Féile na Laoch (The Festival of Heroes) celebrates our cultural heroes, including storyteller, poets, actors, dancers, singers, and musicians.
The féile was inspired by the life and work of one of Ireland's true cultural giants, Seán Ó Riada, and this year we commemorate 80 years since his birth and 40 years since his death.

Eolas / Info
Official launch in the Abbey Theatre

Official launch in the Abbey Theatre

Féile na Laoch had its official launch in the Abbey Theatre today, where Seán Ó Riada was musical directory for five years. Among the guests at the launch were old friend’s of Seán’s such as the great flute player Michael Tubridy. RTÉ coverage of the event can be seen on their site at http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0721/seanoriada.html
Glac páirt sa cheolfhoireann / Join the orchestra!

Glac páirt sa cheolfhoireann / Join the orchestra!

Féile na Laoch is looking for volunteers for our festival orchestra, and we welcome applications from qualified musicians who want to take part in this unique event celebrating the life of one of Ireland’s most famous composers, Seán Ó Riada. Just fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon...
Seán Ó Riada

Seán Ó Riada

Seán Ó Riada (1 August 1931 – 3 October 1971), was a composer and bandleader, and perhaps the single most influential figure in the renaissance of Irish traditional music from the 1960s, through his participation in Ceoltóirí Chualann, his compositions, his writings and his broadcasts on the topic. Early life Born John Reidy in Cork...