Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 to Sunday, January 31st, 2016
This celebration of traditional music and culture began in 2006 and takes place in pubs and theatres and on the street in the Temple Bar area of Dublin.
During the five days of the festival hundreds of musicians will play in these sessions and admission to almost all of them is free. It really is a feast of entertainment for anyone with even a passing interest in traditional music.
As well as the music sessions there are family events, free street entertainment and a festival club in the Project Arts Centre.
As well as the headline events and the organised events there are tends to be impromptu sessions in all the pubs around the Temple Bar area and no shortage of craic!
Here’s some of the action from a previous year:
In 2016 Festival venues will range from Dublin City Hall to Dublin Castle to St Patrick’s Cathedral. The programme will include acts as diverse as Martin Hayes to Duke Special, The Oyster Band to The Stunning.