Hoéla Barbadette, a harpist and Kevin Ruellan who plays clarinet and bombard arrived in Carrickmacross on Saturday, March 23rd to join local traditional Irish musicians for the Féile Patrick Byrne annual celebration. The mixture of Irish and Breton music went down a treat in Corduff Community Centre on Saturday night and again in the Shirley Arms Hotel on Sunday afternoon.

Hoéla and Kevin are music teachers in the Ecole de Musique, Carhaix and were here not only to play music but to make plans to take a group of their music students to Carrickmacross for the 2014 Féile Patrick Byrne.