Clifden Arts Festival Kick Start Programme Of Events For Clifden40

By January 16, 2017April 25th, 2021No Comments

“Kris Drever is a serious talent”– MOJO

“A sublime voice” – The Observer (on Fowlis)

“An incredibly forward looking and musically supple outfit that makes music which plays at the boundaries of style and genre.” – The Irish Echo, New York (on Rynne’s Notify)

“Each tune celebrated in glorious technicolour thanks to the jagged-edged beauty of the musicianship” – The Irish Times [on Ní Bhriain’s Tunes from the Goodman Manuscripts]

Kris Drever, Julie Fowlis, Aoife Ní Bhriain, Padraig Rynne_5

The Clifden Arts Festival is set celebrate 40 years this September. 2017 will mark a milestone for the festival that boasts a heaving programme of theatre, visual art, dance, children’s entertainment, street theatre, music and literature. To kick start the programme of events they have announced a concert this January with a collaboration that promises to be something very special.
Music Network in association with The Clifden Arts Festival Arts Society has invited singers of impeccable standing to form the core of a new and exciting ensemble.

Described by Q Magazine as the standard bearer of the folk music revival, Kris Drever (voice and guitar) will be joined by Julie Fowlis (voice and whistle), whose extraordinary voice has seen her become one of the most loved traditional singers of her generation. Joining them will be the young talents of Aoife Ní Bhriain (fiddle) and Padraig Rynne (concertina), both members of innovative ensemble that have pushed boundaries in the music world. The concert will take place on Monday the 23rd of January @8pm, in the Clifden Station House Theatre, Clifden,Galway.

Tickets are available at the door or online please visit for more information.