Music on the shores of Lough Derg in Bank Holiday weekend festival

The towns of Killaloe and Ballina.

GLORIOUS music will fill the air on the shores of Lough Derg over the June Bank Holiday weekend as the Killaloe Music Festival aims to hit the right notes with local audiences.

The festival is set to run in various venues from Friday May 31 to Sunday June 2 in the twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina.

A children’s concert, visual art show, nighttime animation, and top notch musicianship from international artists and choral highlights are all in store with this family friendly festival run by a volunteer committee who focus on inclusiveness and affordability.

For the first time, a late-night animation extravaganza will take place after the Friday evening concert, featuring festival musicians performing new music alongside innovative animations by students from TUS Limerick School of Art and Design.

This year’s festival will also include a Coffee Concert at 11am on Saturday June 1. At 3pm, the Far Flung Trio will provide a free concert suitable for all ages in the Killaloe Catholic Church.

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The lakeside will also be alive with the sound of Schubert’s Fantasia in F minor for Four Hands. Afterwards, another late-night concert kicks off at 10pm with the music of Cole Porter and Gershwin.

The final day of the festival includes a free lunchtime concert on Sunday June 2 in the Ballina Catholic Church. Here, local choirs, including the Gúnas, Voices of the Derg, The Ború Singers, and the Killaloe Male Voice Choir will perform sacred and secular gems.

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