John Dwyer Trad Weekend starts tomorrow 17th October 2014 in Waterford.

The John Dwyer Trad Weekend starts tomorrow 17th October and runs until Sunday 19th. The festival honours the wonderful musician and composer John Dwyer, who is still very much a part of the music scene in the South-East.
The organisers are musicians Edel Fox and Neill Byrne who run the festival in conjunction with the Imagine Arts Festival in Waterford. This is the third year of the festival and it has been going from strength to strength each year. Find below full details of performers and events taking place over the weekend.
Here is an outline of events:

Friday 17th October:
8.00 | An evening with John Dwyer and Friends | Noc Noc, The Reg (Viking Quarter), Waterford | Adm €15/€12
Featuring some of the best traditional musicians and dancers in the country including John Dwyer (fiddle), Conal Ó Grada (flute), Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle), Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina and dance), Joe Skelton (banjo), Damien O’Reilly (accordion), Sean Ryan (whistle), Louise Mulcahy (uilleann pipes), Mairéad Casey (dance), Josephine Marsh (accordion), Mick Kinsella (harmonica and concertina), Neill Byrne (fiddle), Lia Byrne (fiddle) and Edel Fox (concertina) plus many more!

Saturday 18th October
10am - 1pm Gaelscoil na nDéise, Gracedieu, Waterford
Workshops | Admission €20 (instrument), €10 (sean nós dance), €7 (children's workshop), €5 (composition workshop)
Fiddle: Ciarán Ó Maonaigh
Concertina: Caitlín Nic Gabhann
Flute: Conal O Gráda
Banjo: Joe Skelton
Button Accordion: Damien O'Reilly
Uilleann Pipes: Louise Mulcahy
Tin Whistle: Seán Ryan
Sean Nós Dance: Mairead Casey
Children's Workshop: Lía Byrne
****NEW**** Composition Workshop with Josephine Marsh (2.30 - 4pm)

5.00 | Dooley's Hotel
Display of piping featuring Waterford Pipers Club, celebrating International Piping Day followed by final of Under 18 Composition Competition

8.00 | Mairtín O'Connor, Cathal Hayden and Seamie O'Dowd in concert |
Dooley's Hotel, Waterford
Admission €15/€12

Sunday 19th October

13.00 | CD and Book launch | Paddy Kirwin Room, Dooley's Hotel, Waterford | 
Richie Dwyer, brother of John will launch his new book of compositions "In a Creative Mood" and acclaimed Waterford piper David Power will launch his new solo piping CD "The Eighteen Moloney

14.30 | Farewell Session with John Dwyer and many more | Dry Dock Bar, Dooley's Hotel

Session Trail featuring some of the best musicians from around the country will be taking place all weekend! 


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