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1st Mar 2023
to 1st Nov 2023

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On the Boards: A History of Music in Ennis and Clare from 1950 to present.

On the Boards: a History of  Music in Ennis and Clare from 1950 to Present, is a book about the vibrant music scene in Ennis and Co. Clare from 1950 to the present day. 

Music has played an integral role in the social fabric of Ennis with County Clare frequently referred to as the spiritual home of traditional Irish music. This publication however will cover all genres of music from Big Band; Skiffle;  Rock ‘n’ Roll; Country, Ballad groups; Folk; Traditional Irish; Jazz and Blues; Musicals and Opera.

An entertaining read, the book will appeal to people from all walks of life and to all age groups.  With over 250 photographs, the volume will act as an historical record for the many music events; clubs; festivals, dances and concerts that have been held in the County over the past 70 years.

There are references to many Irish events such as An Réalt in the 1960’s; Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann; Conradh na Gaeilge.  There will also be an introduction to the publication in Irish and English. 

Details on the launch of this publication will be available later in the year. 

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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