Gig Guide Belturbet

Friday 30th October
The Castle Bar – Karaoke at 10pm


Saturday 31st October
The Castle Bar – LIve band Tailpiece will scare the pants off ya with there fantastic selection of old school rock & roll classics
Widows Bar – Be entertained with The Smoking Jokers band
Cosy Bar – Appearing live Pete Lewis


Sunday 1st November
Widows Bar – Irish music and ballads with Shay and Liam of Baltrad.


Congratulations to the Brendan & Ailish in the Widows Bar celebrating 16 years in business.


Great music every weekend in Belturbet

 

YOUR VOICE & MINE

YOUR VOICE & MINE

A night of signing, reciting, music and story will take place in the Goods Store, Railway Station, Belturbet on Friday 10th October at 8pm.

One and all are welcome to what promises to be a mighty night of culture and craic in the unique Goods Store venue.

 

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Calender of Events Belturbet 2014

January 2014
 
 
Date & Time Event Details
31st Jan

"Belturbet Im A Celebrity Bar Person Get Me Out Of Here"

Fundraiser event for the Spring Parade in 2014. The events will be held over the last Friday of January, February and March in participating pubs, P Donohoes, Duckninstool Bar and The Widows Bar Belturbet. People can nominate locals to be the Celebrity Bar person and they will take on the "Bar Tucker trials" with music and prizes on the nights.Ñ

Guaranteed to be a great nights craic with anyone up for nomination!

February 2014
Date & Time Event Details
28th Feb

"Belturbet Im A Celebrity Bar Person Get Me Out Of Here"

Fundraiser event for the Spring Parade in 2014. The events will be held over the last Friday of January, February and March in participating pubs, P Donohoes, Duckninstool Bar and The Widows Bar Belturbet. People can nominate locals to be the Celebrity Bar person and they will take on the "Bar Tucker trials" with music and prizes on the nights.

Guaranteed to be a great nights craic with anyone up for nomination!

Bar person and venue wont be announced until just before each event is due to be held! Check our our facebook page for more details.

   
March 2014
Date & Time Event Details
15th & 16th March Pike competition is scheduled for 15/16 March 2014. Registration is from 8:30am in the Duckin Stool Bar, Belturbet. For further information contact Alan Jones 0871269923 or Roger Baker 0879834840. Check out Belturbet Angling and Conservation Club facebook page.
29th Mar

"Belturbet Im A Celebrity Bar Person Get Me Out Of Here"

Fundraiser event for the Spring Parade in 2014. People can nominate locals to be the Celebrity Bar person and they will take on the "Bar Tucker trials" with music and prizes on the nights.

Guaranteed to be a great nights craic with anyone up for nomination!

29th Mar
 
Belturbet golf club Fundraiser Texas holdem @9pm in the club rooms tickets 20 euro, re-enter 5 euro, bar open, tea and sandwiches served. Check out website www.belturbetgolfclub.com
 
   
April 2014
Date & Time Event Details
12th April

Belturbet Traditional FeisCeoil 2014 – Traditional Music Singing &ComhráGaeilge Competitions               St Bricin’s College Belturbet Cavan on 12th April 2014

Check out page for details Comhaltas Belturbet

20th April

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belturbet Spring Parade – Easter Sunday

Each year Belturbet hosts a family day out during Easter with a fun Spring Parade through the town. The parade has grown and the last event had 70 entrants bringing a sense of fun and craic to the day. Music groups entertain the crowds and rare folk players the Fermanagh Mummers also known as “Strawmen”, bring tradition alive with sketches and tall tales. Definitely worth a look. The parade usually begins at 4pm in the main street, a great free family fun day out

   
May 2014
Date & Time Event Details
Fri 30th May

ERNE BOAT RALLY

7.30pm Commodore's wine reception in the Seven Horse Shoes, Belturbet

8.15pm Commodore piped to his table

8.30pm Commodore’s Dinner Dance commences

Sat 31st May

ERNE BOAT RALLY

10.00am History walk around Belturbet.

10.30 am Commodore departs Belturbet, for  brunch on the move at Gaeglum

1.00 pm Depart Gaeglum for an afternoon stop at the Ardhowen jetties.

6.00 pm  Commodore departs for Lough Erne Yacht Club (LEYC)

9.00pm Evening entertainment at LEYC. Headwear night – anything goes!

             Commodores quiz – a ‘Mr & Mrs’ theme.

June 2014
Date & Time Event Details
Sun 1st June

ERNE BOAT RALLY

10.45 am Ecumenical service

1.30pm    Depart for the Commodore’s Wine & Cheese at Rossigh

5.00pm   Depart for Belleek. Entertainment at the Black Cat Cove

 Fri 27th & 28th June Drama production – "Reillys Wake" – be enterained in the Widows Bar Friday nite and Duckinstool Bar Saturday nite with an unsual and rowdy Wake party as poor aul' Pee is mourned ! more details on facebook .
   
July 2014
Date & Time Event Details
2nd July

Beauty Blitz in the Town Hall – Wednesday, July 2nd from 8.00 p.m. Evening of pampering and beauty.

4th to 6th July

Belturbet Carnival in the Park returns this year on the 4th, 5th, and 6th of July. Dance the weekend away under the tarpaulin of the 'Palais in the Park' Carnival Tent. Big Bands each night and of course the wedding of the year….. You'll never guess who's tying the knot!!!

31st July to 4th August 2014 Festival of the Erne in Belturbet in Co.Cavan is well known as one of the largest festivals of its kind in the region and hosts a programme of great variety for all the family. From pig racing to a bonny baby competition, the festival has something to offer everyone of all ages.

 

 

Kicking off with the Lady of the Erne Competition, there will be fun for all ages including a treasure hunt and kids fancy dress. Take a browse through their website to discover what's on in this year's Festival of The Erne which runs from the end of July through to the August bank holiday (ROI) check out www.festivalofthererne.com

   
   
   
   
August 2014
Date & Time Event Details
   
   
September 2014
Date & Time Event Details
Fri 5th Sept

Mini ERNE BOAT RALLY

8.00pm  Carrybridge Hotel. Fancy Dress – maritime theme

Sat 6th Sept

Mini ERNE BOAT RALLY

1.00pm Depart for afternoon stop at Devenish.

5.30 pm Commodore departs for Castle Archdale for evening entertainment.

Mon 7th Sept

Mini ERNE BOAT RALLY

1.00 pm Depart for afternoon stop at Killyhevlin jetty

5.00 pm Commodore leaves  for overnight at Belturbet

October 2014
Date & Time Event Details
   
   
November 2014
Date & Time Event Details
Date TBC

Belturbet Christmas Craft Fair

Belturbet is home to a number of local producers of arts and crafts. We also have a range of foods produced from breads, cheeses, meats and jams. Every winter a Christmas fair is held the Goods Store at the Railway in Belturbet to showcase all this local talent and offer an opportunity to purchase some special gifts coming up to the holiday season. This years Fair will be held Sunday 24th November.

The Christmas craft fair is always received well and the Goods Store offers a lovely warm feel with its handcrafted stone walls and wood features. For more information on this event check out events and news on our home page. Enquiries to 087 6894808  /087 6305441/ 0873155130.

   
December 2014
Date & Time Event Details
   
   
   

 

Belturbet Traditional FeisCheoil 2014

Belturbet Traditional FeisCeoil 2014

Traditional Music Singing &ComhráGaeilge Competitions

 St Bricin’s College Belturbet Cavan on 12th April 2014

 (Parents/guardians note 1st Jan. determines age category)       

 

Solos from 10 am

Duets/trios pm

U8

U10

U12

U15

 

1.

Tin whistle

1 tune

1 tune

2 tunes

2 tunes

 

2.

Fiddle

1 tune

1 tune

2 tunes

2 tunes

 

3.

Flute

X

1tune

2 tunes

2 tunes

 

4.

Flute slow airs

X

1tune

2 tunes

2 tunes

 

5.

Uilleann Pipes

X

1 tune

2 tunes

2 tunes

 

6.

Button Accordian

1 tune

1tune

2 tunes

2 tunes

 

7.

Concertina

1 tune

1 tune

2 tunes

2 tunes

 

8.

Mandolin

1 tune

1 tune

2 tunes

2 tunes

 

9.

Banjo

1 tune

1 tune

2 tunes

2 tunes

 

10.*

Bodhrán (See notes)

1 tune

1 tune

1 tunes

2 tunes

 

11.

Harp

1 tune

1 tune

2 tunes

2 tunes

 

12.

Trad.Irish singing

X

1 song

2 songs

2 songs

 

13.

Trad.English singing

X

1 Song

2 songs

2 songs

 

14.

Duets & Trios( PM)

1 tune

1tune

2 tunes

2 tunes

 

15.

Comhrá Gaeilge

Under 8yrs to under 15yrs Refer to guidelines for  Comhrá gaeilge competition.

 

 

Info Contact(00353) 499522518; (00353) 499529916; Text : 086 2417867

Email : belturbetcomhaltas@gmail.com

Web : www.comhaltasbelturbet.com

1.Admission fee adults 5 euro/pounds. Non competitive children free admission

 2.Registration for all competitions commences @ 9am  closes 9.45am sharp

3. Competitions for all ages commence at 10am sharp

 4.Competition fees 3 euro/pounds per each solo competition, Duets &Trios 3 euro/pounds per member

 5.* Bodhran competitiors must have their own music accompaniment.No pre-recorded music permitted for bodhrán competition.

 

Rules/Rialacha

  1. Performers may not enter more than one age category for each competition.
  2. Each competitor must be accompanied by an adult
  3. If 2 tunes required the tunes must be 2 contrasting pieces eg. Jig & reel etc.
  4. The adjudicators’ decision is final & no appeal will be allowed
  5. Strictly No photography video mobile phone audio recording permitted
  6. Mobile phones must be silenced during competitions
  7. Entry & exit in & out of competition room is not permitted during performances.
  8. Belturbet Comhaltas are not liable for loss or damage to instruments or property
  9. Cars parked at owners risk.
  10. All perpetual prizes must be signed for by an adult providing address & contact details for return the following year.

Important information

1.    Admission fee adults 5 euro/pounds. Non competitive children free admission

 2.    Registration for all competitions commences @ 9am  closes 9.45am sharp

  1. Competitions for all ages commence at 10am sharp
  2. Competition fee 3 euro/pounds per each solo competition,
  3. Duets & Trios €3 euro/pounds per member

 5.* Bodhran competitiors must have their own music accompaniment.No pre-recorded music permitted for bodhrán competition

 

Download documents

Comhrá Gaeilge Guidelines 1Belturbet CCÉ Feis Ceoil 2014

Comhrá Sraith faoi 15 (1) Belturbet CCÉ Feis 2014

Comhrá Sraith faoi 15 (2) Belturbet CCÉ Feis 2014

 

 

 

MUSIC AT FANCY DRESS 2013:

MUSIC AT FANCY DRESS 2013:
The band playing to the crowd at last years Fancy Dress was immensely successful. This is also an opportunity to promote local musicians to a wide audience. If your band is interested in playing to the crowd at this year’s Fancy Dress, please contact
Fidelma @ 0044 7718 588620 or email festivaloftheerne2012@eircom.net by May 20th.

Cavan band to replicate Johnny Cash’s legendary prison gigs

Cavan band to replicate Johnny Cash's legendary prison gigs

Anglo Celt Newspaper – Thursday, 7th March, 2013 10:48am

http://www.anglocelt.ie/whatson/music/articles/

How would you feel about spending three nights in Mountjoy Prison, three in Wheatfield Prison and another in Loughan House? Milltown musician Paul McCann, and his fellow bandmates can't wait to briefly give up their liberty in order to recreate Johnny Cash's legendary prison concerts.

"It came to me one day," Paul tells the Celt, "what about doing a gig in a prison?"

Conscious that the Johnny Cash tracks went down a treat when his band played them at weddings, Paul added his wife and a few musician pals to the line-up and have an authentic Johnny Cash and Carter Family tribute act. Although they had a band, they had nowhere to play.

In 1968 'the man in black' played up to his rogueish reputation with a concert in San Quentin State Prison and over the years continued to play other jails including Folsom Prison, which had already been the subject of one of his biggest hit singles.

Acting more out of hope than expectation, three months ago Paul sent off emails to the Prison Service about the possibility of emulating his hero. He was thrilled to get such positive responses upon meeting the governors of the country's major prisons.

"They were all incredibly enthusiastic to the extent that the governor of Mountjoy said to me, 'We would have come back to you earlier but the problem we are having is that we have three prisons – the men's, women's and training centre – and they all want you. How do you feel about doing three dates in Mountjoy?'" 

The seven piece are booked in to play the first of the gigs later this month in Loughan House, before heading down to Wheatfield in April and Mountjoy in May. Having got the prison governors onside the prison project has expanded beyond Paul's wildest dreams.

"The whole thing has become very exciting because I emailed John Carter Cash, who is Johnny and June's son telling him what we're doing and he's emailed back saying that he's interested in what we're doing and he'd be interested in joining us if he could work it into his schedule.

"Everything's been hugely positive. We have actually been talking to a couple of TV production companies about possibly documenting it, so it has snowballed from what was initially a ridiculous idea," says Paul, a reservations agent in the Slieve Russell Hotel.

In preparation for the Wheatfield concert Paul was shown around the prison in person. Just days later got to see the gritty reality of daily life in Wheatfield, while watching the TV documentary – 'Life on the Inside'. 

"I was surprisingly comfortable when we were there, and when I was watching it on television I was going – Oh my God, I am insane!" 

Paul's love of Johnny Cash was sown through his mother Maisie's record collection, and it was recently nurtured by his wife, Blathnaid, who bought him a whopping 63-album Johnny Cash set as a gift last Christmas. His admiration for Cash, means he will limit his performance to a "slight bit of impersonation".

"I have a lower barritone, bassier voice, and a good range to get some of Johnny's stuff but I genuinely don't think anyone could ever sing songs the way he sang them."

So does he think the inmates will be a tough crowd to please?

"There is a part of me really excited; there's part of me really terrified. I feel very comfortable when I am on stage most of the time, but it's going to be an hour and 15 minute set and I plan on banging out the tunes. Hopefully we'll be good enough they'll not tear us to shreds!"

The prison staff urged Paul to ensure that the female band members are comfortable going in because "the nastiest people in the country" will be there and could potentially shout some unsavoury comments.

"We've all been playing music for years so there's very few things that haven't been shouted at us," he quipped.

Paul hopes that once they complete the prison gigs they will be able to line-up gigs in more familiar venues, and have a captive audience in the figurative, rather than literal sense.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/features/humaninterest/cash-tribute-band-serving-their-time-226010.html

Cash tribute band serving their time – .Irish Examiner

Get Rhythm are touring Irish prisons, much as Johnny played the penitentiaries in the US, says Jonathan deBurca Butler

LAST night, the inmates at the Loughan House open prison in Blacklion, Co Cavan, were entertained by Johnny Cash tribute band, Get Rhythm.

The local eight-piece played to 150 men for more than an hour and did the ‘Man in Black’ proud. The concert was the first in a series of prison shows for the band over the next five weeks, including at Wheatfield and Mountjoy prisons.

“It started out as a simple idea of just a handful of friends getting together to do a few Johnny Cash tribute shows,” said Get Rhythm lead singer, Paul McCann, on the morning of the first concert. “We said, in a throwaway manner, at first, it would be great to do some in a prison, but it just seemed such a ridiculous idea.

“I thought about it more, though, and the prison audience was always the natural audience for a lot of Johnny Cash’s material and, of course, he toured prisons for years. So, we got onto the Irish Prison Services to see if it was possible, and the governors eventually got back to us. I was completely surprised. I didn’t think it would be a runner at all.”

The 33-year-old McCann says the prison governors have been “very enthusiastic”. Such was the interest of the Mountjoy governors in their proposal, for example, that the band will play three dates there — one for the men’s prison, one for the women’s, and one for the training centre.

“I’m very excited about the whole thing,” says McCann. “We’ve been playing music for 15 years, so we’ve played to some incredible crowds; we’ve played to some … different crowds.

“I’ve never played in a prison before, so I don’t know what to expect, but it’s a fantastic set we’re doing, so we’re just planning on getting in there and rocking the hell out of it and we hope they enjoy it.”

The idea for the prison concerts is based on Johnny Cash’s fondness for playing penitentiaries in the US. In 1968, ‘the Man in Black’, who cultivated a bad-boy image for himself, enhanced that reputation with a concert in Folsom State Prison — an institution that was the subject of one of his most famous and successful songs, Folsom Prison Blues.

The concert was recorded and released as a live album, and it has remained one of Cash’s most popular.

Cash, who had played his first prison concert in Texas in 1956, later played and recorded in other prisons; most famously, perhaps, in San Quentin.

Due to the security nature of the venues, organising the gigs has involved more than the average pub concert.

“As I said, everybody has been very supportive of us, but everything is obviously very tight,” says McCann.

“We went down to Wheatfield, to have a look around with the governor, and we talked through where we could possibly play and what we needed to do. Obviously, we can only bring in equipment that we have down on the list. If it’s something we haven’t mentioned before, it won’t be coming in.

“But they said they were happy enough from a security point of view as long as eight of us came in and eight of us left.”

Not only have Get Rhythm’s upcoming prison ‘terms’ been noticed by the media, they have also got the attention of one member of the late Cash’s family.

“I emailed John Carter Cash, Johnny’s son with June,” says McCann.

“I told him what we were doing with the prisons and, chancing my arm, I basically said to him that if he happened to be in Europe, it would be great to do something together.”

Carter Cash apparently loved the idea and sent the email on to his management company, who are talking to Get Rhythm about a collaboration.

For now, McCann and the band are focused on the prison concerts. McCann, who classes himself as a “massive fan” of the country singer, says that Cash’s enduring popularity is due to the universality of his message and the empathy he has for the man with no friends.

“We play in a wedding band and that, initially, was how we got the idea for the tribute shows going, because we saw how people responded to Johnny Cash’s songs,” says McCann.

“Whenever you play one, the floor fills up with teenagers, people in their 20s, middle-aged people, grannies, everyone; it’s amazing the effect he has. I think, maybe, the outlaw image that he portrayed appeals to people, too.”

For Get Rhythm’s sake, we hope that continues.

 

Check out the lads on You Tube…..