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15th Carolan Festival 

*** June 29, 2024 ***


Our Festival is a gathering of people who play, listen, sing, or dance to the music of

Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738), Irish harper and composer. 


Longtime Committee Member Dave Beaufait of Enfield, NH,

is hosting the June 29th Festival.  


SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2024 

                     15th Carolan Festival (click for flyer)

 June 29, 2024 in Downtown Lebanon, New Hampshire:

Salt Hill Pub, Galway Room (Lunch & Supper; informal music Sessions) - 2 West Park Street **Noon- 6:45 pm**

Upper Valley Music Center (UVMC) - 8 South Park Street  **Harp Workshops & Harpers' Haven, 1-4:30 pm**

** Unload Harps at UVMC, then park in public parking spaces indicated (see link below for Downtown Lebanon parking). 

First Congregational Church (FCC) - 10 South Park Street **1:30-4:30 pm Carolan Festival afternoon Sessions & Workshop; 7 pm Concert **

** Unload other Instruments, music stands, etc. at the church if needed; then park in public parking spaces indicated (see link below for Downtown Lebanon parking). 

Rain or Shine

 Click for SCHEDULE details   

Click for PARKING , Instrument Unload, etc.


Noon  Lunch and Session to Open the 15th Carolan Festival, Salt Hill Pub (Galway Room)


1:30 - 4:30 pm  Carolan Festival: Sessions & Workshop **all in FCC Parish Hall**

Harpers' Haven at UVMC 

$15/Adult suggested donation, under 18 Free 



Rachel Clemente (Beginner/Intermediate) 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Dominique Dodge (Intermediate) 3:00 - 4:30 pm

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Supper at Salt Hill Pub (Galway Room)


7:00 pm Carolan Concert with Harpers Dominique Dodge and Rachel Clemente  

Festival participants play "Carolan's Welcome" to begin (link to sheet music)

$25 suggested donation, First Congregational Church


YouTube clip of Dominique Dodge playing "Mr. O'Connor" at 2014 Carolan Festival: 

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YouTube clip of Rachel Clemente:

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Link to video clips from past Carolan Festivals (several of Dominique Dodge):

 Thanks to All who participated for 14 magical Festivals 2007-2023 in Worcester, VT!!


The Mallerys have retired from hosting at their farm in Worcester, VT

but are still actively involved. They will be at the June 29th Festival!

Thanks to All who participated for 14 magical Festivals 2007-2019, 2023 in Worcester, VT!!

Smaller Carolan Gatherings are being held by anyone who wants to host.

Please contact Elizabeth if you are interested:

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Enjoy Sharon Schenkel's wonderful 2016 Festival photo album by clicking here 


Festival Founder and Host, John Mallery, was in his element in 2016 having achieved piano mobility!

These photos by Sharon Schenkel say it all!

1) John in his glory 2) John & Cathryn  3) John still glowing


John in his glory John Cathryn on rolling piano John and mobile piano still glowing



 The spirit of the Festival is to share our appreciation of the music. The Carolan Festival will be held, Rain or Shine. Modest donation requested to cover costs. This is a not-for-profit event.

Please contact us for all inquiries or if you would like to sign up for our latest information and announcements.

Proceeds from Tune Books and DVDs go back into funding the festival: Order Here
A list of the tunes (tunes played at our previous Carolan Festivals in italics- which will also serve as a starting point for tunes to play at this year's Festival.We will by no means be restricted to only these tunes- 214 tunes have survived! 
Links to websites with written music and midi files are also listed in the Carolan References link, to help explore and learn tunes, whether by sight or by ear.