IMBOLC International Music Festival

28janAll Day04febIMBOLC International Music FestivalTypeTraditional MusicCountyDerry

Event Details

The IMBOLC International Music Festival programme features an eclectic mix of new music, intimate performances and music for all. All in inspiring places – from churches, historic buildings to cafés and bars.

The festival comprises an extensive programme of events including concerts, workshops, masterclasses, choral events, events for children, community events, session trail, band competition and much more. It features some of the world’s finest musicians from Ireland, Scotland, England, Scandinavia and Canada, with music from a wide range of genres represented, including Irish traditional, roots, world and folk.

It commences on Sunday 28th January with a double bill with Kíla, one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands and Árchú, who play a blend of post-rock and electro-acoustic sounds.

Among the artists and groups appearing at the festival are Daoirí Farrell, Andreas Tophøj, Rune Barslund, The Outside Track, Duncan Chisholm, Úna Monaghan, Ryan Molloy, Dermot Dunne, Ulster Orchestra, Jarlath Henderson, Niall Hanna, Eilidh Patterson, Yvonne Lyon, Greenshine, Navá, Beoga, Codetta, Gerard McCrystal, Tim Edey and Four Men and a Dog.

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, guitar and melodeon masterclasses led by Tim Edey, 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.

IMBOLC International Music Festival 2018 runs from Sunday 28th January through to Sunday 4th February. Tickets can be booked at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin on +44(0)28 7126 4132, or online at


28/01/2018 - 04/02/2018 (All Day)(GMT+00:00)

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