Thousands of people have descended on Ardara this weekend for the annual Cup of Tae festival.
A superb itinerary of events is appealing to people of all ages with music schools, cookery classes for children and storytelling.
It all wraps up with a grand finale concert in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel on Sunday night.
We’ll have even more pictures from the festival later.
The event is being supported by Gallaghers’ Bakery which is re-launching this weekend now that is it back in local hands.
The rest of the event is as follows:
Saturday 30th April, 2011.
9.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m. – Final Registration
Beginners & Moderate in Flute, Fiddle, Tin Whistle & Accordian in St Marys School
Guitar and Singing in Heritage Centre
Class Times: 10.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
at above mentioned Venues
Irelands Top Teachers in Attendance
Upstairs in the Corner House 12 noon to 2.00 p.m.
Breezy Willow – Storytelling and Cooking Session for children up to 12 years.
A Show highly popular and not to be missed
Heritage Centre at 1.00 p.m.
Free Recital by Friends of Matthew McGranaghan
Open Air Recitals – 3.00 p.m.
Open Air Musical Recitals with top Musicians in Ireland
Heritage Centre at 5.00 p.m.
Session Class on blending Fiddle & Music by Top Musicians
Corner House at 8.30 pm
An array of Story, Song, Dance, Recitation & Craic depicting our Irish Traditions.
Corner House at 9 pm
Irish nite of dancing with supper in heritage centre with Country Traditions.
Free Irish Music in all Pubs in Town (see Posters)
Sunday 1st May, 2011.
10.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m Music Classes continue
A Show not to be missed. Come early. Limited Seating.
Finale Concert in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel at 8.00 p.m.
The John “the tae” Concert is always a special event.
This year top Musicians, Family & friends of the Matthew McGranaghan open this Star Studded Concert. This Concert will see the best of talent in the area display this skill.
A show not to be missed.
The “Cup of Tae” is the name of an Irish Reel. Our Festival is in honour of a renowned Player John “the tae” Gallagher (generations of his family before him made ‘taes’ on Fair Days and other days of local importance) hence the name of the Festival.
Free Irish Music Sessions in all Pubs in Town (see Posters)
Monday 2nd May, 2011.
Various Music Sessions will take place in all Pubs