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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, lectures, theatre, an exhibition of harp makers, historical tours, ceili’s and music sessions in the pubs of NobberRead More
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 sean nós dancing, bluegrass to cajun music and singers clubs to singer songwriters, and many are free.Read More
The Kilkenny Celtic Festival aims to foster an appreciation of all things Celtic, language, song, music, dance, sport and even food.
A varied programme includes formal and informal musical concerts, workshops in music, singing and dance, boating activities on the River Nore, a camogie competition and and street entertainment with visiting artists.Read More
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 is of a very high quality, just as enjoyable are the many informal sessions that take place in the pubs and on the streets.Read More
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 to learn more about it, it’s the perfect place to start.
A very friendly festival with strong local involvement, visitors are made extremely welcome.Read More
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 there is dancing, storytelling, a ceilí and the tours of the local area, which is worth visiting in its own right.Read More
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 classes taught by masters in Irish music and dance. There is also a programme of lectures, recitals, dances and exhibitions and many informal sessions.Read More
This is Ireland’s biggest annual celebration of Irish traditional music, singing and dance and draws massive crowds each year. In 2011 it returns to Cavan for a second year.
While the main events of the Fleadh are competitive – with competitions for instrumentalists, singers, dancers and groups – there is always lots of music on the streets and sessions in just about every pub.Read More
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 a competitive event, but there are also concerts and enough varied sessions to keep anyone with an interest in Celtic music very happy.Read More
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 his brothers Gussie and Packie.
The headline concert in 2009 features Líadan, a hugely popular 6 member all female band who play in a unique style which blends the old with the new.Read More