Each week, a different group of talented musicians will take to the stage at Brú na Sí to perform a mix of traditional Irish tunes and new music inspired by the Irish tradition. The lineup will feature both local artists and internationally renowned musicians, ensuring a diverse and exciting range of performances throughout the summer.
This is an absolute fantastic line up for the summer.
- Monday 3rd July, 7pm – Cliona Halley, Darragh Carey-Kennedy & Conal Kane
- Monday 10th July, 7pm – Jackie Daly, Matt Cranitch & Paul de Grae SOLD OUT
- Monday 17th July, 7pm – Derek Hickey, Liam Flanagan & Macdara Ó Faoláin
- Monday 24th July, 7pm – Ciaran Ó Gealbháin, Paddy Tutty & Caoimhin Ó Fearghail
- Monday 31st July, 7pm – Bobby & Lynda Gardiner with Tom Murphy & Tom Kenna
- Monday 7th August, 7pm – Miscellany of Folk: Benny McCarthy, Billy Sutton & Eddie Costello
This concert series promises to be a highlight of the summer in Youghal, attracting visitors from near and far to experience the unique charm and energy of traditional Irish music. The concerts will be a celebration of the rich cultural heritage of Ireland, and an opportunity to appreciate the skill and artistry of some of the country’s most talented musicians.
Whether you are a die-hard fan of traditional Irish music or simply looking for a fun and entertaining way to spend a summer evening, the Tóstal an tSean Thoir Summer Seisiún series is not to be missed. Come and enjoy the sights and sounds of one of Ireland’s most cherished traditions and experience the warmth and hospitality of Youghal Comhaltas and Brú na Sí Cultural Centre.
Book tickets directly at Eventbrite (please be aware that an online booking fee will be applied).
Reserve tickets by email [email protected], [email protected]t or call 00 353 87 793 4504.
NOTE: Member, Group and multi-concert discounts are available – contact Bru na Si for more information.
PROGRAMME FOR 24th JULY 2023
- Monday 24th July, 7pm– Ciaran Ó Gealbháin, Paddy Tutty & Caoimhin Ó Fearghail
Ciarán Ó Gealbháin is a musician and singer from An Sean-Phobal, in the Waterford Gaeltacht. He has travelled extensively in the past with the Irish traditional music group, Danú, with whom he recorded two albums. He has a deep interest in the music and song of his native region and has won numerous prizes for his traditional singing, including Corn na bhFear at Oireachtas na Gaeilge 2012. Ciarán was awarded Amhránaí na Bliana, Gradaim Ceoil TG4 in 2001, he has recently received 2023’s prestigious Gradam Shean-Nós Cois Life, which was presented in early April. He has recorded both as a solo artist and with various ensembles over the years.
Paddy Tutty was born in 1981 and comes from Dungarvan, in West Waterford. Paddy didn’t actually start playing until he was seventeen! Coming from a musical family, Paddy remembers his grandfather, the late Tommy Norris playing the fiddle when he was growing up, along with Traditional Irish music being played on the radio at home. Paddy remembers being inspired by a Danú concert that he attended in his hometown, Dungarvan, Co Waterford. Soon after, he started playing the bodhrán soon in sessions in Dungarvan and very quickly progressed on to the fiddle. Paddy is a founding member of the group Caladh Nua, with four acclaimed albums to-date. The group formed back in 2009 with their debut album ‘Happy Days’. This was followed-up by ‘Next Stop’ (2011), ‘Honest to Goodness’ (2014) and ‘Free and Easy’ in 2016. Caladh Nua have toured professionally for over ten years and have performed all over Europe, China, the US and India. Not only a talented musician, Paddy is also a talented carpenter! He made his first fiddle for his Leaving Cert woodwork project and now has his own violin making business.
Caoimhín Ó Fearghail is a multi-instrumentalist who comes from An Rinn in the Waterford Gaeltacht. A piper, flute player and accompanist, he is influenced by the many great traditional musicians and singers from his home area. He has featured on a number of albums in recent years, quite often as accompanist. His latest album, however, is a solo pipes album simply called ‘Uilleann Piping from County Waterford’ which is part of NPU’s ‘Ace & Deuce of Piping’ series. He also recorded an album with fiddler Paddy Tutty in 2018 called ‘Flute & Fiddle’. A frequent teacher and performer, he has taught and performed solo, and with groups such as Caladh Nua and Danú, all over Ireland, the US, the UK, Europe, Newfoundland and New Zealand. Caoimhín was awarded Best Folk Instrumentalist in the 2021 RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards.
Help us celebrate 40 years of Youghal Comhaltas in 2023 and make sure your summer includes incredible music and fun. Our own Ceolta Sí and younger groups will also be involved and don’t forget we make a lovely cup of tea!
Don’t miss it!