Tulla native, Mary MacNamara is a stalwart of the East Clare music tradition. From an early age Mary found herself in the company of
Tulla native, Mary MacNamara is a stalwart of the East Clare music tradition. From an early age Mary found herself in the company of great traditional masters, such as John Naughton, Martin Rochford, P. J. Hayes, Francie Donnellan, Joe Bane, Mikey Donoghue, Paddy Grogan and Bill Malley.
Mary will be launching her eagerly awaited book, Sundays at Lena’s, a selection of recordings and tunes mostly from the 1970s featuring some of these local greats. She will be joined for a musical performance by her son and daughter, Padraig and Sorcha Costello, and her brother Andrew MacNamara. Mary’s book is being published with the assistance of the Arts Council’s Deis Recording and Publication Award 2022. The book will be launched by singer and broadcaster, Paula Carroll.