Tulla in Co Clare has a long and venerable tradition of Irish music playing and this annual festival offers visitors three days packed with the best in Irish music, song and dance with a varied programme of sessions, ceilis, workshops and recitals.
While you can expect to see some of Ireland’s most respected traditional musicians on the main programme, that’s just a fraction of what this festival has to offer. The core of the event is a serious of singing and instrumental workshops, which are very popular and which mean that there are many up and coming musicians in town as well as the better known ones.
These people come to play – and play they do. Throughout the festival there will be informal music sessions around the town, and these provide a great chance for visitors to hear the best of Irish music performed simply for the love of playing.
There is also excellent entertainment in the local pubs, with 6 venues each with between 2 and 4 separate sessions daily.
On Sunday the festival spills out into the streets, with music of course and also family street entertainment with puppeteers, magicians and face painting.
A great and friendly event that is highly recommended to anyone interested in traditional music.
Date and details for 2018 subject to confirmation.