The 2015 festival marks the beginning of a series of commemorative cultural events over the year including the official opening of the new Tommy Makem Centre in Keady.

Thursday 22nd January

8pm: Launch of “A Slice of Life” by Gerry Murphy. An autobiographical account of the cultural, sporting and commercial life and times in Keady in the thirties, forties and subsequent decades.

9pm: A talk by David Hanna regarding the song traditions from both communities.

10pm: Traditional music and song including sporting songs from the wider district.