Russell Festival Weekend

Events Schedule 2022, February 24th-28th

Event Date Time / Event
Thursday
24th Feb
Evening
Traditional music sessions in all of Doolin's Pubs
Friday
25th Feb
7-00pm
Ceim Ar Cheim
An evening featuring a host of local, rising talent.
Russell Cultural Centre, doors open at 7pm, all are welcome.

Evening/Night
Live music in all pubs

Saturday
26th Feb
10-30am- 12-00pm 
Fiddle Workshop with James Cullinan & Tony Linnane
McGanns Pub, €20

Concertina Workshop with Hugh Healy
McDermotts Pub, €15

Flute Workshop with Christy Barry
O'Connors Pub, €15

12-00pm- 1-00pm 
Kids Session with Rachel Reid & Charles Monod
Irish Crafts, Free Entry

Singing Workshop with Kate Daly & Emily McHarg
Daly's House, Free Entry

Storytelling and Heritage talks with Sean O'Connor & Michael Shannon
The Attic @ Hotel Doolin, Free Entry

1-00pm- 2-30pm 
Guitar Workshop with Sean O Meara
Russell's Bar @ Fiddle & Bow, €15

Check Facebook & posters for more details.

1pm
"At the Racket"
With Oireachthas Sean Nos dancing champion Bethan Marsh
Russell Centre, Doolin
Tickets €25, include a food and wine reception. Available at the Russell Centre. Doors Open from 12.30pm.

Evening/Night
Live music in all pubs

Sunday
27th Feb
10-30am- 12-00pm 
Fiddle Workshop with James Cullinan & Tony Linnane
McGanns Pub, €20

Concertina Workshop with Hugh Healy
McDermotts Pub, €15

Flute Workshop with Christy Barry
O'Connors Pub, €15

1-00pm
Mass followed by Laying of Wreath at Russell's Grave
Doolin Church & Graveyard

1-00pm- 2-30pm 
Dance Workshop with Michael Donnellan
Russell's Bar @ Fiddle & Bow, €15

2-00pm
Teen Sessions with The Howley Sisters
McDermotts Pub, Free Entry

Check Facebook & posters for more details.

Evening/Night
Live music in all pubs

Monday
28th Feb
Farewell music sessions in all Doolin's pubs
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 Festival Welcome

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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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, 087 2497843 or 065-7074111