2018 Concert to Honour Timmy McCarthy aka Timmy the Brit.
Timmy “The Brit” McCarthy, as he is known, has spent many years of his life in England. He returned to Cork in the mid 1960’s he was one of the main organisers of the Cork Folk Club in the 70’s and was a founder the Cork Folk Festival in 1979. His interest in traditional music and in particular, Irish Set dancing brought him in contact with people from Sliabh Luachra, Cuil Aodha and West Kerry. He learned his dances from these areas and today, Timmy is regarded as the most experienced set dance instructor in Ireland. Along with his collecting and teaching the Sets from his native region he spends about half the year touring in Europe and North America. He also features each year at the Willy Clancy Summer School where he teaches set dancing to experienced and beginner dancers . In this concert to Honour Timmy, Cork folk musicians have come together to celebrate his huge contribution to the living traditional music and dance scene in Cork today.
Jimmy Crowley & Stokers Lodge ( Jimmy, Mick Murphy, Johnny Murphy, Dave Hennessy & Eoin O Riabhaigh), Con O’ Drisceoil, Johnny McCarthy Pat (Herring) Ahern- 4 Star Trio, John Spillane, Mick Daly, Mick (Tana) O‘Brien, Hal O’ Neill, Brendan Butler – Lee Valley String Band, Mary Greene, Ellie Shine & Noel Shine- Greenshine, Séamus Begley, Jackie Daly & Manus McGuire, Donal Murphy, Ray Barron & Eileen Healy, Tony McCarthy, Sara Corkery, Padraig O Sé, Conal O’ Grada, John Neville, Máire Ní Chéileachair, Eoin O Riabhaigh, Jean Kelly, Pat Sullivan & Vince Milne, Colm Murphy, Ger Wolfe, Jim Walsh, Dave Hennessy , Johnny Walsh, Aidan Coffey, Garry Cronin, John Mitchell & William (Hammy) Hammond and many more….