Festival Events 2017

Events Schedule 2017

Event Date Time / Event
Thursday
23rd Feb 2017
Evening
Traditional music sessions in Doolin's pubs and Hotel Doolin.
Friday
24th Feb 2017
8-00pm
A showcase for the rising local talent of traditional music, set dancing, and seŠn nůs. The evening will feature performances from a host of local musicians.   Russell Cultural Centre, doors open at 7pm, all are welcome.
Saturday
25th Feb 2017
10-30am- 12-30pm Music Workshops
Music in all pubs.
Check Facebook for more details.

2pm
The Russell Concert  at the Russell Cultural Centre. Featuring the singer SeŠn Keane from Caherlistrane,
Tickets euro;20 at the Russel Centre, followed by a Food and wine reception.

5pm Russell Music: Traditional Singing recital, Russell Cultural Centre, Adm. Free

Sunday
26th Feb 2017
10-30am - 12-30pm  Music Workshops
Check Facebook for more details.

1pm 
Anniversary Remembrance Mass at Doolin Church followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the Russell grave.

4pm 
Set Dancing Music by Corcomroe Ceili Band at the Russel Centre. Refreshments served.  Russell Cultural Centre
Adm. €10

Monday night
27th Feb 2017
Monday night music sessions in Doolin's pubs and hotels
Pub Music Sessions Live music throughout the weekend in Doolin's pubs and hotels
Accommodation For accommodation in Doolin see  Doolin Tourism
   

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The Russell Memorial Weekend Committee acknowledges the financial support of Guinness and Clare Arts Office in making the 22nd Russell Memorial Weekend possible.

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Russell Memorial Weekend FestivalWelcome

The Russell Memorial Weekend is a traditional festival held in Doolin on the last weekend in February each year.

The festival began in 1995 as a remembrance ceremony to Micho Russell, the world-famous traditional musician, who died in 1994. In 2006, and at the request of the Russell family, the festival was renamed the Russell Memorial Weekend in memory of the three Russell brothers and two sisters; Micho (1915-1994), Gussie (1917-2004), Brigid, Packie (1920-1977), and Mary Kate (1921-2007).

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Festival News

Sean Keane

The Russell Memorial Weekend will run from Feb 23rd to 27th 2017

This years concert on Saturday 25th Feb at 2pm will feature SeŠn Keane. SeŠns is a singer and multi-instrumentalist of skill, acclaim and flair. He is rooted firmly in old Ireland with the Keane family tradition of seanos singing , but his music branches out gloriously from those roots pulling sustenance from many genres. Seans voice has untold depth, range and maturity; his skill on the flute, whistles and pipes with which he puctuates songs, make his work unforgettable.

The Russells

Gussie Russell was born in 1917 and died on May 18, 2004. He lived all his life in Doolin farming the small family holding. Of the three Russell brothers, it can be said of Gussie that his was the life that was least "changed" by the music, though he lived and breathed it as much as his brothers Micho and Packie.

 
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Further Information:
email:info@michorussellweekend.ie
or
telephone +353 (0)65-7074168, 7074133, 7074328, 085 2497843 or 065-7074111