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TuneFest 2024

21st -23rd June 2024

Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

The best of visiting & local musicians are here. Sessions, ​Concerts, Recitals, Workshops, CD launches. It’s all about the ​cream of traditional Irish music, dance & song. We pride ​ourselves on our festival catering for families.

🎉 Get ready for an electrifying journey with ​Cherish the Ladies at Tunefest 2024! 🍀 Join us ​for a night where Ireland’s rich musical heritage ​comes alive. This Grammy-nominated group, led ​by the legendary Joanie Madden, promises an ​unforgettable experience with their fusion of ​traditional Irish tunes and breathtaking ​performances. Expect soul-stirring melodies, ​captivating step dancing, and a showcase of ​musical mastery that will leave you spellbound. ​Make this event the highlight of your year – ​secure your tickets now!


Friday 21st June at 7:30pm

Saturday 22nd June at 7:30pm

Dungarvan Town Hall

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Experience the extraordinary with Talisk at ​Tunefest 2024! Known for their innovative fusion ​of folk, Talisk features Mohsen Amini, Graeme ​Armstrong, and Benedict Morris, transforming ​concertina, guitar, and fiddle into an electrifying ​symphony. With accolades like Folk Band of the ​Year and a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, Talisk ​captivates global audiences as folk music royalty.

Catch Johnny Quinn Macs before Talisk! Known ​for their [style or description], Johnny Quinn Macs ​brings infectious energy and musical prowess, ​setting the stage for Talisk's stellar performance.


Saturday 22nd June at 8pm

Club Creation, Dungarvan

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DANÚ, a renowned Irish traditional music group ​from An Rinn/Ring, Co. Waterford, blends new ​material with classic Irish folk tunes in their high-​energy performances. They will be joined by ​Taobh na Mara, a céilí band from Dungarvan, who ​won the 2022 All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil senior céilí ​band competition. Together, they promise an ​unforgettable evening of vibrant Irish music and ​dance at TuneFest​


Sunday 23rd June at 8pm

The Park Hotel, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford


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Keith O’Loughlin: A Banjo Virtuoso with Roots in Corofin’s Famed ​Melodies

Immersed in the musical richness of Corofin, Co. Clare, Keith ​O’Loughlin’s life has been a symphony of strings and accolades. ​Embarking on his banjo journey at the tender age of eight, he has ​been a force in the Irish music scene, with a string of triumphs at ​the All-Ireland Fleadh. As a pivotal member of the Shandrum Céilí ​Band, Keith’s talents have helped secure the prestigious Senior ​Céilí Band title at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann three years ​running.

Keith's commitment to spreading the joy of Irish music takes him ​to stages and classrooms at home and internationally, where his ​teaching and playing continue to enrich the traditional music ​community. His recent album, 'No Place Like Home,' is a familial ​collaboration that sings of his deep-rooted love for music. Catch ​the spirit of his homeland's soundtrack in each workshop Keith ​leads – a celebration of heritage and the timeless art of the Irish ​banjo.



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Tara Breen: Clare’s Musical Gem and Fiddle Virtuoso

Tara Breen, County Clare's own prodigy, has been charming the ​world with her melodies since she first picked up the flute at age ​six. With her dynamic talent, Tara became a pivotal figure in the ​iconic Stockton’s Wing and a frequent performer with the ​legendary Chieftains. Her shelf brims with a host of All-Ireland ​titles—a testament to her mastery of the fiddle, including the ​revered All-Ireland Senior Fiddle Title. She's a force of nature, ​having clinched the Fiddler of Dooney, the Michael Coleman ​Fiddle Competition, and the Senior Oireachtas fiddle title.

Tara's expertise is so renowned that her fiddle serenaded royalty​—none other than the Queen of England during her historic visit ​to Dublin Castle. But the strings of the fiddle aren't the only ones ​that dance under Tara’s command; she’s also a celebrated ​flautist and saxophonist, with All-Ireland titles to show for each. ​Witness the enchantment of Tara's music at TuneFest, where ​every note tells the story of her illustrious journey.




Brian O’Loughlin: The Maestro of Flute from the Heart ​of Clare

Nestled in Corofin, a cradle of set dancing in North ​County Clare, emerges the distinguished flute player ​Brian O’Loughlin. A virtuoso who first charmed the tin ​whistle in his early years, Brian found his true calling ​with the flute at the age of eight. With a flair that’s both ​innate and honed, he's been a familiar face on the ​winners' podium at numerous national Fleadh Cheoil ​competitions, shining both solo and in ensemble ​performances.

A pride of the region, Brian has left his mark with the ​youthful Inis Óg Céilí Band and the celebrated ​Shandrum Céilí Band, where his musicianship has ​garnered acclaim. His talent knows no borders, having ​captivated audiences across Europe with ​performances and masterclasses that echo his ​passion for Irish traditional music.






Conor O’Loughlin: Concertina Maestro from Corofin

In Corofin, County Clare, a place pulsing with melody, Conor ​O’Loughlin has mastered the concertina since age eight. His ​expertise with this cherished instrument has garnered him ​numerous prizes at All-Ireland Fleadhs, shining both in solo ​performances and as part of esteemed bands.

Growing up in a family steeped in music, Conor’s desire extends ​beyond performance; he is deeply committed to teaching. ​Through Music Generation, he shares the rhythms of the ​concertina, ensuring Ireland’s musical pulse beats strong in the ​hands of the young. His dedication to accessible music ​education helps weave the country's cultural fabric, one note at a ​time.

Experience Conor’s dedication and skill at TuneFest, where the ​heart of Irish music beats within the folds of his concertina.






Conor Moriarty is celebrated as one of Ireland's leading ​accordion players, with a rich history of accolades and ​achievements. His musical journey started at a young age ​and by seven, he was already honing his skills. His ​dedication to his craft led him to win the All-Ireland ​Champion title on Melodeon at the Fleadh Cheoil na ​hÉireann in 2009, and he continued his winning streak by ​clinching the senior All-Ireland accordion Champion title ​the following year. Conor is also well-regarded for his ​academic pursuits; he completed his MA in Irish traditional ​music performance at the University of Limerick in 2010.



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Colm Phelan, a native of Portlaoise, is acclaimed for his ​prowess on the Bodhrán, starting from his childhood. ​His skill brought him early competitive success, ​including being crowned as the first World Bodhrán ​Champion in 2006 and securing back-to-back wins at ​the All Ireland Bodhrán competition. A graduate in both ​Irish Music and Dance and an MA in Irish Music ​Performance from the University of Limerick, Colm ​released the highly praised solo CD "Full Circle". He's a ​sought-after Bodhrán tutor, co-founding the ​international school "Búla Buzz" and regularly leading ​workshops globally




We're thrilled to announce another Fiddle ​Workshop with the talented Dylan Carlos at ​TuneFest! Hailing from a musically gifted family ​in Co Roscommon, Dylan isn't just a fiddle ​maestro but also a celebrated All-Ireland ​champion. He's well-known for his dynamic ​collaborations, sharing the stage with the likes of ​Cormac Looby and playing with renowned ​groups such as Gatehouse and Garadice. A key ​member of Carlos Sweeney McCartin, Dylan's ​artistry is showcased in their latest album, "The ​One After It." With his extensive experience both ​performing and teaching at festivals globally, this ​workshop is your chance to learn from one of ​the best.


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Edel Fox is a celebrated Irish musician, recognised as ​TG4's Young Musician of the Year in 2004. She has ​performed and taught globally, gracing stages from the ​US to Asia and recording acclaimed albums like her ​2010 solo effort "Chords and Beryls." Her 2013 album ​with Neill Byrne, "The Sunny Banks," won Tradconnect's ​Album of the Year. Beyond music, Edel is an ​accomplished documentary filmmaker, with works ​featured on RTE, TG4, and BBC, including the popular ​series Slí na mBeaglaíoch and Scoil Samhraidh Willie ​Clancy.


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Joe Power: No Show Like the Joe Show!


When: Saturday, 22nd June

Time: 3:00 PM

Where: Town Hall Theatre, Dungarvan


Join us for an unforgettable afternoon ​with Joe Power at the Town Hall Theatre!


Enjoy a lively mix of music, stories, and ​songs, featuring guest artists Bobby ​Gardiner, Donal Clancy, Donnchadh ​Gough, and Benny McCarthy.


Don’t miss this incredible gathering of ​talent!


Tickets: €10 on the door

Busking Competition

🎶 Busking Bonanza! 🎶

Step into a world of melody and competition at our busking ​showdown! Sign-up starts at 2:15 PM by The Local. From 2:30 to 3:30 ​PM, the streets come alive with music. Team up (2-6 members) for a ​€5 per person entry and bring the tunes!


Gig Rig in Grattan Square - Saturday Event

Join us on Saturday at the Gig Rig in ​Grattan Square from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM ​for an exciting lineup of traditional Irish ​music. Performers include:


  • Tri Thine
  • Taobh na Mara Céilí Band
  • The Wran


Enjoy an afternoon of lively music and ​community fun!


Gig Rig in Grattan Square - Sunday Event

Join us on Sunday at the Gig Rig in ​Grattan Square from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM ​for an afternoon of family fun with live ​traditional Irish music! Experience the ​lively rhythms and community spirit – ​it's set to be a fantastic time! 🎶 See you ​there!


Join us for a special afternoon at The Old Bank in ​Dungarvan on June 23rd at 2 PM, as we celebrate the ​eagerly awaited CD launches of The O’Loughlin Family and ​John Wynne & John McEvoy! Enjoy performances from ​both artists as they debut their latest music! 🎵

Accommodation

Hotels

The Park Hotel, Holiday Homes & Leisure Centre (058)42899

Gold Coast Resort Dungarvan (058)45050

Lawlors Hotel (058)41122

Cliff House Hotel (024)87800

Round Tower Hotel, Ardmore (024)94494


Guest Houses

Clonea Beach Houses (089) 405 7391

Tudor House Lounge Bar & Guest House (058)41873

Macs Townhouse (086)7993945

Deise Townhouse (087)4687413

Brownes Townhouse (087)8276708

Barnawee Bridge (058)42074

Honora’s Cottage (052)6136134

Richmond House (058)54278

B&B’s

Dún Ard B&B (087)2666259

Ocean View B&B (087)6255138

The Moorings B&B (058)41461

No 12 B&B (087)628 3211

The Tannery Townhouse (058)45420

Ashley B&B (086)3681277

Comeragh View B&B (051)293232

Copper Coast B&B (051)292414

Glasha Farmhouse (086)2443255


Apartments

The Ormond Apartments (089) 405 7391

Crews Apartment (058)23439

360 Stay Accommodation (058)64626



Caravans & Camping Parks

The Getaway Eco Camp (087)3527851

Casey’s Caravan & Camping Park (058)41919

Bayview Caravan & Camping Park (058)45100

Newtown Cove Caravan Park (051)381979

Ardmore Glamping Pods (024)87600

Comeragh Pods (086)1278493