roscommon airs

Roscommon Airs to showcase county’s rich musical tradition

roscommon airs

The rich cultural heritage of County Roscommon will be celebrated in “Roscommon Airs” – a night of Traditional Music, Song and Dance in St. Joseph’s Hall, Boyle on Saturday December 3rd.

“Roscommon Airs” will be an historic and unique event, the first such official occasion where this rich array of performers will be brought together in one place and for one night only.

Performers include a mix of the counties internationally recognised musicians Cathy Jordan of Dervis fame, Alan Kelly and John Carty, as well as national treasures such as Paddy Ryan, John Wynne, Patsy Hanly, Tommy Guihan, John Carlos, Francis Gaffney, The Moylurg Ceili Band, The South Roscommon Singers and many more.

County Roscommon has long been underestimated for the rich musical styles and traditions which live and breathe in this part of Ireland, quite often being lost amongst counties such as Clare, Galway, Donegal, Kerry and our neighbouring Sligo. “Roscommon Airs” is an opportunity to explore the wealth of musical tradition which lives and breathes in the county, exploring the peoples past and present who have nurtured the tradition and continue to promote it. As a sign of the significance of this event the Irish Traditional Music Archive of Ireland will be present to record this historic night.

The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be the legendary Martin Donohoe presenter of Shannonside and Northern Sounds popular radio show ‘The Wind That Blows’.

Tickets, priced at €20, are available through Úna Bhán Tourism located in the Grounds of King House. Please note: Booking in advance is essential. Donations will be made from the proceeds of the night to The Tommy Simon Fund and Úna Bhán Tourism.

This celebration event has received funding under the Community Tourism Diaspora Initiative, funded by Roscommon County Council, IPB Insurance and Fáilte Ireland.