The Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Festival takes place in Glengarriff every year around the 3rd week in June with this years festival running from Thursday 20th to the
The Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Festival takes place in Glengarriff every year around the 3rd week in June with this years festival running from Thursday 20th to the 23rd June.
This year will see the 8th running of the festival which has grown from its humble beginnings in 2012 to what is is today, one of the finest line-ups of traditional Irish musicians you will find at any festival around the country. Taking place in the pubs, hotels and restaurants around the village of Glengarriff, you will never have to far to travel to get to the music, whether it is one of the bigger concerts or the more informal Piping For A Pint Session Trail that takes place throughout the weekend. There are also special events and workshops that also take place around the village, so something for everyone.
The festival will commence on Thursday night with Connla in concert. Troda will be on stage on Friday night and then on Saturday it will be the turn of the Vallely Bros, Tom Oakes, Ross Couper & Lorne Macdougal to be in concert.
With ticket numbers for the concerts being limited, it is advisable to book online by clicking Tickets if you wish to attend any of them.
If you’re thirsting for some great trad music, then the Piping For A Pint Session Trail is the place for you. The Sessions were a big hit last year and 2019 promises to be even bigger and better with some great acts, including Ronán Ó Snodaigh, Liam O’Connor, Sean McKeon, Tom Oakes, Ross Couper, Cór Chúil Aodha, Emer and Tadge Twomey, Patrick O’Hare and TRODA.
For those interested, there will also be Uilleann Pipe, Fiddle, Accordion, Bodhrán and Reed Making Workshops occurring during the festival. To book a place on one of the Workshops please click Book Workshop Place.
This is a festival not to be missed. You can find out the latest details by visiting the website at jimdowlingfestival.ie or by visiting Facebook or Twitter. If you have any queries then please email them to [email protected] or call +353 (0)87 759 5931.
20 (Thursday) 9:00 am - 23 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Various locations around Glengarriff
Glengarriff, West Cork