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). 

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 for this year are:

Ox Mountain Quartet – Doocey Brothers / Doherty / O’Donnell

This West of Ireland quartet hailing from Mayo and Sligo blend an eccentric mix of old and new.

Siobhan O’Donnell on vocals and bodhran is an All-Ireland champion and highly sought after teacher, coming from a family steeped in music and song, she brings a wealth of traditional songs learned from her father and mixes them with some contemporary and folk classics. And she is of course a long time Craiceann teacher and vital part of the Craiceann family.

Brothers David Doocey (Fiddle) and Patrick Doocey on guitar from Foxford Co.Mayo have stamped their mark on the scene over the past 10 years performing with some of the top artists in the industry such as Lunasa, Sean Keane, Sharon Shannon, Teada and many more.

Stephen Doherty is a multi-instrumentalist from Foxford, playing flute, accordion and whistles. Stephen has toured over 25 countries with a vast range of productions and performs regularly with The Sean Keane Band as well as regular performances on both national television and radio. He is a multi-All Ireland champion and has composed a large repertoire of tunes.

“An outstanding take on traditional songs and tunes performed with an ease of brilliance, these four artists have formed a sound built on years of friendship and musicianship cultivating into something special indeed”


O’Gorman, Mannion, Clancy & Gough

Joe Mannion, well known to the Craiceann family through his tippermaking stall and his outstanding accordion performances during the teachers recitals, has numerous All-Ireland titles under his belt. He won one of them in the duet competition with Ellen O’Gorman. They will join forces with no other than bodhrán legend Donnchadh Gough, who toured the world with Danú and Donal Clancy, extraordinary guitarist and singer. This is a special gig not to be missed!

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