Programme 2016




Art Exhibition: Áit Place

Opening 7:00pm @ The Old Library, Church Street
Exhibition of work by Bríd Moynihan, Siobhán Burke, Jim Clancy & Eileen O'Connor
Open 1:00pm to 5:00pm throughout the Festival


Concert & Session
9:00pm @ Scanlon's Bar, Church Street
Concert with Brendan McCarthy & Friends. Followed by open session.


Street Museum Thursday to­ Monday
Throughout the Town
Street Museum will run from Thursday to Monday throughout the Town with the theme of "1916­ - 2016 100 Years In Newmarket"

Newmarket Christmas Fair

We'll have a stall in Newmarket Christmas Fair at the Hi-Land on Sunday November 7th. We're trying to raise awareness about the 2016 festival and sell some locally produced music, books,etc. We'll also have live music and we'll be raffling something special.

Scully's Rambling House - Culture Night 2015

As part of Culture Night 2015, Scully's bar was turned into a Rambling House, on Friday the 18th of September.   Our Fear an tí and Bean an tí ()'Man of the house' and 'woman of the house') ran the proceedings introducing a selection of Set dancers, Brush dancers, Singers of all ages and styles, Recitations and Poetry, along with a generous sprinkling of Sliabh Luachra music that forms part of every event in Scully's bar.

Before the advent of Radio,T.V.and print media the Rambling House was an important and widespread feature of country life.  The Rambling House was a private dwelling where members of small communities met to socialize, to entertain one another and to be entertained.  Attendance at such gatherings was often described as 'roving'.