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Official Opening with Peter Browne

September 13, 2023 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us for a wonderful evening of music and song, celebrating the arts. The Festival will be opened by broadcaster, uilleann piper and musical historian Peter Browne, followed by music, song, and dance with Marie Walsh’s Clifden Comhaltas.

Peter Browne, a distinguished figure in the world of radio broadcasting with a career spanning over four decades at RTÉ Radio. With expertise covering a wide range of music genres, including traditional, folk, world, country, jazz, and classical, Peter has left a lasting impact on the airwaves.

His focus on traditional Irish music has brought melodies to the listeners through popular programmes like The Long Note, Céilí House, and The Rolling Wave. Beyond radio, Peter’s musical talents shine as he skillfully plays the uilleann pipes, flute, and tin whistle, having collaborated with renowned groups such as The Bothy Band and The Dubliners.

Peter’s passion for exploring the intersection of traditional music and radio broadcasting makes him a respected authority on the subject.


September 13, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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