The “Cup of Tae” Festival

The “Cup of Tae” Festival
Fri 29th April - Mon 2nd May 2022
Various Times

Ardara

19th Féile Ceoil Tradisiúnta

Programme of Events 2022

Friday 29th April

Registration for Summer School of Music

Nesbitt Arms Hotel. 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Beginners School of Music in Fidil, Feadóg Mór, Feadóg Stáin, Bosca Ceoil.
Moderate and Advanced only in Fidil & Bosca Ceoil.
Our Guest of Honour this year, Dermot Byrne, will conduct the Masterclass in
Accordion.
Also world class fiddle player Brid Harper will conduct a masterclass in fiddle.
Brid will be assisted by local and renowned fiddle player Michael O’Rourke.

Fee: Adult €80, Children €40
Family rates available

All Star Opening Concert

Nesbitt Arms Hotel. Doors open 8.00pm (Performance starts 8.30pm)

Special Event to honour one of Donegal’s most famous and popular musicians,
accordion player Dermot Byrne.
Ireland’s best known musicians will play to honour Dermot. A night not to be missed.

Tickets limited – contact the committee.

Free traditional music in all pubs every night

Saturday 30th April

Final Registration

St. Mary’s School. 9.00am – 10.00am

Beginners Class in Various Instruments with Donna Harkin

Masterclass in Accordion with Dermot Byrne

Masterclass in Fiddle with Brid Harper

Moderate Class in Fiddle with Michael O’Rourke

Class Times: 10.00am – 12.30pm and 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Ireland’s top teachers in attendance.

Free Music at the Heritage Centre

The Heritage Centre. 1.00pm

This is a unique opportunity to enjoy traditional Irish music at its best. See and hear
the best of music in a relaxed and joyful environment.
A free event – not to be missed.

Open Air Recitals

The Diamond. 3.00pm

Open air Music Recitals with the best music around.

Visiting Guests

Amongst the many guests this year are a group of musicians from France and the
USA who plan to be part of this wonderful and world famous Cup of Tae Festival.

A Very Special Event Honouring the Campbells

Beehive Bar. 8.00pm

Pat McGill will offer a special evening of music in honour of the wonderful Vincent
and Jimmy Campbell. Sadly this year, for the first time since the festival began,
neither fiddler will be in attendance.
Come early as this is an event that may be oversubscribed.

Great music sessions all around the town

Sunday 1st May

Music Classes/Workshop Continue

10.00am – 12.30pm

Music Classes/Workshop Complete

2.00pm – 4.00pm

Music Recital

Heritage Centre. 1.00pm

Traditional musicians from all over Ireland. This recital is limited in numbers.

Open Air Recital

The Diamond. 3.00pm

Open air music recital which will include the students and teachers from the schools
and workshops, who will showcase what they have learned with a music session on
The Diamond.

Finale Concert

The Nesbitt Arms Hotel. 8.00pm

The John “The Tae” Concert is always a special event. This year a list of top
musicians will perform at this concert in honour of the late great John “The Tae”.
A show not to be missed. Please come early. Seating limited.

Free Irish Music Sessions in all Pubs in Town (see posters)

Monday 2nd May

Music Sessions will take place in various pubs

Contact: Stephen +353 87 2424590

Visit cupoftaefestival.com


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Accommodation

Hotels

Woodhill House

A historic coastal manor house dating back to the 17th century offering accommodation and dining Phone: (074) 954 1112 Facebook: www.facebook.com/WoodhillHouseAndRestaurant www.woodhillhouse.com

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Self Catering

Bed & Breakfast

Hillhead House B&B

B&B situated at Hillhead Ardara with four rooms available.Situated in a quiet area just 200m from the center of the village.To book contact Irene on 087 295 4920

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No. 2 Drumbarron Park

Self catering 4 bedroomed detached dwelling located at Hillhead, Ardara. 2min walk to town.  House sleeps 7.  All enquiries to 087 3107670 after 6.00pm or e-mail traversannmarie@gmail.com

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The Green Gate B&B

Nestled 2km above the iconic village of Ardara, The Green Gate B&B is a traditional Irish thatched cottage which was lovingly restored and created by French philosopher Paul Chatenoud in…

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