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Riches of Clare concert series cancelled for first time

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For the first time in its 16 year history, the Riches of Clare concert series has been cancelled.

Founded in 2005, it has been confirmed that the 2021 running of the Riches of Clare concert series will not proceed.

County Arts Officer, Siobhán Mulcahy told The Clare Echo that their decision to cancel was difficult but was done to prioritise the safety of their musicians and audience. She paid tribute to their audiences and visitors for their support, appreciation and dedication.

Musicians have been understanding over the announcement, Siobhan said. She also expressed gratitude to Fleadh Nua, the Feakle Music Festival with whom they collaborate, their hosts The Sanctuary at The Queens Hotel in Ennis and programme co-ordinator Mike Butler “who had put together a marvellous line-up again this year”.

“We are already planning for 2021, and we look forward to picking up where we left off in style,” Mulcahy added.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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