ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND ALL WELCOME….
An Bhun Abhainn, Louisburgh, County Mayo
9th, 10th & 11th of September, 2011
The September Sessions is an annual family weekend of Irish Traditional Music which takes place in An Bhun Abhainn pub, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo. Now in it’s seventh year, this mini festival has seen a wide range of traditional musicians from Mayo and further afield gather in the beautiful surroundings of Louisburgh.
Although focusing on quality Irish music this year we will be getting out and about around Louisburgh with a free gig in the town-hall on Friday night with the Dartry Ceili Band (All Ireland Champions in 2009) and a foraging afternoon on Saturday for kids and adults too.
Watching the kids come along so well over the years has been wonderful to watch and this year we will continue to focus on sessions for both the young ones and the teens. We have our trusty band of merry musicians as usual in the pub throughout the weekend joined by guests.
All events are free and we look forward to welcoming you to Louisburgh
Core Musicians: Emer Mayock (flute), John Kilkenny (fiddle), Philip Duffy (fiddle), Declan Courell (guitar)
Guest Musicians 2011: Ciaran Somers (flute) & Dave Sheridan (fiddle)
Friday Night – 9th
Town Hall – Dartry Ceili Band with support from Mike Bartlett – Doors 7.45pm. Followed by Session in the bar from 9.30pm
Saturday Afternoon – 10th
Foraging afternoon with Will Williams. Spending a couple of hours around Old Head foraging for mushrooms and exploring nature. Starting at 11am.
Followed by kids session at 2pm. (Beach or Town-Hall – dependent on weather)
Afternoon session in the pub from 5pm
Session in the bar from 9.30 til late
Sunday Afternoon – 11th
Teen Session from 2pm followed by music from the core musicians.
Finishing off the weekend with old-timey and bluegrass songs with Tim Rogers and his band, The Clew Bay Critters
For more on the September Sessions