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Iúr Cinn Fleadh 2016 – Thursday 8th- Sunday 11th September 2016

Running for the third year Iúr Cinn Fleadh 2016 will take place from Thursday 8th September to Sunday 11th September 2016.  This four day event includes Live Music, Dance, Trad Sessions, Story Telling and much much more.

Headlining this year will be Paddy Casey and Moxie.  Paddy Casey is an Irish singer-songwriter from Dublin. Paddy and his band will bring their blend of acoustic rock and folk to the festival.  His first album went triple platinum in Ireland.  The ‘Saints and Sinners’ singer will be playing in The Bank Nightclub on Saturday 10th September at 9pm.

Moxie are a band all hailing from the West of Ireland.  With world, jazz and progressive influences they truly have a distinctive sound.   They are a festival favourite in Europe and beyond.  Moxie produced music for ‘PRODJIG – The Revolution’ , which is running for three weeks in Cork Opera House.  Moxie will play in Newry Variety Market on Friday 9th September at 8pm.

Exciting new events that are taking place during the Fleadh are:

• Sail on the Soteria:  Enjoy a glass of wine on board this tall ship from the Albert Basin whilst listening to traditional music on board. Check website for the various sailing times.

•Street Theatre: On the Saturday and Sunday, there will be short productions from Newpoint Players on 1916: But apart from that….Starting at 3pm On the Canal Side of the Quays and moving throughout the city.

• Live at the Market: Two Priests and a Prod Stand-up comedy gig with Fr Ted’s Michael Redmond, Joe Rooney plus Neil Dougan – on Thursday 8th September                                                              2016 at 9pm. Moxie, the band play Friday 9th September at 8pm and a culinary demon-stration to whet your appetite on Saturday 10th September between 1-3pm.

• In conjunction with Newry Film Club, a mini Film Festival including a screening of The Long Road to Glenties with Live music from Danny Diamond and Conor Caldwell in Sean Hollywood Arts Centre on Saturday 10th September at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 available on door.

• Closing the festival..,The final Fling.. Storytelling with Eamonn Keenan in the Railway Bar. Sunday 11th September at 9pm.

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and Arts Council NI are this year’s main Fleadh sponsors. Commenting Gillian Fitzpatrick, Chairperson, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council said   “I congratulate the Committee on producing yet another fun filled festival.   The Council is pleased to be a major sponsor of the Festival which attracts visitors from across the world.

“As ever the mix of internationally famous musicians and performers with a varied local programme for young and old, makes the Iúr Cinn Fleadh a very enjoyable experience.

“A warm welcome awaits every visitor, which ensures that people will return year after year to experi-ence the vibrant City of Newry and the diversity of talent which makes Iúr Cinn Fleadh such a suc-cess.”

Tickets can be bought via the Fleadh Website at or at the Buttercrane Shop-ping Centre Help Desk.

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