Tulla Comhaltas Cultural Centre - Co Clare, Ireland

Cnoc na Gaoithe

Féile Chnoc na Gaoithe - Tulla Traditional Music Festival

11th to 13th of May 2018

Cnoc na Gaoithe

“Located on the Windswept Hill of Tulla”

“Where traditions come alive”

Cnoc na Gaoithe (Windswept Hill), the Tulla Comhaltas Cultural Centre’s mission is to promote, preserve and showcase the rich Irish traditions and culture of Tulla and the East Clare area.

The centre is situated in the heartland of East Clare, on top of the famous Hill of Tulla, an area renowned for traditional Irish music, song and dance. The name Cnoc na Gaoithe translates in English as the Windswept Hill, made famous by the late Kerry man Bryan MacMahon in his song “Lament for Tommy Daly” in praise of the great Tulla and Clare goalkeeper, Dr. Tommy Daly

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Féile Chnoc na Gaoithe, Tulla Traditional Music Festival ~ May 11th-13th 2018

A weekend of traditional music, song and dance with concerts, C.D. launches, singing and music sessions, workshops and recitals.

Gala concert on Saturday 12th May in Tulla Courthouse with Frankie Gavin, Noel Hill and Brian McGrath.

Tickets will be available from Custy’s of Ennis and local outlets soon.

Open Air Céili on Sunday afternoon with Tulla Céilí Band. More to follow….

For all the latest updates, check us out on Facebook.

Main Sponsor Beckman Coulter, Lismeehan, O’Callaghan’s Mills.

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Concert in Tulla Courthouse ~ Frankie Gavin, Noel Hill and Brian McGrath

Cnoc na Gaoithe are delighted to present Frankie Gavin, Noel Hill and Brian McGrath.

Frankie is a fiddle player from Co.Galway coming from a musical family; parents and siblings being players of the fiddle and accordion.

Noel Hill is an Irish concertina player from County Clare who has had great influence developing the modern playing style of the Irish concertina, as a performer and educator.

Brian McGrath comes from Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh, an area steeped in traditional music.

This exciting trio is not to be missed, you can see them in action in the intimate setting of the Tulla Concert on Saturday 12 th May at 8pm.

Support Act: Out The Gap
Admission €20 (Family ticket 2 adults 2 children €50) Doors 7.30pm

Pre-booking advised. Tickets at Tulla Pharmacy, Custy’s of Ennis or 087 8350996.

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CONCERT IN THE ORATORY ~ CNOC NA GAOITHE, TULLA

Cnoc na Gaoithe are delighted to present Cormac Begley on concertina and Rushad Eggleston on cello.

Cormac is a bass, baritone, treble and piccolo concertina player from a West-Kerry musical family.

Rushad is an innovative musician who has changed the way the cello is played.

This exciting duet is not to be missed, you can see them in action in the intimate setting of the Oratory at Cnoc na Gaoithe, Tulla Comhaltas Cultural Centre on Saturday 12 th May at 2pm.

Adm €15 (Seating limited to 40)
Pre-booking advised. Tickets at Tulla Pharmacy, Custy’s of Ennis or 087 8350996.

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Féile Chnoc na Gaoithe ~ Workshops

WORKSHOPS AT CNOC NA GAOITHE
Workshops will commence on Saturday, May 12th
Registration at Cnoc na Gaoithe at 9.30am.
Workshop 10am – 1pm
Cost €15, (family concessions third child €5)
Concession to Begley/Rushad Concert when booking workshop.
  • Fiddle: Improvers – Pat O’Connor
  • Fiddle: Intermediate to Advanced – Liz Kane
  • Concertina: Improvers to Intermediate – Cormac Begley
  • Banjo: Improvers to Intermediate – Páraic MacDonnchadha
  • Tin Whistle: Improvers to Intermediate – Órlaith MacAuliffe
  • Accompaniment: Guitar, Bouzouki, Mandolin, Cello – Rushad Eggleston

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Féile Chnoc na Gaoithe ~ Masterclasses

MASTER CLASSES 3.00PM – 4.30PM AT CNOC NA GAOITHE
A rare opportunity to get master classes from two legends of traditional Irish music. Class size limited to 10 students.

Frankie Gavin – Advanced Fiddle Master Class
Noel Hill – Advanced Concertina Master Class.

Cost €20 ~ Master class student’s entry to concert €5 when booked with class.
Pre – Booking strongly advised 087 8350996 or 087 1715760

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Latest News:

12 hours ago

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Brian O'Rourke will launch his new album " A Loaf in The Post" in the Windswept Inn, Tulla on Friday 11th May at 9.30pm during Féile Chnoc na Gaoithe. All welcome ... See MoreSee Less

Brian ORourke will launch his new album  A Loaf in The Post in the Windswept Inn, Tulla on Friday 11th May at 9.30pm during Féile Chnoc na Gaoithe. All welcome

5 days ago

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Master concertina class with Noel Hill on Saturday 12th May from 3.00pm to 4.30pm , only 5 places left. You can book a place via FB messenger. Concessions to Saturday night concert for Master class students when booked with class. ... See MoreSee Less

Master concertina class with Noel Hill on Saturday 12th May from 3.00pm to 4.30pm , only 5 places left.  You can book a place via FB messenger. Concessions to Saturday night concert for Master class students when booked with class.

5 days ago

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Master Fiddle Class with Frankie Gavin is now FULLY BOOKED.
Liz Kane will teach an intermediate to advanced fiddle class and Pat O'Connor will teach improver to intermediate class. Classes can be booked via FB messenger.
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Master Fiddle Class with Frankie Gavin is now FULLY BOOKED.
Liz Kane will teach an intermediate to advanced fiddle class and Pat OConnor will teach improver to intermediate class. Classes can be booked via FB messenger.

5 days ago

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Check out our festival flyer with details of all events. Concert tickets are on sale online at Custy's www.custymusic.com. Workshop and Masterclass places can be booked by sending message via FB. Concessions to both concerts for students attending masterclasses and workshops when they book the workshop. ... See MoreSee Less

Check out our festival flyer with details of all events. Concert tickets are on sale online at Custys www.custymusic.com. Workshop and Masterclass places can be booked by sending message via FB. Concessions to both concerts for students attending masterclasses and workshops when they book the workshop.
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