Carolan Festival Worcester, VT

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.


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Save the Date! 

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. 



The Mallerys have retired from hosting at their Farm,

but are still actively involved.

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

Please contact Elizabeth if you are interested:

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Longtime Committee Member,

Dave Beaufait of Enfield, NH,

is hosting the June 29th Festival.  



SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2024 

Noon - Evening Concert: 7 PM

**** Salt Hill Pub, Upper Valley Music Center, Congregational Church ***




The Schedule will be somewhat simpler than, but similar to, past Festivals with

Workshops, Open Sessions, Harpers' Haven,

and an Evening Concert featuring Harpers

Dominique Dodge and Rachel Clemente


  (Reserved Room for Meals and jamming at Salt Hill Pub-

please mention you are part of the Carolan Festival)


WEBSITE UPDATES will be made over the next few months... 




Link to YouTube clips from previous Carolan Festivals:

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


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 <included (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 Referenceslink, to help explore and learn tunes, whether by sight or by ear.