Top musicians in the country will attend Martin’s Special Honouring Concert, including Rita Gallagher, Frank Kelly, Noel Slevin, Danny Meehan, Sean Lee & Paddy McMenamin, Shanie Bracken, Tara Connaghan, Deirdre McGinley, The Campbells, and many more to be announced. Seamus Maguire’s Group “Mind Your Quavers” will be at the festival this year doing various recitals, something not to be missed.
The very popular County Cavan musicians Caioramh will be special guests this year. They will perform the lunchtime recitals on Saturday and Sunday and also perform some outdoor sessions. A number of top musicians from Germany, Canada and the USA will also attend along with the regular musicians from Ireland and Britain.
The Cup of Tae Festival is so much like a fleadh without the competition. It is run in a warm atmosphere and the fun and craic is always to the fore.
Brid Harper and guests will have a Special Concert in the Beehive on Saturday night at 9pm. This is a one off chance to see
this great musician in Ardara. Please come in time.
The Packie Manus Concert in the Corner House on Saturday at 8pm is a must as we honour a man who sadly passed away since the last
“Cup of Tae”, yet had a huge influence in music at home and abroad.
The very popular recitals in the Heritage Centre on Saturday and Sunday at 1pm is a must for lovers of music led by this years
Special Guest Paddy McMenamin and that wonderful local star Michael O Rourke, musician and fiddle maker. They will be joined
by a wonderful bunch of musicians from Co Monaghan.
The Schools of Music are famous and this year we are proud to announce that the wonderful musician and teacher Brid Harper
will be the tutor in the Master Fiddle Class. She is joined by the equally capable Aidan O Donnell. Local Musician Shane Bracken
will do classes on Concertina and Donna Harkin will cater for the Beginners in all instruments.