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The Dungarvan Summer Music Festival will bring three days of exciting and groundbreaking music over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, in three different venues across the picturesque harbour town of Dungarvan. World-renowned
The Dungarvan Summer Music Festival will bring three days of exciting and groundbreaking music over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, in three different venues across the picturesque harbour town of Dungarvan.
World-renowned Uilleann Piper David Power is both the driving force behind the festival and also its curator. He has put together a wonderful line-up of Irish music that is eminently forward-looking but grown from traditional roots.
The festival kicks off on Friday night legendary trad group Lúnasa will bring their instrumental brilliance and cutting edge arrangements of Irish trad to the SGC Theatre. They are currently on their summer tour promoting their new album “Cas”. Saturday’s concert at the Townhall Theatre will feature Antarctica, a collaboration by Cork composer Linda Buckley and David Power, whilst Sunday’s concert at St Mary’s Church of Ireland features the world premiere of Buile Suibhne by New York composer Dana Lynn for RTÉ’s Contempo Quartet and David Power. Actor Barry McGovern will read excerpts from a translation of the ancient story of the mad King Sweeney.
As well as the concerts there will be the Greenway Sessions on Saturday the 4th of August. The Greenway Sessions are free performances by leading international musicians along the Waterford Greenway. Details of the times and places will be advertised closer to the event with all performances being subject to weather permitting.
Throughout the festival weekend, trad sessions will be occurring in the pubs around the town.
To book tickets for any of the concerts or to get a weekend ticket which will give you admission to all three concerts visit Tickets.
For details and more information about the Dungarvan Summer Music Festival, please click the following link to visit the festival website at dungarvansummermusicfestival.com or check out Dungarvan Summer Music Festival on Facebook and Twitter.
If you have any queries then email them to [email protected] or call +353 (0)87 133 8616.
3 (Friday) 8:00 pm - 5 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland