Mary McEvilly Butler is a festival favourite and former Face of the Festival here at the National Celtic Festival. Having performed with Claddagh for many years, and continuing to do so, she is also delighted to be appearing this year with two new acts. Mary hails from Co Mayo and has enjoyed a wonderful career in music playing and performing in Ireland, The USA and Australia over the past twenty years. She is in her element playing with such fine musicians at Portarlington. She will be hosting this year’s Festival Fiddles.