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Festivals-2023

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MAY 2024
1–5 May: Cork International Choral Festival
1–31 May: Bealtaine, across Ireland
2–5 May: Shetland Folk Festival
2–6 May: City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival
2–6 May: Birr Festival of Music 
2–6 May: Féile na Bealtaine, Daingean Uí Chúis, Co. Kerry
2–12 May: Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast
3–4 May: Tradition Now, National Concert Hall, Dublin
3–5 May: Girvan Traditional Folk Festival
3–5 May: Bray Jazz Festival
3–5 May: Long Play, Brooklyn, New York
3–6 May: Féile Joe Éinniú, Carna, Co. Galway
3–6 May: Riverfest Limerick
3–6 May: Cup of Tae Festival, Ardara, Co. Donegal
3–6 May: Féile Oriel, Monaghan
3–6 May: Ballydehob Jazz Festival
3–6 May: Kilkenny Roots Festival
3–6 May: Féile Chois Cuain, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo
4–6 May: Fleadh na gCuach, Kinvara, Co. Galway
4 May: Towers and Tales Children’s Book Festival, Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford
4–5 May: Tectonics, Glasgow
4–6 May: Drogheda Arts Festival
9–12 May: Fiddle Fair, Baltimore, Cork
15–18 May: The Great Escape, Brighton, UK 
10–12 May: Ceol na gCruach, Glenties, Co. Donegal
10–26 May: Norfolk & Norwich Festival
11 May: 
Whitchurch Folk Festival, Hampshire, England
11 May: Robert Tressell Festival, Dublin
14–25 May: Dublin Dance Festival
15–17 May: World Fiddle Day, Scartaglin, Co. Kerry
15–19 May: West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival
16–19 May: Songlines Encounters Festival, Kings Place, London
16 May–25 Aug: Glyndebourne Festival
17–19 May: 
Féile Róise Rua, Arranmore
17–26 May: Manchester Jazz Festival
17–26 May: International Literature Festival, Dublin
18 May: Terrain Festival – Belfast’s one day festival of new music, Accidental Theatre, Belfast
18–26 May: Cellissimo, Galway
25 May: Nasc Folk & Traditional Music Festival, Marlay Park, Dublin
22–26 May: Midleton Arts Festival, Midleton, Co. Cork
22 May–5 JuneBergen International Festival
22–24 May: Brighton Music Conference
22–26 May: Fastnet Film Festival, Schull, Co. Cork
23–26 May: Knockengorroch Festival, Galloway, South West Scotland
23–26 May: Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering, Derbyshire, UK
23–26 May: Orkney Folk Festival
24–26 May: Féile Binn Éadair, Howth, Co. Dublin
27–28 May: 
East Durham Irish Festival, New York
27 May–5 June: Fleadh Nua, Ennis. Co. Clare
29 May–5 June: Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, Lismore, Co. Waterford 
29 May–3 Aug: Longborough Festival Opera, Gloucestershire
30 May & 7–9 June: Limerick Sings
31 May–4 June: 
Primavera Pro, Barcelona 
31 May–9 June: Galway Early Music Festival

JUNE 2024
1–5 June: Mountshannon Arts Festival
2–4 June: Free House Fest, Áras na nGael, Galway
2–4 June: SCS Killaloe Music Festival, Co. Clare
2–5 June: K-FEST, Killorglin, Co. Kerry
3–4 June: Forbidden Fruit Festival, Dublin
5 June: Roots Picnic, Philadelphia
5 June–4 August: Waltham Forest Cello Fest, London
30 May & 7–9 June: Limerick Sings
7–9 June: Roscommon Chamber Music Festival
7–10 June: Ruaille Buaille Lucan Children’s Music Festival
7–11 June: Carlow Arts Festival
7–12 June: Dublin International Chamber Music Festival
7–15 June: Hertfordshire Festival of Music
8–11 June: Minnesota Irish Music Weekend
8–11 June: Waterford International Organ Festival 
8–17 June: Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Fort Worth, Texas
8–18 June: Leipzig Bachfest, Germany
9–11 June: Féile na Gealaí, Ráth Chairn
9–11 June: Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival, Co. Mayo
9–17 June: Leeds Lieder Festival
9–11 June: Doolin Folk Festival, Clare
9–11 June: Skerries Trad Music Weekend
9–25 June: Aldeburgh Festival
9–30 June: Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast
10 June: Cruinniú na nÓg
11–15 June: Féile Fearann Rí, Cork
12–23 June: Cork Midsummer Festival
13–18 June: Galway Folk Festival
13–22 June: Northern Aldborough Festival
15–18 June: Lismore Immrama Festival of Travel Writing, Lismore, Co. Waterford
15–18 June: Isle of Wight Festival
15–18 June: Dalkey Book Festival
16–18 June: Borris Festival of Writing and Ideas, Carlow
16–25 June: La Prima Estate Festival, Lido di Camaiore, Italy
16–17 June: Louth Contemporary Music Society – Folks’ Music, Dundalk, Co. Louth
16–18 June: Body & Soul, Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath
16–18 June: Black Deer Festival, Kent
19–26 June: Spannungen Festival, Germany
19–30 June: Blas – International Summer School of Irish Traditonal Music and Dance, Limerick
20–25 June: Pipeworks Organ and Choral Festival, Dublin
21–23 June: Beyond the Pale
22 June: Macroom Music Fest, Co. Cork
22–25 June: Leigh Folk Festival, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
22–25 June: Hinterland, Kells, Co. Meath
23 June–2 July: West Cork Chamber Music Festival
25–30 June: An Chúirt Chruitireachta – International Festival for Irish Harp, Termonfeckin, Co. Louth
26–30 June: Glastonbury Festival
26–30 June: New Opera Days Ostrava, Czech Republic
28–30 June: Edenderry Music Festival, Edenderry GAA Grounds, Co. Offaly
28–30 June: Blues from the Top, Winter Park, Colorado
28 June–1 July: Night and Day, Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle, Co. Roscommon
29 June: Mother Pride Block Party, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin
29 June–16 July: Manchester International Festival
29 June–28 July: Lucca Summer Festival, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
29 June–8 July: Festival International de Jazz, Montreal

JULY 2024
1–2 July: Longitude, Dublin
1–9 July: Cairde Sligo Arts Festival
1–9 July: Clonmel Junction Arts Festival
7 July: The Yoga Picnic, Lilliput House, Banks of Lough Ennell, Co. Westmeath
4–7 July: Sound Within Sound, Southbank Centre, London
4–9 July: Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Wales
5–6 July: Camlin Keys Piano Festival, Longford
6–8 July: Stendhal Festival, Limavady
6–8 July: NOS Alive, Lisbon Portugal
6–9 July: Kinsale Arts Weekend, Online
6–14 July: Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare
7–9 July: Otherside Festival, Rock Farm, Slane, Co. Meath
7–13 July: Scoil na gCláirseach – Festival of Early Irish Harp, Kilkenny and online
7–14 July: West Cork Literary Festival, Bantry, Cork
8–9 July: RAMP new music weekend, Rathmullan, Co. Donegal
8–15 July: Cheltenham Music Festival
8–23 July: Earagail Arts Festival, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
9–15 July: South Sligo Summer School, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo
10–14 July: Ceol na Coille School of Irish Traditional MusicLetterkenny, Co. Donegal
10–18 July: 40th Irish Composition Summer School, Irish Institute of Music and Song, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
11–16 July: Galway Film Fleadh
13–30 July: Ar Imeall, Galway
16–22 July: Catskills Irish Arts Week
17–21 Jul: Summer Sing!, Cork
17–30 July: Galway International Arts Festival
13–17 July: Halifax Jazz Festival, Canada
14–16 July: Soma Festival, Castlewellan, Co. Down
14 July–9 Sept: BBC Proms
15–16 July: IMMA Summer Party
15–17 July: Forever Young Festival, Dublin
15–17 July: Tomorrowland (Weekend One), Belgium
15–22 July: Joe Mooney Summer School, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim
15–24 July: Islington Festival of Music and Art
16–28 July: Castleknock Music Festival
18–22 July: Mad Week: Music and Dance Week, Bethesda, Maryland
19–21 July: Dublin HandelFest, Dublin Castle
20 July–31 August: Salzburg Festival, Germany
20–29 July: Boyle Arts Festival, Co. Roscommon
20–23 July: Bluedot, Cheshire, UK 
20–23 July: Somerset Folk Harp Festival
20–23 July: Standon Calling, Hertfordshire
21–23 July: Forest Fest, Emo, Co. Laois
21–23 July: Ballybunion Arts Festival
21–23 July: Truck Festival, Oxfordshire, England 
21–23 July: Tomorrowland (Weekend 1), Belgium
21–30 July: Music at Paxton Festival, Paxton House Scottish Borders
22–23 July: When Next We Meet, Raheen House, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
22 July–19 August: Dartington Music Summer School and Festival
23–29 July: Scoil Acla
23–30 July: Belfast TradFest & Summer School
25–28 July: Latitude, Henham Park, Suffolk
25–28 July: Camp Festival Dorset, Lulworth Castle, Dorset
25–30 July: Sligo Jazz Project International Summer School
27–29 July: Live on the Harbour, Dún Laoghaire
27–30 July: Boyne Music Festival, Drogheda
27–30 July: WOMAD, Charlton Park, Wiltshire
27–30 July: Cambridge Folk Festival
27–30 July: Camp Bestival, Dorset, UK
27–30 July: Kendal Calling, Lowther Deer Park, The Lake District
27 July–6 Aug: Jazz em AgostoLisbon
30 July–7 Aug: ConCorda Chamber Music Course for Strings, Newtown School, Waterford

AUGUST 2024

3–6 Aug: Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival, Co. Donegal
3–6 August: Lollapalooza, Grant Park, Chicago
4–6 Aug: All Together Now, Curraghmore, Waterford
4–6 Aug: Spraoi International Street Arts Festival, Waterford
4–6 Aug: Rhythms on the Rio, Del Norte, Colorado
4–6 Aug: Dublin Irish Festival, Ohio
4–11 Aug: Sidmouth Folk Festival, Devon, England
4–27 Aug: Edinburgh International Festival
4–28 Aug: The Edinburgh Festival Fringe
5 Aug: Fiesta del Sol, Carrickmacross
5–6 Aug: Loosefest, Town Moor, Newcastle, UK
6–14 Aug: Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
7–12 Aug: Sziget Festival, Budapest
9–11 Aug: Thing Festival, Remlinger Farms, Carnation, Washington
9–11 Aug: Outside Lands, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California
9–11 Aug: Flow Festival, Helsinki 
9–14 Aug: Feakle Festival
10–20 Aug: Kilkenny Arts Festival
11–13 Aug: Howth Roots and Blues Festival
11–14 Aug: New Ross Guitar Festival
12–31 Aug: Open House Festival, Bangor
13–15 Aug: Wild Roots, Sligo
14–15 Aug: Yurt City, Tullamore
15–18 Aug: FolkEast Festival, Glemham Hall, Suffolk
15–18 Aug: Camp Festival Shropshire, Weston Park Shropshire
17–20 Aug: Milwaukee Irish Fest, Wisconsin
17–20 Aug: Chamber Music on Valentia, Co. Kerry
17–20 August: Camp Bestival Shropshire, Shropshire, UK
17–20 Aug: Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons
18–20 Aug: Another Love Story, Killyon Manor, Meath
19–26 Aug: Clandeboye Festival, Bangor
21–25 Aug: Masters of Tradition, Bantry, Co. Cork 
23–25 Aug: Reading Leeds 
24–27 Aug: Tønder Festival, Denmark
24–27 Aug: Shambala, Northamptonshire
24–28 Aug: Cornwall Folk Festival
25–27 August: Victorious Festival, Southsea, UK
25–28 Aug: Shrewsbury Folk Festival
26–27 Aug: Smithfield Fleadh, Dublin
26–27 Aug: Emerge Music Festival, Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast
27 Aug–4 Sept: Burning Man, Black Rock Desert, Nevada
30 Aug–1 Sept: Pop-Kultur, Berlin
30 Aug–1 Sept: Glenarm Festival of Voice, Co. Antrim 
31 Aug–24 Sept: Beethovenfest Bonn, Germany

SEPTEMBER 2024

1–3 Sept: Sundown, Norfolk Showground, Norwich
1–3 Sept: Mosely Folk and Arts Festival, Mosely Park, Birmingham
1–3 Sept: Harvest Time Rhythm & Blues Festival, Monaghan Town
5–28 Sept: Wigmore Hall Festival, Royal Irish Academy of Music
6–10 Sept: Gaudeamus Festival, Utrecht
7–10 Sept: Sounds from a Safe Harbour
7–10 Sept: Westport Festival of Chamber Music, Westport, Co. Mayo
7–17 Sept: London Podcast Festival
8–10 Sept: Music in Monkstown, Dublin
9–24 Sept: Dublin Fringe Festival, Dublin 
13–17 Sept: Whiddon Autumn Festival, Devon
13–24 Sept: Clifden Arts Festival
14–17 Sept: 
Cashel Arts Festival
15–17 Sept: Dream Nation Festival, Paris
15–17 Sept: Ainm Cleite – Féile na bhFilí & na Scríbhneoirí, Ceantar na nÓilean, Conamara
15–24 Sept: Clonakilty International Guitar Festival, Cork

15–30 Sept: North Wales International Music Festival, St Asaph
16–17 Sept: 
Fall Right Into Place, Claregalway Castle
16–18 Sept: Fuinneamh Music and Arts Festival, Bellurgan Park, Co. Louth
20–23 Sept: Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg 
20–24 Sept: New Ross Piano Festival
20–24 Sept: 
Limerick Jazz Festival
21–24 Sept: Drimoleague Singing Festival, West Cork
22 Sept: Culture Night, Nationwide 
22–24 Sept: 
Beonix Electronic Music Festival, Limassol, Cyprus
22–24 Sept: Southdowns Music Festival, Bognor Regis
23–24 Sept: Hidden Notes, Stroud, Gloucestershire
28 Sept–15 Oct: Dublin Theatre Festival
29 Sept–1 Oct: Sligo Baroque Music Festival
29 Sept–1 Oct: 
Oscillations & Modulations Festival, Derry
29 Sept–1 Oct: Ohana Festival, Dana Point, California
29 Sept–1 Oct: Féile John Dwyer, Waterford
29 Sep–1 Oct: 
Cork Folk Festival 
29 Sept–1 Oct: Derby Folk Festival

OCTOBER 2024

3–6 Oct: Ireland Music Week, Dublin
3–8 Oct: Féile Chois Fharraige, Conamara, Co. na Gaillimhe
3–15 Oct: Tipperary Dance International Festival
5–8 Oct: London Piano Festival
5–8 Oct: Éigse Michael Hartnett, Limerick
6–8 Oct: Marsden Jazz Festival, Yorkshire
7–8 Oct: Tradition Now, NCH, Dublin
7–8 Oct: Féile Liam O’Flynn, Naas and Kill Village, Co. Kildare
12 Oct–5 Nov: Belfast International Arts Festival 
13–15 Oct: East Cork Early Music Festival
13–22 Oct: Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, Galway
13–22 Oct: Bloomsbury Festival, London
13–28 Oct: Oxford Lieder: Oxford International Song Festival, Oxford
14 Oct: Live at Leeds
18–22 Oct: City of Derry International Choir Festival 
18–22 Oct: Amsterdam Dance Event, Amsterdam
18 Oct–2 Nov: Wexford Festival Opera
19–22 Oct: English Folk Expo, Manchester’s Northern Quarter
20–21 Oct: Big Bang Festival, Lisbon
20–22 Oct: London Guitar Festival
20 Oct–5 Nov: Wexford Spiegeltent Festival
21 Oct: Lá na Cruite / Harp Day 
22 Oct: Italian Fusion Festival, Dublin 
24–29 Oct: Imagine Arts Festival, Waterford
24 Oct–3 Nov: Sligo Live
25–29 Oct: Womex, Galicia, Spain
25–29 Oct: Sound Festival, Scotland
25–30 Oct: Westival, Westport, Co. Mayo
26–29 Oct: Creative Connexions Ireland, Sitges, Barcelona
26–30 Oct: Guinness Cork Jazz Festival
27 Oct: Frank Maher Classical Music Awards, Dublin
27–28 Oct: Big Bang Festival, Antwerp, Belgium
27–28 Oct: Dublin Digital Radio: Alternating Current, The Complex, Dublin
27–31 Oct: Spleodar Halloween Arts Festival, Tipperary
27–31 Oct: Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival, Castleisland, Co. Kerry
27–31 Oct: Púca Halloween Festival
28–29 Oct: October Nights Festival, Ballina, Co. Mayo

NOVEMBER 2024
1–5 Nov: Oireachtas na Samhna
2–4 Nov: Iceland Airwaves
2–5 Nov: Fiddle Hell, Westford, MA
5–6 Nov: Big Bang Festival, Brussels, Belgium
8–12 Nov: Dublin Book Festival 
9–13 Nov: Ennis Trad Fest
9–18 Nov: Outburst Queer Arts Festival, Belfast
9–19 Nov: Sound of Belfast
9–26 Nov: Cork International Film Festival
10–12 Nov: West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival Winter Weekend
10–12 Nov: Louder Than Words
10–18 Nov: IMRAM: Féile Litríochta Gaeilge
10–19 Nov: EFG London Jazz Festival
13–14 Nov: Big Bang Festival, Ghent, Belgium
14–21 Nov: Pitchfork Music Festival, Paris
15–19 Nov: Going Coastal, Galway City
17–20 Nov: Songs from an Open Road: A Celebration of Music That Moves, Galway City
17–20 Nov: William Kennedy Piping Festival, Armagh
17–26 Nov: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
17 Nov–23 Dec: Winterval Waterford
18–19 Nov: Big Bang Festival, Tallinn, Estonia
18–19 Nov: Big Bang Festival, Lille, France
18–20 Nov: Spilt Milk Festival, Sligo 
18–20 Nov: Éigse Joe Steve, Cois Fharraige, Conamara
23–26 Nov: Oireachtas 1983–2023 – Ceiliúradh, An Cheathrú Rua, Co. na Gaillimhe
23–26 Nov: Birmingham TradFest
24–26 Nov: The Fidelio Trio Winter Chamber Music Festival, Dublin
24–26 Nov: Ardee Baroque Festival, Ardee, Co. Louth 

DECEMBER 2024
1–3 Dec: Other Voices, Dingle
1–3 Dec: Éigse Dhiarmuid Uí Shúilleabháin, Muscraí, Co. Cork
2 Dec: MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, Aberdeen Music Hall
27–31 Dec: Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair, Donegal

JANUARY 2025
5–14 Jan: First Fortnight, Ireland
6–28 Jan: Out to Lunch, Belfast
12–16 Jan: APAP, New York
17–20 Jan: Eurosonic Noorderslag, Groningen
17–21 Jan: Your Roots Are Showing – Ireland’s Folk Conference, Dundalk
18 Jan–4 Feb: Celtic Connections, Glasgow
19–21 Jan: Music for Galway Midwinter Festival, Galway
21–23 Jan: Scoil Gheimhridh Chumann Merriman
24–28 Jan: Temple Bar TradFest, Dublin
24–28 Jan: Ballincollig Winter Music Festival
27–29 Jan: 
Hedge School Doolin
28 Jan–4 Feb: Imbolc International Music Festival, Derry
28 Jan–5 Feb: Féile na Tána, Co. Louth

FEBRUARY 2025
2–4 Feb: Éigse na Brídeoige, Uíbh Ráthach, Co. Kerry
2–5 Feb: John Mc Fadden Festival: Féile Sheáin Mhic PháidínNewport, Co.Mayo
2–5 Feb: Tionól Nioclás Tóibín, An Rinn, Co. Waterford
3–11 Feb: Dublin Lunar New Year
6 Feb: Grammy Awards
7–11 Feb: Dublin Bowie Festival
9–11 Feb: Concertina Cruinniú, Miltown Malbay Co. Clare
10 Feb: Irish Association of Youth Orchestras Festival
10–17 Feb: University of Leeds Contemporary Music Festival
13–19 Feb: Newpark Festival, Dublin
14–18 Feb: Scoil Ceoil an Earraigh, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Co. Kerry
16–17 Feb: Mother Tongues, Dublin 
22 Feb–2 March: Dublin International Film Festival
23–25 Feb: Belfast TradFest Winter Weekend
24 Feb: Chester February Folk Day, Chester
25 Feb–3 Mar: Ortús Chamber Music Festival, Cork
27 Feb: RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards 2024

MARCH 2025
1–3 March: Ennis Bookclub Festival, Ennis
1–3 March: North Texas Irish Festival, Dallas, Texas
1–9 March: Brilliant Corners: A Festival of Jazz in Belfast
7–10 March: TedFest, Inis Mór, Aran Islands
8–17 March: Manchester Irish Festival
7–10 March: Fingal International Festival of Voices
7–10 March: Finding a Voice, Clonmel and Cork
8–16 March: SXSW, Austin, Texas
9 March: RTÉ Choice Music Prize, Dublin
13–17 March: Borealis, Bergen, Norway
14–17 March: Walled City Music Festival
15–18 March: St. Patrick’s Festival, Kilkenny
15–18 March: St. Patrick’s Festival, Dublin
16–23 March: Tomorrowland Winter, France
21 March: Early Music Day
20–23 March: Limerick Early Music Festival
21–24 March: Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, Tennessee
22–24 March: Tullamore TradFest
22–25 March: Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar 
28 March–1 April: National Folk Festival, Canberra, Australia

APRIL 2025
1–6 April: Leitrim Dance Festival
2–6 April: Music Current – Contemporary Music Festival, Dublin
3–6 April: Cruinniú na bhFlúit
4–7 April: Consairtín – National Concertina Convention, Ennis, Co. Clare
4–7 April: Clifden Trad Fest, Co. Galway
8–13 April: Sonorities, Belfast
9 April–25 May: Limerick Opera Festival
11–13 April: Jazzahead!, Bremen, Germany
11–14 April: Fiddle Hell, Online
12–14 April: Sean-nós Cois Life, Dublin
12–14 April: Baltimore Irish Trad Fest, USA
12–14/9–21 April: Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, California
15–18 April: Féile Ceoil Bhaile na nGall
19–21 April: Granard Booktown Festival, Co. Longford
21–24 April: The Bridge Festival, Glasgow
22 April–2 May: RIAM ChamberFest
23–28 April: 
Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Galway
25–28 April: New Music Dublin 
26 April–5 May: GAIA Musikfestival, Thun and Berne, Switzerland

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