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25th Fiddlers Green International Festival

July 24th-31st 2011, Rostrevor Co. Down, Northern Ireland.

2010 was an excellent year for this International Festival with thousands of people attending during the 8 days, enjoying such artists as the Sands Family, Tom Paxton, Matt Moloy and Eleanor Shanley.

Now the 2011 organising committee has been formed and the 25th anniversary celebrations are well advanced.

Beginning as a one day event the festival now extends to 8 days and nights of music, culture and crack. With nearly 200 events it caters for music lovers, families who wish to enjoy the safe child focused children’s programme and those who come to soak up the wonderful scenery, friendliness and free outdoor entertainment.

Based in the scenic village of Rostrevor the Festival provides outdoor ceilis, an open air stage, lunch, early evening and night time folk clubs, art exhibitions, walks, talks and the now legendry literary pub crawl.

Each year the Festival bestows two awards, the Hall of Fame Award which celebrates a life long achievement in Irish music (2010 Matt Molloy) and the Creative Arts Award to acknowledge achievements in The Arts and Literary Fields (1st recipient 2000, Seamus Heaney, 2010 Tom Paxton). The recipients of these awards are named closer to the Festival launch in June.

For further information:
Festival Office: (July only) Tel: 0044 (0)28 417 739819

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