Matt Cunningham 50 Years Celebration

Please Note: The Friday (april 17th) Show is Sold Out Extra Date Added – Thurs, April 16th at 8pm.

Eventbrite - Matt Cunningham - 50 Years in Music - LIVE IN CONCERT


In 2015 the Headford Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann will celebrate Matt Cunningham’s 50 years in the music business and 30 years teaching music by staging special events in his home town of Headford.

Matt has become  a household name in the Irish music world, one of the most popular performers within the set & céilí dancing genre and a pioneer where his recordings for dancers are concerned. Indeed Matt’s recordings are responsible in their own way for the preservation and popularisation of set & céilí dancing across the globe. Thanks to Matt, dancers from Brisbane to Ballybofey and Beijing to Boston come together regularly to dance to his music while keeping the tradition alive.

There are three main events:

Matt Cunningham – A Celebration – Headford (April 2015)
Friday, April 17th – Seated Theatre Concert (Campbell’s Tavern (Headford))
Saturday, April 18th – Celebratory Céilí (Ross Errilly Centre)
Sunday, April 19th – Cunningham School of Music Gala Concert (Headford Parochial Hall)


CELEBRATORY CONCERT

On Saturday April 17th a Celebratory Concert will be held at Campbell’s Tavern in Headford, Co Galway to mark Matt Cunningham’s 50th year in the music business. He will be joined by family, friends and special guests. This is seated theatre style concert with no room for dancing.

Venue: Campbells Tavern
Time: 8pm (Reception & Launch), 9pm (concert)
Date: Friday, April 17th, 2015
Music by: Matt Cunningham with family, friends & special guests

Admission €15.
This is a ticket only event.

Eventbrite - Matt Cunningham - 50 Years in Music - LIVE IN CONCERT

For tickets call Campbell’s Tavern 093 35454 


CELEBRATORY CÉILÍ

On Saturday April 18th a Celebratory Céilí will be held in Headford, Co Galway to mark Matt Cunningham’s 50th year in the music business. He will be joined by past and present members of his band. This two band céilí will also feature Rise the Dust Céilí Band.

The two band céilí will feature many of Matt’s friends and a host of well known figures from the world of set & céilí dancing.   Matt will be joined on stage by 3 of his family (Joe, Eric & Ita) together with long time band members Larry Cooley & PJ  Duggan, members of the Murray family and other musicians who have performed with the band over the years.  The céilí mór will commence with ‘Rise the Dust’ céilí band at 9pm.

Venue: Ross Errilly Sports Centre, Headford
Time: 9pm-1am
Date: Saturday, April 18th, 2015
Music by: Rise the Dust & the Matt Cunningham Band
Tea & refreshments served. Admission €10.
Pay at the door only. No advance tickets.


CELEBRATORY Class concert

On Sunday April 19th a Celebratory Class Concert will be held in Headford, Co Galway to mark Matt Cunningham’s 30th year as a music teacher. He will be joined by past and present students and special guests.

Venue: Parochial Hall, Headford
Time: 6pm-9pm
Date: Sunday, April 19th, 2015
Music by: The Cunningham School of Music Students & Guests
Tea & refreshments served. Admission €10.
Pay at the door only. No advance tickets.


accommodation

For those who are travelling to Headford for the event and require accommodation, the following are some accommodation outlets which have special rates for the event:

ANGLERS REST HOTEL (in Headford, walking distance from céilí) 093 35528. 45 B&B PP per night & 40 B&B PP per night if staying two nights. www.anglersresthotel.com

MENLO PARK HOTEL (4* larger hotel on the edge of Galway city (Headford Rd), 20mins drive) 091 761122. €89 double / twin room B&B per night. €75 single room B&B per night. €99 per person sharing to include 2 nights B&B plus dinner on 1 night. www.menloparkhotel.com

HAZELWOOD HOUSE (B&B, 2km from Headford, on the Cong Rd) 087 6746262. B&B 35.

 

 

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