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.
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Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland