The Claregalway Hotel will host the Matt Keane Christmas Shows on Friday and Saturday 4 and 5 January. These will mark the 11th anniversary of the concerts, which attract large and loyal clientele year on year.

The easygoing nature of the shows are very much in tune with the people who support them and who are comfortable in the rural ethos and culture of the region. Joining Matt will be his brother Seán as well as Orlaith and Laura Keane, the acclaimed Hernon Family Traditional Group from Connemara and Mick Mulhern from Bohola, who will be making his debut at the shows. The regular band comprising Maria Fahy, Colm Naughton, Pat Coyne and Catherine McHugh, will also put their musical talent to fine use on the night.