Feile Cheoil Larry Reynolds started out in 2014 in the form of a celebratory concert to honour the musical life of Larry Reynolds, and to promote the East Galway style of music and playing in the region. It has now progressed and grown successfully into a four-day Féile of which we are now in our 10th year.
We have spread our wings over the years and incorporated a larger program with something for everyone, including an opening concert, music sessions, music, singing & dance workshops historical walk, art competition, fiddle competition, photo competition, ceili, singers circle, and traditional crafters. We are delighted to have as part of our Féile every year both local and visiting artists, of the highest calibre.
We promote the East Galway style of music, hosting a series of lectures, with photo exhibitions and archived footage about our own local musical greats who were synonymous in this style of playing and have left a huge legacy behind them. Musicians and bands such as Paddy Fahy, Eddie Kelly, the Aughrim slopes Ceili Band, the Ballinakill music players and Ballinakill Céili Band, Tom Quinn & Paddy Carty, Mairtin Burns, Joe Burke, and Raymond Roland.
The cost of running the Féile over the four days is approximately €20,000. Running the Féile would not be possible without the financial support of our main sponsors and the support of our local council to whom we are grateful.
We are delighted to welcome old and new faces to our Féile every year and over the past number of years have visitors who have travelled from America, UK, Italy, Germany, as far north as Belfast, south as Kerry, west to Achill, inside the pale and everywhere in between.