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After the excitement of August, September was for settling back into routines but with some great festivals in surrounding counties, we still managed to engage in some great music through the month, visiting Newry, Dublin, Cootehill, Termonfeckin and Inniskeen along the way.


With Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann coming to Louth for the first time, August 2018 was a month to remember. And there was much more besides. Having returned from Scotland, we were straight into preparations for both the Fleadh and the World Meeting of Families.

We were honoured t...

July Jewels

There was a distinctly Scottish flavour to our July with both the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention in Aberdeen and Speyfest in Fochabers but we were kept busy at home also.

At the start of the month we were delighted to return to Youghal to work with Craobh Eochail...

The North Atlantic Fiddle Convention is more than an academic conference, it is a conversation that includes participants of all ages through academic presentations, music and dance workshops, public discussions and interviews, performances, céilís and music sessions with pa...

June was another month of sharing with conferences, launches and broadcasts.

In June, Daithí jetted off to Lincoln for the Irish Society for Theatre Research Conference themed on regions and ruins. He presented a paper on Siamsa Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland. Cel...

May 2018 was full of celebration – 40th, 50th and 60th anniversary celebrations amongst the musical happenings in Louth and beyond, while it also witnessed the launch of new ventures.

May kicked off with the launch of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018 at the Highlanes Art Galler...

We kicked off April in fine style with a trip to our good friends in Youghal. We were delighted to facilitate some workshops at the Quality Hotel and Brú na Sí with members of the various performing groups there.  The Oriel Traditional Orchestra joined us for the weekend and...

March began in the snow and our adventures brought us to the home of one of the legendary Prince Henry the Navigator (1394-1460) who is often credited as the father of the Age of Discovery. As we embark on our travels, exploring, learning and disseminating our research, it i...

From the TG4 Gradam Ceoil in Belfast to SPACE in Norway, funding and conference deadlines and rehearsals for March performances, February was another jam packed month of activity that highlighted the importance and relevance of our research and that of people we are delighte...

We were on the road again in January 2018, bringing music and research to local and international audiences and engaging in discussion and action that will reverberate through the coming months.

It was back to Drogheda for another, rather cold, ‘Music at the Gate’ with Darrag...

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