Since 2005, Clare Arts has funded the Riches of Clare series of free concerts – mostly in Ennis – through the summer.

However the first concert annually is staged at the Kilfenora Traditional Music Festival, in the inspiring interior of ancient St Fachnan’s Cathedral, just off Kilfenora Square.

The concert series is produced by Mike Butler, a distinguished veteran of the Kilfenora Céilí Band since the 1970s.

At 1-2pm on Sunday 23 April 2023, this year’s performers in Kilfenora are as follows.

• James Cullinan – the legendary North Clare fiddler
• Sean Vaughan – master accordionist
• Noel O’Donoghue – renowned local flute player
• Felim Ó Coileáin – singer and guitarist

Entry is free. Access to the Cathedral is via a small street alongside Howleys shop in Main street Kilfenora, or through a small entrance just off the Square. Note that the Cathedral is unheated so wear something warm!

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