Clancy Brothers Festival of Music & Art celebrates 11 years!

May 30 - June 4th

Check out the Festival Programme of Events 2018 here

Download Brochure here


Enjoy this video capturing many of the magical moments of the 2017 Festival, in celebration of its 10th Anniversary. This video was created by two 3rd year film-making students Tom O' Connor and Ryan Burke, LIT Clonmel who worked tirelessly over the weekend to capture so many events, (some footage was also contributed by Patrice Cooney). What a fantastic Festival weekend - take a bow to one and all who were in involved in the organisation of the Festival, those who supported the Festival in any way, and to all volunteers who gave of their time to help make this happen for Carrick-on-Suir.


Young Molly O' Driscoll (18 months) helping the Clancy Brothers Music and Arts Festival committee group build up to a celebratory crescendo as it marks the 10th anniversary of the Festival this June Bank Holiday weekend.....another spectacular programme of events planned for all to enjoy...stay tuned!

Photographs copyright Pete Smith

Photos from the 2016 Festival

Photographs copyright Bobby Ryan

On June Bank holiday weekend, music, art and tradition will flow through the streets of Carrick-On-Suir yet again as The Clancy Brothers Music and Arts festival takes place.

The festival honours the musical legacy of the influential Irish folk music group of the 1960s, ‘The Clancy Brothers’ whose home town was Carrick-On-Suir and who are credited with popularising Irish traditional music in the United States. The brothers recorded dozens of albums together as, ‘The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem’. They were a primary influence on a young Bob Dylan and on many other emerging artists and their legacy is celebrated at their hometown annual festival.

Now in its 9th year The Clancy Brothers Music and Arts Festival celebrates local and international talent each year. Past festivals have included headline perfomances from the likes of Liam Clancy, The High Kings, Frankie Gavin and De Dannan, Paul Brady, Sharon Shannon, Mundy, Paddy Casey, John Spillane among numerous others.

The Festival embraces the local community and showcases the local exceptional talent in performing, visual & multi-disciplinary arts. As well as a variety of fun and entertaining ticketed events, there are also amazing free family fun days & extraordinary sporting events.

Carrick-on-Suir boasts so much talent for a small community and The Clancy Festival is the perfect platform from which to showcase local talent as well as national and internationl artists. The festival is run completely on a volunteer basis.

Festival Dates 2018: May 30th - June 4, 2018

Contact Details:

Address: Satellite Festival Office: Tudor Artisan Hub, 42 Main St, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary  
Telephone No: +353 51 640921

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Festival Website

Art Trail website:

The Clancy Brothers Songwriting Competition 2017 is now closed for entries!

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With a prize including cash sponsored by IMRO, a day in a recording studio at Crossroads Recording, Kilkenny, and CD duplication by Duplication Ireland, the winner will be all set for the next step in their songwriting career.
The three finalists will perform their songs at a concert during the Clancy Brothers Festival of Music and Art 2017 as part of a 15 minute set, (date and venue to be confirmed), after which the winner will be announced.
First Prize includes:
- €500 cash sponsored by IMRO and the Clancy Brothers Festival
- CD duplication, artwork and packaging worth €205 from
- A day in a recording studio, including mixing and mastering from Crossroads Recording, Kilkenny worth €500
Runners Up Prizes:
- €250 cash sponsored by IMRO and the Clancy Brothers Festival
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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Clancy Brothers Festival, we are launching ‘A Song for Carrick’, a new competition category inviting songwriters to submit songs written around the theme of Carrick-on-Suir, the home of the Clancy Brothers.
First Prize:
- €200 Cash sponsored by the Clancy Brothers Festival and The Carrick-on-Suir Business Association
Runners Up:
- €50 Cash sponsored by the Clancy Brothers Festival and The Carrick-on-Suir Business Association
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BOTH COMPETITIONS are free to enter and open to all musical styles and genres, all ages and all nationalities. As long as it is a song, it is eligible for entry. The competition is easy to enter online or by post. You can enter one song in each category, (however you may only enter one song per category, and it must be a different song for each category).