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A Cultúrlann Samhain celebration and classes and street-names in Fermanagh

MUSIC IN THE GLEN: Featuring the combined talents of Brendan Mulholland (flute), Conor Lamb (uilleann pipes, whistles) and Deirdre Galway (guitar) the band will be celebrating an on-line Samhain on Friday on the Belfast Cultúrlann's facebook page

HALLOWEEN (or Samhain) is the Celtic festival that celebrates the beginning of the Celtic year and Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich is planning to celebrate the ancient Celtic festival with storytelling, gossip and music.

“We are very much looking forward to our fourth virtual concert which will celebrate the festival of November with the flour of traditional music thanks to Music in the Glen,” said Brónagh Fusco, Events Manager of Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich. 

The trio of Brendan Mulholland on flute, Conor Lamb on uilleann pipes and Deirdre Galway on guitar create the unique rhythm and soul that is at the heart of Irish music. 

“There will also be mumming,  thanks to Cleamairí Feirste and we will also be chatting with acclaimed author Myra Zepf who will give us a taste of the history and mysteries of the Halloween festival.” 

The concert will be streamed live on the Cultúrlann’s Facebook and YouTube on Friday 30th October at 8:30 pm.

Halloween is part of the ancient pre-Christian Celtic tradition. It is at this time, halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice, that the autumn season is celebrated and the beginning of winter and the dark days of the year are announced. 

We at Cultúrlann are delighted to be able to celebrate the festival through the indigenous arts that are central to our community and while we will not always be under the roof of the Cultúrlann itself, we are and will be together in spirit and soul.”

:: Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Irish language activities continue on-line and can still be joined.

These include Irish language classes which run on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.  Then there is the very popular Singing in Irish class/circle which happens on Thursdays, between 5.45pm and 6.45pm.  Finally, there is an Irish conversation circle which you can join on Fridays, from 1pm-2pm.

And with more and more people seeing it as enhancing an area, don’t forget that street and road signage in Irish can be provided for residents in district by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in the case of the consent necessary having been given by inhabitants.  

More information on this and the events above available from

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