26 October 2021

The Local Live Performance Scheme was initiated by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media, in the summer of 2021 as a COVD measure to support the live music and arts sector.

Initially run from July 1st to September 30th 2021, due to its success it was extended to the end of 2021. Run by Clare Arts Office, hundreds of musical encounters have taken place throughout the county from busking to outdoor concerts. The Autumn Series culminates this weekend with four major concerts in Ennis, Knockerra and New Quay.

The Patrick Roche Band will perform an evening of great music in Knockerra Hall on Thursday, October 28th and they will be followed there by Mike Denver on Friday night, October 29th.

Harping On, a celebration of our national instrument takes place in St. Columba’s Church in Ennis on Saturday, October 30th. Gradam Ceoil Composer of the year, Steve Cooney, will be joined by some of Ireland’s most celebrated harpists in what promises to be a spectacular evening of music.

Finally, Declan O’Rourke will perform in St. Patrick’s Church, New Quay on Saturday, October 30th also with support act by local musicians.

There is limited availability for all concerts and booking details can be found on our events page