Concert to Honour Timmy MacCarthy aka Timmy the Brit.
Tickets €20 Booking www.proc.ie, The Corner House, ProMusica
Timmy “The Brit” McCarthy, as he is known, has spent many years of his life in England. He returned to Cork in the mid 1960’s he was one of the main organisers of the Cork Folk Club in the 70's and founded the Cork Folk Festival in 1979 His interest in traditional music and in particular, Irish Set dancing brought him in contact with those people who were largely responsible for the revival and continuance of the tradition. He learned his dances from these people and today, Timmy is regarded as the most experienced set dance instructor in Ireland. Along with his collecting and teaching the Sets from his native region he spends about half the year touring in Europe and North America where the tradition of set dancing is still very strong. Concert Line-up: Jimmy Crowley & Stokers Lodge, Con O’ Drisceoil, Johnny McCarthy Pat (Herring) Ahern- 4 Star Trio, John Spillane, Mick Daly, Mick (Tana) O‘Brien, Hal O’ Neill, Brendan Butler - Lee Valley String Band, Mary Greene, Ellie Shine & Noel Shine- Greenshine, Séamus Begley, Jackie Daly & Manus McGuire, Donal Murphy, Ray Barron & Eileen Healy, Tony McCarthy, Conal O’ Grada, John Neville, Máire Ní Chéileachair, Eoin O Riabhaigh, Jean Kelly, Pat Sullivan & Vince Milne, Colm Murphy, Ger Wolfe, Jim Walsh, Dave Hennessy , Johnny Walsh, Aidan Coffey, Garry Cronin, John Mitchell & William (Hammy) Hammond and many more....