Traditional Music

Cup of Tae Festival

This oddly named traditional music festival is held in Ardara, a truly lovely part of Donegal, and it's small scale makes it a friendly event to attend. It's all fairly low …

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Tulla Traditional Music Festival

Tulla is a place steeped in traditional music and this annual event draws some of the best, and best known, musicians in the country to the small town. While the programme …

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Willie Clancy Summer School

This is Ireland's premier traditional music summer school, held annually in memory of the late, great piper Willie Clancy. Students from all over the world flock to Miltown Malbay for daily …

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O’Carolan Harp Festival

This festival of harp music and other events takes place in the birthplace of famous harpist Turlough O'Carolan, the tiny Co Meath village of Nobber. Events over the weekend include concerts, …

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Feakle Traditional Music Festival

One of the premier traditional music festivals in Ireland, Feakle always has an excellent line up and is a very friendly festival, with lots of local participation. As well as music …

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Fleadh Cheoil

This is Ireland's biggest annual celebration of Irish traditional music, singing and dance and draws massive crowds each year. The Fleadh takes place in Sligo in 2014. While the main events …

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Cork Folk Festival

A feast of folk music and dance events of all kinds to more than 40 venues, including an outdoor ceili with more than 10.000 dancers. Events include evertyhing from set to …

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Frank Finn Traditional Singing Weekend

Traditional singing is an art that it takes a little time for the uninitiated to appreciate - for lovers of the style this is a mecca, for those who'd like …

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Ennis Trad Festival

Ennis is a good place to hear traditional music at any time, but during this festival it is the only place to be, with hundreds of formal and informal sessions …

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Temple Bar Tradfest

Traditional music takes Dublin over at the end of January for this festival that celebrates the music session. Most of the events are free, and there are special events for …

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Concertina Cruinniú

A winter gathering for musicians who love the concertina and those who love hearing them make music on it, held in Miltown Malbay, a town with a reputation for great …

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Russell Memorial Weekend

This annual event which draws thousands of traditional music lovers to the tiny village of Doolin is held in memory of local tin whistle and flute player Micho Russell, and …

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The Gathering Festival

A lively weekend of traditional music & dance which celebrates the rich culture and diversity of traditional Irish music and dance. Events are very varied and include music workshops, sessions and …

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Aran Celtic Music Festival

Held on the largest of the Aran Islands, this is a weekend long celebration of Celtic music, dance and culture with concerts and readings, ceilis and sessions. …

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Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar

This 4 day festival of traditional singing featuring performances, sessions, workshops and lectures  takes place in the villages of Ballyliffin, Dumfries and Clonmany on the scenic Inishowen peninsula. The event is organised …

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Pan Celtic Arts Festival

An annual event which takes place in Donegal celebrating the music and culture of six Celtic nations - Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, Brittany and Ireland. It is primarily …

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