonniconlon
50. Live Music, Mellets, Swinford
51. Live Music at The Helm Bar, Westport

Sunday 4 August
52. Live Music at Tarbh47 Music Venue, Garden Street, Ballina
53. Live Irish Music Night & Disco at An Sionnach Rua Pub, Carrowkerbelia, Attymass
54. Trad and Country Night at Merry Monk, Ballina
55. Country Night at The Loft, Ballina
56. Live Music Night at Auld Shebeen
57. Siamsa Sraide Festival in Swinford
58. Country Afternoon at Paddy Macs, Ballina
59. Trad Sesisun in Hogans, Ballina
60. Live Music An Bolog Bui, Ballina
61. Healyfest Weekend , Healys Bar, Ballycastle
62. Live Music at Johnny McHales, Castlebar
63. Live Music at Rockys Bar, Castlebar
64. Trad seisun in the Gateway Hotel, Swinford
65. Live Music Session at Matt Molloys, Westport
66. Live Music at The Clock Tavern, Westport
67. Live Music, Porter House, Westport
68. Live session with local musicians
69. Trad Music at Gateway, Swinford
70. Trad Session Achill Head Hotel, Achill
71. Live Music at The Helm Bar, Westport

Monday 5 August
72. Bonniconlon Agricultural Show and Gymkhana, Bonniconlon, Ballina, 9am-6pm
73. Healyfest Weekend Closing night, Healys Bar, Ballycastle
74. Tradfest Ballad Seisun, Dilons Bar and Restaurant, Ballina
75. Country Music at Auld Sheeben, Ballina
76. Siamsa Sraide Festival, Swinford
77. MMTradfest Sesisun at An Sionnach Rua Pub, Carrowkerbelia, Attymass from 10pm
78. Live Music Session at Matt Molloys, Westport
80. Live session with local musicians, Porter House, Westport
81. Trad Music at Gateway, Swinford
82. Live Music, River Inn, Bonniconlon

Tuesday 6 August
83. Tradfest Seisun at Mannions, Balla
84. MMTradfest Sesisun at An Sionnach Rua Pub, Carrowkerbelia, Attymass from 10pm
85. Siamsa Sraide Festival, Swinford
86. Live Music Session at Matt Molloys, Westport
87. Patrick the show, Westport Town Hall Theatre, Westport
88. Trad Music, Porter House, Westport
89. Trad Music at Gateway, Swinford
90. Live Music at The Helm Bar, Westport

Wednesday 7 August
91. Trad Night in Dillons Bar and Restaurant, Ballina
92. Siamsa Sraide Festival, Swinford
93. Trad Music, Porterhouse, Westport
94. Seane Keane at Westport Town hall Theatre, Westport
95. Trad Music at Gateway, Swinford