Féile Séamus Creagh 2017: Annual festival of Traditional Music, Song and Dance from Newfoundland & Ireland


This year we have another fantastic line-up, featuring Ireland’s Matt Cranitch, Jackie Daly & Paul De Grae, Anna, Sheila & Clare Friel, and Edwina Guckian.

From Newfoundland we are pleased to welcome Dave Penny, Fergus O’Byrne & Fergus Brown-O’Byrne, Greg & Karla Walsh, and Rum Ragged. We are also delighted to have  the Newfoundland/Irish group Cordeen perform this year, as they begin the Newfoundland leg of their tour.

We will kick off our week with a lecture on the dance traditions of Ireland, featuring Ireland’s Edwina Guckian.

Visit our website for more details: www.feileseamuscreagh.com
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Schedule

Public Lecture
7PM, Wednesday, Sept. 6
MMaP, Arts and Culture Centre, St. John’s
*All Ages | Free

Join us for a lecture on the dance traditions of Ireland, featuring Ireland’s Edwina Guckian.

 

Freshwater (Carbonear) Concert
8PM (doors open 7:30pm), Thursday, Sept. 7
Freshwater United Church Hall
*All Ages | $20

FEATURING
Edwina Guckian
Greg and Karla Walsh
The Friel Sisters
Fergus O’Byrne and Fergus Brown-O’Byrne
Conor Moriarty

Bay Bulls Concert
8PM (doors open 7:30pm), Friday, Sept. 8
O’Brien’s Stagehead
*Ages 19+ | $20

FEATURING
Edwina Guckian
Fergus O’Byrne and Fergus Brown-O’Byrne
Jackie Daly, Matt Cranitch, Paul de Grae
Greg and Karla Walsh
Benny McCarthy

St. John’s Concert
8PM (doors open 7:30pm), Saturday, Sept. 9
Gower Street United
*All Ages | $20

FEATURING
Edwina Guckian
Dave Penny
Cordeen
Jackie Daly, Matt Cranitch, Paul de Grae
The Friel Sisters

Ferryland Concert
8PM (doors open 7:30pm), Sunday, Sept. 10
Ferryland Folk Arts Centre
*Ages 19+ | $20

FEATURING
Edwina Guckian
Cordeen
Jackie Daly, Matt Cranitch, Paul de Grae
The Friel Sisters
Rum Ragged

Traditional Instrument Workshops
11am-3pm, Saturday & Sunday, September 9 & 10
Bishop Field Elementary, 46 Bond Street, St. John’s

Classes will be offered by visiting Irish musicians, on wooden flute, uilleann pipes, fiddle, guitar accompaniment, and button accordion.
Register for one, or both days.
For details about class options, registration, fees etc. please visit our website: www.feileseamuscreagh.com

 


Background

Féile Séamus Creagh is an annual festival of Traditional Music, Song and Dance from Newfoundland and Ireland. It is named in memory of the late Irish fiddle master Séamus Creagh, who lived in Newfoundland for a number of years from the late 1980s, and whose musical influence helped to shape the traditional music style of a whole generation of Newfoundland musicians. The five day festival features visiting Irish, as well as local Newfoundland performers, and highlights the close musical relationships between these two places. The festival includes a lecture, four concerts (Freshwater (Carbonear), Bay Bulls, St. John’s and Ferryland), traditional music workshops, and sessions.