Singer & songwriter, Patsy Farrell, will always be remembered for his talent, passion and love for Irish music, song and dance. In his memory and name we have put together eight nights of Traditional Irish music, song and dance throughout the Longford & Westmeath area to keep alive and regenerate Trad music in our region.

WHATS ON

We have over 20 events of Irish traditional music song & dance nights throughout the Longford & Westmeath region, all free events & all are welcome to join in with the ceol agus craic!


Longford Trad Nights
  • Abbeyshrule
  • Ardagh
  • Ballymahon
  • Clondra
  • Drumlish
  • Edgeworthstown
  • Granard
  • Longford Town
  • Lanesborough
  • Legan
  • Newtown Cashel
Westmeath Trad Nights
  • Ballinacarrigy
  • Moate
  • Mullingar
  • Rathowen
  • Tyrrellspass
NEWS
  • Festival Launch

    Festival Launch

    The 2013 Patsy Farrell Festival will launch on the 1st of August in Feericks Hotel with Doma Beo in concert followed by open seisiun  no cover charge.

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  • Patsy Farrell Festival 2013

    The Patsy Farrell Festival takes place this year from 1-7th Aug celebrating Irish music song and dance throughout Longford Westmeath. The festival will be launched on Fri 22nd Mar at 8pm with a free concert of Irish music song and dance hosted by young people from the two counties, many of them all Ireland medal winners, in The Aurora Hall ...

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ABOUT PATSY FARRELL

Pasty a native of Rathown, Co. Westmeath (1929 - 2002) found his passion for Irish music while serving with the Irish Army where he joined the 6th Battalion Pipe Band in The Custom Barracks.


During the late 1960s and 1970s he worked in England and toured Irish clubs and places of entertainment with his Connolly Folk Group, singing rebel ballads and Irish national songs. He composed many of these himself, including the famous Ballad of Máire Drumm which he sang with great feeling and "Bridget McCann".


Patsy continued his song writing and performing where his hit songs "Where the Three Counties Meet", 'Road to Abbeyshrule', 'Willow Green Willow" and "Christmas Time in Ireland" were composed. Brendan Shine topped the Irish charts in 1973 with Pasty's "Where the Three Counties Meet", which is performed today by all the top touring country bands of Ireland. In 1974 Shine topped the charts again with another Patsy Farrell composed song, 'Road to Abbeyshrule'.

Singer & Songwriter Patsy Farrell on the left

Born
Died
Genre

Instruments
Songs

1929
2002
Traditional Irish, Ballads, Reabel
Guitar
Where the Three Counties Meet, Road to Abbeyshrule

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