Cahersiveen Mountain Roots Music Weekend Returns for Seventh Year this May Bank Holiday Weekend
Cahersiveen, County Kerry, will play host to the highly anticipated Cahersiveen Mountain Roots Music Weekend from April 28th to 30th. This music festival, now in its seventh year, promises a weekend filled with music for everyone to enjoy.
The festival has become a must-attend event for music lovers, with visitors from far and wide attending the event. This year’s festival will kick off with an open session at the Sauna at Cuas Crom beach on Friday, April 28th at 4pm. Visitors can come and play or listen, book a sauna session, or enjoy a swim or a walk in lovely Cuas Crom. The opening event will be held at Camos from 7pm to 9pm, with free entry, where Ger Wolfe and local talents, including Rosaleen and Peter Mullarkey, will be performing. Afterward, there will be open live sessions in different pubs around the town, all within walking distance.
On Saturday morning, “Music at The Market” will take place from 10am to 2pm at the Fairfield, where visitors can engage with musicians, music lovers, friends, and families to enjoy the different stalls, music sessions, poetry, workshops, good coffee, and a showcase from Sparrow Performing Arts. On Sunday, April 30th, High Plains Tradition will perform music during Mass at 11.30.
The festival will feature five main categories of events, including open sessions at various venues and times, afternoon pub gigs, concert tickets (limited seats), night-time gigs (free entry), and late-night gigs with bar extension (entry fee).
Concerts, which are ticketed at €20, will take place at The Haven (above the Anchor) and will be limited to seats. Doors will open at 7pm for a 7.30 start and will finish at 9.30. Freddie White will perform on Saturday, April 29th, and Hank Wedel with guest Declan Sinnott will perform on Sunday, April 30th.
Afternoon pub gigs are free entry events, with the John Nyhan special with guests performing at Murts from 12.30 to 2pm on Sunday, April 30th, and High Plains Tradition performing at The Fertha Bar and Restaurant from 3pm to 5pm.
Night-time gigs, which are also free entry events, will be held from 9.30pm to 11.30pm. On Saturday, April 29th, the Dizzy Blues Band will perform at Murts, Fiona Kennedy and Band will perform at The Fertha, and Strunky will perform at The Anchor. On Sunday, April 30th, the Dizzy Blues Band will perform at Murts, and Reverse the Hearse will perform at The Fertha.
Late-night gigs with bar extension will take place at The Shebeen’s back-room venue from 11 pm, with an entry fee of €10 payable at the door or with a ticket. High Plains Tradition will perform on Saturday, April 29th, and Two Time Polka will perform on Sunday, April 30th.
All festival information can be found on the Cahersiveen Mountain Roots Music website at https://www.cahersiveenmountainrootsmusic.com. Concert tickets can be purchased by contacting 0877069935 or 0852513986, or by visiting Skellig Soaps on Main Street, Cahersiveen. The festival’s hashtag to share is #cahersiveenmountainroots.
Don’t miss out on a weekend filled with music and fun at Cahersiveen Mountain Roots Music Weekend This May Bank Holiday weekend!