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Festival of Music & Dancing during Willie Clancy week at Armada Hotel - 4th - 13th July
18 June 2014
The organisers of the Armada Festival of Music and Dancing in County Clare have announced further development of the festival programme this year to coincide with the event’s 31st anniversary.
The annual festival, which will be held at the Armada Hotel in Spanish Point from 4th - 13th July, will feature a 10-day programme of afternoon and night-time set dancing sessions and for the 2nd year, a nightly country music programme from 6th July to Saturday 12th July. New to the programme this year will be the' Live at the Ocean bar' sessions from 11pm to 1.30 each night
The Festival coincides with the 42nd Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy in nearby Miltown Malbay, the hometown of the late Piper.
Amongst the Ceili Bands lined up to perform during the Festival of Music and Dancing during Willie Clancy Week at the ARMADA HOTEL are Five Counties, Abbey, Swallow’s Tail, Striolán, Micháel Sexton, Brian Ború, Star of Munster, Johnny Reidy, Deenagh and Rise the Dust. Meanwhile, headlining the ‘Keeping it Country’ nightly marquee dancing will be special guests Louise Morrissey, Michael English, Patrick Feeney Patrick O'Sullivan, Philomena Begley, Trudi Lawlor along with the popular resident duo PJ Murrihy and Micháel Sexton. The festival also will feature dancing lessons for beginners, music and song sessions in Johnny Burke’s Pub, Live at the Ocean Bar sessions and a BBQ each night in the Armada Hotel Courtyard.
John Burke, Managing Director of the Armada says more than 5,000 people are expected to attend the ten-day Festival. He added: “We are delighted to be able to expand our offering this year to celebrate 31 years of the Festival of Music and Dancing being held at the Armada during Willie Clancy Week.”
“Each year we have seen Ireland's largest traditional music summer school and our Festival grow in popularity and we look forward to once again playing our part in showcasing the traditional heritage of both Miltown Malbay and Spanish Point to thousands of people from all over Ireland and abroad,” he added.
Details relating to the Festival of Music and Dancing during Willie Clancy Week at the Armada Hotel (Spanish Point, 4th- 13th July) are available from www.armadahotel.com or +353 65 707 9000/ email@example.com.
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