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Winter Music Day at Bunratty Folk Park

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Yet again this year Shannon heritage are delighted to be associated with the event and hosting our annual Winter Music Day on Saturday January 21st from 12noon to 5pm.

Fill your day with melodies, harmonies, tunes and sessions to lift your heart.  It's a folk festival, a traditional session, a fleadh, a bluegrass hoedown, a blues jam, a céili, singers sessions all bound together by the enjoyment of music, in the grounds of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ! Enjoy a feast of music featuring the best in Bluegrass, Traditional Irish, Classical, Acapella, Jazz/Blues, Cajun, Flamenco and Oldtimey! Savour a choice of home cooked fare and fresh baking at Mr O'Regans Cafe, Macs Pub, and Bunratty Tea Room.

The Special Bunratty Castle & Folk Park Day with the Shannonside Winter Music Festival takes place on January 21st from 12 noon to 5pm and is not to be missed. Tickets available online or at admissions on the day.  For full festival details at the nearby village of Sixmilebridge Co Clare visit

The line up on the day will include

Time  Location  Band Music Genre
Noon  Barn   Greenshine  Folk/Roots
Noon  Marquee  Horney Rooster's Fun Brass/swing band
Noon  Castle Main Guard  Trio Elatha Trad/Classical cross over
1.00pm  Barn  Cup O'Joe Bluegrass
1.00pm  Marquee  Two Time Polka Cajun
1.00pm  Castle Main Guard  Rachael Croft & Karl Mullen Jazz/Blues
2.00pm  Barn  Trio Elatha Trad/Classical cross over
2.00pm  Marquee   Greenshine  Folk/Roots
2.00pm  Castle Main Guard  Kimbers Men Sea Shanties
3.00pm  Barn  Horney Rooster's Fun Brass/swing band
3.00pm  Marquee  Rachael Croft & Karl Mullen Jazz/Blues
3.00pm  Castle Main Guard  Cup O'Joe Bluegrass
3.00pm  Castle Great Hall   Wicklow Male Voice Choir  Choral group
4.00pm  Castle Great Hall   Sandymount Gospel Choir  Choral group
4.00pm  Barn  Socks in the frying pan Irish Trad
4.00pm  Marquee  Kimbers Men Sea Shanties
4.00pm  Castle Main Guard  Two Time Polka Cajun