Feile Chois Cuain 2019

Experience the living Mayo, because Mayo is always on the move !


May 2019

Every year Louisburg hosts the Feile Chois Cuain, a traditional music festival attracting a large number of music enthusiasts from many parts of Ireland and abroad.

The event has earned an enviable reputation as one of Ireland’s premier traditional festivals with many of Ireland’s most revered performers returning to the festival year after year.

This year it will take place from Friday 3rd May to Monday 6th May.

It is renowned for the high quality of its informal sessions in pubs and streets all over the weekend. Everybody is welcome to join the music, sing a song, play a tune or dance a step.

It is also well known for the concerts and for the classes in every traditional instruments such as harp, accordion, fiddle, flute, tin whistle, concertina and banjo and in sean-nos singing, ballads and set dance.

Programme of Evens 2019

Friday 3rd May

7.30pm Youth concert featuring local and visiting artists Venue: Parochial Hall Admission: €5.00

9.30pm Official Launch Cheese and Wine Reception Venue: The Derrylahan All Welcome
Music and singing sessions in local pubs

Saturday 4th May

10.30am-4.00pm Set Dance Workshop Venue: Parochial Hall Admission €10.00
Tutors Pádraig & Róisín McEneany

10.30am -4.00pm Masterclasses Venue: Sancta Maria College Admission: €10.00


Fiddle: Dylan Foley / Tony DeMarco
Accordion: Séamus Tiernan / Dermot Byrne
Flute: June McCormack / Aoife Granville
Tin Whistle: Jillian O’Malley / Conor Crimmins
Concertina: Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh / Michael Rooney • Bainseó / Banjo: Cliodhna Costello
Guitar Accompaniment: Eamon O’Leary
Ballads: Nora Butler
Amhránaíocht Sean-Nós: Conchubhar Ó Luasa
Dancing Sean-Nós: Gearóid Ó Dúbháin

11.00am-12.30pm Club na Féile: Spraoi do Pháistí ó 4 go 8 mbliana d’aois.

4.15pm -6.00pm Seisiún:Amhránaíochtar an Sean-Nós: Le scoth na n-amhránaithe ar an Sean-Nós – Caitlín Ní Chualáin, Caitríona Ní Cheannabháin, Mary Ann Ní Cheannabháin, Nollaig Ní Laoire, Antaine Ó Faracháin, Gráinne Ní Fhátharta, Johnny Mháirtín Learaí agus Traolach Ó Conghaile. Fearan Tí: Conchubhar Ó Luasa
Venue: Parochial Hall
Admission €5.00

8.45pm Grand Concert Music, song and dance featuring Dylan Foley, Tony DeMarco, Eamon O’Leary, Seamus Tiernan, Conor Crimmins, June McCormack, Michael Rooney, Clíodhna Costello, Nora Butler and a host of other artists.
Venue: Parochial Hall

Admission: €10.00

Sunday 5th May

4.00pm Music of the Gaeltacht In this concert we showcase a variety of styles from the various Gaeltacht regions throughout the country.
Dermot Byrne (Tír Chonaill), Maire Ní Standúin (Tuar Mhic Éadaigh), Kevin Coyne (Conamara), Gearóid O Dubháin (Conamara), Aoife Granville (An Daingean), Conchubhar Ó Luasa (Muscraí), Caoimhín Ó Fearghail (Rinn Ua gCuanach),
Mícheál Ó Raghailligh (Contae na Mí) and
Paddy Allen (Conamara & Contae na Mí) Venue: Parochial Hall
Admission €10.00

9.00pm-12.00 Set Dance Social Music by the Dartry Céili Band Venue: Parochial Hall Admission €12.00

Monday 6thMay

12.30pm “Slán Abhaile” Sessions Music and singing sessions in all pubs over the weekend.


Dylan Foley, Tony DeMarco, Eamon O’Leary, Seamus Tiernan and Dermot Byrne.