The full hurrah at the Clancy Brothers Festival

When the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem took the world by storm more than sixty years ago little did they know what their legacy they would create.

When the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem took the world by storm more than sixty years ago little did they know what their legacy they would create.

Now in its seventh year the Clancy Brothers Festival of Music and Art in Carrick-on-Suir celebrates this heritage through music and art.

This year’s festival (May 28th to June 2nd) is jam-packed with entertainment for children and adults alike.

A highlight of the festival will be ‘A Tribute to the Clancy Brothers Concert’ at the Strand Theatre, produced by Liam Butler and Dónal Clancy and featuring many members of the Clancy family. Booking at the Strand Theatre - 051 645050.

The Brewery Lane Theatre has a full week of shows from the Variety Concert with the best of local talent, Jim McKee and local songwriter Pete MacGowan, the ever-popular Folk Club, to the inimitable John Spillane. John will also teach his inspirational songwriting workshop in the Tea Room - workshop booking on 086 854 8381.

The Brewery Lane also presents the highly acclaimed Lunchtime Theatre with Seán O’Casey’s play, ‘Bedtime Story’, directed by Tom Nealon and including a light lunch.

Another music event to look forward to is a Barn Concert with legendary bluegrass man, Niall Toner at Kilkieran Cottage Restaurant - booking at the restaurant on 051 645110.

Contact the Heritage Centre, Main Street Carrick-on-Suir (051 640200) or visit clancybrothersfestival.org for full festival details.