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General Booking now open for 2017 Masters of Tradition

Posted on: Wednesday, 24th May 2017 @ 8:26am

The wait is over and we can now announce the programme for the 2017 Masters of Tradition which runs from 23 - 27 August. The printed programme will  be available shortly but in the meantime, you can view the programme and book online by clicking here.

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Posted on: Wednesday, 10th May 2017 @ 12:22pm

The programme for the 2017 Masters of Tradition will soon be announced.

From 23rd to 27th August, a series of concerts in the Maritime, St Brendan’s Church and Bantry House will celebrate Irish traditional music in its purest form.

Artistic Director of Masters of Tradition, Martin Hayes will be joined by Dennis Cahill, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Colin Dunne, Steve Cooney, Cathal Hayden, Seamie O’Dowd, John Joe Kelly, Len Graham, Jack Lynch, Kate Ellis, John Carty, Mary MacNamara, Sorcha Costello,  Slow Moving Clouds, Mick O’Brien, Neil Ó Loclainn's Cuar and more.

The full programme will be online by Wednesday 24th May, when general bookings will open. If you're not already on our mailing list, you can join here and you'll hear from us as soon as the full programme is online.

From 24th May, you'll be able to book tickets online here or by ringing the Festival office on +353 (0) 27 52788.

Toner Quinn, fiddler and publisher of The Journal of Music, says Masters of Tradition is 'innovative in its programming, yet entirely committed to traditional music in its most direct, unvarnished form. For both listeners and performers, it is a rare and vital occasion in contemporary Irish music performance.'

Masters of Tradition is generously supported by the Arts Council, Failte Ireland, Cork County Council, RTÉ Lyric fm, Bord na Mona and UCC.