Carrick ready to rock on the Suir

THE open-air music festival scene will hit Carrick-on-Suir for the first time over the June holiday weekend as part of this year’s Clancy Brothers Festival.

A highlight of the event is Rock on the Suir which takes place at the Wicklow Gardens on Carrick’s North Quay on June 4.

Headline acts for the open-air concert include Mundy and Paddy Casey, who will be supported by El Hombre Jokes, Chimpanbee and Amber Jean.

The concert is part of the fourth annual Clancy Brothers Music and Arts Festival which runs from June 2 to 5.

The festival will open on June 2, when Mary Clancy hosts an evening concert at the Brewery Lane Theatre on the theme, From Carnegie to Carrick with the Clancy Brothers. Paul Brady will close the schedule on the Sunday night in the Strand Theatre.

Also on the programme is a variety of music concerts, workshops, drama, free family fun, lunchtime theatre, sporting events and an art trail for all ages and tastes.

The art trail featuring more than 100 artists, students and photographers commences on June 3 at venues throughout the town culminating in an exclusive exhibition, River Suir Inspired, at Ormonde Castle. The trail and exhibition will run throughout the weekend.

A children’s parade takes place on Saturday and precedes a free family fun afternoon at Kickham Street.

As Carrick is renowned internationally as the home town of cyclist Sean Kelly, the sport is included with the Carrick Wheelers Challenge Sportive taking place on the Sunday.

* clancybrothersfestival.org.


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