The Johnny Doherty Festival

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The Next Big Festival on the Way – The 2016 Johnny Doherty Music & Dancing Festival 

23rd – 25th September 2016

This year, the Johnny Doherty festival will be huge with the arrival of many great acts.  It is a weekend not to be missed !!!Friday 23rd September
  • Opening Concert – 8.00pm – Beehive Bar: Mischa MacPherson Trio
  • 10pm – 1am – Nesbitt Arms: Ceili & Sets with Duntally Ceili Band
Saturday 24th September
  • DANCE WORKSHOPS Sets & Ceili: Heritage Centre 11am – 1pm Gerard Butler & Clement Gallagher
  • DANCE WORKSHOPS 2 Hand Dancing: Heritage Centre 2pm – 4pm Ann Connaghan & Connie McKelvey
  • 4pm – 5pm Heritage Centre: Tea with Maggie Pickens
  • 4pm – 6pm Beehive Bar: Gaelic Song Workshop
  • 8pm – Nesbitt Arms: WE BANJO 3
Sunday 25th September 
  • DANCE WORKSHOP Sean Nos: Heritage Centre 11am – 1pm Gerard Butler
  • 2pm – Nesbitt Arms: Afternoon Ceili & Sets with Salamanca Ceile Band & Gerard Butler
  • 7.30pm – Nesbitt Arms: SHARRON SHANNON
  • 10PM – Beehive Bar: THE FRIEL SISTERS



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