Special guest 2017 Paddy McMenamin

We are delighted to announce that our guest musician for the 2017 Seamus Grant Weekend is renowned Glenfin fiddle player Paddy McMenamin.

The part-time farmer from the Glenfin Gaeltacht is a self taught fiddler who as a child picked up his tunes from musicians who called to his house and from his Father Paddy ‘Neil’ an accordion and fiddle player and his Mother Rose Anne, a singer who also played the Jew’s harp.

Paddy launched his debut album in 2016
‘Paddy McMenamin and Friends’.

This is a live CD which showcases the unique style of Paddy’s musical talent.

Brendan Hendry and Jonny Toman are back!

For the second year we are delighted to be welcoming Brendan and Jonny to our upcoming Seamus Grant Weekend which will take place in October.

We had the great pleasure of having Brendan and Jonny as our special guests at the  2016 Friday night official opening session, they gave workshops on the Saturday and also joined us in the pub sessions over the weekend, such a wealth of talent was brought to our weekend by these two Gentlemen.

This year they will take to the stage on Saturday 14th October in the Ballyliffen hotel along with their bluegrass band ‘Northern Exposure’. A night not to be missed. More info to follow……

2016 Seamus Grant Weekend Announced!

We are excited to officially confirm that the 2016 Seamus Grant Weekend will once again take place this Autumn. This years weekend will begin on Friday  14th of October and conclude on the following Sunday 16th.

We hope to continue build on the success of the previous weekends, celebrating local music and heritage, while having a great few days craic in the process!

More details will be announced between now and the weekend. All the latest will be posted here. You can also follow us on Facebook.


Seamus Grant Weekend 2015 with Seamus Mcguire
The Opening Friday Night Ceremony of  the 2015 Seamus Grant Weekend with guest Seamus McGuire

Pub Sessions at 2015 Seamus Grant Weekend

trad sessions

This years weekend sees a packed line up of pub sessions hosted by great musicians from Clonmany and Inishowen.




Friday Night – 10pm

  • Square Bar – Des McGonigle and friends (open session)
  • McFeeley’s Bar – Open Session with Reel Trad and Friends
  • Mac Tams: Informal Music & Singing Session.

Saturday Night – 10pm

  • Square Bar – session with Tom Byrne and Micky Gallinagh
  • McFeeley’s Bar – session  with Paddy Cullen and Family
  • Mac Tams: Informal Music & Singing Session.

Sunday Evening- 5-7pm

  • Rusty Nail– Des McGonigle and friends (open session)

All musician, singer and dancers are welcome to join in.

See you there!


Checkout the program for our full lineup of events.