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The Irish Festival of Oulu

October 3rd–7th, 2012
Oulu, Finland

The 7th annual Irish Festival of Oulu celebrates the richness of Irish culture through theatre, poetry, film, dance, and plenty of music. Described by fans from near and far as “versatile, lively,colourful, magical and friendly”, the 2012 festival has a world–class programme designed for everyone including storytelling for grown-ups and children, daily sessions, workshops, dance course, Irish award–
winning films including The Pier with director/actor Gerard Hurley, Gavin Kostic’s Fight Night theatre performances, Irish poet Tony Curtis, and an art exhibition called Into The Mist featuring colourful etchings from the Boyne Valley in County Meath.

Irish performers include The Rapparees and Caladh Nua who will team up with local bands to entertain audiences with the best of Irish traditional music. The festival main event features the scintillating Niamh Ní Charra trio followed by Irish music legends Liam O’Flynn, Andy Irvine, Paddy Glackin, and Dónal Lunny– three Planxty co–founders and two Bothy Band originals – guaranteeing a performance of
sublimely seasoned class.

Oulu is easy to reach: Aer Lingus flies Dublin – Helsinki on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday; then Helsinki to Oulu via for as low as e45 per return ticket. Scandinavian Airlines flies from most European cities to Helsinki to Oulu. Also note the direct flights from Copenhagen to Oulu by Blue1. Also check Air Baltic for good rates to Oulu. For Accommodation: visit the website for discounted hotel accommodation and festival tickets package which is coming in July.

Welcome to Oulu, Finland for the northernmost Irish Festival in the world.

For further information visit the website

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