Latest Laois Event: Time to book last tickets to Spink Music Festival

Latest Laois Event: Time to book last tickets to Spink Music Festival

Spink Music Festival – Inspiring – Last Chance to Book Tickets

We’re into the last week before the inaugural Spink Music Festival #Inspiring starts in Abbeyleix on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March.  The Festival committee are delighted to report strong ticket sales so anyone intending to attend must book their tickets now online via Spink Comhaltas website 

The Festival features 9 of the best tutors in music and singing from around the country, including 2 musicians from Laois.  Master Music Classes will be offered across a range of instruments – whistle, flute, fiddle, accordion, concertina, banjo, harp, uileann pipes, and voice.  The tutors are Alan Finn, the renowned Granville sisters Aoife and Deirdre, Greta Curtin, Thomas Ahern, Jason McGuinness, Muireann Ní Shé, Robert Harvey, Molly Donnery and David Vesey.

The festival, which will be based around intensive, instrument specific master classes over 2 days in Scoil Mhuire, Abbeyleix – covering flute, whistle, harp, fiddle, banjo, accordion, pipes, concertina and singing. These master classes are specifically targeted at intermediate/advanced musicians.  It will also feature a first-class music concert of all of the tutors in the atmospheric surroundings of St Michael’s Church in Abbeyleix on the Saturday evening.  

Spink Comhaltas are delighted to announce the launch of a new music festival in Abbeyleix on 25/26th March.  The theme of the Festival is “Inspiring Young Musicians for the Future” and the organising committee are very excited about the excellent line up of master musicians.

Co-chairpersons of Spink Comhaltas, Úna Aylward and Genevieve Bennett, noted that because of the intensive fund raising done by Spink Comhaltas as well as generous support from EirGrid via its Laois-Kilkenny Community Fund, this Festival is effectively subsidised for all musicians attending.  The Festival is open to all musicians, not just in Laois, but across the Midlands and further afield.

Spink Comhaltas provides traditional Irish music lessons to members from Laois and bordering areas in Kilkenny, Carlow, and Kildare.  With a comprehensive instrument bank to support members learning music in a cost-effective way, Spink prepares musicians for Fleadh Cheoil as well as traditional Irish music examinations.  Most importantly, the tradition of playing and enjoying Irish music is being handed on to a new generation.  Spink celebrates 40 years of music, dance and song in 2023- more information is available at 

Spink Music Festival

End.  19th March 2023

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