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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14th Carolan Festival 

*** June 24, 2023 ***


 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. 



SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2023 

10 AM - 8 PM



The Schedule will stand as planned, spread out between the Gym (Performances, Concert, Supper)

and other spaces


Tentative Schedule Grid (click for printable Chart version of Schedule)

 Please go to the Schedule of Events page  for details 


~4:45-6:00 PM   "Open Stage" Concert-  Spontaneous ensembles welcome.

Sign up in advance ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), or during the day.

Limit of 1 tune or medley of tunes **5 minutes total** per performer. Exceptions by request.


***Lunch - Bring your own; 

Supper Catered by advance Reservation (Deadline June 10)

Reserve and see Menu: MEALS - purchase at Festival (US $ CASH only)***


Suggested Donation: $10/person, $20/family of four - pay what you can

(CASH or CHECK only; all $ go back into funding the Festival)


Sun., June 25, 2023 

10 am - 1 pm

Clean-up, Potluck Brunch & Session in the Barn    (Free)





 Thanks to All who participated for a wonderful 2019 Festival!!


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 References link, to help explore and learn tunes, whether by sight or by ear.