Missed an earlier news item? Visit the news archive.

26th Fiddlers Green International Festival

July 22nd-29th 2012
Rostrevor Co Down Northern Ireland.

2011 was an excellent year for this International Festival celebrating its 25th anniversary. Thousands of people attended the eight day festival enjoying artists such the Sands Family, Paddy Glackin,Donal Lunny,Andy Irvine, Liam O Maonlai, The Acoustic Hot House Flowers,John Spillane, The Henry Girls. L Angelus and a host of other artists local and international.

The 2012 organising committee has now been formed and the 26th Festival celebrations are well advanced. Beginning as a one day event the festival now extends to eight days and nights of music, culture and entertainment. With nearly 200 events it caters for music lovers, families who wish to enjoy the safe child focused childrens programme(5 days)  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 ( all day Sundays and Saturday and evenings Monday to Friday), lunch,evening and night time music 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( 2011 Paddy Glackin) and a Creative Arts Award (2011 Liam O Maonlai) to acknowledge the Arts and Literary Fields.The recipients of the awards are named closer to the Festival launch in June 2012.

For further information or

Permalink - Posted: January 16, 2012 at 11:15 am