Entertainment

Ireland’s oldest festival, Clifden Community Arts Festival celebrates its 37th anniversary in September 2014 and once again offers a superb range of live music, poetry readings, lectures, recitals, traditional music, concerts, and comedy. Performers of Irish and international renown are regular visitors to this wonderful boutique festival on the western fringes of Ireland.

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(Clifden by night – no better place to lay your head after a long, fulfilling run)

**SAMPLE LIVE MUSIC LISTINGS DURING LAST YEARS MARCONI HALF MARATHON, CONNEMARA – 2014 LISTINGS TO FOLLOW**

FRI 20TH SEPT 2013:
10pm Traditional Music Session – Lowry’s Bar
10pm Live Songs &Ballads – EJ Kings Bar
10pm Traditional Music Session – The Central Bar
10pm Folk Songs & Ballads – Vaughan’s Bar
1pm Live Rock with TRANSMITTOR – Griffin’s Bar

SAT 21ST SEPT 2013:
3PM Trad Session with West Coast GrĂºpa Ceoil – Tom King’s
4.30pm Trad with The Hernons & Sean D – EJ Kings
8pm HANDEL’S MESSIAH – St. Joseph’ Church*
10pm Traditional Music Session – Lowry’s Bar
10pm Folk Songs & Ballads – Vaughan’s Bar
10pm Rock Covers with MICK CAREY BAND – EJ Kings
10pm Gypsy Jazz Trio – Mullarkey’s Bar*
10pm Live ROCK followed by LATE DJ – Griffin’s Bar

And as a further bonus, this culture-fest takes place in a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere in one of the most beautiful places on the West Coast. Time to take walks during the day, enjoy the lovely Autumn colours, eat in a great choice of restaurants, and then be inspired by Ireland’s best artists as they mingle and talk with the local community and visitors alike.

We recommend all Marconi Half Marathon participants and their supporters to stay on and sample the joys of this great Arts Festival. It is sure to provide to ensure hours of enjoyment for runners, supporters, visitors and locals alike as they mingle and experience the fantastic atmosphere.

For more see: www.clifdenartsweek.ie