The official launch of the 2016 Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Festival took place in the Blue Loo Bar on Saturday  May 14th with a mighty session with Caoimhín Ó Fearghail from An Rinn in the west Waterford Gaeltacht.

Uileann Piper and flautist Caoimhín was the 2012 recipient of the TG4 Young Musician of the Year award (Gradam Ceoil TG4). Accompanying Caoimhín was Padddy Tutty fiddle Player with the band “Caladh Nua”. A great night was had by all and everyone is now looking forward to a great weekend of music and craic when the festival comes around on the weekend of 16-19th June.