Traveling in Ireland in 2017
Festivals to consider attending!!
Information gathered from Irish Music Magazine, 26 Clare St., Dublin 2, Ireland
and other sources,
As of October, 2017
Irish Festivals in Ireland and abroad
Ardara, County Donegal, information on the town
Information: Patrick McGill 01135374953.7949 or call Eileen 011 353 86 239-1441. http://www.ardara.ie
Irish Festivals in Ireland & Beyond
October 4 to 8, The Irish Festival of Oulu. www.irish.fi / email@example.com ( in Finland). Irish concerts including: Clann Mhic Ruari, Rianta, Dervish & Altan. Top Finnish bands: Droichead, Narrow Neck, Ylasirtola Ramblers and from Sweden the duo Reeds.
October 6 to 8, Scoil Cheoil Na Botha, www.anbhoth.ie , www.facebook.com/scoilcheoil in Scotstown, Co. Monaghan. Includes instrumental and vocal workshops; tutor's recital, heritage walks & talks, and more. Information: www.anbhoth.ie , Email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
October 6 to 14, 21 st Celtic Colours International Festival, Cape Breton Island, Canada. (49 concerts)
www.celtic-colours.com or 1.902.567.3000
October 11 to 22, The Fenians, (Terry Casey, Rob Williams, Brendan Harkins, Chris Pierce, & Tardu Yegin), out of Orange County, CA, will tour Ireland. They will perform in three concerts: Galway @ The Quays, in Kinsale @ The Trident Hotel's Wharf Tavern, and In Kilkenny, The Irish Weavers, Matt the Millers will host the final concert. Information: www.thefenians.com .
October 13 & 14, Dingle Folk Fest, www.dinglefolkfest.ie . Entertainment includes: Donal Lunny, The Atlantic Arc Orchestra, Pauline Scanlon, Jarlath Henderson, Aidan O'Rourke, Padraig Byrne, Éilís Kennedy with Fire and Grace, plus more.
October 24 to 29, Galway Bay's 14 th Annual Celtic Music Feis (Washington State). Entertainment: Crooked Jacks, Ockham's Razor, The Black Donnellys, The Whiskey Dicks, Seamus Kennedy, Tallymore, St. James Gate, Ojizo and more. Information: www.galwaybayirishpub.com .
October 24 to October 30, Return to Camden Town, festival of Traditional Irish Music, Song, & Dance. Includes: Matt Molloy, John Carty & Arty McGlynn, The Bonny Men, Noel Hill, Gatehouse, Mick O'Brien, Aoife Ni Bhrian& Caoimhin O'Fearghall, and more. Information: www.returntocamden.org / facebook.com/returntocamdentown .
October 25 to 30, Sligo LIVE, Folk Roots & Indie Festival w/ Imelda May, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Sharon Shannon, Kevin Burke, Robert Glasper Trio + More. Tickets: www.sligolive.ie and Ticketmaster, or 011.353.71.916.1518.
November 3 to 5, Copenhagen Irish Festival. Featuring Len Graham & Jack Lynch, Buttons & Bows, Gatehouse, plus more. www.irishfestival.dk and Facebook /copenhagen.irish.festival .
November 10 & 18, New York Trad Fest presenting Irish Trad music along with other ethnic music: Bluegrass, Appalachian, Indian, Jazz & Singer Songwriter. Visit www.newyorktradfest.org .
January 24 to 28, 2018 TradFest @ Temple Bar with Martha Wainwright, Judy Collins, Téda, Blazin Fiddles & Frankie Gavin, Brian Kennedy, Moya Brennan, Laoise Kelly, plus many more. Tickets www.tradfest.ie .
February 3 to 10, Joanie Madden's Folk'N Irish Cruise to the Western Caribbean on Norwegian Epic, departing from Port Canaveral, Florida. Entertainment: Cherish The Ladies, Lunasa, The Black Family, Susan McCann, Frankie Gavin, Don Stiffe, Rory Makem & Donal Clancy (Makem & Clancy), plus more. www.joaniemaddencruise.com or 1-855-Irish-CR. Also Alaskan Adventure August 19 to 26, 2018.
February 21 to 28, The Gathering Traditional Festival, www.thegathering.ie , at the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney. Ceili Bands úi Bhriain, Neily O'Connor, Shandrum Ceili Band, Striolan Ceili Band & Johnny Reidy. Lots of music here. Storytelling w/ Batt Burns and more; Workshops in dance, song, & instrument Master Classes.