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Common Threads is a 1 day bus journey of music, art & culture through The Burren

Common Threads is a 1 day bus journey of music, art & culture through The Burren

Just announced is Common Threads, described as a 1 day bus journey of music, art & cultural discovery through The Burren in Clare on Saturday October 14th.

Attendees will board a bus in The Burren and performers in different places in the area include: Paul Noonan (Bell X1), Nealo, Æ MAK, Daithí, Junior Brother, Elaine Mai, Sinead White, Niamh Regan, Seba Safe, DJ Sally Cinnamon with more to be announced.

Locations include the Ailwee Caves, Hylands Hotel, The Burren College Of Art, O’ Donohue’s in Fanore and a secret location.

Common Threads is a new event created, curated, and programmed, by Peter Kelly and Daithí O Dronaí.

Tickets are €80 plus booking fee are on sale now via

Common Threads aims “to break the mould on what a traditional music festival/event looks like, and explore the links between a vibrant local community, key cultural spaces and an important natural landscape, while embellishing all of these common threads with art, live music and discovery.”

“There is something special in the air down here; both visually and metaphorically. There’s a certain gentle purple/ pink hue that takes over the sky at sunset in Ballyvaughan and that’s just one of many sources of inspiration I took as the idea for Common Threads was being formed. It’s a bit of a direct reference to the Seamus Heaney Poem ‘Postscript’.

Myself and Daithí have been wanting to work together on something like this for some years but there were some missing parts. Now it’s finally our time to do so.

Peter Kelly:

“I’m delighted to be working on an event like this in my hometown of Ballyvaughan – The village has come together to help us create a really special day, it’s great to see everyone so excited about something like this, and helping out in any way they can. It’s very much a community-based experience, and I can’t wait to welcome everyone into this lovely part of the world.”


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