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July 20th – 27th, 2014

Rostrevor, Co. Down, Northern Ireland

2013 was an excellent year for this International Festival. Thousands of people attended the eight day event enjoying artists such as the Sands Family, Bill Whelan, Sharon Shannon, Mairtin O Connor, Cathal Hayden, Seamie O’Dowd, Beoga, Si Van, Zoë Conway and a host of other artists local and international.

The 2014 organising committee has been formed and the 28th 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 children’s programme (5 days) and those who come to soak up the wonderful scenery, friendliness and free entertainment.

Based in the scenic village of Rostrevor, the Festival provides outdoor céilís, an open air stage all day on Saturday and Sundays and evenings, Monday to Friday, lunch, evening and night time music clubs, art exhibitions, walks, talks and the now legendary Literary Pub Crawl.

Each year the festival bestows two awards, the Hall of Fame award which celebrates a life long achievement in Irish Music (2013 Sharon Shannon) and a Creative Arts Award (2013 Bill Whelan) to acknowledge the Arts and Literary fields. The recipients for 2014 will be named closer to the Festival launch in June 2014.

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