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The Legend of Luke Kelly – Dubliner

The Legend Of Luke Kelly – Celebrating the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend.

On 30th January 1984 it is said that the whole of Ireland grieved the early death of Dubliner Luke Kelly. He has left an indelible mark as being the greatest folk artist of the 20th Century and his music is widely regarded as one of Ireland’s cultural treasures.

Dublin singer/ songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist Chris Kavanagh was raised on Irish music and has been singing Irish folk songs since he was three years old. He learned to play the piano by ear when he was five and his love and passion for Luke Kelly’s music led him to learn to play the 5 string long neck banjo in 2001. Chris bears a remarkable resemblance to Luke, while his singing talents capture the depth and passion of the great man he was so heavily influenced by.

Over the past sixteen years he has amazed audiences following powerful sell-out performances in prominent Irish venues such as Vicar Street & The Cork Opera House with the regular attendance of Luke Kelly’s family. Chris released his own album of original material “Voice Of The People” in 2011 and shortly afterwards stood in with folk legends The Dubliners on their German tour, and also made a guest appearance on their 50th anniversary concert DVD recorded in Vicar Street. He is joined by other accomplished musicians and all consider it a great honour to bring Luke’s memory back to the stage.

One of Irelands leading guitarist / composers, Michael Howard has composed the music for many television documentaries including ‘Ironing the Land’, a six part series charting the history and development of the railways in Ireland and the recent documentary, ‘The Inner Human Reality’ on the life of the painter Louis Le Brocquy. As well as being active as a solo performer both here and abroad, he has worked with many of Irelands leading musicians including the Dubliners with whom he has toured Europe as a special guest on a number of occasions. He has released an album of original material with John Sheahan entitled ‘In Our Own Time’.

Offaly man Joe Finn was born in Kilmucklin, Clara, into a house steeped in traditional Irish music.His Father taught him how to play the tin whistle which further progressed to him learning to play the flute. At the age of eighteen, Joe began to play the Uilleann pipes and now also plays the fiddle.He has played with “Legend of Luke Kelly” for the past ten years and in 2008 released his first solo traditional album “The Piper Calls the tune

‘A beautiful blast from our beautiful past’..Eamon Dunphy

‘You might find that you have to pinch yourself’..RTE’s Open House
‘A Must !’ ..The Irish Times

Band Members :
Chris Kavanagh – Lead vocals / Long neck 5-string banjo / Guitar / Piano (Dublin)
Joe Finn – Uilleann pipes / Whistles / Fiddle (Offaly)
Michael Howard –  Guitar / Vocals (Dublin)


Tickets available now from:

Celtic Gold, Peel

Peter Norris Music, Douglas

Thompson Travel, Port Erin

Shakti Man, Ramsey


Si Cranstoun

We are thrilled that Si Cranstoun and his superb 5-piece band are making a welcome return to Peel after his sold out show in 2016.

Si spent many years as a busker on the streets of London and performed in The Dualers, a Ska band, before becoming widely recognized as a composer and singer of music heavily influenced by 1950s and 1960s Rock and Rhythm and Blues.

In 2013 he performed with Little Richard in Las Vegas. He was spotted in April that year and signed up with Warner. His single Caught in the Moonlight was shortlisted on the Radio 2 playlist.

With a voice often compared to Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson, Si’s endless energy and enthusiasm for perfection ensure that he delivers a performance you will be guaranteed to remember for years to come.

As with his show in 2016, seating capacity will be slightly reduced to provide space for dancing.

Tickets available now either online through or through or usual outlets:

Celtic Gold in Peel

Peter Norris in Douglas

Thompson Travel in Port Erin

Shakti Man in Ramsey


We would like to thank Demetri’s Hair Salon of Peel for supporting this event.


Celtfest 2017 – Connla

Yn Chruinnaght presents Celtfest IOM – Connla: the hottest new group out of Northern Ireland, featuring Ciara McCafferty (vocals), Ciaran Carlin (whistles), Paul Starrett (guitar) and siblings Emer and Conor Mallon on harp and uilleann pipes.

£15.00 OR buy Festival Pass £55 (5 events)

Celtfest 2017 – Rioghnach Connolly Band

Yn Chruinnaght presents Celtfest IOM – Rioghnach Connolly Band: Armagh born singer and flautist with more sass than a sassy thing, Rioghnach guests regularly with Afro Celt Sound System, and fronts the foot-banging sound of Honeyfeet and the soulful beauty of Realworld Records’ The Breath.

£12.50 OR buy Festival Pass £55 (5 events)

Celtfest 2017 – Talisk

Yn Chruinnaght presents Celtfest IOM –Talisk: winners of the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and featuring the talents of 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, Mohsen Amini (concertina), Hayley Keenan (fiddle) and Craig Irving (guitar), Talisk create a captivating, energetic and dynamic sound.

£12.50 OR buy Festival Pass £55 (5 events)

Celtfest 2017 – The River

Yn Chruinnaght presents Celtfest IOM – Hamish Napier’s The River: the stunning debut album by award-winning Scottish composer and folk multi-instrumentalist, Hamish Napier, celebrating his local river, The Spey, is the perfect soundtrack to the stunning scenery of Speyside and the Highlands. Featuring the musical talents of Hamish Napier, Ross Ainslie, Sarah Hayes, James Duncan Mackenzie, James Lindsay, Martin O’Neill, Calum MacCrimmon, Dave Milligan, Tom Gibbs. Hamish will also work with Bree supergroup Scran to programme the first half of the concert.

This event is supported by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

£12.50 OR buy Festival Pass £55 (5 events)

Celtfest 2017 – Alice Roberts Lecture

Yn Chruinnaght presents Celtfest IOM are excited to announce that the festival will open with a lecture on The Celts by anatomist, anthropologist and broadcaster, Professor Alice Roberts, who has presented several landmark BBC series including The Incredible Human Journey, Origins of Us, Ice Age Giants and The Celts.

£15 OR buy Festival Pass £55 (5 events)

Bed Among the Lentils

Join us in the Atholl Room for a performance of Alan Bennett’s ‘Bed Among the Lentils’ which will also include a two course supper.

Catering by Niarby Catering, Main meal choice is hotpot, chicken curry or vegetarian, plus gateaux, tea and coffee