Con Curtin


The legendary Con Curtin was one of the few people in the country with the honour of having a festival in their name in life. Con passed away on April 25th 2009 at 82 years of age, and every year the crowds flock to support the festival established and celebrated in his name. The Festival was established in 2001 to celebrate a very unusual “Sliabh Luachra” blossom of music , with a unique tempo and rhythm. Con Curtin was a master exponent of this Sliabh Luachra style!
Over the years the Con Curtin festival has grown from strength to strength and is one of the most prominenent weekends of the year in any traditional musician’s calendar. The festival is supported by top musicians, not just from the locality but from all over Ireland and abroad, and it’s this quality that ensures that the crowds flock to our village every June!

Returning Home to Brosna

Ciarán Cannon, Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, will address the community on Saturday 29th June, 6.00pm, in the square following a Wren Boy’s parade through the village. The 2019 festival’s theme is ‘Returning Home to Brosna’ for the festival. A very special warm welcome will be extended to all visitors from far and near.
We are encouraging the diaspora to make a special effort to join us for concerts and events that will acknowledge their importance to Brosna and surrounding townlands but also to recognise their contribution overseas.

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Anyone interested in learning new tunes at the festival please keep these traditional music workshops in mind.

We are delighted to announce a superb quality line up of musicians teaching workshops on Saturday 29th June.
Workshops start at 11am, registration at 10.30am.
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