This year's launch is taking place on June 29th in Kilronan Castle. Come along to join us for what is sure to be a great night of music, song and dance.
Huge congratulations to Edwina Guckian for receiving the Gradam Ceoil award. Edwina has always been a great supporter of our festival.
Our plans are well and truly under way for the 2022 programme. Keep an eye on our page for announcements.
Our dear friend Mickey Boland passed away recently. We will miss his presence at the festival and at music events in the locality. Mickey was a frequent winner at the door dancing competition for his unique style of seán nós. He was a great character and always lifted our spirits with his singing and dancing. Rest in peace Mickey 🙏 ... See more
From the very beginning of our Festival in 1978, we have had our Harp Competitions at the very heart of it - and @Arigna Fuels (previously Arigna Colleries ) have sponsored the event each year. Please give them your support where you can. Great to see so many local TV stars too !! ... See more
The committee of the O'Carolan Harp Festival and Summer School wish to inform you that due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic we will not be able to go ahead with this years Summer School and Festival. We are in unprecedented times and the health and safty of our tutors, performing artists, visitors and community is most important. Stay safe and we look forward to hopefully seeing you all again in 2022. ... See more
An aerial view of Keadue village and the surrounding areas. We see Lough Meelagh on the outskirts of the village and Kilronan cemetery on the shore where O'Carolan himself is buried.