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SEPTEMBER 2022
22 Aug–11 Sept: Dún Laoghaire Folk Festival
25 Aug–17 Sept: Beethovenfest Bonn, Germany
25 Aug–8 Sept: Leeds Opera Festival
2–4 Sept: Electric Picnic
2–4 Sept: Sundown, Norfolk Showground, Norwich
2–4 Sept: Mosely Folk and Arts Festival, Mosely Park, Birmingham

2–4 Sept: Harvest Time Rhythm & Blues Festival, Monaghan Town
2–11 Sept: Tsinandali Festival, Georgia
7–11 Sept: 
Gaudeamus Festival, Utrecht
8–10 Sept: Kennedy Summer School, New Ross, Co. Wexford
8–19 Sept: London Podcast Festival
9–11 Sept: Music in Monkstown, Dublin
9–11 Sept: Westport Festival of Chamber Music, Westport, Co. Mayo
9–18 Sept: Clonakilty International Guitar Festival, Cork
10 Sept: Moonrise Festival, Carrickmacross
10–25 Sept: 
Dublin Fringe Festival, Dublin 
15–18 Sept: Cashel Arts Festival
15–25 Sept: Clifden Arts Festival

16–17 Sept: Vantastival, Drogheda
16–18 Sept: Fall Right Into Place, Claregalway Castle

17–18 Sept: Fuinneamh Music and Arts Festival, Bellurgan Park, Co. Louth
17 Sept–1 Oct: North Wales International Music Festival, St Asaph
21–24 Sept: 
Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg 
21–25 Sept: 
Limerick Jazz Festival
21–25 Sept: New Ross Piano Festival
22–25 Sept: Drimoleague Singing Festival, West Cork
22–25 Sept: Southdowns Music Festival, Bognor Regis
23 Sept: Culture Night, Nationwide 
23–25 Sept: Féile John Dwyer, Waterford
23–25 Sept: Sligo Baroque Music Festival
24–25 Sept: Night & Day Music Festival, Clonalis House, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
24–25 Sept: Hidden Notes, Stroud, Gloucestershire
29 Sep–2 Oct: Cork Folk Festival 
29 Sept–16 Oct: Dublin Theatre Festival  
30 Sept–2 Oct: Derby Folk Festival

OCTOBER 2022
4–9 Oct: Féile Chois Fharraige, Conamara, Co. na Gaillimhe
5–8 Oct:
Ireland Music Week, Dublin
6–9 Oct: Éigse Michael Hartnett, Limerick
6–9 Oct: London Piano Festival

6–9 Oct: Marsden Jazz Festival, Yorkshire
7–9 Oct: Wales’ Interceltic Festival
8–23 Oct: Oxford Lieder, Oxford
10–16 Oct: Tipperary Dance International Festival
13–15 Oct: Manchester Folk Festival / English Folk Expo
13–16 Oct: East Cork Early Music Festival
14–23 Oct: Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, Galway
14–23 Oct: Bloomsbury Festival, London
15 Oct: Live at Leeds
15–26 Oct: Glen to Glen Piping Festival, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim
15–24 Oct: Imagine Arts Festival, Waterford
16 Oct: Lá na Cruite / Harp Day 
18 Oct–6 Nov: Belfast International Arts Festival 
19–23 Oct: City of Derry International Choir Festival 
20–31 Oct: 
Wexford Spiegeltent Festival
21–22 Oct: Big Bang Festival, Lisbon
21 Oct–6 Nov: 
Wexford Festival Opera
22–24 October: Musikmesse, Frankfurt
22–25 Oct: Guinness Cork Jazz Festival
23–28 Oct: Westport Music and Arts Festival, Co. Mayo
23–29 Oct: The Return to Camden Town, London 
2331 Oct: Spleodar Halloween Arts Festival, Tipperary
23 Oct–3 Nov: SoundFestival, Scotland
24 Oct: RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards, Vicar Street, Dublin
22–24 Oct: Achill International Harp Festival, Achill, Co. Mayo
26–31 Oct: Westival, Westport, Co. Mayo
26–31 Oct:
Dublin Digital Radio presents: Alternating Current
27–30 Oct: Creative Connexions Ireland, Sitges, Barcelona
27–31 Oct:
Womex, Porto, Portugal
28–29 Oct: Big Bang Festival, Antwerp, Belgium
28–31 Oct: Púca Halloween Festival
29 Oct: 
Frank Maher Classical Music Awards, Dublin
31 Oct–2 Nov: Pitchfork Music Festival, Paris

NOVEMBER 2022
2–6 Nov: Oireachtas na Samhna
3–6 Nov: Jazzfest Berlin
4–18 Nov:
Sound of Belfast
5 Nov: TradTalk, UCC, Cork
5
21 Nov: Cork International Film Festival
6 Nov: Iceland Airwaves presents: Live from Reykjavík
6–7 Nov: Big Bang Festival, Brussels, Belgium
8–15 Nov: Dublin Book Festival 
11–13 Nov: West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival Winter Weekend
11–15 Nov: Ennis Trad Fest
11–20 Nov: EFG London Jazz Festival
11 Nov–15 Dec: IMRAM: Féile Litríochta Gaeilge
12–14 Nov: Louder Than Words
12–20 Nov: Outburst Queer Arts Festival, Belfast
13–14 Nov: Big Bang Festival, Ghent, Belgium
18–22 Nov:
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
18–19 Nov: Big Bang Festival, Tallinn, Estonia
18–21 Nov: Spilt Milk Festival, Sligo 
18–21 Nov: William Kennedy Piping Festival, Armagh
18–21 Nov: Quiet Lights, Cork
19 Nov–23 Dec: Winterval Waterford
21–24 Nov: 
Birmingham TradFest
22–24 Nov: Ardee Baroque Festival, Ardee, Co. Louth 
25–28 Nov: Other Voices, Dingle

26 Nov: TRNSMT Marks the Spot, Glasgow 
25–28 Nov: Other Voices 2021 - Fiche Bliain Ag Fás, Dingle
18–19 Nov: Big Bang Festival, Lille, France
28 Nov–1 Dec:
Farmleigh Music and Arts Festival
26–27 Nov: The Fidelio Trio Winter Chamber Music Festival, Dublin

DECEMBER 2022
2–4 Dec: Other Voices, Dingle
3–5 Dec: 
Éigse Dhiarmuid Uí Shúilleabháin, Muscraí, Co. Cork
4 Dec: MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, Aberdeen Music Hall
4–5 Dec: Big Bang Festival, Rouen, France
8 Dec: 
The Ivors Composer Awards (formerly the British Composer Awards), British Museum, London
27 Dec–1 Jan: Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair, Donegal
29 Nov–1 Dec: 
Éigse Dhiarmuid Uí Shúilleabháin, Muscraí, Co. Cork

JANUARY 2023
1–16 Jan: First Fortnight, Ireland
8–30 Jan: Out to Lunch, Online
10–13 Jan: APAP, New York
10 Jan–7 Feb: Belong/Bí Ann, Dublin 
19–22 Jan: Eurosonic Noorderslag, Groningen
20 Jan–6 Feb: Celtic Connections, Glasgow
21–23 Jan: Music for Galway Midwinter Festival, Galway
22–26 Jan: Your Roots Are Showing – Ireland’s Folk Conference, Carrickmacross
24–27 Jan: The Irish Times Winter Nights Festival
26–30 Jan: Temple Bar TradFest, Dublin
28–30 Jan: Hedge School Doolin
28 Jan–6 Feb: Dublin Lunar New Year
30 Jan–6 Feb: Imbolc International Music Festival 
31 Jan: Grammy Awards

FEBRUARY 2023
5–6 Feb: Féile na Tána, Co. Louth
9–11 Feb: Association of British Orchestras Annual Conference, Glasgow
10–12 Feb: Spike – Dublin Alternative Cello Festival
18–20 Feb: Concertina Cruinniú, Miltown Malbay Co. Clare
19 Feb: Irish Association of Youth Orchestras Festival
20 Feb: Liverpool Philharmonic – Music Industry Careers Day, Liverpool 
21–26 Feb: Mother Tongues, Dublin 
21–27 Feb: Newpark Festival, Dublin
23 Feb–6 March: Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival
23–27 Feb: 
Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Co. Kerry
25–27 Feb: Ortús Chamber Music Festival, Cork
25–27 Feb: Éigse Uladh, Gaoth Dobhair, Co. Donegal
25–27 Feb: Intervarsity Folk Dance Festival, Sheffield
26 Feb: Chester February Folk Day, Chester

MARCH 2023
3 March: RTÉ Choice Music Prize, Dublin
3–6 March: TedFest, Inis Mór, Aran Islands
4–6 March: International Festival of Chamber Music, Belfast
4–6 March: 
Ennis Bookclub Festival, Ennis
4–6 March: North Texas Irish Festival, Dallas, Texas

4–8 March: Finding a Voice, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
4–12 March: Brilliant Corners: A Festival of Jazz in Belfast
6–20 March: Manchester Irish Festival
10–12 March: Sonica, Glasgow
11–20 March: SXSW, Austin, Texas
10–13 March: 
Fingal International Festival of Voices 
10–13 March: Newcastle Piping Festival, Newcastle

15–20 March: St. Patrick’s Festival, Kilkenny 
15–20 March: Kilkenny TradFest, Kilkenny 
16–20 March: St. Patrick’s Festival, Dublin
16–20 March: Borealis, Bergen, Norway

18–20 March: BBC Radio 3 After Dark Festival, Sage Gateshead
18–20 March: Limerick Early Music Festival
18–20 March: Niel Gow Festival, Perthshire, Scotland
18–25 March: 
Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, Tennessee
19–26 March: Tomorrowland Winter, France
21 March: Early Music Day
25–27 March: Tionól Nioclás Tóibín, Co. Waterford

25–28 March: Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar
25–30 March: Raftery Returns Arts Festival, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo
25 March–5 April: Baden-Baden Easter Festival, Berlin
27–28 March: 
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival, Online
30 March–3 April: SoundState, Southbank Centre

APRIL 2023
31 March–3 April: Counterflows, Glasgow
1–3 April: The Big Bang Festival, Dublin
1–3 April: BBC Radio 6 Music Festival, Cardiff
1–30 April: One Dublin One Book
2 April: Music in the Forest (hybrid festival: live and online), Birdland Music Studio, Knockcroghery, Co. Roscommon
4–10 April: Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Galway
7–10 April: Ballincollig Winter Music Festival
7–10 April: Clifden Trad Fest, Co. Galway
8–10 April: Tullamore TradFest
13–16 April: Consairtín – The National Concertina Convention, Ennis, Co. Clare
13–24 April: Dublin Bowie Festival
14–18 April: National Folk Festival, Canberra, Australia
15–17 April: Féile Ceoil Bhaile na nGall
15–17 April/22–24 April: Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, California
16–18 April: Baltimore Irish Trad Fest, USA
19–23 April: Music Current, Dublin
20–23 April: Cruinniú na bhFlúit
21–24 April: The Bridge Festival, Glasgow
22–23 April: Worldwide Music Conference, Online
23–24 April: Kilfenora Trad Festival 
23–25 April: Eye on the Edge, Galway 2020 Online
25 April–6 May: RIAM ChamberFest
27–30 April: Jazzahead!, Bremen, Germany
27 April–1 May: Cork International Choral Festival
28 April–1 May: New Music Dublin
28 April–1 May: Leeds Lieder Festival
28 April–1 May: Shetland Folk Festival
28 April–2 May: Drogheda Arts Festival
28 April–2 May: City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival
28 April–8 May: Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast
29 April–1 May: Girvan Traditional Folk Festival
29 April–1 May: Long Play, Brooklyn, New York
29 April–1 May: Bray Jazz Festival
29 April–2 May: Birr Festival of Music 
29 April–2 May: Féile Joe Éinniú
29 April–2 May: Ballydehob Jazz Festival
30 April–1 May: Claremorris Folk Festival, Co. Mayo
30 April–2 MaySligo International Chamber Music Festival
30 April–2 May: Kilkenny Roots Festival
30 April–3 May: Féile Chois Cuain, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo
29 April–7 May: Galway Theatre Festival 

MAY 2023
131 May: Bealtaine, across Ireland
4–8 May: GAIA Musikfestival, Thun and Berne, Switzerland
5–8 May: Fiddle Fair, Baltimore, Cork
6–15 May: MusicTown, Dublin

11–14 May: 
The Great Escape, Brighton, UK 
11 May–10 June: Dresden Music Festival, Dresden
13–29 May: Norfolk & Norwich Festival
15–19 June: London Contemporary Music Fesival: The Big Sad
16–19 June: Lismore Immrama Festival of Travel Writing, Lismore, Co. Waterford
18–22 May: 
Dublin Dance Festival
18–22 May: West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival
19–22 May: Féile Róise Rua, Arranmore
19–22 May: Knockengorroch Festival, Galloway, South West Scotland
19–29 May: 
International Literature Festival
20 May: World Fiddle Day, Scartaglin, Co. Kerry
21 May–28 Aug: 
Glyndebourne Festival
21 May: Nasc Folk & Traditional Music Festival, Marlay Park, Dublin
22–23 May: 
Marvellous Island, Plage de Vaires-Torcy, Paris
25–27 May: Brighton Music Conference
25 May–8 JuneBergen International Festival
25–29 May: Fastnet Film Festival, Schull, Co. Cork
2629 May: Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering, Derbyshire, UK
26–29 May: Orkney Folk Festival
26 May–6 June: Mountshannon Arts Festival
27–29 May: Doncaster Folk Festival
27–29 May: 
Galway Early Music Festival
27–29 May: Life Festival, Westmeath
28–29 May: East Durham Irish Festival, New York
28 May–6 June: Fleadh Nua, Ennis. Co. Clare
31 May–6 June: Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, Lismore, Co. Waterford 

JUNE 2023
1–5 June: Letterkenny Trad Week
1–12 June: Ruaille Buaille Lucan Children’s Music Festival
1 June–3 Aug: Longborough Festival Opera, Gloucestershire
2–4 June: 
Primavera Pro, Barcelona
2–5 June: Women’s Work Festival, Belfast
2–18 June: Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Fort Worth, Texas
3–4 June: Roscommon Chamber Music Festival
3–6 June: K-FEST, Killorglin, Co. Kerry
4–5 June: 
Forbidden Fruit Festival, Dublin
5 June: Roots Picnic, Philadelphia
5 June–4 August: Waltham Forest Cello Fest, London
7–12 June: Carlow Arts Festival
7–12 June: Dublin International Chamber Music Festival
9–12 June: Minnesota Irish Music Weekend
9–19 June: Leipzig Bachfest, Germany
10–12 June: The Revival of Live, Lucan
10–12 June: Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival, Co. Mayo
10–12 June: 
Doolin Folk Festival, Clare
10–12 June: Borris Festival of Writing and Ideas, Carlow
10–12 June: Tempelhof Sounds, Berlin
10–12 June: Waterford International Organ Festival 
10–12 June: Limerick Sings
10–12 June: Beyond the Pale
10–12 June: Skerries Trad Music Weekend

11 June: Cruinniú na nÓg
13–26 June: Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast
15–18 June: Isle of Wight Festival
15–19 June: Galway Folk Festival
15–26 June: 
Cork Midsummer Festival
16–19 June: Dalkey Book Festival
16–19 June: NYAH Comhaltas Music Festival, Cavan
16–20 June: 
Pipeworks Festival: Pipeworks from the Organ Loft 2.0
17–18 June: Louth Contemporary Music Society: Nothing has Changed. Everything has Changed, Dundalk, Co. Louth
17–19 June: Gospel Rising Music Festival
17–19 June: 
Body & Soul, Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath
17–19 June: Black Deer Festival, Kent
18 June: Fiesta del Sol, Carrickmacross
18–19 June: Smithfield Fleadh, Dublin
19–20 June: 
Tradition Now, Dublin
19–26 June: Spannungen Festival, Germany
20 June–1 July: 
Blas – International Summer School of Irish Traditonal Music and Dance, Limerick
22–26 June: Glastonbury Festival
23–26 June: Leigh Folk Festival, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
23–26 June: Walled City Music Festival
23–26 June: 
Hinterland, Kells, Co. Meath
24 June–3 July: West Cork Chamber Music Festival
25 June–7 July: Istanbul Jazz Festival
30 June–2 July: An Chúirt Chruitireachta – International Festival for Irish Harp
30 June–2 July: Stendhal Festival, Limavady
30 June–9 July: Festival International de Jazz, Montreal

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JULY 2023
24 June–3 July: West Cork Chamber Music Festival
30 June–2 July: An Chúirt Chruitireachta – International Festival for Irish Harp
30 June–2 July: Stendhal Festival, Limavady
1–2 July: When Next We Meet, Raheen House, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
1–3 July: Longitude, Dublin
1–10 July: Cairde Sligo Arts Festival
1–10 July: Clonmel Junction Arts Festival
1–18 July: Manchester International Festival

2–10 July: Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare
3–10 July: Castleknock Music Festival
5–10 July: Galway Film Fleadh
6–7 July: 
Audio Shoot – International Music Video and Film Festival, Murphy’s Barn, Wexford
7–10 July: Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Wales

7–10 July: Kinsale Arts Weekend, Online

8–10 July: Otherside Music and Arts Festival, Rock Farm, Slane, Co. Meath
8–15 July: West Cork Literary Festival, Bantry, Cork
8–16 July: Cheltenham Music Festival

9–24 July: Earagail Arts Festival, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
10–16 July: South Sligo Summer School, Tubercurry, Co. Sligo
10–16 July: Catskills Irish Arts Week
11–15 July: Ceol na Coille School of Irish Traditional MusicLetterkenny, Co. Donegal
11–24 July: Galway International Arts Festival

13–17 July: Halifax Jazz Festival, Canada
15–16 July: IMMA Summer Party
15–17 July: Dublin HandelFest 
15–17 July: Forever Young Festival, Dublin
15–17 July: Tomorrowland (Weekend One), Belgium
15–24 July: Islington Festival of Music and Art
15 July–10 Sept: BBC Proms
16–23 July: Joe Mooney Summer School, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim
18–22 July: Mad Week: Music and Dance Week, Bethesda, Maryland
18–31 July: Verbier Festival, Verbier, Switzerland
18 July–26 August: Salzburg Festival, Germany
19–24 July: Sligo Jazz Project International Summer School
21–24 July: Bluedot, Cheshire, UK 
21–24 July: Standon Calling, Hertfordshire
21–24 July: Ballybunion Arts Festival
21–24 July: Somerset Folk Harp Festival
22–24 July: Forest Fest, Emo, Co. Laois
2224 July: Truck Festival, Oxfordshire, England 
22–24 July: Rolling Loud, Miami

22–24 July: Tomorrowland (Weekend Two), Belgium
23–24 July: The Sondheim Festival, Kilkenny
23–29 July: Belfast TradFest & Summer School
23–29 July: Scoil na gCláirseach – Festival of Early Irish Harp, Kilkenny
23 July–20 August: Dartington Music Summer School and Festival
24 July: Higher Ground with Patti Smith, London Palladium
24–30 July: ConCorda Chamber Music Course for Strings, Newtown School, Waterford
25–31 July: Scoil Acla
25 July25 August: Bayreuth Festival, Germany
26–28 July: Great Irish Arts Week, Frankfort, New York
27 July: Folk on the Tyne, Sage Gateshead
28–31 July: Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival, Co. Donegal
28–31 July: WOMAD, Charlton Park, Wiltshire
28–31 July: Kirkos 10th Anniverary Festival, Dublin
28–31 July: Lollapalooza, Grant Park, Chicago
28–31 July: Cambridge Folk Festival
28-31 July:
 Camp Bestival, Dorset, UK
28–31 July: Kendall Calling, Lowther Deer Park, The Lake District
29–31 July: All Together Now, Curraghmore, Waterford
29–31 July: Boyne Music Festival, Townley Hall, Drogheda
29–31 July: Spraoi International Street Arts Festival, Waterford
29 July–5 Aug: Sidmouth Folk Festival, Devon, England
30–31 July: Loosefest, Town Moor, Newcastle, UK
30 July–7 Aug: Jazz em Agosto, Lisbon
31 July–7 Aug: Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

AUGUST 2023
221 August: Tread Softly, Sligo
4–8 Aug: Dublin Irish Festival, Ohio
4–14 Aug: Kilkenny Arts Festival
5–7 August: Howth Roots and Blues Festival
5–9 Aug: Feakle Festival
6–30 Aug: The Edinburgh Festival Fringe
7–29 Aug: Edinburgh International Festival
9–13 Aug: Summer Sing!, Cork
11–14 Aug: New Ross Guitar Festival
12–14 Aug: Flow Festival, Helsinki 
12–31 Aug: Open House Festival, Bangor
13–15 Aug: Wild Roots, Sligo
13–16 Aug: Milwaukee Irish Fest, Wisconsin
14–15 Aug: Yurt City, Tullamore
17–21 Aug: Chamber Music on Valentia, Co. Kerry
18–21 August: Camp Bestival Shropshire, Shropshire, UK
18–21 Aug: Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons
19–21 Aug: FolkEast Festival, Glemham Hall, Suffolk
20–27 Aug: Clandeboye Festival, Bangor

19–21 Aug: PODIUM Esslingen, Germany
19–21 Aug: 
Another Love Story, Killyon Manor, Meath
22 Aug–11 Sept: Dún Laoghaire Folk Festival
24–26 Aug: Pop-Kultur, Berlin
24–28 Aug: Masters of Tradition, Bantry, Co. Cork 
25 Aug–17 Sept: Beethovenfest Bonn, Germany
25 Aug–8 Sept: Leeds Opera Festival
26–29 Aug: 
Shambala, Northamptonshire
26–28 August: Victorious Festival, Southsea, UK
27–28 Aug: Emerge Music Festival, Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast
27
–30 Aug: Shrewsbury Folk Festival
28–30 Aug: Cornwall Folk Festival
28 Aug–28 Sept: Musikfest Berlin
30 Aug–1 Sept: Glenarm Festival of Voice, Co. Antrim

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