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Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival

August 2nd – 5th, 2012

The 35th Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival will run from Thursday, August 2nd – Sunday, August 5th, 2012 with a comprehensive line-up of folk and traditional music stars from Ireland and beyond including Paul Brady, The Lost Brothers, Alan Kelly Gang featuring Eddi Reader, Cara Dillon, Fidil and more acts to be announced!

This years event will go right back to its roots celebrating the heady early days of the festival with legendary Paul Brady playing on the Ballyshannon stage. The weekends entertainment is indeed complimented with both new and emerging entertainers such as Cara Dillon and Fidil appearing with the more familiar names such as the Alan Kelly Gang featuring Scottish singer extraordinaire Eddi Reader. The free live street entertainment is another aspect of the festival that is at the core of the weekend – with a selection of live acts to choose from every day on the streets culminating in a free open air gig by the increasingly popular Lost Brothers at “The Gables” in Ballyshannon on Sunday August 5th.

There will be a full array of workshops to suit all musical and vocal tastes and the pubs in the small north western coastal town will provide Live impromptu music and singing sessions not to mention the ever popular story telling experience. To round up what is sure to be a busy festival weekend the Talent Showcase competition will allow the best of “up and coming” musicians and vocalists to perform in front of a live audience and the winner of this competition will enjoy a support slot to Paul Brady on the Sunday night as well as dedicated recording time at a local studio.

Full details of all events are available online at the website or email:
Tel: +353 (0)86 2527400

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