Application Process for Musicians & Comedians Now Open

Application Process for Musicians & Comedians Now Open

The Music & Comedy application process for Carrickmacross Arts Festival 2017 is now open.
This year’s festival will be taking place from the 10th -13th of August, with the comedy night being on the Fri (11th) and the music programme being on the Sat & Sun (12th & 13th).
Previous music & comedy acts featured at this festival include: Hamsandwich, Delorentos, Declan O’ Rourke, Wallis Bird, Kíla, John Spillane, Frankie Gavin & DeDannan, The Frank & Walters, O Emperor, Oliver Cole, Joe Rooney, John Colleary, Pat Mc Donnell, Barry Murphy, Colum Mc Donnell, Niamh Marron & many more.

To apply click on the link below.


N.B. This application closes on Fri the 24th February

Brehon Brewhouse become Lead Partner for 12 Pubs Music Trail

Brehon Brewhouse become Lead Partner for 12 Pubs Music Trail

We’re delighted to formally reveal Brehon Brewhouse as our lead partner for this year’s 12 Pubs Music Trail.

Like Carrickmacross Arts Festival, Brehon Brewhouse was founded in 2014 and has become a major player nationally in just three short years. Brehon’s attention to detail and ambition to bring a high quality exciting product to market makes them perfect partners for our 12 Pubs Music Trail this year. Both brands share similar values and both form an integral part of the northeast tourism sector.

Craft breweries are growing across Ireland, and this is reflected in the north-east where one of their number, Brehon Brewhouse, is making strides since being set up by Seamus McMahon in 2014.

In his own words, “Our small brewery is housed on the farm, just a short distance from the old homestead. We are set amongst the rolling drumlins of County Monaghan, just a few miles from the birthplace of Patrick Kavanagh, the inspiration for our India Pale Ale – Stony Grey IPA. Our aim is to create distinct beers that are brewed with care and affection. Our brewer has created a range of well balanced and flavoursome ales that reflect the changing face of the beer market in Ireland.”

Brehon Brewhouse’s exciting range will be available at this year’s 12 Pubs Music Trail, but if you can’t wait that long, they’ve got some fantastic gift packs available to make your Christmas extra special. These gift packs are available from most off-licenses in Carrickmacross. Alternatively , why not visit the brewery in person in Dunelty, Inniskeen, Carrickmacross, Monaghan. To book in advance Tel: 086 8230914 or email:

12 Pubs Music Trail Full Line-Up Confirmed

12 Pubs Music Trail Full Line-Up Confirmed

Carrickmacross Arts Festival is proud to present:
The 12 Pubs Music Trail
In association with Brehon Brewhouse
Wednesday the 28th of December
Possibly the best 20 euro you’ve ever spent in your life!
14 acts accross 12 venues on 1 very special night.
It’s certainly gonna be a night to remember!

Please note this is a ticket only event and limited to 150 tickets only. First venue and starting time will be on your ticket, which will grant you a wristband to allow access to each venue.
Tickets priced €20 are available to buy from Callan’s of the Bridge Bar in Carrickmacross.

We’re very excited to bring some of the finest original music talents from across Ireland to Carrickmacross this Christmas…. So excited we’re gonna sing….

At the 12 Pubs of Christmas we’re gonna get to see…..
Sonnets and Sisters,
Niall McGuigan,
Kevin Sewell Trio,
Grace Wilde and Nix Moon
Third Smoke, Just Mustard,
T…. P….. M…..
Tracy Gallagher,
Barry Jay Hughes
Grainne Hunt
And a Fergal McCahahahey
(well done for trying to sing that in your head)

Anyway, get your tickets ASAP. Last year was a sell out and this year is shaping up to be the same so move fast.