Type Folk Music
Based in the scenic village of Rostrevor, Co. Down, the Fiddler's Green Festival began as a one day event way back in the 1980’s and progressed to a weekend. It
Based in the scenic village of Rostrevor, Co. Down, the Fiddler’s Green Festival began as a one day event way back in the 1980’s and progressed to a weekend. It 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 and culture.
The Fiddler’s Green Festival which is now in its 32nd year has become one of Ireland’s longest running and most successful festivals. Festival highlights include:
- The Festival Folk Club runs nightly in St. Bronagh’s SC and hosts a line-up of internationally acclaimed artists.
- The Acoustic Stage in An Cuan every afternoon features a mixture of local up and coming performers and major established artists.
- The Lunchtime Folk Club is a small intimate venue with top quality singers and musicians.
- The Open Air Stage offers free entertainment throughout the week including concerts, workshops, a daily open-air session for all musicians and Céili dancing.
- There is also a Traditional Music School with top players offering classes on various instruments.
- Children are well catered for with a full programme of children’s events and a music programme for the older teens.
- Art exhibitions, guided walks, and the ever-popular Literary pub crawl.
With all musical tastes being catered for; folk, traditional, blues, country, classical with intimate lunchtime and early evening music clubs as well as ‘céili houses’ each day that offer an opportunity for visitors and musicians to meet, sing, recite, play an instrument or just relax and enjoy the atmosphere there is something for everyone.
If you have any queries then please email [email protected] or call +44 (0)789 598 6616.
22 (Sunday) 9:00 am - 29 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Rostrevor, Co. Down
Now in its 27th year the Phil Murphy Weekend festival takes place in the historical coastal village of Carrig-on-Bannow. This sleepy, three-pub town awakens for the weekend festival and smells the alluring
Now in its 27th year the Phil Murphy Weekend festival takes place in the historical coastal village of Carrig-on-Bannow. This sleepy, three-pub town awakens for the weekend festival and smells the alluring aroma of tunes wafting through the warm summer air.
There will be a line-up to tickle the fancy of anyone with a healthy appreciation for music, song, dance and craic with Concerts, Workshops, Ceilí, Trad Sessions,
Singing Gathering, Childrens’ Entertainment & more.
Lúnasa who are on their album summer release tour will be the headline act on Saturday the 28th in the festival marquee. They are a trad band not to be missed!
The Phil Murphy Weekend is very much a festival for the whole family with something for everyone with Ceilís in the Community Centre, Concerts in the Festival Marquee, Recitals in the Church, Trad Sessions in the Pubs and Workshops for those wishing to improve their playing skills in the School. Along with a variety of events specifically focused for children.
You may also email queries to philmurphy[email protected] or call either +353 (0)87 792 8613 or +353 (0)86 319 1193.
For inquiries regarding accommodation for the festival, please call +353 (0)51 561101.
26 (Thursday) 9:00 am - 29 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Phil Murphy Weekend CommitteeEmail: [email protected] or call +353 (0)87 792 8613 or +353 (0)86 319 1193
The 41st annual Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival is the place to be this August Bank Holiday Weekend as the sounds of Folk and Traditional music echo from the
The 41st annual Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival is the place to be this August Bank Holiday Weekend as the sounds of Folk and Traditional music echo from the streets, pubs and Marquee Concerts along Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way.
Over the years the Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival has hosted all of the great names from the Irish folk and trad scene since the heady days of the late 1970’s and today it continues to offer itself as a vital platform for emerging folk and traditional music talent with its annual showcase competition which offers a prize fund of €1,000 plus the opportunity to perform at the festival.
The Festival commences on Thursday 2nd August at 7.30 pm with the opening of the Barry Britton Art Exhibition in the Abbey Centre. Then at 8 pm in Dorrians Hotel the weekend festivities kick off with the annual Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival Céilí Night.
Acts appearing in the Marquee this year are for Friday night, Aslan, Alan Kelly Gang featuring Eddi Reader and last years showcase winners Billow Wood formerly known as Flat out. On Saturday night it will be the turn of The Hothouse Flowers, The Henry Girls and Dave Munnelly Band. Then on Sunday night, the final night on stage will be Goats Don’t Shave, back by popular demand after raising the roof of the Marquee last year Paddy Casey and Frankie Gavin & The Provenance.
Along with the Marquee Concerts there will be plenty of pub sessions, street entertainment, busking competitions, fringe events, céilithe and the showcase competition making this another memorable festival weekend.
For all the latest festival information, tickets and showcase competition details please check the Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival out on Facebook or visit the festival website at ballyshannonfolkfestival.com.
If you have any queries then please email them to [email protected] or call +353 (0)86 252 7400.
2 (Thursday) 7:30 pm - 5 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival OfficeEmail: [email protected] or call +353 (0)87 297 3295 Bridge House, Main St, Townparks, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland
The 68th Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann will take place in Drogheda. This will be the first time in the history of the Fleadh that it is being held on the
The 68th Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann will take place in Drogheda. This will be the first time in the history of the Fleadh that it is being held on the north east coast of Ireland.
The annual Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann has grown over the years to be the largest and most unique cultural festival in the world. With attendance numbers in excess of 400,000 one can truly see its importance. Its significance is cultural, economic and social and it is a tribute to all those who kept the cultural traditions of Ireland alive down through the decades.
For a great many musicians, the Fleadh is the culmination of months of hard work and practice as they compete against fellow musicians, singers and dancers at local Fleadhanna so as to achieve the recognition of being an All-Ireland champion.
For others, the Fleadh is a unique and welcoming festival featuring the very best of traditional arts and offering a wide range of activities to be enjoyed by all.
This years Fleadh will have a significant emphasis on youth with children’s mid-morning sessions organised to run from Monday through to Thursday from 11.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. in the Barbican Centre. It will also offer an extensive youth programme which aims to increase student’s awareness of Irish culture and tradition and encourage them to become actively involved in the Fleadh.
Fiddles and bodhrans which were made by the Drogheda Men’s Shed and decorated by secondary school students in the town were on display at the launch and these will be displayed in various shops throughout the town during the Fleadh in August.
Families will be well catered for with lots of events at Seachtain na Gaeilge and the Mid Morning Sessions in the Barbican Centre which will be hosted by Sean O’Laoire, well known singer and Gaeilgeoir from Co. Meath.
Tickets are available to purchase for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018 and the line-up of events, activities and performances, which will take place every day from Sunday 12th through to Sunday 19th August 2018, is available to view at www.fleadhcheoil.ie.
If you have any enquiries regarding the Fleadh, please email: [email protected]
For queries reegarding accommodation, please email: [email protected]
12 (Sunday) 9:00 am - 19 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Various Venues around Drogheda
Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
Drogheda Fleadh Executive Committee[email protected] Drogheda Fleadh Executive Committee, c/o Louth County Council Civic Offices, Fair Street, Drogheda, A92 P440