Both the Mayor of Cork County Cllr Tim Lombard and Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Tony Fitzgerald spoke at the press launch of DamhsaFest 2012 at the Boardwalk on Tuesday last. The Deputy Lord Mayor praised the Owenabue Valley Traditional Group who has been bringing dancers to the Cork International Folk Dance Festival since 1995. He said that Damhsa Fest played an important role in making Cork a Festival City; He said next year would be an important year as it was the year of the Gathering.Read More
Folk dancers from France, Estonia and Egypt will meet up with the locally based hosts the Owenabue Valley Traditional Group at the concert in the Carrigaline Court Hotel tonight Wednesday night 20th July at 8.00pm. The Kiely Walsh World Champion dancers and the Carrigaline Pipe Band will join them to make this a spectacular and colourful event as they all perform on a fully lighted special stage. The doors will open at 7.30 pm admission €10.Read More
DamhsaFest 2011 are organizing the World Record breaking Brush Dance on Saturday 23rd July in the Town Park in Fermoy at 5.00 pm. Brush Dancers from all corners of Ireland are invited to attend. The current record, which was created in Eyre Square Galway stands at 490.Read More
Saturday 23rd July Fermoy will host Damhsa Fest 2011 in the Town Park from 2.00. pm.
The performances of top International Folk Dancers from Egypt, Estonia, France and Cork’s Owenabue Valley Traditional Group will be proceeded by a colourful performance parade through the town from the Church.
Admission is free to the Family Fun Day in the Town Park.
The spectacular dance festival will conclude with the World Record Breaking attempt of the Brush Dance at 5.00 pm. Bring a brush and join in the fun.
The participants in this year’s DamhsaFest will arrive in Carrigaline on Tuesday next 19th July where they all meet for a welcome gathering in the GAA Pavilion at 8.00pm. Folk dancers from France, Estonia and Egypt will meet up with the locally based Togo Drummers and dancers and the hosts the Owenabue Valley Traditional Group. On Wednesday they will all travel to the County Hall for the Official Launch at 11.00 am by the Mayor of Cork County, Councillor Tim Lombard.Read More
The opening concert of this year’s Damhsa Fest takes place in the Carrigaline Court Hotel on Wednesday 20th July at 8.00pm. This year’s participants in the International Folk Dance Festival come from Estonia, Egypt and France and they will be joined by the Kiely Walsh World Champion dancers, Togo dancers and drummers and the hosts the Owenabue Valley Traditional Group. A special stage and lighting will be hired in for this colourful dance extravaganza. Tickets will be available at the Carrig Court Hotel and Barry Collins Supervalu. Enquiries 087 813 7990.Read More
The launch of DAMHSAFEST 2011 was held in City Hall on Friday last, June 10th. The Lord Mayor, Michael O’ Connell, said it gave him particular pleasure to host the launch. He said he had very happy and vivid memories of last year’s festival where he met the different groups in the Clarion Hotel. He also received the group from our Twin City, Rennes in Brittany, who performed in the council chambers. He mentioned that DAMHSAFEST is a great addition to the festival calendar of the City and that Cork is becoming known as a festival city.Read More