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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Phil Murphy weekend hoping to hit the right note

By Esther hayden

The organising committee at the launch of the 26th Phil Murphy Weekend in the Red Door Coffee Shop, Carrig On Bannow (from left): Tanya Murphy, Tom Donohue, Pip Murphy, Sean Stafford, Pat Murphy, Marie Carthy, John Murphy, Ryan Stafford, Stephen Carthy, Nicola Howlin, Mick McCabe and Catherine Comer.
The organising committee at the launch of the 26th Phil Murphy Weekend in the Red Door Coffee Shop, Carrig On Bannow (from left): Tanya Murphy, Tom Donohue, Pip Murphy, Sean Stafford, Pat Murphy, Marie Carthy, John Murphy, Ryan Stafford, Stephen Carthy, Nicola Howlin, Mick McCabe and Catherine Comer.
Michael Murphy and Joanne Monaghan at the launch.
Leona and Justine Reville.

The hills around Carrig-on-Bannow will be alive with music later this month for the 26th annual Phil Murphy weekend.

The festival weekend which was launched last Tuesday night in the Red Door cafe will see concerts, workshops, ceilis and trad sessions in a number of venues in Carrig-on-Bannow between July 26 and July 30.

Tanya Murphy, a member of the organising committee, said the launch had been a great success.

'It went really well and we had a good crowd there. We are currently putting the finishing touches to the festival weekend and people are very excited about some of the performances we have lined up.

'We are delighted that Sharon Shannon is returning to Carrig-on-Bannow again this year. She was very popular last year and we expect that the festival marquee will be packed to capacity on Sunday, July 30, when she is performing.

Sean O'Se, another renowned traditional musician, will perform on Thursday night, July 27.

Other performances during the festival include: Jackie Daly, Matt Cranitch & Paul de Grae; Raw Bar Collective; Two Time Polka; Des Dillon ; Donal Clancy; Daoire Farrell; Johnny Duhan; New Road; Amala; Ger Murphy & Kevin Cotter; The Rogues; Intro; Paddy & Phil Berry; Danescastle Music Group; John & Pip Murphy; Dermot Wall; Tanya Murphy; Jessica Martin and The Gleeson Family.

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