Seamus Grant Weekend of Traditional Music and Culture 2017

Date: 13 October 2017 - 15 October 2017
Where: Clonmany
Time: Various
Venue: Clonmany
Tel: +353 (0)74 9376265

Seamus Grant (1934 – 2005) recalls as a boy that in nearly every house in his townland an instrument could be found usually a melodeon or fiddle. Seamus Grant himself learnt much of his music from his parents, his uncle, Willie Joe Grant and neighbour (White) Dan Doherty who was later to become his father in law. White Dan was a fiddler, singer and dancer and a great source of tunes, many learned during harvest time in Scotland.

A weekend celebrating our heritage, music, genealogy and culture and will be dedicated to the memory of one of our greatest musicians and gentlemen, Seamus Grant of Clonmany.

Guest musician for the 2017 Seamus Grant Weekend is renowned Glenfin fiddle player Paddy McMenamin. The part-time farmer from the Glenfin Gaeltacht is a self taught fiddler who as a child picked up his tunes from musicians who called to his house and from his Father Paddy ‘Neil’ an accordion and fiddle player and his Mother Rose Anne, a singer who also played the Jew’s harp.