UK Folk Festivals - Ireland

Folk Music Festivals in Ireland

The music at Ireland's festivals is lively, and foot-tappingly contagious. These guys and girls just love their folk music. And the Guiness too. Pipes, fiddles, and enthusiasm are a certainty.

We have not differentiated between Northern Ireland and Eire - not for some political reason, but just for our own convenience. Music is music, wherever it is played, so just enjoy it.

We have now updated for 2017 festivals, but if you see one that is missing, let us know. Remember, we can't check every ticket price, unfortunately, as some are not listed until closer to the event, so we advise you to check the prices yourself.

Click on a festival name and it expands to reveal the full details (like the first one).

Taking place in January

Shannonside Winter Music Festival - 19th Jan 2017 - Sixmilebridge & Bunratty Castle, County Clare

The 18th Shannonside Winter Music Weekend
A diverse range of acoustic music in small venues.
80 events, 15 venues!
Over 4,000 people visit the festival every year as there is something for everyone. It's a folk festival, a traditional session fleadh, a bluegrass hoedown, a blues jam, a céilidh, an international festival, all bound by the enjoyment of music!
It's a big one.

Location: Sixmilebridge & Bunratty Castle
Date: Thursday 19th January 2017 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available A mix of FREE and event tickets at 5 to 15 euros
Contact for info: 086 8707739 / mandowalsh@gmail.com
Website: www.wmw.ie
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


Ballincollig Winter Music Festival - 24th Jan 2017 - Ballincollig, County Cork

Based in the White Horse Bar, over 6 nights, they have a great lineup and some great videos of the artists in the coming event.
So not a monster event with thousands of tickets but looks (and sounds) like a good place to go.

Location: Ballincollig
Date: Tuesday 24th January 2017 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: hello@whitehorse.ie
Website: www.wintermusicfestival.ie/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Temple Bar Tradfest - 25th Jan 2017 - Dublin, Dublin

Dublin's biggest and best festival of Irish Music and Culture, the Temple Bar TradFest will be back for the 9th year. The festival will include headline concerts in Christ Church, City Hall and The Button Factory. Other highlights include over 200 free events, music trail, singers club, open session, two outdoor stages, the international Celtic Irish dance festival, master classes and showcases, gigs for kids, children's club, pipe bands, street performers and much more.
Now with films and possibly life streaming!

Location: Dublin
Date: Wednesday 25th January 2017 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available A mix of FREE and event tickets at 5 to 15 euros
Contact for info: admin@templebarcompany.com
Website: templebartrad.com
County: Dublin
Country: Ireland


Taking place in February

The Gathering Traditional Festival - 22nd Feb 2017 - Killarney, County Kerry

A stellar line-up of concerts are already confirmed for The Gathering festival.
A highlight of Irish cultural calendar this year's programme includes a superb mix of live concerts, set dance classes, instrument workshops and lectures. The festival brings together young and old, from near to far, for a truly unique festival!

Location: Killarney
Date: Wednesday 22nd February 2017 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Variety of individual event and day tickets
Contact for info: info@thegathering.ie
Website: www.thegathering.ie
County: County Kerry
Country: Ireland


Russell Memorial Festival - 23rd Feb 2017 - Doolin, County Clare

The Russell Memorial Weekend is a traditional festival held in Doolin on the the last full weekend in February each year. The festival began in 1995 as a remembrance ceremony to Micho Russell, the world-famous traditional musician, who died in 1994.
Concerts, workshops, sessions.

Location: Doolin
Date: Thursday 23rd February 2017 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@michorussellweekend.ie
Website: www.michorussellweekend.ie
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


Taking place in March

Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar - 24th Mar 2017 - Ballyliffin/Clonmany, Inishowen,, County D

For over 25 years, people have travelled from near and far to share company and songs and together we have made this Festival what it is – a celebration of song & friendship.This year we are staying close to home with guests and talks. You will hear from and about the singers of Cloontagh, Malin Head, Carndonagh, Isle of Doagh, Buncrana and Rashenny. And we have issued Mick Quinn with his honorary Inishowen passport once again.

Location: Ballyliffin/Clonmany, Inishowen,
Date: Friday 24th March 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@inishowensinging.ie
Website: www.inishowensinging.ie
County: County D
Country: Ireland


Ballydehob Irish Traditional Music Festival - 31st Mar 2017 - Ballydehob, County Cork

A feast of traditional Irish music and dance is promised, featuring famous musicians from far and wide as well as local musicians, with wide-ranging events including an all star concert, session trails, music, song and dance workshops, a singing session, a céilí, sean-nós dancing workshops, street seisiún competitions and recitals.

Location: Ballydehob
Date: Friday 31st March 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Mainly free, some 10 and 20 euros events
Contact for info: info@ballydehobtradfestival.com
Website: www.ballydehobtradfestival.com/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Taking place in April

Carlow County Fleadh - 7th Apr 2017 - Borris, County Carlow

Another Irish event that we have difficulty in getting full information about.

Location: Borris
Date: Friday 7th April 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 0862290018
Website: comhaltas.ie/events/detail/carlow_county_fleadh_2017/
County: County Carlow
Country: Ireland


Shennaghys Jiu - 7th Apr 2017 - Ramsay, Isle of Man

Aims to give young, up and coming traditional Musicians and Dancers the chance to perform in a non-competitive environment.

The Festival lasts for four days and nights, consisting of Gigs, Concerts, Sessions, Ceildhs, Workshops and much, much more.

(Listed in Ireland as well as Scotland, as it has a Celtic music bias. Besides, we don't have an Isle of Man section.)

Location: Ramsay
Date: Friday 7th April 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: 01624819068 or 07624452653
Website: Shennaghysjiu.com
County: Isle of Man
Country: Ireland


Ceardlann Earraigh - 8th Apr 2017 - Celbridge, County Kildare

Workshops in music, song and dance come no better than at ‘Ceardlann Earraigh’, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, in this its sixteenth consecutive year. Established by the Kildare County Board of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.

Location: Celbridge
Date: Saturday 8th April 2017 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Workshops 25 euro, concert 15 euro
Contact for info:
Website: www.ceardlannearraigh.com
County: County Kildare
Country: Ireland


Fleadh Cheoil Chorcaí - 21st Apr 2017 - Kinsale, County Cork

The Fleadh Cheoil is a weekend festival comprised of ceili dancing, music sessions, street entertainment and competitions in music, singing, dancing and storytelling.

Traditional musicians of all ages are invited to gather for the Cork Fleadh Cheoil 2017.

Location: Kinsale
Date: Friday 21st April 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: johnfinbarr.cce@gmail.com
Website: corkfleadh.ie/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Fleadh by The Feale - 27th Apr 2017 - Abbeyfeale, County Limerick

Though the years may pass and things may change one thing has remained steadfast the finest Traditional Irish Music weekend. Abbeyfeale is a vibrant town, home to traditional music, oozing with talent.
Bringing together traditional Irish musicians from all over Ireland, Europe and America to Abbeyfeale town center in West Limerick. A long standing and popular event.

Location: Abbeyfeale
Date: Thursday 27th April 2017 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: fleadhbythefeale@gmail.com
Website: fleadhbythefeale.com
County: County Limerick
Country: Ireland


Cup of Tae - 28th Apr 2017 - Ardara, County Donegal

This quaint and unique Festival in honour of a famous Donegal Fiddler call John ‘The Tae’ Gallagher is in its thirteenth year and is going from strength to strength.

This year the Festival will honour the great Frank Kelly & Rita Gallagher . A Special Concert takes place on the Friday night in their honour. This is a Concert not to be missed and space is limited – so book early to avoid disappointment. Musicians from all over the world come to the “Cup of Tae” Festival and all indications are that this year will be the biggest Festival to date.

Location: Ardara
Date: Friday 28th April 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: glenardfish@eircom.net
Website: www.cupoftaefestival.com
County: County Donegal
Country: Ireland


Kilkenny Roots Festival - 28th Apr 2017 - Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

By now a national institution and an international buzz-phrase among the Americana / Roots movement...Ireland’s most compact and hospitable music festival, where virtually everything is low-key but high grade.

Mixture of genres. All forms of music under the Americana/Roots banner are well represented over the four days.

Over 80 shows, including 50 free events on the pub gig trail!

Location: Kilkenny
Date: Friday 28th April 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets, many FREE gigs
Contact for info: info@kilkennyroots.com
Website: www.kilkennyroots.com
County: County Kilkenny
Country: Ireland


Taking place in May

Baltimore Fiddle Festival - 3rd May 2017 - Baltimore, County Cork

Four days and nights of the best music you'll hear anywhere, in one of the most beautiful settings on the planet, The Baltimore Fiddle Fair truly is the jewel in the crown of Irish festivals.

Full line-up will be announced on 1st January.

The Fiddle Fair has now firmly established itself as one of the premier opportunities to help encourage and develop the talents of budding fiddle players from Ireland and abroad.

Location: Baltimore
Date: Wednesday 3rd May 2017 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: declan@fiddlefair.com
Website: www.fiddlefair.com/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Galway Early Music Festival - 19th May 2017 - Galway, County Galway

Galway Early Music celebrates its 22nd birthday with an exciting international programme, exploring women as composers, musicians, patrons, and inspiration in medieval, renaissance and baroque European Music.

Bringing Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Music and Dance to Galway.


Yes, you're right, this is not your normal sort of festival.

Location: Galway
Date: Friday 19th May 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@galwayearlymusic.com
Website: www.galwayearlymusic.com/
County: County Galway
Country: Ireland


Skerries Traditional Music Weekend - 19th May 2017 - Skerries, County Dublin

Many of Ireland's leading traditional artistes will both teach and perform to keep Skerries firmly on the traditional venue map. Recitals, concerts and workshops will take place at several venues in the town. Workshops again this year and singing & banjo classes are now a permanent feature of the workshop choices.

Location: Skerries
Date: Friday 19th May 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: skerriestradmusic@gmail.com
Website: www.skerriestraditionalmusic.com
County: County Dublin
Country: Ireland


Fleadh Nua - 21st May 2017 - Ennis, County Clare

There are many Irish traditional festivals organised throughout the summer months but there are few people who will dispute that Fleadh Nua which started in Dublin in 1970, is the forerunner of them all.

Bringing together concerts, céilithe, music, song and dancing workshops, street entertainment, pageants/parades and much more.

Location: Ennis
Date: Sunday 21st May 2017 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: ceoltrad@eircom.net
Website: www.fleadhnua.com
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


Clancy Brothers Music and Arts Festival - 31st May 2017 - Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary

Festival with a variety of music styles.

Organised by the well-known Irish musicians.

Multiple events.

Location: Carrick-on-Suir
Date: Wednesday 31st May 2017 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Many individually priced events
Contact for info: enquiries@clancymusicfestival.org
Website: www.clancybrothersfestival.org/
County: County Tipperary
Country: Ireland


Taking place in June

Doolin Folk Festival - 16th Jun 2017 - Doolin, County Clare

For the fifth time now.
A great line up over three days with lots of Irish music.

Location: Doolin
Date: Friday 16th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £99
Also available Priced in euros. Day tickets too.
Contact for info: info@hoteldoolin.ie
Website: www.doolinfestivals.ie/folk-festival.html
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


Fastnet Maritime and Folk Festival - 16th Jun 2017 - Ballydehob, County Cork

An international festival based in the picturesque village of Ballydehob, West Cork, featuring maritime and other folk music.
Sea songs, shanties, dance, craft market, maritime food stalls, workshops, sea songwriting competition, busking, music in the pubs and main stage on Ballydehob pier. There will also be an Art Expo throughout the weekend.

Location: Ballydehob
Date: Friday 16th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available It's FREE, mainly.
Contact for info: dickmiles77@gmail.com
Website: www.fastnetmaritime.com/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Traidphicnic - 30th Jun 2017 - Spiddal, County Galway

A taste of Irish traditional music, arts and culture.

Traidphicnic is a festival of traditional music, arts and culture, and would like to welcome everyone from all over the world to Spiddal.

Location: Spiddal
Date: Friday 30th June 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available tba
Contact for info: traidphicnic@gmail.com
Website: traidphicnic.com/
County: County Galway
Country: Ireland


Taking place in July

Folkfest Killarney - 7th Jul 2017 - Killarney, County Kerry

A major new music festival taking place this summer in the world famous town of Killarney, Co Kerry.

New festivals deserve your attendance! Help make it a success.

Site not fully updated on our last visit.

Location: Killarney
Date: Friday 7th July 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@inec.ie
Website: folkfestkillarney.com/
County: County Kerry
Country: Ireland


South Sligo Summer School - 9th Jul 2017 - Tubbercurry, County Sligo

Summer School of Traditional Irish Music, Song & Dance. Our programme includes a broad range of classes, workshops, interactive talks and masterclasses as well as nightly ceilis, concerts and informal music sessions.
This is it's 31st year.

Location: Tubbercurry
Date: Sunday 9th July 2017 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: southsligosummerschool@eircom.net
Website: www.sssschool.org
County: County Sligo
Country: Ireland


CeltFest Isle of Man - 10th Jul 2017 - Peel, Isle of Man

Yn Chruinnaght Inter-Celtic Festival with a new look.

A celebration of Manx culture and the relationship between the Isle of Man and the other five Celtic countries (Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany).

As the Isle of Man isn't in Scotland, England or Ireland, I've listed it twice, once as in Ireland and the other as in Scotland, due to its Celtic theme.

Location: Peel
Date: Monday 10th July 2017 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £55
Also available Day concert tickets too
Contact for info: info@celtfest.im
Website: www.celtfest.im
County: Isle of Man
Country: Ireland


Joe Mooney Summer School - 15th Jul 2017 - Drumshanbo, County Leitrim

This is a week long traditional festival of music, song and dance named after the man who did so much to promote the cause of Leitrim and his beloved town.

In addition to the classes and workshops there are recitals, ceilithe, lectures, and open air music events. The impromptu music sessions, the natural beauty of the Drumshanbo area and the traditional 'ceád míle fáilte' hospitality of County Leitrim provide an unforgettable week for all those who participate in the classes and also for those who just visit the town to be part of the experience.

Location: Drumshanbo
Date: Saturday 15th July 2017 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: +353 (0)71 964 1213
Website: www.joemooneysummerschool.com
County: County Leitrim
Country: Ireland


Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan - 17th Jul 2017 - Cork, County Cork

Competitions, concerts, workshops, street entertainment, ceili, sessions, singing.
What do you expect? It's Ireland.

An abundance of music, song and dance at the many impromptu sessions as well as set and céilí dancing venues around the town.

Includes a wide selection of outdoor and indoor concerts, céilithe, workshops, competitions, and street sessions.

Location: Cork
Date: Monday 17th July 2017 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: munsterfleadh@comhaltas.net
Website: www.munsterfleadh.ie/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Fiddler's Green International Festival - 23rd Jul 2017 - Rostrevor, County Down

It began as a one day event, progressed to a weekend one and now extends to eight days and seven nights of music, culture and craic. With up to 200 events the festival caters for music fanatics, families who wish to enjoy a safe, child focused festival, and those who come just to soak up the scenery, the friendliness and the free outdoor music.

Based in the scenic village of Rostrevor. There will be free outdoor ceilis, an open air stage, art exhibitions, children's entertainment and even a literary pub crawl, with the emphasis on 'literary' rather than 'crawling'!

All musical tastes are catered for (folk, blues, country, classical).

Location: Rostrevor
Date: Sunday 23rd July 2017 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £100
Also available Various other tickets too.
Contact for info: info@fiddlersgreenfestival.co.uk
Website: fiddlersgreenfestival.co.uk/
County: County Down
Country: Ireland


Taking place in August

Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival - 3rd Aug 2017 - Ballyshannon, County Donegal

Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional music fesitval is the place to be as the sounds of traditional & folk music echo from the streets, pubs and theatre once again.

As well as plenty of pub sessions and street entertainment, and concerts, this will no doubt be another memorable festival weekend.

Location: Ballyshannon
Date: Thursday 3rd August 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@ballyshannonfolkfestival.com
Website: www.ballyshannonfolkfestival.com
County: County Donegal
Country: Ireland


O'Carolan Harp & Traditional Music Festival - 4th Aug 2017 - Keadue, County Roscommon

The Festival was started in Keadue in 1978, to commemorate the famous Harper Turlough O'Carolan who lived in the area and is buried beside Keadue. Keadue is a small village of 200 people located on the shores of Lough Meelagh at the foot of the Arigna Mountains. The Festival includes Concerts, Ceili, Tuition on the Harp, Set Dancing, Harp Recitals and a Harp Competition with €2500 in Prizes.

Location: Keadue
Date: Friday 4th August 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: tickets@ocarolanfestival.ie
Website: www.ocarolanharpfestival.ie
County: County Roscommon
Country: Ireland


Feakle Festival of Traditional Music - 9th Aug 2017 - Feakle, County Clare

Visitors from all over the world come to a festival that now has international recognition.

Variety of events over a week long festival.

Location: Feakle
Date: Wednesday 9th August 2017 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@feaklefestival.ie
Website: www.feaklefestival.ie/
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


Kilkenny Arts Festival - 11th Aug 2017 - Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

A 10 day feast of visual art, classical music, theatre and dance, jazz world and traditional Irish music, literature, film, architecture, indie music, craft and children's events.

Location: Kilkenny
Date: Friday 11th August 2017 for 10 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: info@kilkennyarts.ie
Website: www.kilkennyarts.ie
County: County Kilkenny
Country: Ireland


Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann - 13th Aug 2017 - Ennis, County Clare

A week long event, featuring concerts, competitions, singing, walking tours, and lots more. There's even FleadhTV which will broadcast live from 8.30pm to 11.30pm over four nights from Thursday to Sunday on TG4 as well as live on tg4.tv and here on fleadhcheoil.ie

Location: Ennis
Date: Sunday 13th August 2017 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Contact for info: info@fleadhcheoil.ie
Website: www.fleadhcheoil.ie/
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


Masters of Tradition - 23rd Aug 2017 - Bantry, County Cork

As ever Ireland’s unique Irish Traditional Music Festival will be headlined by Martin Hayes, the fiddler from East Clare, whose distinctive touch and extravagant virtuosity has brought the tradition to new levels. His famous trance-evoking sets with Dennis Cahill have mesmerised audiences all over the world.

Location: Bantry
Date: Wednesday 23rd August 2017 for 5 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets
Contact for info: westcorkmusic@eircom.net
Website: www.westcorkmusic.ie/mastersoftradition/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Taking place in September

Gig'n the Bann - 14th Sep 2017 - Portglenone, County Antrim

The festival aims to bring together musical traditions across all cultural divides and the direction pursued in recent years has been to incorporate the Ulster Scots tradition alongside Traditional Irish music. This has greatly enhanced audience participation in a diverse range of events. People from different sides of the community have become exposed to music, song and dance that they may not have been familiar with before.

Location: Portglenone
Date: Thursday 14th September 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets, many FREE
Contact for info: info@gignthebann.com
Website: www.gignthebann.com
County: County Antrim
Country: Ireland


Clonakilty International Guitar Festival - 21st Sep 2017 - Clonakilty, County Cork

It's a festival about guitars - the clue's in the name. So fair bit of acoustic stuff.

A celebration of the guitar. It is not starch collared or stuffy nosed, from virtuoso’s

Location: Clonakilty
Date: Thursday 21st September 2017 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Mainly free plus some individual event tickets.
Contact for info: info@clonguitarfest.com
Website: clonguitarfest.com/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Cork Folk Festival - 28th Sep 2017 - Cork, County Cork

Traditional music from Ireland and England too. One of the major Irish festivals.

Since its birth in 1979, Cork Folk Festival has earned a reputation for bringing together some of the biggest names on the traditional and folk scene – as well as championing some of its up-and-coming stars.

Location: Cork
Date: Thursday 28th September 2017 for 4 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: infocorkfolk@gmail.com
Website: www.corkfolkfestival.com/
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Taking place in October

Sligo Live - 25th Oct 2017 - sligo, County Sliog

Sligo Live Sessions is a national festival celebrating traditional, roots and acoustic music. Now in its eightth year, it has carved out a niche as one of the most relaxed, intimate and enjoyable music festivals in Ireland. Sligo Live.

100 events, 80% free, All Indoors. Intimate Concerts.Street Markets.Over 350 artists.Dynamic pub sessions. Cafe Culture & Sligo Live Showcase.

Location: sligo
Date: Wednesday 25th October 2017 for 6 day(s)
Full Price: £119
Also available Price in euros, many free events
Contact for info:
Website: sligolive.ie
County: County Sliog
Country: Ireland



The festivals below are from last year which, at the time of our last check, had not yet updated their websites to 2017.

This helps you check up on festivals we haven't yet confirmed are on in 2017. If you see any that HAVE recently updated to this year, let us know (email is given on the Contact page). And if we've missed a festival completely, do tell us.

Took place in June last year

Bandon Music Festival - 3rd Jun 2016 - Bandon, County Cork

Festival presenting a variety of music styles. Have a look at who is appearing to see if it suits your tastes.
Includes some folk and acoustic.
And pub music trial.

Location: Bandon
Date: Friday 3rd June 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £20
Contact for info: info@bandonmusicfestival.com
Website: www.bandonmusicfestival.com
County: County Cork
Country: Ireland


Fermanagh Fleadh - 4th Jun 2016 - Newtownbutler, Fermanagh

Traditional Irish music and competitions

Location: Newtownbutler
Date: Saturday 4th June 2016 for 8 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: Berniemcnulty@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.fermanaghcomhaltas.com/fleadh
County: Fermanagh
Country: Ireland


Galway Sessions - 12th Jun 2016 - Galway, County Galway

A wide and varied set of gigs in a variety of locations around the town.

Seven days of music and entertainment. Stay for a week or just drop in and attend a few gigs.

Location: Galway
Date: Sunday 12th June 2016 for 7 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available Individual event tickets, many FREE
Contact for info:
Website: www.galwaysessions.com
County: County Galway
Country: Ireland


BuskFest - 25th Jun 2016 - Banbridge, County Down

BuskFest is an international busking festival which takes place in Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland. The event, which is now in its 13th year, attracts 6000+ people from across the globe to Banbridge Town Centre.

Location: Banbridge
Date: Saturday 25th June 2016 for 1 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: info@buskfest.com
Website: www.buskfest.com
County: County Down
Country: Ireland


Took place in July last year

Folkfest Killarney - 8th Jul 2016 - Killarney, County Kerry

A major new music festival taking place this summer in the world famous town of Killarney, Co Kerry.

New festivals deserve your attendance! Help make it a success.

Location: Killarney
Date: Friday 8th July 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available 79 euros, day tickets 29 and 39 euros
Contact for info: info@inec.ie
Website: folkfestkillarney.com/
County: County Kerry
Country: Ireland


Cahersiveen Festival of Music & the Arts - 29th Jul 2016 - Cahersiveen, County Kerry

The Festival has entertained locals and visitors every August Bank Holiday Weekend for the past nineteen years. This year will be one of the biggest and best festivals to date. We have music for all generations from Folk to Country. There will be loads of street entertainment through out the days with lots of activities for all the family.

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Location: Cahersiveen
Date: Friday 29th July 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: +353 87 2211 667
Website: www.celticmusicfestival.com/
County: County Kerry
Country: Ireland


Took place in September last year

Harvest Time Blues - 2nd Sep 2016 - Monaghan, County Monaghan

Rhythm and blues in Ireland?
Why not.

It is music.

And it's 21 this year.

Location: Monaghan
Date: Friday 2nd September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £50
Also available In euros, day tickets 12 and 15
Contact for info: info@harvestblues.ie
Website: www.harvestblues.com
County: County Monaghan
Country: Ireland


Frank Finn Traditional Singing Weekend - 30th Sep 2016 - Rosses Point, County Sligo

Traditional singing and concerts and competitions.

Location: Rosses Point
Date: Friday 30th September 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info: michelle@yeatscountyhotel.com
Website: sligotradsingers.ie/events/weekend/
County: County Sligo
Country: Ireland


Took place in November last year

Ennis Trad Festival - 10th Nov 2016 - Ennis, County Clare

Master classes, sessions, lots of music.
Website incomplete when last visited.

Location: Ennis
Date: Thursday 10th November 2016 for 3 day(s)
Full Price: £
Also available TBA
Contact for info:
Website: www.ennistradfest.com/
County: County Clare
Country: Ireland


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