NYAH (Not Your Average Hooley)

Co Cavan Traditional Music Events Feb, March, April


Wed 25th   February

Farnham Arms Hotel Carvery room Cavan 7.30pm Adm Free 


From Switzerland to NYAH Land Scéalta Five piece band from  from Switzerland are guests of the NYAH Comhaltas branch.   All Comhaltas branches invited to join the NYAH Comhaltas youth from 7.30pm.

Scéalta (pron. Shkay-el-te in the Irish language) means stories. In the same way that one picture says more than a thousand words, so does one verse of a song catch the mood of one generation, one tune converts to a feeling of adventure. Our instruments portray the stories, the chapters of music are waiting to be told. To the listener who has visited Ireland before, Scéalta’s music may re-awaken images of green hills, stone walls, fuchsia hedgerows, wet brown bogs, steep sea cliffs, noisy sea gulls…

Concert 7.30pm Start -  Concert Finish at 9.30pm   Adm Free NYAH CCE Sec Bernie O Reilly 0863181258

Friday 27  February  - Sunday 1  March 

John Joe Maguire Weekend, Swanlinbar Co Cavan

Friday 27

Music & song with local Co Cavan CCE Prize winners & from 11 Branches at the John Joe Maguire remembered - concert on in St Marys Hall  8pm Sessions. - Songs -Dancing  All weekend

Sat 28 February

Stockton's Wing reunion concert in Kilmore Hotel Cavan with Maurice Lennon, Tommy Hayes, Steve Cooney, Paul Roche and  Karl Lynch will be with them  on the banjo.

Tickets Info from Kilmore Hotel & Multisound Cavan

Sunday 1 March

The Mullahoran Concert, The Hall, Killydoon Village March 6pm

One of the longest-running annual concerts of Irish traditional music must surely be the Mullahoran Concert in Co. Cavan, organised every year by fiddle player Antoin Mc Gabhann. (the 46th concert).  This is a charity concert to support Mullahoran priests working on the Mission fields.   The Apostolic Workers make sure that nobody who comes  to the hall or  will leave  on their journey home without a 'cupán tae'.   Cead Isteach €15


Tue 3 March    Tally Ho bar Longford  Session   All Welcome  9.30pm
Musicians include Noel Sweeney, Donna Mc Cann, Mairtin O Muiri and Pat Finerty

Friday 6 March

NYAH Comhaltas session Farnham Arms Hotel Cavan 9pm

Thursday 12  March

NYAH  Co Cavan School programme with visiting artists.

Friday 13 March  NYAH Concert & CD launch night Farnham Arms Cavan Conference Room  7.30 pm

TG4 Gradam Ceoil  Hall of Fame 2015  Winner Bobby Gardiner Accordion Clare.

Direct from Scotland  The Lowground Trio is the musical vessel for Mohsen Amini, Kenny Rankin and David Foley (RURA) They have just  released  their debut EP ‘Swallow the World’ in New York .

Artists include: Darren Breslin Accordion,Fermanagh  & RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltacht Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha, Whistle & Flute, Galway, (Meitheal Summer School winner)  Darragh Carey-Kennedy, banjo , Roscrea  Tippeary, Maguire Family Wicklow, Pádraig Sinnott, Boolavogue, Co. Wexford, Eamon Mc Givney Fiddler Co Longford /Clare, Seamus Fay Lilter & Larry Mc Quaid Bodhran, Daithí Gormley accordion, Sligo  & Philip Clarke Piano, Gerry Gorman accordion & John O Sullivan, Fiddle, Noel Sweeney Flute & Saxaphone ,Donna Mc Cann Concertina,Cork ,Mairtin O Muiri ,Guitar, Fintan Mc Manus Guitar & Kavan Donohoe, Harp, NYAH Branch Comhaltas Group C/O Majella Reilly Coyle, Cathal Lynch Singer, Martin Murphy Drummer


RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta will be recording the Show - Martin Donohoe accordion & Savannah Donohoe Flute & Joint MC.  Tickets €10 at door if not sold out or Pre-book via text to 0862342270  & from Multisound Shop.

Followed by Bar Session with MC Mickey Mc Donnell, Cootehill.

Sat 14 Selected Master Class Workshops  One to One Class  €60 -Booking & Info 0862342270

6pm -8pm Shannonside Northern Sound with the Cavanman 'Its the Wind That Blows' Every Saturday 6pm to 8pm For Updates Text Live on Air 087 1200900

9.30pm Session  in Farnham Arms bar with  selected artists from the  trad World Mohsen Amini Concertina from Glasgow, Isaac Scanlan, Barry Conaty, Ellen Grant,  Keenan & Zoran Donohoe.  

MC Savannah Donohoe                                                                

Sunday 14 Visit to the Swagman Bar     Return of the Fleadh session from 7pm 

Tuesday 17 March St Patricks Day

St Patricks day Sessions from lunchtime in Farnham Arms Hotel Cavan Donohoe Clan & Fintan Mc Manus ,Seamus Fay & guests .


INFO from NYAH CCE Sec Bernie O Reilly 0863181258

Tuesday April 7 Traditional Music Recital

Martin Donohoe and Seamus Fay to perform together with Lottie Cullen (Uilleann Pipes) & Conal Ó Gráda (Flute) at the Na Píobairí Uilleann monthly Session with the Pipers recital series

in  The Cobblestone Bar, 77 North King Street, Dublin 7

Starting at 9:30pm (Doors 9.00pm)

Admission : €12.00 (concession €8.00)

(Please note that the Cobblestone is an Over 18s Only

Supported by The Arts Council and Dublin City Council

Sat 23 May Fleadh Nua Ennis 
A celebration concert for Sean O Se Loads of friends to honour the legend Inc  the Turloughmore Ceili Band & Martin Donohoe

The NYAH Festival has received financial support under Festivals and Events Scheme from the Arts Council, Farnham Arms hotel Main St Cavan who  keep all the artists.

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, Comhaltas IRL., Cavan Co Council, Shannonside Northernsound Radio, Mc Quaids Opticians, Tally Ho bar Longford, Swagman bar Sligo, Charlie Mc Gettigan Radio Show, Paddy Ryan Radio Show, Fintan Mc Manus, Railway Road Recording Studio Belturbet, Bygone Memories HD Event Videography, Backyard Arts Centre, Lynch Print Cavan, Multisound & Cavan Tourism.

For Cavan Information, check website

Festival info call 086 234 2270.  Facebook NYAH  Email

All workshops are booked on a first come basis.   Shows subject to change


Date and time:

01 March 2015 to 20 March 2015

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