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TOURS

IRISH MUSIC FESTIVALS AND SUMMER SCHOOLS

JANUARY

Shannonside Winter Music Festival
County Clare
January 18th-22nd, 2018
www.wmw.ie

Celtic Connections
Glasgow, Scotland
January 18th–February 4th, 2018
www.celticconnections.com

TradFest Temple Bar, Dublin
January 24th–28th, 2018
http://tradfest.ie/

IMBOLC - Derry
January 28th-February 4th, 2018
www.imbolcfestival.com

FEBRUARY

Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh
County Kerry
February 14th-18th, 2018
www.scoilcheoil.com

The Gathering Traditional Festival
Killarney, County Kerry
February 21st–25th, 2018
https://inec.ie/festival/the-gathering

John Joe Maguire
Memorial Festival Weekend

Swanlinbar, Co. Cavan
February 2018

MARCH

NYAH Traditional Irish Music Festival
Co. Cavan
March 10th - 17th, 2018
www.cavanarts.ie

Kilkenny TradFest
March 16th-19th, 2018
www.kilkennytradfest.com
www.facebook.com/KilkennyTradfest

Cwlwm Celtaidd, Wales’ Interceltic Festival
March 2018
cwlwmceltaidd.org

Music City Irish Fest
Nashville
March 2018
www.musiccityirishfest.com

Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar
March 2018
www.inishowensinging.ie

Féile Patrick Byrne
March 21st - 26th, 2018
www.carrickmacross.ie/feilepatrickbyrne

APRIL

Ballydehob Irish Traditional Music Festival
County Cork
April 13th–15th, 2018
www.ballydehobtradfestival.com

Ceardlann Earraigh,
Concert & Workshops in Music

April 2018
www.ceardlannearraigh.com

Clifden Traditional Music Festival
Clifden, Galway
April 2018
www.clifdentradfest.com

MAY

38th Shetland Folk Festival
Scotland
May 3rd-6th, 2018
www.shetlandfolkfestival.com

“Cup of Tae” Festival
Ardara, County Donegal
May 4th-7th, 2018
www.cupoftaefestival.com

East Durham Irish Festival
May 2018
www.eastdurhamirishfestival.com

Fiddle Fair
Baltimore, West Cork
May 10th-13th, 2018
www.fiddlefair.com

Orkney Folk Festival
May 24th-27th, 2018
www.orkneyfolkfestival.com

Galway Early Music Festival
May 25th–27th, 2018
www.galwayearlymusic.com

Skerries Traditional Music Weekend
County Dublin
May 2018
www.skerriestraditionalmusic.com

Féile Chnoc na Gaoithe
Tulla Traditional Music Festival
May 11th-13th, 2018
www.cnocnagaoithe.ie

Fleadh Nua in Ennis
May 20th-28th, 2018
www.fleadhnua.com

JUNE

Galway Sessions
June 2018
www.galwaysessions.com

Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe & Trad Festival
June 21st-24th, 2018
jimdowlingfestival.eu

Craiceann International Bodhrán Summerschool
June 25th-29th, 2018
www.craiceann.com

Doolin Folk Festival
June 15th-17th, 2018
www.doolinfestivals.ie/folk-festival

Blas International Summer School
of Irish Traditional Music and Dance

June 25th-July 6th, 2018
www.blas.ie

JULY

Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival
July 2018
http://clevelandirish.org

Cairde na Cruite, An Chúirt Chruitireachta
International Festival for Irish Harp

July 1st-6th, 2018
www.cairdenacruite.com

Clonmel Junction Festival
Clonmel, County Tipperary
July 2nd-8th, 2018
www.junctionfestival.com

CCÉ MAD Week
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
July 2018
www.ccemadweek.org

Earagail Arts Festival
July 11th-29th, 2018
www.eaf.ie

Ceol na Coille Summer School of Irish Traditional Music
July 9th-13th, 2018
www.ceolnacoille.ie

Gooikoorts International Folk Music Festival
July 6th-8th, 2018
www.gooikoorts.be

Willie Clancy Summer School

Miltown Malbay, County Clare
July 7th-15th, 2018
www.scoilsamhraidhwillieclancy.com

Carrick Water Music Festival
Carrick–on–Shannon, County Leitrim
July 2018
carrickwatermusicfestival.com

South Sligo Summer School of Traditional Irish Music, Song & Dance
July 15th-21st, 2018
www.sssschool.org

Catskills Irish Arts Week
July 8th–14th, 2018
www.catskillsirishartsweek.com

East Durham Trad Fest
July 14th, 2018
www.catskillsirishartsweek.com

Meitheal Residential Summer School
July 23rd–27th, 2018
www.tradweek.com

Ardara Bluegrass Festival
July 20th-22nd, 2018
www.Ardara.ie

Joe Mooney Summer School
July 21st-28th, 2018
www.joemooneysummerschool.com

Fiddler’s Green Festival
July 22nd-29th, 2018
www.fiddlersgreenfestival.eu

Scoil Acla Summer School
July 28th-August 4th, 2018
www.scoilacla.ie

O’Carolan Harp Festival
Keadue, Co. Roscommon
July/August 2018
www.ocarolanharpfestival.ie

AUGUST

Iowa Irish Fest
August 3rd-5th, 2018
www.iowairishfest.com

Montelago Celtic Festival
Tolentino, Italy
August 2018
www.montelagocelticfestival.it

Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival
Ballyshannon, County Donegal
August 2018
www.ballyshannonfolkfestival.com

Dublin Irish Festival
Ohio, USA
August 3rd-5th, 2018
www.dublinirishfestival.org

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Drogheda
August 12th-19th, 2018
www.fleadhcheoil.ie

Irish Traditional Music Camp in Takashima, Japan
August 25th-26th, 2018
https://www.facebook.com/The-25th-Irish-Traditional-Music-Camp-in-Takashima-JAPAN-2018-1850221215220538/
www.facebook.com/cafecaledonia

James Morrison Traditional Music Festival
August 2018
jamesmorrisonfestival.com/music-festival/

Féile Cheoil Chill Chartha, Kilcar Fleadh
Kilcar, County Donegal
August 2018
www.kilcar.ie

Eire!
International Irish Music Festival Bondeno (Italy)

August 2018
www.eirelafesta.com

Feakle International Traditional Music Festival
August 8th–13th, 2018
www.feaklefestival.ie

The Irish Fair of Minnesota
August 10th–12th, 2018
www.irishfair.com

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention
United Kingdom
August 9th-11th, 2018
www.fairportconvention.com

Bath Folk Festival
August 11th-19th, 2018
www.bathfolkfestival.org

Milwaukee Irish Fest
Milwaukee, USA
August 16th–19th, 2018
www.irishfest.com

Masters of Tradition
Bantry, County Cork
August 22nd–26th, 2018
www.westcorkmusic.ie

National Heritage Week
August 18th-26th, 2018
www.heritageweek.ie

Tonder Festival, Denmark
August 23rd-26th, 2018
www.tf.dk

Cornwall Folk Festival in Wadebridge
England
August 24th–27th, 2018
www.cornwallfolkfestival.com

SEPTEMBER

Iúr Cinn Fleadh
Newry City Music Festival
September 6th–9th, 2018
www.iurcinnfleadh.com

Gig’n the Bann
Portglenone, County Antrim
September 2018
www.gignthebann.com

Fingal Fleadh & Fair
Swords Castle
September 2018
www.facebook.com/FingalFleadhFair

Dingle Tradfest
Dingle, County Kerry
September 2018
www.dingletradfest.ie

Gerry Whelan Memorial Weekend
Cootehill, Co. Cavan
September 2018
www.gerrywhelanweekend.com

Johnny Doherty Music & Dancing Festival
Ardara, Co. Donegal
September 21st-23rd, 2018
www.ardara.ie
www.johnnydohertyfestival.com

Féile Cheoil Larry Reynolds
September 2018
www.larryreynoldsweekend.com

Celtic Festival & Marketplace
September 28th–30th, 2018
www.kvmrcelticfestival.org

Cork Folk Festival
September/October 2018
www.corkfolkfestival.com

OCTOBER

IrishFest Atlanta
October 26th & 27th, 2018

O’ Carolan Harp Festival, Nobber
October 5th-7th, 2018
www.nobberharpfestival.com

Dingle Folk Fest
Dingle, County Kerry
October 2018
www.dinglefolkfest.ie

The Irish Festival of Oulu
Oulu, Finland
October 2018
www.irkku.fi

Celtic Colours International Festival
Cape Breton Island, Canada
5th - 13th October, 2018
www.celtic–colours.com

Ed Reavy Traditional Music Festival
October 2018
www.cavantowncomhaltas.ie
www.facebook.com/EdReavyTradFest

Tyneside Irish Festival
United Kingdom
October 14th-21st, 2018
www.tynesideirish.com

Scoil Cheoil na Botha
Scotstown, County Monaghan
October 2018
www.anbhoth.ie

Return to Camden Town Festival
October 2018
www.returntocamden.org

Patrick O’ Keeffe Traditional Music Festival
Castleisland, County Kerry
October 2018
www.patrickokeeffefestival.com

Foxford Traditional Weekend
Foxford, Co Mayo
October 18th-21st, 2018
www.foxfordtraditionalweekend.com

Sligo Live Folk Roots and Indie Festival
October 24th–29th, 2018
www.sligolive.ie

Galway Bay’s Celtic Music Feis
October 2018
www.galwaybayirishpub.com

NOVEMBER

New York Trad Fest
November 2018
www.newyorktradfest.org

Copenhagen Irish Festival
Copenhagen, Denmark
November 2018
www.irishfestival.dk

Ennis Trad Fest
Ennis, County Clare
November 2018
www.ennistradfest.com

The Trip to Birmingham TradFest
November 2018
www.birminghamtradfest.co.uk

William Kennedy Piping Festival
Armagh
November 15th–18th, 2018
www.armaghpipers.com/wkpf/index.html