22nd-25th MAY 2014



Thursday May 22nd

Festival Opening 7.30pm at Ballyhooly Community Center
Performing at the opening are: Jacobs Ladder, Local musicians & Set Dancers


Pub Sessions – 10pm 

JohnJose Bar – Micheal Foley & Friends

Roundy Hse. Bar – Money For Porter

Grindels Bar – Fiddlers Green

Friday May 23rd 

After-Lunch Pickers Session –  2.30pm at Grindels Bar


Early Evening Pub Sessions 6 to 8pm
JohnJose`s Bar – Grindels Bar – Roundy Hse
“Who`s playing is posted on each bar”


Friday Night Music Gigs –10pm to closing

JohnJose Bar – Down & Out Bluegrass Band 
Driving Bluegrass instrumental & vocals from Belfast

Roundy Hse. Bar – John Nyhan & Friends 
Mix of Trad, Bluegrass & Folk

Grindels Bar – Gordon & Rose with PJ & Friends
Old-Timey Bluegrass, Folk with some stuff attributed to Pete Seeger

Saturday May 24th

Festival Stage – 1 to 2pm

The Down & Out Bluegrass Band


Singing & Storytelling at Grindels Bar –2 to 4.30pm

Special tribute to poet & satirist John Martin Murphy (RIP)

Readings from his work by M.C John Nyhan
- all singers, poets & yarn spinners welcome


Philly Leahy (RIP) Memorial Concert in the Church at 6.45pm

The Belcanto Choir – director Audrey Robinson

Fermoy Concert Band – conductor Ruairi Dineen

Followed by Festival Mass at 8.pm


Festival Stage – Concert 8.30pm

“Jacobs Ladder”
Harmony acapella singing in its purest form – Seafaring, Folk, Medieval, Gospel a wonderful blend vocal prowess


“The Sun Kings”

Rock`n`Roll band playing all the great hits from the 50`s & 60`s – Elvis, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and many more.


Saturday Night Music Gigs – 10.45pm to closing

Roundy Hse. Bar – Down & Out Bluegrass Band (Belfast)

Grindel`s Bar – Gordon, Rose, PJ & Friends

JohnJose Bar – Blue-note Reunion


Sunday May 25th

Christ Church Ballyhooly – Festival Service at 9.45am 
Rev. Eileen Cremin – with Hymns by
 Down & Out Bluegrass Band 
All Very Welcome


Festival Stage – 1 to 3 pm
Gordon & Rose with PJ on dobro guitar
Down & Out Bluegrass Band (Belfast)


Festival Stage – 3.30 to 5.30 pm

Mo & Grace Mcmahon – Django/Jazz

Loudest Whisper – Folk/Rock


Pub Sessions – 5 to 7.30pm

Roundy Hse. Bar – Jimmy Morrison & Friends

Grindel`s Bar – Micheal Foley & Friends


JohnJose`s Bar – 7 to 9.30pm      Hank Wedel 
Singer songwriter and all round seasoned performer of Folk, Blues & Rock`n`Roll

accompanied on Bass & Vocals by Eleanor Healy


Sunday Night Music Gigs – 10.45pm to closing

JohnJose`s Bar – Trad Session John Nyhan & Friends

Roundy House – Down & Out Bluegrass Band

Grindels Bar – Fiddlers Green


Monday night – 10pm Windup Session Roundy House
All welcome for the final celebration of the 2014
Ballyhooly Arts Festival . “Go n-éirí an bóthar leat”