In the quaint town of Louisburgh, nestled along the western coast of Ireland, the birth of Féile
Chois Cuain in 1995 marked a significant cultural milestone. Founded by a dedicated group
with a mission to preserve local heritage and ignite a passion for traditional music, the
festival quickly evolved into a beacon of tradition, a celebration of music, and a gathering of
kindred spirits.

Féile has played a pivotal role in reviving interest in traditional music, drawing enthusiasts of
all ages to its engaging classes and workshops. The festival’s masterclasses stand out as a
highlight, offering invaluable insights and skill development opportunities for musicians at
every level.

Embracing a whirlwind of music, song, and dance, Féile sweeps through Louisburgh
annually, captivating audiences with non-stop sessions, electrifying concerts, and vibrant
céilís. From the 3rd to the 6th of May, Louisburgh will once again resonate with the lively
sounds of Féile Chois Cuain, drawing music lovers from near and far to partake in its cultural
offerings.

The 2024 programme promises a diverse and dynamic array of events, from concerts
showcasing young talents to official launches and masterclasses covering instruments like
harp, accordion, and fiddle. Dance workshops, sean-nós singing sessions, and musical
gatherings offer ample opportunities to engage with like-minded individuals and revel in the
joy of music.

As the festival draws to a close, participants will bid farewell with the traditional ‘Slán Abhaile’
sessions, reflecting on the memories shared and friendships formed. To explore the full
programme of events for Féile Cois Cuain 2024, visit the festival’s official website. Join us in
Louisburgh this May Bank Holiday Weekend and immerse yourself in the enchanting world
of Féile Chois Cuain—it’s an experience not to be missed.

 

 

 

 

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