In the few short years of its existence IMBOLC International Music Festival has grown to become one of Northern Ireland’s leading folk and world music festivals. Whilst still firmly rooted
In the few short years of its existence IMBOLC International Music Festival has grown to become one of Northern Ireland’s leading folk and world music festivals. Whilst still firmly rooted in the musical cultures of this island, the festival has grown in depth and breadth and now encompasses music genres ranging from folk, traditional and roots to jazz, contemporary and world music.
The festival comprises an extensive programme of events including Concerts, Workshops, Masterclasses, Choral events, Events for Children, Community events, Films Talks & Lectures, Session trail, Band camp, Dance Workshops and much more. It will feature performances from world-class musicians from Ireland, Sweden, America, Canada and Scotland.
IMBOLC 2019 consists of a multi-layered events programme in a range of venues across Derry city including The Glassworks, Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Christ Church, Guildhall and Millennium Forum. Among the artists and groups appearing this year at the festival are Lankum, Ye Vagabonds, Blás, Declan O’Rourke, Michael Rooney, Mick Moloney and The Green Fields of America, Symbio, Strung, Ven_ture, Lonesome Ace String Band, Rheingans Sisters, Lewis Psalm Singers, ar an tÁbla, Tru, Cry Monster Cry, The Whileaways, Josie Duncan & Pablo Lafuente, Matt McGinn, Tuath, Quercus Ensemble, Glórthaí Uladh and the spectacular Transatlantic Sessions, performing its only date in Ireland.
Alongside concerts, the festival also has an extensive programme of music and dance workshops including Sean-nós and two hands dance workshops, song-writing workshops and a weekend-long Band Camp for young traditional musicians.
In Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin’s café top quality musicians will form the core of our daily lunchtime session and at the weekend the festival will come to life across the city with The Trad Trail bringing a jam-packed schedule of traditional Irish music sessions in pubs, cafés and hotels.
For full details about the festival and for booking Tickets, please visit www.imbolcfestival.com or call the box office at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin on +44(0)28 7126 4132. You can also follow the Festival on Facebook and/or Twitter.
If you have any queries, please email them to [email protected] or call +44(0)28 7126 4132.
January 27 (Sunday) 9:00 am - February 10 (Sunday) 11:59 pm