CONCERTINA HAVEN Consairtín
The phenomenal revival of the concertina continues apace with this intimate weekend gathering of players, makers and listeners alike. Fittingly set in Clare, the home of this most versatile and immaculate musical instrument, this weekend gathering will feature an expo where concertina makers, designers and decorators will share (some of) their secrets. Directors Áine Hensey and Tim Collins have gathered the great and the good for this weekend. Instrument maintenance workshops and classes will keep musicians more than occupied during daylight hours and after the witching hour, there are nightly concertina by candlelight sessions featuring among others, the supremely talented Cormac Begley and Jack Talty. Nightly concerts will include performances by Edel Fox and The Mulcahy Family. A concertina love in like no other.