Thursday 19 October 2017

Phil Murphy weekend

1PHIL MURPHY WEEKEND, CARRIG ON BANNOW The 24th annual Phil Murphy weekend takes place from July 23 to July 26. Widely regarded as the best trad and folk event around the county the weekend attracts music lovers to Carrig on Bannow in their droves to celebrate the life of highly acclaimed musician Phil Murphy.

The events kicks off on Thursday with an official opening hosted by songwriter Greg French and Irish Eurovision entrant Molly Sterling in the community Centre. On Friday there will be the Trip to Cullenstown 6kkm road race followed by a performance from Greg and Molly that evening.

On Saturday a number of music workshops will take place followed by a free show by Wexford Pipers and later on the Tritones and Frankie Lane will take to the stage. One of the festival highlights will be a performance on Saturday at 8.30pm by the Kilfenore Ceili Band. Corner Boy, Finbar Furey, Temple Michael Ceili Band and Squawkabout perform on Sunday.

Wexford People

Night at the dogs 

5 GREYHOUND RACE NIGHT CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER. The annual Enniscorthy Christmas fundraising night at the dogs takes place this Thursday, September 21, at Enniscorthy Greyhound Track. Gates open at 7 p.m and the first race is at 8 p.m. The event is being organised by Enniscorthy and District Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Enniscorthy Business Association. All money raised on the night will go towards the Christmas festival events and will ensure that Enniscorthy at Christmas is magical for...

Song project in Kilmuckridge 

5 LOCAL SONG PROJECT: Traditional singer Aileen Lambert will facilitate a new project focusing on exploring local songs and unaccompanied traditional singing in Kilmuckridge. Starting this Wednesday, September 13 from 7.30 p.m. in Bridie Hammel's Pub this project will take place over the course of a number of weeks. Local songs such as the Tinneaberna Fisherman will be researched and performed as part of the project and at the end a booklet will be produced along with videos featuring local songs and local singers. For more...

Antiques fair in Wells House 

7 ANTIQUES FAIR: There will be a two day antiques fair in Wells House, Gorey this weekend. Taking place on both Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17, this is a unique opportunity for antique lovers to get their hands on some quality antiques. Wells House will play host to Chantal Fortune who will oversee the event with her vast knowledge and expertise of all this antique. Those attending will be able to immerse themselves in the beautiful Tudor Gothic architecture and be transported back to the past with its beautiful...