Consairtin, the second national concertina convention

in Ennis, Co Clare, from 10 to 12 April 2015.

The convention takes place in Ennis, which is the main town in County Clare, on the west coast of Ireland. Clare is widely regarded as the hub of traditional Irish music. Concertina playing is flourishing in the area with many of the country’s most renowned players and performers based here and hundreds of young people (and not so young!) learning the instrument.

We will be using various venues around the town for classes, workshops, concerts and recitals. The festival office will be in the Old Ground Hotel, where many of the events will be held. They will be offering special weekend rates for those attending, as will the Rowan Tree Hostel and other hotels and guesthouses. These will be posted on our website as they are confirmed and all information about facilities in Ennis and Co Clare can be found at

More details also in Concertina World 461