Sligo Live, now in its fifteenth year, has established itself as Ireland’s premier Autumn Music Festival. It combines the very best of traditional, folk, roots and indie music in warm
Sligo Live, now in its fifteenth year, has established itself as Ireland’s premier Autumn Music Festival. It combines the very best of traditional, folk, roots and indie music in warm and intimate venues, pubs, clubs and cafes, making for a relaxed and enjoyable weekend. With over 350 performers playing in almost 100 performances, with many of them free, the biggest problem faced by festival goers is choosing which performance to attend.
As part of the festivities, Sligo Live in association with Sligo Town Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann will be presenting the world renowned Fiddler of Dooney Competition. This competition, which was inaugurated in 1965, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of W B Yeats’s birth, is 54 years old this year. It was inspired by his poem of the same name. It is one of the most prestigious instrumental competitions in the tradition. Previous winners include Matt Cranitch, Cathal Hayden, Liz Kane, Paddy Glacken, Bríd Harper and Antoin MacGabhann.
During Sligo Live, there will be traditional sessions occurring in most of the local Pubs with top musicians performing. These sessions will be happening during the afternoon & night and are marvelous free entertainment open for all to attend. Please visit sligolive.ie for further details.
For full details of the programme and also the ARRIVALS/Emerging Artists programme and to book tickets for events please visit sligolive.ie. You can also follow Sligo Live on Facebook or on Twitter for the latest details.
If you have any queries then please send an email to [email protected].
18 (Friday) 9:00 am - 28 (Monday) 11:59 pm
I.T. Sligo Innovation Centre, Sligo, Co. Sligo, Ireland F91 WFW9
Sligo Live Festival BoardEmail: [email protected]