love:live music is Ireland’s celebration of National Music Day on Thursday 21 June through free live music events in cities, towns and villages all over the country.  Initiated byMusic Network it is an open invitation to everyone to make music everywhere.  Clonmel Junction Festival and the Common Thread Café in conjunction with South Tipperary County Council Arts Service present a wonderful selection of Music on the streets of Clonmel.  Come and enjoy the outdoor evening music trail from under the arches of The Main Guard through Mitchell Street to Parnell Street, culminating with a concert at the County Museum at 8pm. All events are free.

Free Street Events from 5pm


5pm – Opening Concert – Under the Arches at The Main Guard – featuring, love:live music Ambassadors, award-winning and critically acclaimed singer Julie Feeney, the extraordinarily talented violinist Cora Venus Lunny, exuberant and innovative harpist Laoise Kelly and the masterfully elegant and fluent guitarist Niwel Tsumbu


6pm – 9pm – Rock Stage – Under the Arches at The Main Guard featuring Wayhays, Ruirai DeLeaster, Broken Glass on Broadway, The Bambir, Skyward Riffles  and Laura Rice.


6.00pm – 7.30pm – Mitchel Street – Choral Singing featuring Gospel Sounds and some participative singing.


6.00pm – 7.30pm – Parnell St (in front of town Hall) – Members of Powerstown Lisronagh Comhaltas group (dancers welcome).


6.30pm – 7.30pm – Parnell St (at Jervis Place) – join the Drumming circle with John Sutton, drumming facilitator.


6.00- 8.30pm – The Common Thread Café, 15 Parnell street : Acoustic Ballad singing with The Tipperary Ramblers (singers welcome).


7.30pm:  – outside the Town Hall:  Finale Street performance by Banna Cluain Meala and their Colour Guard.


Evening concert at the County Museum

8pm: – County Museum – Fire & Passion – from the Banks of the Suir to the Savannas of Mexico with Eamon Sweeney on Baroque Guitar, Malachy Robinson on Viol and Laoise O’Brien on Recorder. Admission free but places are limited so booking essential. Contact 052 6134552 or email

For more information about events contact, Clonmel Junction Festival 052 6129339