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James Morrison Festival
James Morrison Festival

Phone: +353-71-9167560

Address: Sligo

Email: postmaster@morrison.ie

Starts: 31-07-2015

Ends: 03-08-2015

Venue: Riverstown

The festival commemorates the musical genius of James Morrison who was born in Drumfin near Riverstown in 1893. He emigrated to America in 1915 and became famous for his band which played in the Irish Dance halls of Manhattan in New York. He was also a composer and teacher of Irish music. He, together with Michael Coleman and Paddy Killoran (all from Sligo) introduced the “Sligo Style” of fiddle playing which has continued to be played in New York to the present day.

The festival starts on the Friday nights and continues on the Saturday and Sunday.