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Rostrevor, Co Down
22nd International Music & Arts Festival
20th – 27th July 2008
The Fiddler’s Green Festival has come a long way in the last 22 years.  It began as a one-day event, progressed to a weekend and now extends to eight days and seven nights of music, culture and craic.  With over 100 events the festival caters for music lovers, families who wish to enjoy a safe, child focused festival and those who come just to soak up the scenery, the friendliness and the free outdoor music.  Based in the scenic village of Rostrevor, preparations for the 2008 festival are well in hand.  There will be free outdoor ceilis, an open-air stage, art exhibitions, a full children’s programme and even a literary pub-crawl, with the emphasis on ‘literary’ rather than ‘crawling’!  All musical tastes are catered for (folk, traditional, blues, country, classical), with lunchtime, early evening and night time music clubs.

Each year the festival bestows two special awards, the Hall of Fame Award which celebrates lifelong achievement in Irish Music and the Creative Arts Award to acknowledge achievements in the Arts and Literary fields, the first Arts award having been presented to Poet Laureate Seamus Heaney.  The recipients of these awards are traditionally named closer to the Festival’s formal launch.  This year’s festival promises to be even better than last years 21st celebrations – if that is possible.

For further information:
My Space:         www.myspace/
Festival Office:           Tel. 0044 (0) 28 41739819 (JULY ONLY)
Tourist Accommodation:  Tel. 0044 (0) 28 41752256

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