Traditional Music and Song

september, 2022

sun04sep2:00 pmTommie Potts: 50 Years of The Liffey BanksPavilion Theatre, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire2:00 pm Dún Laoghaire Folk Festival 2022

Event Details

To celebrate 50 years since the release of The Liffey Banks, the iconic album by Dublin fiddler Tommie Potts, the Dún Laoghaire Folk Festival will host a special afternoon in his memory.

The programme will begin with a screening of Macdara Yeates’ film, Tommie Potts: The Fireman Fiddler of the Coombe, exploring Potts’ life both as a musician and as a Dublin fire fighter, including his involvement in what was described as “one of the most traumatic events in the Brigade’s history.”

The film will be followed by a discussion and question-and-answer session with family members, musicians and members of Dublin Fire Brigade – including Helen Uí Cheallaigh (musician and daughter of Tommie), Liam O’Connor (fiddler and director of the Irish Traditional Music Archive), Las Fallon (former fire fight fighter and historian).

Tickets, each costing €17, are available from


(Sunday) 2:00 pm


Pavilion Theatre

Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire


Dún Laoghaire Folk Festival

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