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FESTIVAL SPONSORS We are indebted to our key supporter Sligo Leader Partnership for their backing in marketing Sligo as a food tourism destination, both for the Festival but also throughout the year:-

Our key sponsor Connacht Gold has commited as lead sponsor for the 2011 festival (their involvement in 2010 was So important to us). They are sponsors of the Junior Masterchef competition.

Fรกilte Ireland are integral to supporting festivals throughout Ireland. Their support, both financial and from a marketing perspective, has been very important and very welcome.

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WELCOME Hello and welcome to the SÓ Sligo Food Festival. Sligo has a wealth of incredible food, and some amazing food producers who live and create in this region. Our emphasis is very much on a family festival, so “Something for everyone” is very much the order of the day. This year’s line up includes World Irish Stew competitions, Junior Masterchef competition, a New National Dish competition, a food village, cookery demonstrations, talks, tastings, food trails, farm walks, street entertainment and kiddie activities. Great value and themed dine outs are available. Plenty for music fans with gigs being hosted in pubs, cafés, restaurants and hotels.

SÓ Sligo is delighted to announce that we are one of the first community festivals to develop a Smartphone App to connect visitors to SÓ Sligo to the myriad of events, gigs & fun.

If you are visitor or lucky enough to live in this beautiful place, you will discover that Sligo is SÓ surprising, SÓ unique, SÓ Sligo.

You are SÓ welcome,

SÓ Sligo App available on the Android Market and iTunes App Store.

Margaret Heffernan Chairperson SÓ Sligo Food Festival 1


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FESTIVAL MAP 1 Shenanigans 2 Johnston Court Shopping Centre 3 Bistro Bianconi 4 Fureys 5 Kennedys 6 Shoot The Crows 7 Fiddlers Creek 8 Mc Hughs 9 Clarence Hotel 10 Harp Tavern 11 Garavogue 12 Silver Apple 13 Creperie Bretonne 14 Café Fleur 15 Belfry 16 O'Neills - Mall 17 Source Sligo 18 Mc Garrigles 19 Foleys 20 Glasshouse 21 Kates Kitchen 22 Lyons Café 23 Hargadons 24 Tobergal Lane Café 25 Koko Latte 26 Café Mauds

27 Sakura Restaurant 28 Reidys Bistro & Wine Bar 29 Grappa 30 The Leitrim Bar 31 Café Souperb 32 Sligo Park Hotel 33 Lily’s Café 34 The Model 35 The Velvet Room 36 Osta 37 Clarion Hotel 38 Mc Cullaghs 39 Colemans Electrical Shop 40 Cafe Victor 41 Ellens Pub 42 Davis's Restaurant / Yeats Tavern 43 Radisson Blu Hotel 44 Shells Cafe 45 Trá Bán Restaurant 46 The Venue 47 Durkins 48 Brennan’s Pub 49 Roisin Dubh

SÓ Sligo Festival Office, Johnston Court, O’Connell St, Sligo E: info@sosligo.com T: 086 1090675 Parking

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FOOD VENUE Wednesday 16th March from

1pm

Davis's Restaurant @ Yeats Tavern Drumcliffe Tel: 071 91 63117

Guinness & Oyster promotion for the SÓ Sligo festival. Award winning, family run restaurant, walking distance from W.B Yeats Tomb, under the shadow of Benbulben's majestic plateau. Daily Specials, Full a La Carte.

5pm

Silver Apple Restaurant Lord Edward Street Tel: 071 91 46770

“50 mile” plate + glass of wine €15 Choose from dishes especially created for SÓ Sligo 2011 sourced within a 50 mile radius of Sligo.

5pm

with the finest local fresh produce, from both land & sea. The name Trá Bán is gaelic for “White Strand”, the beautiful unspoiled beach alongside the restaurant.

7pm

GOOD FOOD MADE EASY ‘New Ideas for Easy Cooking’ - Demo and Hands on workshop to unleash those cooking skills within. €40 per person.

9pm

Tobergal Lane Café Tobergal Lane Tel: 071 91 46599 SÓ Sligo Food & Wine Quiz SÓ Sligo Food & Wine quiz in aid of St. John’s Garden Room Project and SÓ Sligo. €20 per table.

Bistro Bianconi O’Connell Street Tel: 071 91 41744 SÓ Sligo Food Festival Early Bird Menu. An amazing 3 Course meal for only €15.00.

Source Sligo 1/2 John Street Tel: 071 91 47605

10pm

Hargadons O’Connell Street Tel: 071 91 70933

until 7pm

Trá Bán Restaurant Strandhill Tel: 071 91 28402

Early Bird Menu – €23.95 Set Menu Awarded Elite Membership of the 2011 BIM Seafood Circle, Trá Bán offers the best in fine dining, specialising in fresh Seafood & Steak. Their menu features dishes made

The Swing & Soul Revue with Sinead Conway Hargadons has already established itself as a special venue where good quality home cooked food is served in a friendly atmosphere. They use organically produced food where at all possible. All food is sourced locally and Hargadons is proud to list its local suppliers on

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FOOD VENUE Wednesday 16th March it’s menu. Salads and vegetables are home grown at the owners new facility in Sligo. Georgina Campbell 2011 Pub of the Year. The Swing and Soul Revue promises to be a wonderful evening fronted by the amazingly versatile Sinead Conway. The Swing and Soul Revue, fronted by the amazingly versatile Sinead Conway and that human jukebox, Wexford man Dave Flynn. Get down with your bad self to the sounds of the Blues Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Nina Simone, Etta James and even Riverdance with Dave's amazing rap as Gaeilge, and most of all: Don't Worry, Be Happy!

10pm

Shoot The Crows Castle Street Tel: 071 91 771193

Cold Cuts & Hot Tunes This pub is legendary in Sligo - with fantastic music, great pints in a quirky and traditional venue. Celebrate St. Patricks Eve with a feast of complimentary traditional local fare, with many varieties of delicious smoked fish.

10pm

Fiddlers Creek

live band, fronted by one of Sligo’s leading musicians, Sean Mc Carthy. You can expect a lively night with Sean & the boys.

10pm

Garavogue Stephen Street Tel: 071 91 43825

The Wizzards Of Sonik followed by DJ Graham Beautifully located on the banks of the Garavogue river, the Garavogue is a modern bar which also houses Kudos Bistro which offers pizzas, pastas and much more. The Wizzards Of Sonik are a Midlands based rock & pop covers band with years of experience on the gig circuit in both Ireland & Europe. The Wizzards aim to please all tastes in music & guarantee an unforgettable experience, incorporating the most up to date sound equipment & lighting effects. You can keep dancing till late to DJ Graham’s selection of uptempo tracks.

Rockwood Parade Tel: 071 91 41866 The Social Fiddlers Creek Bar and Restaurant offers a warm welcome, good food and excellent service for all who visit. A long established bar, proud of their great food and warm surroundings. The Euro Saver menu of 3 courses is just €14.99. Enjoy The Social, a top

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FOOD VENUE Wednesday 16th March 10.30pm

The Clarence

9pm

Wine Street Tel: 071 91 42211 DJ Richard Durand Located in the centre of Sligo town, the Clarence is an original 19th century building added to a local list of buildings to be preserved in County Sligo. Although the outside retains its early 19th century appearance, the interior is anything but dated; a stunning fusion of the old and the new. Housing Sligo’s premier performance venue means there is always a buzz in the hotel that can only be experienced around live music. Have a bite to eat in the Italian restaurant ‘Limoncello’ and enjoy a cocktail made by one of the mixologists in the front bar. DJ Richard Durand returns to The Clarence after two sell out performances in his last two visits to Sligo. Richard will be joined by Alex O’Rion as he is launching his new album Wide Awake. This is his first stop on his worldwide tour. Let’s make it a memorable one.

McGarrigles O’Connell Street Tel: 071 91 71193

Red Brick House followed by DJ Ash Young Described in Hot Press as, “A band that blends quality with some unapologetic commercialism” It’s the perfect mix for those who want to hear some quality homegrown indie rock and those who just want to dance. The group is made up of Sligo’s own Patrick Leydon, Les Finan, Peter Murray and Danny Young. All four are promising a truly epic night in the legendary venue that is McGarrigles.

9pm

Durkins Ballinacarrow, Co Sligo Tel: 071 91 30165

Traditional Session. Enjoy authentic Irish music session.

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Fureys Bridge Street Tel: 071 91 43825

The Lost Coats Fureys is one of the premier homes of music in Sligo. A traditional pub with a really happening atmosphere - lots more foodie events to come here over the course of the festival! The Lost Coats - HEALTH WARNING - this band contains members of Those Nervous Animals"... featuring Barry Brennan, Padraig Meehan, Tom Jamieson & Dave Carty... playing original TNA hits &

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MUSIC EVENTS Wednesday 16th March classic covers from the 70's, 80's & 90's, guaranteed to funk up your nite!

10pm

10.30pm Kennedys

Rockwood Parade Tel: 071 91 61250 Eoin Troy & Guest Sitting on the banks of the Garavogue River in the heart of Sligo is T.J Kennedys. The entrance is very modern and continental in style, but when you step in you are stepping back a century. Enjoy Eoin Troy & Guest spanning rock to pop to blues in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere at Kennedys.

10pm

Harp Tavern Quay Street Tel: 071 91 42473

Trad Session Natural stone floors, open brickwork and a cheerful log fire make this a cosy place for a drink, a chat or a session. At lunch time the pub offers a selection of sandwiches, while tea, coffee and snacks are available all day. Trad session with Kevin O’Brien (accordion) Harry Mc Gowan (flute) Sean Dwyer (guitar & vocals) the best of Sligo and Leitrim Traditional Music interspersed with the odd story.

10pm

McHugh’s (Downstairs) Grattan Street Tel: 071 91 42030

DJ Brendan Tierney Lively pub located in the centre of Sligo Town. Food is served during the day Monday to Saturday, an extensive and imaginative menu with something to suit everyone. Bop till you drop to this really lively DJ.

10.30pm

McHugh’s (Upstairs) Grattan Street Tel: 071 91 42030

Glenn Cal Singersongwriter Glenn Calis quickly making a name for himself on the Irish contemporary music scene. Although currently living in Sligo, Glenn was born & grew up on the north side of Cork city. On a recent return visit to his native town, he performed live on Cork’s 96 fm, where presenter Neil Prenderville described Glenn as… “having tremendous passion in his voice. He has real conviction… he has something special…the songs are superbly written & performed”.

Shenanigans Bridge Street Tel: 071 91 43021 Live Band & DJ Enjoy this pre St. Patrick’s Day music special in this lively Bridge Street venue.

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FOOD VENUE Thursday 17th March From 9.30am

Breakfast by the Beach Shells Cafe Strandhill Tel: 071 91 22938

SÓ Sligo Breakfast Club at Shells Cafe. Join us for breakfast after your beautiful walk along Strandhill beach. Local produce, wholesome ingredients all made with love! There is only one place to have breakfast this weekend and that's at Shells Cafe on the beachfront in Strandhill. All breads are home made, the coffee is organic and expertly made, together with local produce this makes for an awesome breakfast experience! Shells Cafe is celebrating St Patrick’s Weekend with Dr. Seuss Green Eggs & Ham! All Dr. Seuss breakfasts come with a free glass of pure, fresh Shells Orange Juice when you mention SÓ Sligo!

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1pm+

‘Count Me In’ Cafe Mauds

Quayside Shopping Centre Tel: 071 91 28447 Cafe Mauds are delighted to launch our new calorie counted menu in conjunction with RTE’s Operation Transformation. Our new look menu will be launched on Friday 18th March @ 11am in Cafe Mauds with complimentary mimosa and a whopping 20% off all the calorie counted items all weekend!

Silver Apple Restaurant Lord Edward Street Tel: 071 91 46770

“50 mile” plate + glass of wine €15 Choose from dishes especially created for SÓ Sligo 2011 sourced within a 50 mile radius of Sligo.

1pm

The Glasshouse Hotel Sligo Tel: 071 91 94300

Graham Monaghan Relax and enjoy this local talented artist playing many popular tunes. Enjoy a bite to eat at The Kitchen restaurant. To become an AA Rosette winner a restaurant must offer food prepared with

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FOOD VENUE Thursday 17th March care, understanding and skill using good quality ingredients, this is what you can expect at The Kitchen, a proud AA Rosette winner.

1.30pm

Creperie Bretonne Teeling Street

Jackk & Jones with SÓ Food Crepe Special - Rock. From savoury to sweet, this ecelectic duo are the perfect accompaniment to a delicious crepe, made with SÓ much love. Jackk & Jones is a new duo of Leon Mooney on guitar/harmonica & Leslie Jones on mandolin. They play an eclectic mix of folk, rock & country with a traditional bluegrass twist. This is a high energy show drawing on influences from the Appalachian Mountains integrated with songs from Neil Young to Steve Earle.

2pm

Café Fleur O’ Connell Street Tel: 071 91 44406

Hannah & Megan Duffy - Trad After the excitement of the parade, come and celebrate your Irishness with a feast of Irish stew while you listen to the melodic sounds of Hannah and Megan Duffy, two talented traditional Irish fiddle players in the relaxing setting of Café Fleur. Hannah and Megan come from a family stepped in tradition and have performed and won numerous awards at Fleadh Ceol na hEireann.

2pm

The Belfry Thomas Street Tel: 071 91 61250

Comhaltas Traditonal Music Session with Irish Menu Serving a delicious traditional recipe lunch Menu-all day, this Trad Session will feature young musicians from the Fred Finn Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann. The branch was founded in 1987, in memory of the renowned fiddle player from Kilavil. The branch has produced many fine young musicians who have gone on to achieve the highest accolades in feiseana, fleadhanna, Siamsa Gael Linn Music Competitions etc.

From 5pm

Sakura Oriental Restaurant Stephen St Tel: 071 91 49833

For the last eight years, Sakura Oriental Restaurant has provided Sligo with an exciting Asian fusion of Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisine winning many restaurant awards. The menu caters for every diners needs with a vast selection of dishes including Curries, Soups, Seafood and Duck while there are also some great vegetarian options. The head chef has been perfecting Asian cuisine for the last 15 years and uses only the freshest ingredients to create an exciting oriental experience. During the SÓ Festival, enjoy Chinese music with a very special offer menu.

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FOOD VENUE Thursday 17th March pre 7pm

Trá Bán Restaurant Strandhill Tel: 071 91 28402

Early Bird Menu – €23.95 Set Menu Awarded Elite Membership of the 2011 BIM Seafood Circle, Trá Bán offers the best in fine dining, specialising in fresh Seafood & Steak. Their menu features dishes made with the finest local fresh produce, from both land and sea. The name Trá Bán is gaelic for “White Strand”, the beautiful unspoiled beach alongside the restaurant.

2pm

Fiddlers Creek Rockwood Parade Tel: 071 91 41866

Trad & Folk Session & Food Fiddlers Creek bar and restaurant is situated in the heart of Sligo town. A warm welcome, good food & excellent service await all who visit. A long established bar, proud of their great food and warm surroundings. Enjoy traditional Irish lunches and A La Carte menu served from 1pm. Watch Cheltenham Races live all day on TV.

2pm

Garavogue Stephen Street Tel: 071 91 43825

Philip Duffy, Declan Courell & Colm Regan - Beautifully located on the banks of the Garavogue River, the Garavogue is a modern bar and is home to Kudos Bistro offering pizzas, pastas & much more.

For the day that is in it, sit back and enjoy a pint of Guinness & Traditional Irish Stew thanks to Dale & his Kudos staff for €10. Colin Regan is an accomplished and stylish accordion player hailing originally from Dublin. He is a talented musician with a strong and melodic style of playing. Philip Duffy is recognized as one of the finest fiddle players in the country. Originally from Tubbercurry, he has a fluent and rhythmic style. Declan Courell from Co. Mayo plays DADGAD tuning. His punchy & contemporary backing helps to drive the music. Declan’s repertoire of songs include compositions by Bob Dylan, Neil Young as well as influences from country music & folk music.

3pm

Shenanigans Bridge Street Tel: 071 91 43021

Traditional Irish Music - Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day special in this lively Bridge Street venue. A great place to stop after the parade to hear local musicians in a lively session. There will be a selection of good food served in this very relaxed atmosphere.

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FOOD VENUE Thursday 17th March 3.30pm

Mc Hugh’s Grattan Street Tel: 071 91 42030

Glenn Cal - Lively pub located in the centre of Sligo Town. Food will be served during the day from an extensive and imaginative menu with something to suit everyone. Singer-songwriter Glenn Cal, is quickly making a name for himself on the Irish contemporary music scene. Although currently living in Sligo, Glenn was born and grew up on the north side of Cork city. On a recent return visit to his native town, he performed live on Cork’s 96FM, where presenter Neil Prenderville described Glenn as…” having tremendous passion in his voice. He has real conviction… he has something special…the songs are superbly written and performed”.

6.30pm

Bistro Bianconi O’Connell St Tel: 071 91 41744

Grainne McCarthy & Kevin Healy - Soul Folk Blues. Soul food that won’t give you the blues! Grainne is passionate about singing and has performed many times at open mike nights both here and in Spain. Kevin has played in rock bands for years and is a member of The Antics, a successful four piece band based in Carrick-OnShannon. The two musicians started gigging together about a year and a half ago and their music includes soul, folk, blues and pop.

8.30pm

Source Sligo John Street Tel: 071 91 47605

Kieran Quinn & Dave Flynn - Jazz & Tapas. Enjoy a selection of wonderful food treats while listening to resident pianist Kieran Quinn who has quickly made the Thursday night ‘Source Sessions’ into a hugely popular event on the Sligo music calendar. This week’s guest is Wexford’s Dave Flynn, the superb vocalist and guitarist with whom Sligo audiences will be familiar from his appearances in An Evening With Sgt Pepper in 2010. Expect acoustic blues and some surprises! They will play in the wine bar situated on the 2nd floor, where you can enjoy beautiful wines produced from Sources own vineyards in the Languedoc region of France. The Restaurant on the ground floor showcases the best local produce available in Sligo and the North West.

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MUSIC EVENTS Thursday 17th March 1pm

Fureys Bridge Street Tel: 071 91 43825

Spraoi Fureys is one of the premier homes of music in Sligo. A traditional pub with a really happening atmosphere. Spraoi (Winners of the Siamsa Gael Linn Competition 2009) have a new and distinctive approach to traditional music with great harmonies and dynamic arrangements of both old and new compositions. Unique to the group is the explosive African-influenced percussion playing of Paddy Hazelton. Niamh Farrell’s voice is recognized as potentially one of the most promising in the traditional idiom. The rich tones of the Irish harp are brought to this group by Elsa Kelly. Jos and Ted playing accordion, piano, banjo and guitar are the “rhythmical powerhouse of the group with their most imaginative instrumental arrangements”. The Irish Music Magazine

2pm

Harp Tavern Quay Street Tel: 071 91 42473

Jazz Ladds Natural stone floors, open brickwork and a cheerful log fire make this a cosy place for a drink, a chat or a session. At lunch time the pub offers a selection of sandwiches, while tea, coffee and snacks are

available all day. The Jazz Ladds are Sligo’s longest established band. Though originally known as a traditional jazz band, they now include in the programme Latin American (Salsa etc.), Blues, Country and even the odd old time waltz, when required. The Jazz Ladds feature a 5 piece band, i.e. Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, Harmonica, Lead Guitars, Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Drums and four members also feature on vocals. St. Patrick’s Day after the parade, the only place to be is The Harp Tavern - for an unforgettable afternoon’s entertainment in the company of Sligo’s own Jazz Ladds - The best Dixie/Trad band in the world.

2pm & 6pm

Kennedys

Rockwood Parade Tel: 071 91 61250 Comhaltas Trad Music Session Sitting on the banks of the Garavogue River in the heart of Sligo is T.J Kennedys. The entrance is very modern & continental in style, but when you step in you are stepping back a century. Enjoy brilliant young musicians from Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, who have achieved high accolades in feiseanna, fleadhanna, Siamsa Gael Linn Music Competition both here & abroad entertaining you in a great session after the parade. At 6pm Kennedy’s will host Gerry Harrington & Colm Regan. Gerry Harrington is from Kenmare, Co. Kerry, & is now living in Ballintogher, Co. Sligo. His fiddle style is

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MUSIC EVENTS Thursday 17th March 4pm

O’Neill’s The Mall Tel: 071 91 41286

predominantly that of Sliabh Luachra. Gerry is a highly respected musician who has made several other recordings, including collaborations with Eoghan O’Sullivan, Charlie Piggott, Nancy Conescu & Peter Horan. He has just recorded a solo album “At Home”. Colm Regan (Accordion) is a talented & stylish musician, of Sligo roots, hailing originally from Dublin & now residing in Co Leitrim. Colm has played extensively at home & abroad and is glad to be back playing in the West. This lively set will have your feet tapping long into the evening.

Kell - Kell have gained a reputation as one of the finest Celtic-Rock fusion bands on the London-Irish circuit. This collection of musicians, including an All-Ireland Champion fiddle player and a multi-award winning mandolin player, have been described as energetic, eclectic & playing ‘with a total disregard for the safety of their instruments’. Their set covers songs from artists as diverse as Elvis, The Pogues & Steve Harley, while their music always maintains a heart of pure Celtic rhythm & soul.

3pm

7pm

McGarrigles

McHughs

O’Connell Street Tel: 071 91 71193

Grattan Street Tel: 071 91 42030

Tucan Beginning life as a mild mannered two piece (Donal Gunne & Pearse Feeney), they now have two new members, Paul Wherly & Keith Kelly. When playing live, the new additions combine with acoustic instrumentalists Gunne & Feeneys relentless energy and expertise with fat bass lines & atomic drums. This exciting Irish band will be followed by DJ Tommy Clarke at 10pm to dance the rest of the night away to a great mix of tunes in a happy, relaxed atmosphere.

DJ - As it’s St.Patrick’s Day, come & enjoy this early disco set.

7pm

Shoot The Crows Castle Street Tel: 071 91 771193

Rick Epping & Phillip Duffy & Guest. Philip Duffy is recognised as one of the finest fiddle players in the country. Hailing from Tubbercurry, Philip is also a member of Sligo’s well known “Dartry Céilí Band”. Rick Epping has been playing harmonica since his early childhood in California & has been playing Old Time, Blues & Irish music since his early teens.

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MUSIC EVENTS Thursday 17th March 9pm

Sligo Park Hotel

10pm

Pearse Road Tel: 071 91 90400 Innisfree Céilí Band - Sligo Set Dancing. In 2008, the Innisfree Céilí Band became the first céilí band from the North Connacht region to win the coveted All-Ireland Senior Céilí Band competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. Influenced by the legacy of the highlydeveloped musical environment of North Connacht, the Innisfree Céilí Band comprises a generation of musicians who grew up playing together, fusing individual skill through a shared stylistic impulse, to produce a distinctive and mature musical voice.

10pm

Garavogue Stephen Street Tel: 071 91 43825 Audio 3 followed by DJ Graham. The resident band Audio 3 will be playing all the top chart covers live on stage at 10pm followed byDJ Graham playing all the hits until late.

Foleys Castle Street Tel: 071 91 42381

Seamus Hernon & Rodney Lancashire Seamus Hernon is a native of Gurteen, Co. Sligo and has been playing the flute since he was six years old. His main influence and tutor was his father PJ Hernon the renouned accordion player. Rodney Lancashire is from Cootehill, Co. Cavan & plays bouzouki, mandolin, banjo & concertina. He has recorded CD’s with Mactire.

10pm

Kennedys Rockwood Parade Tel: 071 91 61250 Live Music Enjoy a great evening while being entertained by Sligo’s finest musicians.

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FOOD VENUE Friday 18th March 12 noon onwards SÓ Sligo Festival Market Stephen’s St Car Park / Rockwood Parade

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KoKo Latte

25 Quayside Shopping Centre Tel: 071 91 57826 KoKo Latte’s Chocolate Tastings. Delicious and glorious chocolates to be discovered in our chocolate tastings throughout the day.

10am

Junior Masterchef Final

St. Angela’s College, Clogherevagh, Co. Sligo Sponsor Connacht Gold Enjoy the excitement of the Junior Masterchef Final where talented students will go all out to impress the Só Sligo Judging Panel. The students will compile a menu of their choice, comprising of a starter, main course and dessert for two people.

11am

Teddybears’ Picnic Sligo City Library

Sponsored by Cafe Mauds This free event is aimed at children aged under 5. Bring the little ones and their favourite teddy along for a fun storytime, followed by a yummy picnic lunch courtesy of Sligo Library and Cafe Mauds.

11am Kiddies Make-it-Bake-it-Eat-it Pizza Community training centre, Cleveragh. 5 of Sligo’s top Pizza Restaurants will teach children how to make, bake, and best of all, EAT a pizza. Places strictly limited and must be pre-booked through Festival office.

Delicious and inspired foods from throughout the North West will be available each day during the festival at the artisans market centrally located in Sligo town.

1-2pm

Painting with Vegetables

Level 4, Quayside Shopping Centre (in front of NEXT) Sponsored by Total Produce Watch the kids get creative with some brightly-coloured paints & fantastic shapes made from their favourite vegetables. We bet there’ll be many a masterpiece created with aubergine dinosaurs, courgette spaceships & potato lovehearts!

Davis's Restaurant @ Yeats Tavern Drumcliffe Tel: 071 91 63117 St Patrick’s Art Competition. Draw a Patricks day themed Picture and win fabulous art prizes. Under 5 competition, Under 8 competition & Under 12 Competition. Entries must be received by Sat 19th March at 6pm. All entries will be on facebook from 7pm Sat 19th March to Sun 11 am 20th March. You can vote for your

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favourite picture on facebook. SÓ get on to Davis’s Restaurant fan page and vote for your favourite. Prizes and judging will take place on Sunday 20th at 11.45am.

3pm

Stephen St Tel: 071 91 47421

KoKo Latte

25 Quayside Shopping Centre Tel: 071 91 57826 KIDS FREE EVENT: Dip Grab a marshmallow, twirl it in chocolate from our cascading fountain, decorate with your favourite toppings & enjoy!

3.30pm

Reidy’s Bistro & Wine Bar

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Lyons Café Wine Street Tel: 071 91 42969

Louisiana Joyride with SÓ Sligo Food Specials - Delicious home cooked food and if like your music raw, drenched in whiskey and set to a funky country beat then this trio are full of surprises and not to be missed! 20% off the breakfast menu for SÓ Sligo Food Festival. Louisiana Joyride is comprised of Orla Lynch, Owen McNulty and Russty Li-Nesbitt (formerly of the Jim Armstrong Band). They have attracted a lot of attention since forming in late 2008, reaching No.1 on the NI chart with their first single ‘Whiskey’. They have played several sets in festivals all over Ireland.

Cook Fish with Reidy’s, Cooking with Shellfish. Masterchef Ger Reidy shares his own recipes & skills of shellfish and seafood cookery. Free admission to all demonstrations but places are limited to 20 people per demo. SÓ Sligo Festival Specials at Reidy’s feature dishes from local food producers available daily from 5pm. All usual menus also available - open for lunch & dinner.

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Sakura Oriental Restaurant Stephen St Tel: 071 91 49833

For the last eight years, Sakura Oriental Restaurant has provided Sligo with an exciting Asian fusion of Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisine winning many restaurant awards. The menu caters for every diners needs with a vast selection of dishes including Curries, Soups, Seafood and Duck while there are also some great vegetarian options. The head chef has been perfecting Asian cuisine for the last 15 years & uses only the freshest ingredients to create an exciting oriental experience. During the SÓ Festival, enjoy Chinese music with a very special offer menu.

5pm

Yeats Tavern Drumcliffe Tel: 071 91 63117

Hannah & Nell Kelly & Friends – Trad. A la Carte menu available until 9.30pm. Panini and snack menu also available. Lunch specials are traditional Irish dishes, Irish stew, fish pie, shepherds pie & bacon

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FOOD VENUE Friday 18th March cabbage at €10.90 (12pm to 3pm). Hannah Kelly (concertina) & Nell Kelly (fiddle) are two cracking young trad musicians from Rathcormack Sligo. They were winners of the all Ireland Duet competition in 2007 & Nell is the current u12 All Ireland Fiddle champion. They play a range of great music including many Sligo style compositions as well as newly composed tunes “driving music of the highest quality”.

5pm

The Clarence Wine Street Tel: 071 91 42211

Italian Dinner & Live Music Ticket. Three course Italian Dinner at Limoncello & ticket to Live Music Event for €25. Dinner will be served from 5pm - 10pm. Doors open for gig at 10pm.

6pm

Hargadons O’Connell Street Tel: 071 91 70933

Ultan Conlon & Band – Folk. Good quality home cooked food is served in a friendly atmosphere. Hargadons use organically produced food where at all possible. All the food is sourced locally and they are proud to list their local suppliers on their menu. Their salads and vegetables are home grown at the owner’s new facility in Sligo. Enjoy Ultan Conlon’s performance at 6pm - ”The most impressive Irish debut since Damien Rice’s O” according to The Evening Herald & Hotpress’s Olaf Tyaransen. An influential figure in Ultan’s life was the late John Martyn whom he supported several times.

6pm

Fureys Bridge Street Tel: 071 91 43825

Spanish Evening with Felip Carbonell & Jim Meehan – Tapas by Café Arabica. Born in Mallorca, Felip Carbonell is a self taught guitarist, mostly influenced by the Catalan songwriter movement, flamenco & rumba styles. He worked in different bands in Spain during the 80s & 90’s before he moved to Ireland in 1998. He’s currently recording & touring as an integral part of the band NoCrows amongst several other musical projects. Jim Meehan is an experienced guitarist who plays with equal facility in Jazz & Trad settings. He has had an enduring musical partnership with Felip Carbonell over the past decade. He is featured as a guest artist with the Michael Waters Jazz Quartet in the Derry City Jazz Festival later this year.

6pm

Kennedys Rockwood Parade Tel: 071 91 61250

Feel Good Friday – Aoife Grennan & Complimentary Finger Food. Aoife Grennan lives in Strandhill, Co. Sligo. She has been gigging in Sligo from the age of 16, starting in McLynn’s Pub. She has also played gigs alongside her Dad, popular musician Gerry Grennan and in a session with singer /songwriter Paul Brady.

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FOOD VENUE Friday 18th March until 7pm

Trá Bán Restaurant

7.30pm

Strandhill Tel: 071 91 28402 Early Bird Menu – €23.95 Set Menu. Awarded Elite Membership of the 2011 BIM Seafood Circle, Trá Bán offers the best in fine dining, specialising in fresh Seafood & Steak. Their menu features dishes which are made with the finest local fresh produce, from both land & sea. The name Trá Bán is gaelic for “White Strand”, the beautiful unspoiled beach alongside the restaurant. Trá Bán was the original name for what is now known as the sea front.

7pm

The Venue Strandhill Tel: 071 91 68167

Steak Night and Live Music. Friday night is Steak Night at The Venue. Enjoy a complimentary glass of housewine with every steak ordered & live music the front bar. According to MyGuideIreland.com “The food is marvellous, the view, spectacular: a dining experience not to be missed & not soon forgotten.”

7pm

Source Sligo 1/2 John St. Tel: 071 91 47605 Wine, Dine and Demo Celebrate the best of Sligo’s seafood, shellfish & meat dishes €50.

Silver Apple Restaurant Lord Edward Street Tel: 071 91 46770

Bouchon – Food. Expect conviviality, authentic Lyonnaise dishes, wines from Rhone expert, Simon Tyrrell 3 courses - €25.

8pm

Bistro Bianconi O’Connell Street Tel: 071 91 41744

Hanneke Laura - Hanneke Laura is a Dutch singer/songwriter. Her style is a mixture of artists like Jewel, Tori Amos & Joni Mitchell – with a taste of Irish folk. Being magically attracted to the purity of acoustic music in Ireland she was a regular visitor to the country for years before moving here. 2007 saw the release of her first CD Silence of the Winds. At the start of 2009 she accompanied well-known artist Perry Blake for a few acoustic shows in The Netherlands & Ireland. She is currently promoting her new CD, Storybook.

8.30pm

Source Sligo 1/2 John St. Tel: 071 91 47605

Threeplay – Jazz. Eddie Lynch (piano), and Eddie Mc Farlane (guitar) have played on the jazz scene in the North West for years. Both hail from Donegal and have played together in various formats. This included their well known residency in Sligo, where visiting musicians such as Louis Stewart, Mike

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9pm

Tobergal Lane Café Tobergal Lane Tel: 071 91 46599

concert performances. The diverse musical background of the band members reflects in their arrangements and style.

10pm

The Clarence Wine Street Tel: 071 91 42211

Live Music with Special Guest. You can enjoy a Three Course Italian Dinner at Limoncello prior to gig for €25 which includes your ticket. Price for gig only tickets are only €10. Doors open for the gig at 10pm.

Seafood Buffet with Bughouse Swing Band. A sumptuous feast of the freshest Atlantic fish, prepared by our expert chefs. Then dance the night away to the big band sounds of the Bug House Band. €20 per head. The Bughouse Band is a 5-piece jazz band that boasts an international line up of Mark Murphy piano, Ireland., Karl Burthom, guitar, GB., Stan Burns, sax, Ireland, Patrick Cerghetti, double base, France and Tony Travers, drums, Ireland-Cuba. The band play an exciting mix of jazz standards, swing, blues and latin, by well known jazz musicians like Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock, Count Basie, Jobim and Brubeck to name a few. This has proved hugely popular at their recent residency in Markree Castle and

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MUSIC EVENTS Friday 18th March 6pm

Ellens Pub

9.30pm

Maugherow, Co Sligo Tel: 071 91 63761 Traditional Session with lots of local talent.

9pm

McGarrigles

Traditional Session with lots of local talent.

10pm

9pm

Brennan’s Pub Tubbercurry, Co Sligo Tel: 071 91 85116 Traditional Session with lots of local talent.

9.30pm

Hargadons O’Connell Street Tel: 071 91 70933

O’Connell Street Tel: 071 91 71193 The Voodoos followed by DJ The band have recently returned from London after recording in a top facility with producer Ian Davenport and many believe that The Voodoos are the next big thing. Famous in their locality for unbelievable on stage energy and catchy tunes that have the crowd involved within minutes. They have spent the last year playing in the tourist area of Alicante/Murcia in Spain and have now returned to Ireland.

Durkins Ballinacarrow, Co Sligo Tel: 071 91 30165

Sinead Conway & The Odd Couple – Jazz. Sinead Conway is one of Ireland’s most versatile vocalists. Equally at home performing classical arias, jazz ballads or rocking out a lá Tina Turner, Sinead always puts smiles on faces and makes other singers green with envy! Her repertoire, like her vocal range, spans eras, her style makes everything sound fresh and new. Sinead has been working with Kieran Quinn, Eddie Lee and Ken McDonald, a jazz/lounge trio collectively known as The Odd Couple, for several years and they complement Sinead’s vocals perfectly with their sometimes smooth, always funky grooves.

10pm

Kennedys

Roisin Dubh

Rockwood Parade Tel: 071 91 61250

Gurteen, Co Sligo Tel: 071 9182100

Finbar Magee & Terry Conlon – Folk/Country. From Armagh, Magee spent his formative years in rock music with the likes of Gus Isodore (Kiss From The Rose). After devoting time to medicine he returned to music as a stress antidote. His songs soon became recognized as high calibre; an elixir of Folk/ Country

Traditional Session with lots of local talent.

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with wit and sensitivity. Terry Conlon has toured the world in the 80s and 90s with Thatch. He is a top class accordion player, brilliant story teller and an all round entertainer.

10pm

10pm

In House DJ Dance the night away to this up tempo evening.

Belfry Thomas Street Tel: 071 91 61250 DJ Ciaran Carty. Ciaran has spent more than half his life entertaining the club loving public both in Ireland and abroad. He uses his fast music knowledge like a weapon of mass dance floor destruction. Ciaran is the ultimate party starter.

10pm

Glasshouse Hotel Swan Point Tel: 071 91 94300

Foleys Castle Street Tel: 071 91 42381

Declan Folan, Junior Davey & PJ Hernon - Traditional. Complimentary bowls of Irish stew served on the evening while you enjoy Declan Folan on fiddle. Declan hails from just outside Gurteen and is regarded as a fine exponent of the Sligo style. He is an All-Ireland Champion fiddle player and is enjoying wide acclaim as a concert and session musician. Junior Davey on bodhran is a five-time All-Ireland Champion who has retired from competition. He hails from near Gurteen in South Sligo and is a wonderful musician and compelling performer. Davey’s family has a deep rooted affiliation with Irish traditional music coming from an area rich in traditional music known as ‘Coleman Country’. P.J. Hernon a Galway man now living in Sligo is a gifted button accordion player. P.J. is a former member of the legendary traditional group “Shaskeen”.

10pm

Fiddlers Creek Rockwood Parade Tel: 071 91 41866

Aviator followed by DJ – Rock Pop. Aviator is a Sligo based band who started out in June 2005 playing all types of music to suit everybody’s taste. If its rock, pop, charts, classics, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s or 00’s you want, then you’ve got it!

10pm

Harp Tavern Quay Street Tel: 071 91 42473

Gerry Grennan & Eoin Troy – Folk Country Blues. Two heroes of Sligo folk, swing rhythm and blues giving a different twist to all those tunes you know and love. This eclectic mix of songs by many well known artists will include classics from Neil Young, Paul Brady, Bruce Springstein, J.J Cale, John Martyn. Eoin Troy on guitar and vocals, and Gerry Grennan on guitar, vocals and mandolin. Sean and the staff will be serving pizza for the SÓ Sligo Food Festival.

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MUSIC EVENTS Friday 18th March 10pm

Garavogue Stephen Street Tel: 071 91 43825

White Water followed by DJ Mark Cunning. Whitewater are a four piece Rock/Pop covers band with four chart singles to date. The band has established itself throughout Ireland touring the length and breadth of the country. They play all the latest hits as well as classic pop and rock. So sit back and enjoy a pint of Guinness and Traditional Irish Stew for €10 thanks to Dale & his Kudos staff . Followed by i102-104’s very own Mark Cunning one of the west’s if not Ireland’s best up and coming radio DJs.

10pm

The Leitrim Bar The Mall Tel: 071 91 43721 DJ Con & Crew. This venue is very popular for all the students in town & this DJ set will match your taste in music.

10pm

Mc Cullaghs Bridge Street Tel: 071 91 70288

Easy Rider & The Venusians - Rock & Blues. Easy Rider & The Venusians are a punchy 7 piece Rock and Blues band, playing classic covers guaranteed to get everyone on their

feet. With set lists including songs by BB King, John Mayall, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Freddie King, Easy Rider create a timeless sound that’s based on solid tunes and great talent. Originally a 4 piece band comprising of guitar/vocals, keyboard, bass and drums, Easy Rider were joined by a trio of backing singers for a headlining gig at the Dromahair Festival in 2010. The gig went down so well that the trio remained, to bring a beautiful depth of sound (and undeniable glamour) as the Venusians.

10.30pm

Shoot The Crows Castle Street Tel: 071 91 771193

The Screamin’ Bluecats - Rockabilly. The Screamin’ Bluecats, a dynamic three piece rockabilly band, based in Galway have just released their debut album “Too Hot To Rock N’ Roll”. Formed in 1997 the band set out to recapture the raucous and energetic sounds of the 50’s rock ‘n’ roll, and their blistering live performances have thrilled audiences north and south of the country.

10.30pm

McHughs Grattan Street Tel: 071 9142030

DJ Brendan Tierney. Live and interactive fun filled night with DJ Brendan for all the latest chart tunes and a vibrant atmosphere.

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8.30am

Lyons Café Wine Street Tel: 071 91 42969

Breakfast Club with Strange Things at 11am - Join Sligo’s popular breakfast venue for a selection of home cooked food ranging from full Irish to vegetarian to French toast & maple syrup. Consistently good food with 20% off the breakfast menu for the SÓ Sligo Food Festival. You can then enjoy the wonderful sound of Strange Things at 11am. Strange Things are a duo featuring Declan Courell on Guitar/Vocals & James Gogarty on Mandolin/Vocals. Strange Things were formed in the early 1990s in the UK & performed in many venues in the Essex region. After a break of twenty years this group has reformed for the Sligo SÓ Sligo Food Festival. Strange Things perform a range of their own compositions as well as compositions penned by Neil Young, Paul Brady, Christy Moore, Steve Earle, The Pogues, as well as songs from the folk genre.

9am

Sligo Farmers’ Market with a SÓ twist IT Carpark, Ballinode

“Proud supporters of the SÓ Sligo Food Festival”. Visit the largest out-door Farmers Market in the region hosting a wide range of fresh, local, seasonal, organic, and artisan produce at the family friendly location. Come and meet the producers during the Festival when events will include food tastings, demonstrations & family entertainment.

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9.45am

Seaweed Identification Walk Strandhill

Learn about edible seaweeds and seaweeds for cooking, the garden and cosmetic use. Johnny Waters from the Irish Seaweed Kitchen will lead the Seaweed Identification Walk. This year, with the full moon for March, low tide is at 11.30 am so the ideal starting time is 9.45am for registration with a 10 am sharp start. Seaweed walk tickets must be purchased in advance from Trá Bán Restaurant, Strandhill, or SÓ Sligo Festival Office, Johnston Court Shopping Centre, Sligo Price €10.00 per person or Family Ticket €25.00 Gentle reminder, please bring your wellies and a weatherproof jacket or similar. Trá Ban Restaurant has a lunch special with a marine theme, a bowl of their superb chowder with their special breads for €10.00, a meal in a bowl. The chef, Cedric is also dispensing some of his cookery magic with a special SÓ Sligo cookery demonstration. You could then enjoy a singularly unique experience……A SEAWEED BATH IN STRANDHILL. Voya Seaweed Baths are entering into the Festival spirit by offering at reduced rates the most relaxing experience you have ever experienced. Bus Eireann will operate special fares on their schedules from Sligo Bus station to Strandhill return for €5.00.

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FOOD VENUE Saturday 19th March From 10am

AM

KoKo Latte

25 Quayside Shopping Centre Tel: 071 91 57826

St Angela’s College, Clogherevagh

KoKo Latte’s Chocolate Tastings. Delicious and glorious chocolates to be discovered in our chocolate tastings throughout the day.

From 10am

In celebration of Irish food and the talent of our people and the glorious ingredients that are natural to us, amateur and professional chefs will vie to create a new signature dish for Ireland. The aim of this competition is to create a new Irish national dish, suitable for service in the regions deluxe restaurants.

KoKo Latte

10.30am-5pm

Source Sligo 1/2 John St. Tel: 071 91 47605

Catch, Cook and Learn. All aboard the Fishing Boat at Rosses Point, fish with the experts and return to the Source Sligo cookery school to cook your catch! €95

10.30am

Source Sligo 1/2 John St. Tel: 071 91 47605

Dave Langford, Irish Potatoes. Workshop by this recognised expert on Growing & Cooking Irish Potatoes €10

TOUR

25 Quayside Shopping Centre Tel: 071 91 57826 FREE Tea Tastings. Refresh your pallet and enjoy something out of the ordinary with tastings of assorted teas from KoKo Latte’s 40+ range of loose-leaf varieties! 3 for the price of 2 on all 100g bags of loose-leaf tea to take home.

The Failte Ireland New Irish National Dish Final

11am

Visit to Coopershill House Deer Farm

Fascinating tour to see the deer raised at this Deer Farm, set in the grounds of Coopershill House, Riverstown, Co. Sligo. Beautiful period residence, set in rolling parklands, a wonderful opportunity to see these gorgeous animals in a natural setting. Coopershill House has just achieved an entry in the Bridgestone Guides 100 Best Places To Stay and with an award-winning Restaurant to pamper tastebuds also. There will be opportunities to purchase pates, smoked venison etc. Can we recommend also the beautiful vinegars, all made by Coopershill award-winning chefs? Warning:- do NOT plan your trip wearing your designer shoes!! It’s a working farm, so, be prepared for a little mud! On our way home, we will stop at the new Food Fayre Village in Collooney where dynamic chef Maggie will meet us with delicious tastings of Venison from Coopershill Deer Farm, tastings of Gilligan’s beef

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and absolutely gorgeous white and black puddings all produce organic and delicious. While there, have a delicious coffee and scone from The Gourmet Parlour Coffee Shop and deli at specially reduced Festival prices. Those of you who LOVE OLIVES will think that you went to Olive Heaven! Tour departs Markievicz Road bus stop (opp Ulster Bank) at 11.00am & returning lunch-time @ 1.30pm. Tour Price €15.00. Kiddies under 7yrs €5.00 Tickets must be purchased in advance from the Festival Office.

11am

here in the centre of town, within walking distance of all the fun of the SÓ Sligo Food Festival, with enough time before your evening dine-out experience to wander through the Food Village. Coach departs Sligo Bus station at 11.00am. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the Festival Office.

12 noon onwards SÓ Sligo Festival Market Stephen’s St Car Park / Rockwood Parade

A visit with the Brothers Yeats

Guided tour through the Yeats Country to see for yourself, first hand, exactly what inspired the Nobel Prizewinning poet William Butler Yeats to write his magic. Live the view as you look across to where “The wind has bundled up the clouds high over Knocknarea” or the “Stolen Child” at mysterious and beautiful Glencar Lake to mention just a few of the sites which inspired one of Sligo’s most famous sons. Complete this magical journey with a visit to the Iconic Model Niland Galllery and see a sight which not many will be privileged see, one of the biggest exhibitions of the works of the “other Yeats brother”, Jack B Yeats. This is probably one of the most comprehensive collections of Jack Yeats works on exhibition in the world and has been loaned to the Gallery by collectors, from around the world. This is a unique and never to be repeated opportunity. The tour of the collection will be guided by staff of the Gallery. While there, seize an opportunity to sip a coffee in the new Conrad’s Kitchen Restaurant recently opened by Michelin starred chef, Conrad Gallagher. Your wonderful afternoon finishes

Delicious and inspired foods from the North West will be available each day throughout the festival at the artisans market centrally located in Sligo town.

12 noon

Café Victor JFK Parade Tel: 071 91 40440

Special Afternoon Tea with Classical Music. Enjoy this afternoon special with homemade scones, served with whipped cream and local jam. Celebrate the food festival Ritz style with all sorts of tasty delights in tiny portions. There will also be a classical music performance by Isabelle Fahy at 1pm.

1pm

Source Sligo 1/2 John St. Tel: 071 91 47605

Ultan Conlon. The Restaurant in Source showcases the best local produce available in Sligo and the North West. Daily Lunch Special includes a lunch platter Special for

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FOOD VENUE Saturday 19th March €13.50 served from 12pm - 5pm. Platter includes one soup and one main dish. Both are served together. Enjoy Ultan Conlon’s performance at 1pm - ”The most impressive Irish debut since Damien Rice’s O” according to The Evening Herald & Hotpress’s Olaf Tyaransen. An influential figure in Ultan’s life was the late John Martyn whom he supported several times. Martyn was so impressed with Ultans songwriting that he requested to record one of Ultan’s tracks with him and his previous band Ultan John. The resulting track ‘Really Gone’ was sadly Martyn’s final release

1.30pm

Café Souperb Johnston Court Tel: 071 91 4774

Louisiana Joyride. Café Souperb serves a selection of delicious homemade soups, quiches and freshly made sandwiches, together with homemade desserts, scones and cookies. Louisiana Joyride is comprised of Orla Lynch, Owen McNulty and Russty Li-Nesbitt (formerly of the Jim Armstrong Band). LJ have attracted a lot of attention since forming in late 2008, reaching No.1 on the NIchart with their first single ‘Whiskey,’ followed by the successful launch of their first EP, ‘The Journey Through,’ in Nov 2009. Widespread media interest has resulted in several live radio sets

on BBC Radio Ulster, KCLR, Raidio Failte and Feilefm, and interviews with Hotpress Magazine, ATL, CultureNI and The Big List – all detailing the bands explosion onto the Irish alt-country scene.

2pm

World Irish Stew Championships Final St Angela’s College, Clogherevagh

Sponsored by: Our inaugrural competition last year attracted worldwide publicity and in 2011 we are seeking to give the Irish Stew the recognition it deserves. Join us to see this fascinating competition in action.

2pm

Glasshouse Hotel Swan Point Tel: 071 91 94300

Taste of Sligo Cookery Demonstration. The Glasshouse acclaimed chef will cook four dishes (two meat and two fish dishes) upstairs in The View Bar comprising completely of local Sligo produce.

2pm-5pm

KoKo Latte

@ the Só Sligo Festival Market Tel: 071 91 57826 Krispy Bun Making - CHILDRENS EVENT. Go mad with a mixing bowl & a wooden spoon and make your own Belgian Chocolate Krispy Buns, complete with your favourite edible decorations! €1 contribution.

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FOOD VENUE Saturday 19th March 2pm

Lily’s Café

Yeats Building, Hyde Bridge Tel: 071 91 42693

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Hanneke Laura – Folk Singer. Lily’s will be serving a SÓ Special Homemade Burger with Chips & Salad. Hanneke Laura is a Dutch singer/songwriter. Her style is best described as a mix of the sounds of artists like Jewel, Tori Amos & Joni Mitchell - with a taste of Irish folk. She has played at several festivals in The Netherlands & Ireland over the past few years and in 2009 accompanied well-known artist Perry Blake for a few of those shows. She is currently promoting her new CD, Storybook.

2.30pm

Visit to Organic Centre Rossinver Tel: 071 98 54338

Anyone who has an opportunity to visit this World famous centre should never pass it up. This is a unique spot in the beautiful heart of Co. Leitrim. This centre has ‘grown’ and ‘grown’ over the years. A visit here will make the most hardened “antigardener” want to go home and try to grow all the wonderful vegetables and herbs seen here. Hans and Gaby make this place come alive as they walk you around the various gardens their enthusiasm is infectious! Sample delicious coffee and cakes in the restaurant under a spectacularly different grass roofed restaurant with plenty of opportunities to buy your spring seeds, plants and gardening tools. Don’t be surprised if you feel that the whole place has a slightly familiar look to it; this is where the famous chef Neven Maguire shops for his herbs and vegetables!! Do you

want any further recommendation?! Tour departs Markievicz Road bus stop (opp Ulster Bank) at 2.30pm. Tour Price: Adults €20.00. Kiddies under 7 years €5.00 Family ticket €30.00. (Does not include refreshments). Tickets must be purchased in advance from the Festival Office.

2.30-5.30pm Come to The Street Party O’Connell Street Entertainment for All the Family The street will be closed to traffic and open to fun all afternoon. There will be live music and dance all afternoon. Top class traditional musicians & the best of Sligo’s dancers are sure to keep the party mood up tempo & you will be encouraged to join in. So bring your dancing shoes. Pizza rolling competition with Dale of Kudos. Pizza and pasta cook out by Bistro Bianconi.

2.30pm

Grappa Rockwood Parade Tel: 071 91 47734

Celtic Flare - Traditional. Connacht Trio champions Celtic Flare musicians Nell Kelly (fiddle), Hannah Kelly (concertina), & Aine Martin (harp) play sweet traditional music with a distinct Sligo style. The girls note ‘we have been playing Irish music since we were able to first blow into a tin whistle, arranging and performing our wonderful traditional music has been so much fun’.

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FOOD VENUE Saturday 19th March 2.30pm

Garavogue Stephen Street Tel: 071 91 43825

6 Nations Rugby Finale with Burger & Beer Promo. Scrum down for some serious rugger with great food all day and a burger & pint promotion for €10 with thanks to Dale and his Kudos staff in the Garavogue. They have the Six Nations final matches with Scotland v Italy @ 2:30pm Ireland v England @ 5pm & France v Wales @ 7:45pm. For the night owls they have DJ Graham back in from 10pm until late.

2.30pm

Johnston Court O’Connell St, Sligo

Silver Apple Workshop - dips & marinades. Workshop at Johnston Court by celebrated chef Louise Kennedy. Louise will demonstrate how to make funky dips, pesto and marinades. You will also be able to taste these delightful dips with some of her homemade bread.

4-5pm

Reidy’s Bistro & Wine Bar Stephen St Tel: 071 91 47421

Cook Fish with Reidy’s, Cooking methods and recipes for cooking with flat fish. Masterchef Ger Reidy shares his own recipes & skills of shellfish and seafood cookery. Free admission to all demonstrations but places are limited to 20 people per demo. SÓ Sligo Festival Specials at Reidy’s feature dishes from local food producers available daily from 5pm. All usual menus also available - open for lunch & dinner.

until 7pm

Trá Bán Restaurant Strandhill Tel: 071 91 28402

Early Bird Menu – €23.95 Set Menu. Awarded Elite Membership of the 2011 BIM Seafood Circle, Trá Bán offers the best in fine dining, specialising in fresh Seafood and Steak. Their menu features dishes which are made with the finest local fresh produce, from both land and sea. The name Trá Bán is gaelic for “White Strand”, the beautiful unspoiled beach alongside the restaurant. Trá Bán was the original name for what is now known as the sea front.

4pm

Café Fleur O’Connell Street Tel: 071 91 44406

Sarah Crummy & Hugh O’Neill. Sarah Crummy is a singer/songwriter from Sligo town who plays piano and guitar. She has won midlands final of ‘stars in yer eyes’ and won the coveted Our Schools got Talent this year. She covers many songs from a range of genres and also plays some of her own original songs. Hugh O’Neill since winning RTE’s talent show ‘Class Act’ a few years ago, has been balancing a life between school, writing and recording. He has a talent beyond his years. Don’t miss the chance to see both these rising stars.

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FOOD VENUE Saturday 19th March 4pm

Kennedys Rockwood Parade Tel: 071 91 61250

Charity BBQ for friends of Sligo General Hospital Rugby International. Get behind the pack at this fundraising BBQ while enjoying the rugby international of Ireland vs England.

4.30pm

Special Sligo SÓ Food Bar Bites & International Rugby. Enjoy the Six Nations mixed grill & the bar bites between the games.

from 5pm

Sakura Oriental Restaurant Stephen St Tel: 071 91 49833

Bridge Street Tel: 071 91 43021

For the last eight years, Sakura Oriental Restaurant has provided Sligo with an exciting Asian fusion of Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisine winning many restaurant awards. The menu caters for every diners needs with a vast selection of dishes including Curries, Soups, Seafood and Duck while there are also some great vegetarian options. The head chef has been perfecting Asian cuisine for the last 15 years and uses only the freshest ingredients to create an exciting oriental experience. During the SÓ Festival, enjoy Chinese music with a very special offer menu.

The Belfry Thomas Street Tel: 071 91 61250 SÓ Sligo Food Gourmet Baskets for International Rugby. Enjoy the International Rugby in the atmospheric Belfry with their delicious complimentary SÓ Sligo Food gourmet baskets.

4.30pm

McHughs Grattan Street Tel: 071 9142030

Shenanigans Famous Threesome for International Rugby. Check out this threesome of drinks and food while enjoying the rugby in this relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

4.30pm

4.30pm

Shoot The Crows Castle Street Tel: 071 91 771193

Guinness Stew for International Rugby. Scrumptious complimentary bowls of Guinness stew and homemade brown bread will be served during the rugby match. All produce local & home grown.

5pm

McGarrigles O’Connell Street Tel: 071 91 71193

Irish Rugby International with Zoltan. Watch England take the hits as Ireland crank it up. Turn up the heat, it’s spicy Mexican and Ireland v England. Great Mexican food will be served all day. Zoltan (previously of the Violets) will perform directly after the

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FOOD VENUE Saturday 19th March Ireland versus England game. This will be a rhythmic fusion of reggae, funk, blues, rock and world music.

6pm

The Venue

roll, and their blistering live performances have thrilled audiences north and south of the country.

7pm

Strandhill Tel: 071 91 68167 Seafood Day! Excellent choice of local seafood on the a la carte menu – lobster,crab claws mussels and much more. Live music in front bar. According to MyGuideIreland.com “The food is marvellous, the view, spectacular: a dining experience not to be missed and not soon forgotten.”

6.30pm

Hargadons O’Connell Street Tel: 071 91 70933

The Screamin Bluecats - 50s Rock & Roll. Hargadon’s serve good quality home cooked food in a friendly atmosphere up until 9pm. They use organically produced food where at all possible. The food is sourced locally and Hargadons is proud to list its local suppliers on their menu. Their salads and vegetables are home grown at the owner’s new facility in Sligo. The Screamin’ Bluecats, a dynamic three piece rockabilly band, based in Galway (Ireland) have just released their debut album “Too Hot To Rock N’ Roll”. Formed in 1997 the band set out to recapture the raucous and energetic sounds of the 50’s rock ‘n’

Sligo Park Hotel Pearse Road Tel: 071 91 90400

Jazz Dinner with Threeplay Enjoy this amazing evening in the Hazlewood Restaurant with a four star dinner and complimentary glass of champagne while listening to this top class jazz duo. Eddie Lynch on piano and Eddie Mc Farlane on guitar have played on the jazz scene in the North West for years. Both hail from Donegal and have played together in various formats. “Threeplay” create a popular sound of easy listening, mainstream jazz.

7pm

The Glasshouse Hotel Swan Point Tel: 071 91 94300

Raw Chocolate and Rugby Between the rugby matches enjoy Raw Chocolate who are a blend of 8 voices, based in the hills of Lovely Leitrim. Combining contemporary and original songs, the group brings a unique edge to “a capella” singing. With songs on the setlist from musicians such as Feist, Bob Dylan and Iron & Wine, as well as songwriters Amy O’Hara and Tony Tyrrell, Raw Chocolate add their own distinct sound. This set will be followed by a DJ.

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FOOD VENUE Saturday 19th March 7.30pm

Fiddlers Creek Rockwood Parade Tel: 071 91 41866

Louisiana Joyride. You can enjoy a great meal in the Fiddlers Restaurant and if you like your music raw, drenched in whiskey and set to a funky country beat then this trio are full of surprises and not to be missed. Louisiana Joyride is comprised of Orla Lynch, Owen McNulty and Russty Li-Nesbitt (formerly of the Jim Armstrong Band). They have attracted a lot of attention since forming in late 2008, reaching No.1 on the NIchart with their first single ‘Whiskey’. They have played several sets in festivals all over Ireland.

8pm

Silver Apple Restaurant Lord Edward Street Tel: 071 91 46770

Taste of Britany & The JPTrio. Enjoy Breton style sea food dishes with dessert and glass of wine €20. Described as ‘the new cutting edge of fused traditional music’ by Martin O’Connor, The JPTrio are an inventive and fresh new group. All three musicians are founding members of Spraoi. Heavily influenced by jazz along with Irish music the group is unique and exciting fusing both genres and creating a brand new sound.

8pm

Tobergal Lane Café Tobergal Lane Tel: 071 91 46599

African Party followed by DJ Pedro. A delicious African Buffet (a tapestry of food from across the continent) with live African Music and dance followed by Afrobeat DJ Pedro. €20 per person. One of Irelands original community samba bands Samboeire play groves that make you want to move your feet, mixing well-known Brazilian rhythms with flavours of Cuba and Africa creating one big, funky live sound.

8.30pm

Source Sligo 1/2 John St. Tel: 071 91 47605

Nicola Cleary and Felip Carbonnell. Internationally renowned musicians Nicola Cleary on violin and Felip Carbonell on Spanish guitar create an appetising programme of classical and South American music for this special event. The duo creates a very atmospheric sound, as pleasant to your ears as melted chocolate is to your palate. They will play in the Wine Bar situated on the 2nd floor, where you can enjoy beautiful wines produced from their very own vineyards in the Languedoc region of France. Also available will be a selection of the wonderful evening food treats created by the chefs at Source.

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MUSIC EVENTS Saturday 19th March 8pm

The Model

9pm

The Mall Tel: 071 91 70933 Mike Neilsen Quartet - A new exciting acoustic quartet assembled by guitarist Mike Nielsen, the group brings together some of the finest musicians on the scene today: Boston born vocalist Ellen Demos; clarinetist, Brendan Doyle and percussionist Shane O’Donovan. The music, composed by the leader, is innovative and comprises an eclectic mix of musical influences from jazz, classical, rock and traditional cultures. Their new CD, Acoustic Sound Recipes, was critically acclaimed in the Irish Times: “Guitarist Mike Nielsen’s fine quartet marries jazz with Indian, Caribbean, Jewish and African idioms to create a fascinating hybrid ”

9pm

Radisson Blu Hotel Ballincar Tel: 071 91 40008

Collette Sheerin & Friends. ‘Take your Colours’ is the sparkling, shimmering debut album from Offaly–born, Sligo–based musician Collette Sheerin. This album is a musical breath of fresh air and possesses a purity that sets it apart from an ocean of current releases. Shane Reynolds will be joining her on guitar and banjo. Shane is from Sligo and has been playing guitar for years. Anna Houston will also be playing with them on mandolin, cello and banjo.

McGarrigles O’Connell Street Tel: 071 91 71193

This Side Up – Hip Hop/Rap. “This Side Up”,are an all original Hip Hop group hailing from the badlands of Sligo. They rock funky fresh west coast (of Ireland) rhymes over head nodding homemade beats. From the true hip hoppers to the converted sceptics everybody enjoys watching This Side Up raise the roof.

10pm

Hargadons O’Connell Street Tel: 071 91 70933

Finbar Magee and Terry Conlon. These two South Armagh artists performed together recently on BBC’s Blas Ceol.. Terry (formerly of “Thatch”) has toured all over the world. He appeared on TV several times on BBC’s “Shamrock, Rose and Thistle”. An outstanding accordion player, and a dynamic wit! Finbar won several song writing competitions including Armagh’s Joe O’Toole Song Competition in 2010. “… a superb mix of humour, social comment, and wonderful ballads – Lynne Anderson, Music Coordinator, Montrose Music Festival.

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MUSIC EVENTS Saturday 19th March 10pm

The Belfry Thomas Street Tel: 071 91 61250

DJ-Ciaran Carty. Ciaran has spent more than half his life entertaining the club loving public both in Ireland and abroad. He uses his vast music knowledge like a weapon of mass dance floor destruction. Ciaran’s the ultimate party starter!

10pm

high energy show drawing on influences from the Appalachian Mountains integrated with songs from Neil Young to Steve Earle.

10pm

The Belfry

DJ Princess – Dance Music Pop disco – a students’ favourite.

Thomas Street Tel: 071 91 61250 The Voyeurs. THE VOYEURS are Clíona Walshe and Colm McLoughlin on vocals, Brendan McGowan and Nicky O’Boyle on guitar, Feargal Walshe bass and Shane Whelan on drums. This North Mayo band play a wide variety of rock covers from The Pixies to Florence & The Machine and from The Rolling Stones to Pearl Jam.

10pm

Fiddlers Creek Rockwood Parade Tel: 071 91 41866

DJ Des Mc Aleer-Dance Music. Des Mc Aleer of Ocean FM plays a mix of chart hits. His mix is of the greatest hits of all time from a library of 42,000 songs and videos.

10pm

O’ Neill’s The Mall Tel: 071 91 41286

Jackk & Jones. Jackk and Jones is a new duo of Leon Mooney on guitar /harmonica and Leslie Jones on mandolin. They play an eclectic mix of folk, rock and country with a traditional bluegrass twist. This is a

Shenanigans Bridge Street Tel: 071 91 43021

10pm

Harp Tavern Quay Street Tel: 071 91 42473

Nighthawks. This classic two piece plays country covers. Aidan and Donal always play a lively night at the Harp. Songs from Mick Hanly to The Eagles.

10pm

Garavogue Stephen Street Tel: 071 91 43825 DJ Graham. All you night owls will enjoy DJ Graham.

10pm

Foleys Castle Street Tel: 071 91 42381

Seamus Hernon & Rodney Lancashire – Traditional. Sample the best of Irish Craft Beers while enjoying the music of Seamus Hernon, a native of

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MUSIC EVENTS Saturday 19th March Gurteen County Sligo who has been playing flute since he was six years old. His main influence & tutor was his father PJ Hernon the renowned accordion player. Rodney Lancashire is from Cootehill County Cavan & plays bouzouki, mandolin, banjo & concertina. He has recorded CD’s with Mactire.

10pm

The Leitrim Bar The Mall Tel: 071 91 43721 DJ Con & Crew. This popular student venue will be rocking the night away.

10pm

Kennedys Rockwood Parade Tel: 071 91 61250

Kell. Kell have gained a reputation as one of the finest Celtic-Rock fusion bands on the London-Irish circuit. This collection of musicians, including an All-Ireland Champion fiddle player and a multi-award winning mandolin player, have been described as energetic, eclectic and as playing ‘with a total disregard for the safety of their instruments’. Their set covers songs from artists as diverse as Elvis, The Pogues and Steve Harley, while their music always maintains a heart of pure Celtic rhythm and soul.

10.30pm

McHugh’s Grattan Street Tel: 071 91 42030

DJ Sean Brown. Climax to your SÓ Sligo weekend, Sean will have u up off your seat till late.

11pm

The Clarence Wine Street Tel: 071 91 42211

Patrons Party with Resident DJ Tommy Finan. Tommy and the lads will give you a night to remember in one of Sligo’s favourite night spots with three floors and an eclectic mix of music.

11.30pm

The Velvet Room Kempten Promenade Tel: 071 91 44721

Velvet Room Nightclub. Velvet Room for style and sophistication. The Nightclub boasts four bars, two dance floors and a state of the art sound system. It brings a new era to nightlife in Sligo. With an impressive exterior looming over the Garavogue and a lusciously designed interior, the Velvet Room has proved incredibly popular with their many guests so far. It also caters for Hen and Stag parties.

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10.30am

Source Sligo 1/2 John Street Tel: 071 91 47605

Food of our Forefathers. A refreshing foraging walk and talk, demonstration and tasting as our forefathers would have experienced. €15

12 noon onwards SÓ Sligo Festival Market Stephen’s St Car Park / Rockwood Parade Delicious and inspired foods from the North West will be available each day throughout the festival at the artisans market centrally located in Sligo town.

12 noon

Garavogue Stephen Street Tel: 071 91 43825

Snags & Stubbies BBQ. To round off your weekend Dale and the Kudos staff are putting on a BBQ with “Snags & Stubbies” between 12pm and 4pm with bottle’s of Selected Erdinger all from €4.00.

12 noon Tobergal Lane French Street Party

FOOD VENUE Sunday 20th March 1pm

Harp Tavern Quay Street Tel: 071 91 42473

The Jazz Ladds - Jazz. Lunchtime jazz session with the Jazz Ladds now in their 15th year playing at the Harp Sunday Sessions, they just get better with age. Their talents and enthusiasm are really remarkable. Long may it continue. Though originally known as a traditional jazz band, they now include in the programme Latin American (Salsa etc.), Blues, Country and even the odd old time waltz, when required. The Jazz Ladds feature a 5 piece Band, i.e. Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, Harmonica, Lead Guitars, Bass, Rythm Guitar, Drums and four members also feature on vocals.

1pm

Silver Apple Restaurant Lord Edward Street Tel: 071 91 46770

Growing your own organic vegetables A talk by Dermot Carey head gardener of Lissadell house, followed by delicious lunch with fab vegetarian options and glass of wine €20. Creating special dishes using local produce sourced within 50 miles of Sligo, served until 10pm.

A little corner of France in Sligo, join this Street Party for Barbeque, Street Theatre, Music, Face Painters and more.

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FOOD VENUE Sunday 20th March 3pm 1pm

Grattan Street Tel: 071 91 42030

Clarion Road Tel: 071 91 61250

Jazz Brunch with Kieran Quinn & Eddie Lee. Pianist Kieran Quinn has been creating quite a stir in the Sligo music scene in recent years. One of Sligo’s busiest musicians, he appears regularly in several guises: as musical director with several shows, including the brilliant “An Evening with Sgt Pepper”; as solo pianist and with his bands The Swing and Soul Revue and The Odd Couple. His jazz treatments of pop hits such as Bohemian Rhapsody and Pianoman show he is an arranger of real talent and is equally at home performing rock and soul classics. Experienced double bassist Eddie Lee accompanies Kieran for a special afternoon session of smooth jazz & pop standards.

Hanneke Laura – Folk. Hanneke Laura is a Dutch singer/songwriter. Her style is a mixture of artists like Jewel, Tori Amos & Joni Mitchell - with a taste of Irish folk. Being magically attracted to the purity of acoustic music in Ireland she was a regular visitor to the country for years before moving here. 2007 saw the release of her first CD Silence of the Winds. At the start of 2009 she accompanied well-known artist Perry Blake for a few acoustic shows in The Netherlands & Ireland. She is currently promoting her new CD, Storybook.

2pm

Mc Hugh’s

Clarion Hotel

Tobergal Lane Café Tobergal Lane Tel: 071 91 46599

Lazy Sunday - Jazz with The JPTrio. Lazy Sunday afternoon Brunch at Tobergal Lane Cafe, Jazz with The JPTrio, Newspapers and of course a delicious menu of all the best brunch dishes. Described as ‘the new cutting edge of fused traditional music’ by Martin O’Connor, the JPTrio are an inventive and fresh new group. All three musicians are founding members of Spraoi. Heavily influenced by jazz along with Irish music the group are unique and exciting fusing both genres together creating a brand new sound.

4pm

Koko Latte

25 Quayside Shopping Centre Tel: 071 91 57826 Ultan Conlon. Sit back and enjoy a glass of wine with complimentary nibbles and tasty homemade dips and bread whilst taking in the cool sounds of Ultan Conlon in the comfortable surrounds of the KoKo Latte lounge. Ultan’s recent single ‘The Universe Tune’ soared to No 6 in the Irish charts last year and Ultan has been gigging non-stop as a solo artist since. An influential figure in Ultan’s

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FOOD VENUE Sunday 20th March life was the late John Martyn. He has played at various festivals, most recently The Hard Working Class Heroes festival and The Electric Picnic. “The most impressive Irish debut since Damien Rice’s O” according to The Evening Herald & Hotpress’s Olaf Tyaransen.

4pm

Osta Hyde Bridge Tel: 071 91 44639

The Williams Sisters - American Folk. The Williams Sisters are a Sligo based musical duo who have just begun to surface in the local music scene. American born songwriters Mara (guitar) and Rebecca (piano) heavily employ the use of harmony in their music, capitalising on the haunting sounds created when their two voices blend. With influences ranging from Sufjan Stevens, Alison Krauss and Regina Spektor, The Williams Sisters have a unique sound that subtly fuses American folk with different genres of pop music throughout the decades.

4-5pm

Reidy’s Bistro & Wine Bar Stephen St Tel: 071 91 47421

Cook Fish with Reidy’s, Cooking methods and recipes for whole fish cookery. Cooking with Shellfish. Masterchef Ger Reidy shares his own recipes and skills of shellfish and seafood cookery. Free admission to all demonstrations but places are

limited to 20 per per demonstration. SÓ Sligo Festival Reidy’s Food Fair Festival dishes from local food producers available daily from 5pm. All usual menus also available - open for lunch and dinner.

From 5pm

Sakura Oriental Restaurant Stephen St Tel: 071 91 49833

For the last eight years, Sakura Oriental Restaurant has provided Sligo with an exciting Asian fusion of Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisine winning many restaurant awards. The menu caters for every diners needs with a vast selection of dishes including Curries, Soups, Seafood and Duck while there are also some great vegetarian options. The head chef has been perfecting Asian cuisine for the last 15 years and uses only the freshest ingredients to create an exciting oriental experience. During the SÓ Festival, enjoy Chinese music with a very special offer menu.

until 7pm

Trá Bán Restaurant Strandhill Tel: 071 91 28402

Early Bird Menu – €23.95 Set Menu. Awared Elite Membership of the 2011 BIM Seafood Circle, Trá Bán offers the best in fine dining, specialising in fresh Seafood and Steak. Their menu features dishes which are made with the finest local fresh produce, from both land and sea. The name Trá Bán is

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FOOD VENUE Sunday 20th March gaelic for “White Strand”, the beautiful unspoiled beach alongside the restaurant. Trá Bán was the original name for what is now known as the sea front.

8pm

Tobergal Lane Café Tobergal Lane Tel: 071 91 46599

“La Grande Table”. Join us at one very long table for a relaxed convivial meal of local produce prepared by Head Chef Floriane Beghin served with a feast of entertaining party pieces by some of our famous and not so famous local talent (you’d never know who you might be sitting beside!) Booking essential €20 per person.

8pm

McGarrigles O’Connell Street Tel: 071 91 71193

Sunday M.A.S.S - Mad Acoustic Sunday Session. People are flocking to Sunday M.A.S.S. at McGarrigles every Sunday at 8pm. Local musicians from different genres meet with their instruments and Jam. The four core musicians invite special guests every week to join in. There is no set list, so the night is full of musical surprises for the M.A.S.S. goers and musicians alike.

9.30pm

Fureys Bridge Street Tel: 071 91 43825

Fuze Box – Rock, Traditional Irish, Scottish and Jazz. “Fuzebox” are an eclectic band that “fuses” traditional Irish music with contemporary rhythms. These accomplished musicians have played many different styles of music over the last number of years. The group is influenced by Rock, Traditional Irish, Scottish and Jazz genres. Fuzebox features; Sean Carroll - Accordion / Low Whistles, Declan Courell - Guitar / Vocals, Dave Carty Bass, Tom Jamieson - Drums / Percussion.

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MUSIC VENUE Sunday 20th March 10pm

McHugh’s (Downstairs) Grattan Street Tel: 071 91 42030

DJ Scruffy Duffy Disco/Chart Hits. Scruffy is without a doubt one of the most experienced and professional DJ’s in Ireland. From his highly successful karaoke shows in the Canary and the Channel islands, he has established himself as one of the most influential and respected entertainers of his profession.

10pm

McHugh’s (Upstairs) Grattan Street Tel: 071 91 42030

Glenn Cal - Lively pub located in the centre of Sligo Town. Food will be served during the day from an extensive and imaginative menu with something to suit everyone. Singer-songwriter Glenn Cal, is quickly making a name for himself on the Irish contemporary music scene. Although currently living in Sligo, Glenn was born and grew up on the north side of Cork city. On a recent return visit to his native town, he performed live on Cork’s 96FM, where presenter Neil Prenderville described Glenn as…” having tremendous passion in his voice. He has real conviction… he has something special…the songs are superbly written and performed”.

Janet Devin, Amateur Champion Janet Devin, 45, beat ten finalists to become the world’s first amateur Irish stew champion. Mrs. Devin emerged the winner thanks to the marblesized, gluten free dumplings that topped her stew. The main ingredient of mutton was cooked slowly for two hours along with the vegetables. The special ingredient that gave an extra kick of flavor was bundles of herbs – rosemary, parsley & thyme. Dumplings were made from flour, herbs, parmesan cheese and buttermilk, topped with grated cheddar. INGREDIENTS Stew: mutton, onions, potatoes, carrots, stock, as well as handful of rosemary, parsley & thyme Dumplings: Flour, mixed herbs, parmesan cheese & buttermilk, and they are topped with grated cheddar cheese METHOD 1. Coat the mutton in flour, fry briefly in a pan and transfer to round earthenware pot. 2. Add onions, potatoes, carrots, rosemary, parsley and thyme as well as the stock 3. Slow cook at about 140C for up to two-and-ahalf hours 4. Blend the dumpling mixture in a bowl until you get a thick consistency and roll to marble size 5. When it is cooked, place dumplings in it, top with grated cheddar and grill for 20 minutes.

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Friday 18th March... 11am

Teddybears’ Picnic

Grab a marshmallow, twirl it in chocolate from our cascading fountain, decorate with your favourite toppings and enjoy!

Sligo City Library Tel: 071 91 42212 Sponsored By: Age Group: Charge:

Cafe Mauds Children under 5 FREE

Bring the little ones and their favourite teddies along for some a fun storytime, followed by a yummy picnic lunch courtesy of Sligo Library & Cafe Mauds.

1-2pm

Painting with Vegetables

Level 4, Quayside Shopping Centre (in front of NEXT) Sponsored By: Age Group: Charge:

Total Produce Under 10s FREE

Watch the kids get creative with some brightly-coloured paints and fantastic shapes made from their favourite vegetables. We bet there’ll be many a masterpiece created with aubergine dinosaurs, courgette spaceships and potato lovehearts!

3-5pm

Dip & Twirl @ KoKo Latte Unit 25, Quayside Shopping Centre

Sponsored By: Age Group: Charge:

KoKo Latte Under 12s FREE

Saturday 19th March... 2-5pm

Krispy Bun Making KoKo Latte Stall @ SÓ Sligo Food Festival Market

Sponsored By: Age Group: Charge:

KoKo Latte Under 12s €1 Contribution

Go mad with a mixing bowl & a wooden spoon and make your own Belgian Chocolate Krispy Buns, complete with your favourite edible decorations!

12.30pm

Vegetable Model Making Competition

Level 4, Quayside Shopping Centre (in front of NEXT) Sponsored By: Age Group: Charge:

Total Produce 5-8yrs, 9-12yrs & 12-16yrs FREE

Ever seen Mr.Fennel Head or Mrs Baby Leek? Or perhaps the car of the future, Model Suede X1, or the next generation space-rocket featuring rocket lettuce as its jets when taking off?! Get creative with

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the kids and have them design and make their own vegetable sculpture or collage for a chance to win one of 3 great prizes sponsored by Total Produce. Entries must be received by 12.30pm for prize-giving at 1pm. (All entries to remain on display for the duration of Saturday 19th March, and may be collected if desired, at 5.30pm).

Sunday 20th March... 2pm

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Mezzanine Level, Quayside Shopping Centre

Sponsored By: Age Group: Charge:

Cafe Mezzanine, KoKo Latte & Quayside Shopping Centre Under 8s FREE

Kiddies, wear your favourite hat and best party outfit and be a ‘Mad Hatter’ at this festive event where there will be party games, prizes from KoKo Latte, and best of all yummy party food, courtesy of Cafe Mezzanine. Take home an Easter Bonnet Making Kit and application form, sponsored by Quayside Shopping Centre, for the upcoming 5th Annual Easter Bonnet Parade on Easter Saturday!

12.30pm

Krispy Bun Making Competition @ KoKo Latte Unit 25, Quayside Shopping Centre

Sponsored By: Age Group: Charge:

KoKo Latte 10-16 years FREE

Do you love Belgian Chocolate Krispy buns? Think you know a great combination of ingredients that make the best Krispy bun ever? KoKo Latte are looking for a brand new and original recipe to add to their current 7 varieties available in store and you could be in with the chance to win a fab, chocolatefilled goody hamper, and have your recipe added to the list in KoKo Latte if you’re the winner of our competition! Simply submit your recipe (containing your contact details) along with two muffin-sized samples any time over the course of the SÓ Sligo Food Festival (up to 12.30pm on Sunday 20th March), and you could be in with a chance to win. Winner will be announced at 3pm on Sunday 20th March. The only rules are that the recipe must include Rice Krispies and chocolate! Good luck!

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Friday 18th March in Tír na Nóg Healthstore, Grattan St.

from 11am Sprouts and wheatgrass the new superfood with Gaby Wieland

Cheese Making Gaby Wieland Gaby, a Naturopath, Herbalist and cooking instructor has been making cheeses and growing herbs for over 20 years.

Craft Butchers of Sligo Donegal Rapeseed Oil Company.

Saturday 19th March Coleman’s Electrical Shop, Stephen St. Sligo

Chocolate Demonstration

Learn more about Rapeseed Oil from neighbouring Donegal. Rapeseed Oil has 11 times more Omega 3 than olive oil. Crops are grown by specially selected, individual, small farm holdings dispersed throughout the county. www.donegalrapeseedoil.blogspot.com!

Cookery Demonstration by Maire Dufficy, Bord Bia

Sunday 20th March

from 12 noon Sprouts and wheatgrass the new superfood with Gaby Wieland

Coleman’s Electrical Shop, Stephen St. Sligo

at the farmers market

Taking Smaller Steps - Reducing the Carbon Footprint in Beef Production by Maggie Haylin, Gilligan Meats.

Donegal Rapeseed Oil Company Learn more about Rapeseed Oil from neighbouring Donegal. Rapeseed Oil has 11 times more Omega 3 than olive oil. Crops are grown by specially selected, individual, small farm holdings dispersed throughout the county. www.donegalrapeseedoil.blogspot.com.

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16th to 20th March ‘Fine Felted Food’ Art Exhibition @ Tobergal Lane Cafe Tobergal Lane Cafe regularly shows charcoal drawings from local artist Heidi Wickham, however, in a departure from this ( and especially for the Food Festival ) , Heidi has created an amusing selection of vegetables on plates using the ancient technique of turning sheep wool into fabric. Definitely organic and home-grown at the kitchen table , these should give everyone from felters to foodies an appetite for the unusual..

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CONTACT DETAILS

SÓ Sligo Festival Office will be open in Johnston Court, O’Connell St, Sligo for the duration of the Festival March 16th - 20th.

Opening Hours Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

9.00am - 6.00pm 9.00am - 8.00pm 9.00am - 8.00pm 9.00am - 6.00pm 12.00pm - 6.00pm

Other opening times to be advised soon All enquiries, please email info@sosligo.com or telephone 086 1090675

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Só Sligo Food & Cultural Festival 2011