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Longford Live & Local Outdoor Music Programme

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Over 50 live outdoor music events to take place around county

Click here for updated Programme of Events!

Ticket Arrangements for Upcoming Gigs

*Please note, tickets to events at nursing homes etc are not available to members of the public due to public health restrictions.*

Saturday 24 July, 2pm - Mitchell’s Pub, The Garden, Smithfield, Legan hosts The Shenanigans Series Children’s Music Concert with Paul Timoney & Kyle Reilly
Register for tickets online only: eventbrite.ie/e/the-sheninigansSOLD OUT!

Saturday 24 July, 4pm – Sean Connolly’s GAA Club, Ballinalee plays host to Mick Flavin / Neon / Ril Og
Register for tickets online: eventbrite.ie/e/mick-flavin-4-degrees 
Local ticket collection from Sean Connolly’s GAA Clubhouse on Monday 19 July from 7-9pm SOLD OUT!

Saturday 24 July, 4pm - The Distillery Yard, Lanesborough hosts Blues Confidential
Register for tickets online only: eventbrite.ie/e/longford-live-local-blues SOLD OUT!

Sunday 25 July, 3pm - Colmcille GAA Club, Aughnacliffe hosts Brendan Kelly Band • The Sheerin Brothers Brady Family
Register for tickets online:eventbrite.ie/e/brendan-kelly-band
Local ticket collection at Colmcille Community Centre from 7 to 8pm on Friday evening 23 July TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!!!

Thursday 29 Jul, 1:30pm - St Christopher’s Services, Longfordhost Audio Pilot Pub Fiction Sean Hussey Pat Barlow Elvis
*Public tickets unavailable - this event is restricted to access for St Christopher’s Services only* Rescheduled from 22 July

Friday 30 July, 7pm - Ardagh Community Centre hosts Rêves Paul Hennessy & Eimear Reynolds Pub Fiction Paschal & Davy
Register for tickets online:eventbrite.ie/e/reves
Local ticket collection at Lyons Shop, Ardagh Village, from Monday 19 July.

Saturday 31 July, 4pm - The Distillery Yard, Lanesborough hosts Aoife Mulligan
Register for tickets online only: Lough Ree Distillery Events | Eventbrite

Saturday 31 July, 4pm - Ballymahon Vocational School hosts Paper Planes John & Dwight Kelly "Shadow Country" Ril Óg
Register for tickets online:eventbrite.ie/e/paper-planes
Local ticket collection at Bridgeways FRC, Ballymahon on Tuesday 20 July and Thursday 22 July from 10am-4pm

Sun 1 Aug, 3pm -Ballymahon Vocational School hosts The Brendan Kelly Band Ravens Edge Katie Gallagher
Register for tickets online: eventbrite.ie/e/the-brendan-kelly-band

Sat 7 Aug, 2pm - Clarke’s Garden, Lanesborough hosts The Shenanigans: Children’s Music Concert
Register for tickets online only:eventbrite.ie/e/the-shenanigans

Sat 7 Aug, 4pm - The Distillery Yard, Lanesborough hosts Paul Gurney • Paul Hennessy & Eimear Reynolds
Register for tickets online only: Lough Ree Distillery Events | Eventbrite

Sat 7 Aug, 7pm - Connolly Barracks, Longford hosts Neon • 4 Degrees West • Ril Óg
Register for tickets online: eventbrite.ie/e/neon-4-degrees
Local ticket collection will be available at Denniston's Shop Longford Town

Sun 8 Aug, 3pm - St Mary’s GAA Complex, Granard hosts Audio Pilot • The Brendan Kelly Band
Register for tickets online: eventbrite.ie/e/audio-pilot
Local ticket collection at St Mary’s GAA Club House on Friday 30 July from 7pm to 9pm

Tue 10 Aug, 7pm & 9pm - Connolly Barracks, Longford Backstage Theatre presents Middleton with Mikel Murfi
Register for tickets online onlyTicketsolve - Backstage BOTH SHOWS SOLD OUT!

Fri 13 Aug, 7.30pm - Connolly Barracks, Longford hosts Paper Planes • Blues Confidential 
Register for tickets online: eventbrite.ie/e/paper-planes
Local ticket collection at Denniston's Shop Longford Town

Sat 14 Aug, 2pm - Connolly Barracks, Longford hosts The Shenanigans: Children’s Concert Music at 2pm
Register for tickets online: eventbrite.ie/e/the-sheninigans
Local ticket collection at Denniston's Shop Longford Town

Sat 14 Aug, 7pm - Connolly Barracks, Longford hostsAudio Pilot • Pub Fiction
Register for tickets online: eventbrite.ie/e/audio-pilot-pub-fiction
Local ticket collection at Denniston's Shop Longford Town

Sat 14 Aug, 4pm - The Distillery Yard, Lanesborough hosts Turquoise Orange
Register for tickets online onlyLough Ree Distillery Events | Eventbrite

Sun 15 Aug, 3pm - Connolly Barracks, Longford hosts Paul Gurney • Paul Hennessy & Eimear Reynolds
Register for tickets online: eventbrite.ie/e/paul-gurney-and-friends
Local ticket collection at Denniston'sShop Longford Town

Sat 21 Aug, 4pm - The Distillery Yard, Lanesborough hosts Mick & Conor Lane
Register for tickets online onlyLough Ree Distillery Events | Eventbrite

Sat 28 Aug, 4pm - The Distillery Yard, Lanesborough hosts Turquoise Orange
Register for tickets online onlyLough Ree Distillery Events | Eventbrite

Sat 28 Aug, 7pm - The Green, Edgeworthstown hosts 4 Degrees West • Aoife Mulligan • Neon • JC Branch
Register for tickets online: Edgeworthstown 28 Aug
Local ticket collection at Fabulous Finds Charity Shop, Main St, Edgeworthstown from 10am to 4pm, Thursday, Friday & Saturday each week.

Sun 29 Aug, 7pm - The Green, Edgeworthstown hosts The Brendan Kelly Band • Rêves • Ross Sisters • JC Branch
Register for tickets online: Edgeworthstown 29 Aug
Local ticket collection at Fabulous Finds Charity Shop, Main St, Edgeworthstown from 10am to 4pm, Thursday, Friday & Saturday each week.

Sat 4 Sept, 4pm - St Columba’s GAA Club, Mullinalaghta hosts Trad Fest
Register for tickets online: eventbrite.ie/e/trad-fest
Local ticket collection at Mullinalaghta Community Centre, Monday 23 Aug 7pm to 9pm

Sun 5 Sept, 3pm - Castlecor House, Ballymahon hosts Fintan Farrelly • Emer Barry • Maria Matthews • Paul Hennessy in a Classical Music Concert
Register for tickets online only: eventbrite.ie/e/castlecor

Sun 12 Sept, 3pm - Southern Gaels GAA Club, Newtowncashel hosts Mick Flavin • 4 Degrees West • Conor & Mick Lane
Register for tickets online: eventbrite.ie/e/Newtowncashel
Local ticket collection at NewtowncashelGAAClub, Monday 6 September, 7pm to 9pm

Fri 17 Sept, 3pm to 10pm - Venues Across the County host Culture Night: Varied Music Performances Across the County
Ticketing details will vary by venue

Sat 18 Sept, 7pm - Drumlish Community Centre hosts Cronin
Register for tickets online: eventbrite.ie/e/cronin
Local ticket collection at Drumlish Community Centre, Monday 6 Sept, 10am to 4pm

***UPDATED DETAILS WILL BE POSTED HERE AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE***

Background Information

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Longford County Council is delighted to mark the beginning of the “Longford Live & Local” outdoor music events programme, funded through the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media’s Local Live Performance Programming Scheme.  A total of €143,000 has been allocated to Longford County Council to engage local artists, musicians and crew to deliver live performances over the summer period and up until 30 September 2021.

Beginning this weekend and continuing throughout the summer months, over 50 live outdoor music events will take place in towns and villages around County Longford. All events will be strictly managed to observe COVID-19 public health guidelines and some events will be streamed live.

Copies of the programme will also be available to pick up from local libraries, shops and the Backstage Theatre in the coming week.

Browse through the July Longford Live & Local events and register for your tickets online at www.eventbrite.ie/longford

This initiative follows the announcement in March 2021 of a €50m suite of COVID-19 measures to support the commercial live performance sector, by the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. The scheme is designed to assist producers, promoters and venues to provide opportunities for people in the industry. Of the €50m, it was signalled that an amount of €5m would be allocated to local authorities to facilitate programming of outdoor live performances in summer 2021, animating town centres for local communities, should public health restrictions permit.  

It was the famous singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen who said “music is food for the soul” and after the past 18 months we are all looking forward more than ever to seeing and hearing some live music performed by some of  Longford’s most popular singers, musicians and entertainers. Events will take place at nursing homes, family resource centres, community centres, GAA grounds and parks throughout the county with the support and cooperation of local communities and Gardaí in each area.

This summer programme of events is being coordinated by Longford County Council’s Arts Office with the support of local Events Manager Shane Crossan and his company Republic of Culture.

In her first engagement as the newly appointed Cathaoirleach of County Longford, Cllr Peggy Nolan said she was delighted to launch this summer music programme of events. Cllr Nolan said, “Longford County Council is delighted to be able to support our local musicians and artists and showcase the wonderful talent we have in this county in every music genre, including trad, folk, country and pop.  We all need music to lift our spirits and we need to support our local musicians and artists who have been through such a tough time with no opportunity to perform and do what they do best, which is to entertain us.”

Among those attending the launch of the programme were three of Longford’s very popular and well-loved musicians Noel Carberry, Sean Sweeney and Katie Gallagher. All three of these talented acts are very excited to be able to play a live gig in front of an audience once again.

 Every event is free, but numbers will be strictly limited observing COVID-19 health guidelines and each event will be ticketed and traceable.

All media queries should be directed to Longford County Council Communications Officer Denise Canavan on mediaenquiries@longfordcoco.ie or 043 33 43362.

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This project was assisted by Longford Local Community Development Committee, Longford Community Resources Clg. and Longford County Council through the Rural Development Programme (LEADER) 2014-2020 which is part-financed by the EU, "The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas" and the Department of Rural & Community Development.       The European Commission.


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