Cashel’s ‘To Crown a King’ Festival is launched

Members of the South and North Tipperary and Cashel Delegation at the National launch of the Brian Bor� Millennium Festival held in Trinity College in January with Minister Deenihan.
Easter 2014 in Cashel is a time to celebrate the Brian Ború millennium with world class concerts at Bru Ború, and an international conference. The Cashel festival will be launched this Friday at 10.14am in Bru Ború.

Easter 2014 in Cashel is a time to celebrate the Brian Ború millennium with world class concerts at Bru Ború, and an international conference.

The Cashel festival will be launched this Friday at 10.14am in Bru Ború.

The festival, “To Crown a King” runs from 25-27th of April, curated by the Cashel Heritage Forum, led by organisers Joanne Hughes, Olivia Quinlan and Geraldine and Sean Laffey (the team behind annual town Wall Day). They have secured some “significant four figure funding” to bring the event to Cashel.

Three key concerts will be held in Bru Ború with the Voice Squad kicking off the entertainment on Friday, followed by a very special production of Maurice Lennon’s suite Brian Boru The High King of Tara on the Saturday night. That show includes a cast of some 14 or more of the country’s top professional traditional performers.

On Sunday there will be a Roots and Boots Night of Country Music with the amazing Willis Clan from Nashville Tennessee, this young band mix their Irish trad roots with the music of the South in a spectacular show. Their previous visit to Ireland was as support to Brad Paisely at the O 2. Cashel is very lucky to have them on Sunday 27th of April.

Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star. pg 20