Tóstal an tSean Thoir 2023

Youghal, a beautiful seaside town in County Cork, Ireland, is known for its rich history and stunning beaches. This summer, visitors and locals alike can look forward to a fantastic Summer Seisiún concert series showcasing the best of traditional Irish music.

Tóstal an tSean Thoir (Gathering the Ancient East), our annual cultural festival, includes live performances, master classes, workshops, summer camps, cultural exchanges, pub sessions and more!

In 2023 we have an amazing series of live concerts planned. They will take place on Monday evenings throughout the summer of 2023, beginning in July and running through to August. The concerts will be held at the Brú na Sí Cultural Centre, a spacious and welcoming venue that is well-known for hosting cultural events. Tóstal an tSean Thoir 2023 is part of our year long celebration of 40 years of Youghal Comhaltas.

Each week, a different group of talented musicians will take to the stage at Brú na Sí to perform a mix of traditional Irish tunes and new music inspired by the Irish tradition. The lineup will feature both local artists and internationally renowned musicians, ensuring a diverse and exciting range of performances throughout the summer. They will also be joined buy our very own Ceolta Sí, performing groups and perhaps other special guests on the night.

Summer Seisiún Concert schedule

We have a fantastic line up for the summer. Put the dates in your diary!

  • Monday 3rd July – Cliona Halley, Darragh Carey-Kennedy & Conal Kane
  • Monday 10th July – Jackie Daly, Matt Cranitch & Paul de Grae SOLD OUT
  • Monday 17th July – Derek Hickey, Liam Flanagan & Macdara Ó Faoláin
  • Monday 24th July – Ciaran Ó Gealbháin, Paddy Tutty & Caoimhin Ó Fearghail
  • Saturday 29th July – Fíarock CANCELLED
  • Monday 31st July – Bobby & Lynda Gardiner with Tom Murphy & Tom Kenna
  • Monday 7th AugustMiscellany of Folk: Benny McCarthy, Billy Sutton & Eddie Costello

This concert series promises to be a highlight of the summer in Youghal, attracting visitors from near and far to experience the unique charm and energy of traditional Irish music. The concerts will be a celebration of the rich cultural heritage of Ireland, and an opportunity to appreciate the skill and artistry of some of the country’s most talented musicians.

Whether you are a die-hard fan of traditional Irish music or simply looking for a fun and entertaining way to spend a summer evening, the Tóstal an tSean Thoir Summer Seisiún series is not to be missed. Come and enjoy the sights and sounds of one of Ireland’s most cherished traditions, and experience the warmth and hospitality of Youghal Comhaltas and Brú na Sí Cultural Centre.

Ticket Prices

Admission typePrice
Adult€15
Child (under 16)€5
Family (2 adults + 2 children)€30
Concessions (Seniors & Students)€10
Festival Pass (not available online)All 6 Monday night concerts for the price of 5 (e.g. Adult €75 instead of €90)

How to Book

Book tickets directly at Eventbrite (please be aware that an online booking fee will be applied).

Reserve tickets by emailing tickets@brunasi.ie or calling 00 353 87 793 4504.

NOTE: Member, Group and multi-concert discounts are available – contact us for more information.