The Concerts

As part of the overall Craiceann experience, concerts are staged on two evenings (normally Tuesday and Wednesday) in the theatre of the community centre (the Áras).  We arrange to have one of these concerts given by a high profile and well known traditional band, and the other by a newer group of talented musicians who are breaking into the professional scene.  Normally both bands will include a bodhrán player who will often be a current or past Craiceann teacher. Attendance at these is optional, and the cost, which is not included in the normal course fee, is usually around 20 Euros per concert.
The bands in 2017 are:


The multi-award-winning quintet Goitse was forged in the whitehot creative crucible of Limerick University’s Irish World Academy. Recently crowned Live Ireland’s ‘Trad group of the Year’ in the USA, the 2016 ‘Freiburger Leiter’ in Germany, and featuring this years ‘Female Voice of the Year’, Áine Mc Geeney, they have made a name for themselves as one of the most sought after bands in Irish traditional music. Their fourth album, Inspired by Chance, has received rave reviews as the band continues to take the traditional Irish music scene by storm.



Hailing from the West Limerick & North Kerry region of Ireland, Fuinneamh (meaning ‘energy’ in Irish) are a newly formed five – piece group. Rooted in the tradition of Sliabh Luachra, the band put their own modern, energetic twist on the music they play. Band members Maura O’Connor (concertina), Micheál Broderick (banjo), Padraig Enright (flute), Ian Sheehy (guitar) and James O’Connor (bodhrán) have extensively played music together for a number of years and officially formed the band in October 2017. They are also no strangers to competition, with a collective 24 All – Ireland medals from both solo and group performances, as well as many other regional awards. Fuinneamh’s lively approach and passion for traditional music certainly comes through in their energetic live performances. Joining Fuinneamh at Craiceann this year will be the wonderfully talented singer Eibhlín Broderick. Having completed her Masters Degree in Irish Traditional Music Performance from the University of Limerick, Eibhlín is a well-established performer, with 5 All Ireland titles to her name for both singing and lilting. She has also just released her debut album ‘My Silver River Feale’.