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  • O'Carolan Festival, Nobber

Festival at a glance

Oct 03, 2019

Free Event

Friday Night Session

All musician's welcome in Dee Local Pub - join these fun filled sessions - see you there!

Oct 03, 2019

€15.00 - 8.00PM

Friday Night Concert

All the artists listed below will appear.

Junior Meath Harp Ensemble

Dearbhail Finnegan directs this talented group of young musicians.

Helen Davies & Poul Hoxbro

Music and stories drawn from manuscripts and folk traditions in northern Europe and Scandinavia.

Taking inspiration from the wonderful Scandinavian nature and the myths and legends found there, Davies & Høxbro will take you on a journey that will also include some tunes they have discovered in 18th century Danish manuscripts.


You´ll be amazed at how Irish these tunes sound!

Cormac de Barra & Anne Marie O'Farrell

Quite simply put, the cream of Irish musicians, don't miss!


Oct 04, 2019

9:00 AM


Registration Opens

Registration begins at 9:00am in O'Carolan College, Nobber for workshops and competitions. We advise you to book your workshops and competitions ONLINE as we expect another huge turnout again this year.

Oct 04, 2019

10:00 AM - 1:00PM


Harp Workshops

Come and enjoy Irish Harp workshops led by top harp tutors in Ireland and afar.

Oct 04, 2019

10.00AM - 5.00PM

Harp Makers Exhibition

Come try the latest Salvi Harps or treat your harp to a service - It will thank you!!

Oct 05, 2018

1:00PM - 2:00PM


We have to feed our Adjudicators and hard working Festival Team! Time for you to Visit Nana's Kitchen in the village.

Oct 04, 2019

2:00PM - 5:00PM

€10.00 / €15.00

Harp Competitions

2:00PM - Harps a Wonder 


2:00PM - Under 10's, 10-12, 12-15

3:00PM - 15-18

3:00PM - Carolan's Choice (New Competion)


Come and compete in one of Ireland's most popular festival!

Oct 04, 2019

€15.00 - 8.00PM


All the artists listed below for one small Price

Louth Harp Ensemble

The Louth Harp Ensemble under the direction of Deirdre Ni Bhuachalla

Kavan Donohoe

Come and listen to Kavan form Cavan and awe inspiring talent!

Meath Harp Ensemble

The wonderful musicians of the Meath Harp Ensemble will impress you once again, led by Dearbhail Finnegan.

Michael Rooney

Michael Rooney plays the harp!

Oct 04, 2019

Free Event

Saturday Night Session

Another night another session - tonight's venue is Keogan's Pub, All musician's welcome.

Oct 05, 2019

Traditional Mass - Aifreann Traidisúnta

Join us for Traditional Mass at 11.00am, in St. John the Baptist church, Nobber. Music will be provided by members by O'Carolan branch of Comhaltas.

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