Hundreds flock to annual Phil Murphy weekend

Published 28/07/2015 | 00:00

At the opening of the Phil Murphy Weekend and Bannow Ballymitty Parish Journal launch on Thursday evening in Bannow Hall were Frank Donnolly, Eleanor Browne, Nicola Howlin, Eurovision duo Molly Sterling and Greg French who opened the festival , Anne Farrell, Mairead French, Tom Hennessy and Laura Hyland.
At the opening of the Phil Murphy Weekend and Bannow Ballymitty Parish Journal launch on Thursday evening in Bannow Hall were Frank Donnolly, Eleanor Browne, Nicola Howlin, Eurovision duo Molly Sterling and Greg French who opened the festival , Anne Farrell, Mairead French, Tom Hennessy and Laura Hyland.
Coleen Gannon and Caoimhe Stafford.
Joan Murphy and Jessica Reville.

The bad weather wasn't going to dampen spirits in Carrig-on Bannow as hoards of music-lovers headed to the town for the annual Phil Murphy weekend.

People turned out in their droves for the festival, which is widely regarded as the best trad and folk event in Wexford.

The weekend was a delightful medley of music, dancing, and art, with the traditional afternoon pub sessions proving to be as popular as ever. However it was Saturday's concert in the Church that was the true highlight of the weekend when the legendary Kilfenora Ceili Band took to the stage. With their combination of fast-paced rhythms and talented dancers, it is fair to say that they stole the show.

Guests were also joined by songwriter Greg French and Eurovision singer Molly Sterling for a gig. There was also workshops, a run and a ceili, with a performance by Finbar Furey and Temple Michael Ceili Band to end the weekend.

Wexford People

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