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5th Gerry Whelan Memorial Weekend
Cootehill, Co. Cavan

5th Gerry Whelan Memorial Weekend
Cootehill, Co. Cavan
18th – 20th September 2009
COMHALTAS CEOLTOIRI EIREANN
Event to remember the late Gerry Whelan

A weekend of music sessions, singing and dancing.
Memorial concert with Guest Artist Frankie Gavin supported by local & visiting musicians.
Music workshops on Banjo, Fiddle, Accordion and Tin Whistle.
Singing & Storytelling, Pub Sessions, Open Air Sessions, Fíor Céilí,
All Ireland Marching Bands Parade

Full details on events and artists can be found on website:
www.gerrywhelanweekend.com
Contact details for booking Concert Tickets and Workshops:
Geraldine Whelan-O'Meara 085 7766217 or email: gwhelan101@yahoo.ie
Roisin Lyons 0863339242 or email: roisinlyons@hotmail.com

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Full Programme:
Friday 18th September
[b]9.00pm - Drumlin Theatre
Memorial Concert & Official Opening
Guest artist
Frankie Gavin[/b]supported by:
Pat McCabe & Fergal Mullen, Aoife Murray Singer, Seamus Fay Lilter, Ring of Gullion CCE and Local Musicians
Admission 12euro

11.30pm – Festival Club in White Horse Hotel
Martin Donohoe & Guests

Informal sessions in Hotel Lounge & Lobby
Saturday 19th September
10am – 1pm Music Workshops in St. Michaels Hall
Accordion workshop with Martin Quinn
Banjo workshop with Angelina Carberry
Fiddle workshop with Gerry O'Connor
Tin Whistle with Aíne McGeeney
Admission 10euro
1.30pm – 3pm Gig Rig on Main street
Music, singing & dancing with young musicians from Cavan, Monaghan, Louth, Armagh and Down.
3pm - Singing / Storytelling Session in Don Smith’s
Mick Quinn – the renowned storyteller & singer from Mullaghbawn
Frances Rodgers – traditional singer from County Down. Singing traditional songs for over thirty years, she has gathered her vast repertoire from singers from the four corners of Ireland.
Aoife Murray - traditional singer in Irish & English from County Cavan
The afternoon will finish with the launch of ‘The Craic in the Wall’ CD by Miceal Mullen & Joseph McNulty followed by a music session with all musicians welcome to join in. Saturday Night 19th September:
9.30pm – Traditional Sessions in:
White Horse Hotel, Mullen’s, Don Smith’s, Hannigan’s, Bannon’s, Fergus Donohue’s and Connolly’s with musicians from Cootehill, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth, Meath, Armagh and Down.
See Session Page for details
9.30pm - Fíor-Céilí in St. Michael’s Hall
Music provided by the Michael Duffy Céilí Band
Dancing exhibition by James Greenan
World Irish Dance Champion
Admission 7euro
Sunday 20th September
11.30am – St. Michael’s Church
Mass for Deceased members of Cootehill CCE
12.30pm - Laying of Wreath at Gerry Whelan’s Grave for deceased members of Cootehill CCE with piper Patrick Martin
Sunday Afternoon:
2.30pm - Marching Band Parade
Winning All Ireland Marching Bands will parade with their ‘Gerald Whelan Memorial’ trophies.

4pm - Afternoon Session in Fergus Donohue’s
Session with Richard Lyons and friends.
All musicians welcome
7pm - Closing Session in Mullen’s
Phillip Clarke and friends will perform the closing session.
All musicians welcome.
9pm Final Blast: in Fergus Donohue’s
For those musicians still around who fancy a few tunes!

Session Details:
Friday 18th September
11.30pm - White Horse Hotel
Festival Club:
Martin Donohoe & Guests

Informal sessions in Hotel Lounge & Lobby
Saturday 19th September
1.30pm Open Air Session: Gig Rig Main Street
Music, singing & dancing with young musicians from Cavan, Monaghan, Louth, Armagh and Down.

3pm - Don Smith’s
Singing / Storytelling Session
An afternoon of great stories & songs - not to be missed!!!!

The afternoon will finish with the launch of ‘The Craic in the Wall’ CD by Miceal Mullen & Joseph McNulty followed by a music session with all musicians welcome to join in.

Saturday Night Sessions
9.30pm – Music Sessions in:
Don Smith's - Sean McElwain (Teada) bouzouki/guitar Rona Dinkin Concertina & Barry McLoughlin Fiddle
Bannon’s - Jim Mc Killop Fiddle
Mullen’s - Ring of Gullion & friends
Connolloy's - McCagues & Laura Beagan
Hannigan’s - Siobhan Fay (banjo), Fionnuala Fay (fiddle), Ray Lawlor (accordion), Billy Murray (flute), Garry Cosgrove (bouzouki), Milo Fitzgerald (bodhran) Joe McIntyre (songs) and other local musicians.
Fergus Donohue’s - Mickey McDonnell (banjo, bouzouki, songs), Hugh P Donohoe (banjo, songs), Sean McEntee (accordion) and friends
White Horse Hotel - Donohoe Family & Cavan Town Comhaltas youth
All Musicians Welcome

Sunday 20th September
4pm - Afternoon Session in Fergus Donohue’s
Session with Richard Lyons and friends
7pm - Mullen’s - Closing Session
Phillip Clarke and friends will perform the closing session .
9pm Final Blast: in Fergus Donohue’s
For those musicians still around who fancy a few tunes!

All musicians welcome


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'Gerry 'Fiddle' O'Connor is now replacing Frankie Gavin as the Headline act at the Memorial concert on Friday 18th September, supported by local & visiting musicians'


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