One of Ireland’s most intriguing new festivals, the Hunters Moon Festival, takes place in Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim, on 26—28 October. With a maximum capacity of 250 people, the festival claims to be ‘entirely crafted and curated to create a unique mystical music, film, workshop and art experience’. Musically the main focusses are performances on the psych, drone and experimental end of the spectrum.
The performances take place in various venues across the town, and a visual arts trail will be dotted around the town’s shopfronts. Weekend passes cost €55, with day tickets available for €28 and individual event tickets costing €15.
There are twenty-two different musical acts perfoming on the weekend, including Alison O’Donnell of United Bible Studies, the English guitar and drums duo Birchall and Cheetham, folk singer Conor O’Kane, composer Jennifer Walshe (who appeared at last year’s inaugural festival with Tony Conrad), Swllws from the English West Midlands, Tomutonttu from Finland, the fiddle player Tóla Custy and Galway band Yawning Chasm.
You can download the full festival programme here.
Published on 23 October 2012