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TOURS

IRISH MUSIC FESTIVALS AND SUMMER SCHOOLS

JANUARY

Shannonside Winter Music Weekend
County Clare
January 15th – 19th, 2015
www.wmw.ie

Celtic Connections
Glasgow, Scotland
January 15th – February 1st, 2015
www.celticconnections.com

Temple Bar TradFest, Dublin
January 28th – February 1st, 2015
www.templebartrad.com

FEBRUARY

Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh
County Kerry
February 18th – 22nd, 2015
www.scoilcheoil.com

The Gathering
Traditional Festival

Killarney, County Kerry
February 18th – 22nd, 2015
www.thegathering.ie

The Celtic
Festival of Wales

February 2015
cwlwmceltaidd.org

John Joe Maguire
Memorial Festival Weekend

Swanlinbar, Co. Cavan
February 27th – March 1st, 2015
www.johnjoemaguire.com

MARCH

NYAH Traditional
Irish Music Festival

March 2015
www.thisiscavan.ie

Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival
Raglan Road, Downtown Disney
March 13th – 17th, 2015
www.raglanroad.com

Music City Irish Fest
March 14th, 2015
www.musiccityirishfest.com

Inishowen International
Folk Song & Ballad Seminar

March 20th – 23rd, 2015
www.inishowensinging.ie

Ceardlann Earraigh,
Concert& Workshops in Music

March 28th, 2015
www.ceardlannearraigh.com

Féile Átha Dá Chab
Ballydehob, County Cork
March 27th – 29th, 2015
www.ballydehobtradfestival.com

Féile Patrick Byrne
March 25th – 29th, 2015
www.carrickmacross.ie
www.comhaltas.ie

APRIL

Clifden Traditional Music Festival,
Clifden, Galway
April 2015
www.clifdentradfest.com

Kilfenora Music Festival
Kilfenora,
County Clare
April 24th – 27th, 2015

MAY

The “Cup of Tae”
Traditional Music Festival
Ardara, County Donegal
May 1st – 4th, 2015
www.cupoftaefestival.com

Fiddle Fair
Baltimore, West Cork, Ireland
May 7th – 10th, 2015
www.fiddlefair.com

Galway Early
Music Festival

May 14th – 17th, 2015
www.galwayearlymusic.com

Skerries Traditional
Music Weekend

County Dublin
May 15th – 17th, 2015
www.skerriestraditionalmusic.com

Fleadh Nua
in Ennis

May 17th – 25th, 2015
www.fleadhnua.com

JUNE

Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe
& Traditional Music Festival

June 18th–21st, 2015
www.jimdowlingfestival.com

Craiceann International
Bodhrán Summerschool

June 22nd – 26th, 2015
www.craiceann.com

Clareen Traditional Day
Clareen, Birr, Co. Offaly
June 2015

The Galway Sessions
June 2015
www.galwaysessions.com

Minnesota Irish
Music Weekend

June 12th – 14th, 2015
www.centerforirishmusic.org

Doolin
Folk Festival

June 12th – 15th, 2015
www.doolinfolkfestival.com

Ennis Roots Music Weekend
June 2015
www.ennisrootsweekend.com

Celtic Fusion International
Musical Arts Festival

June 2015
www.celticfusion.co.uk

Coleman Country Bodhran School
Gurteen, County Sligo
June 2015
www.colemanbodhran.com

The Blas International Summer School
of Irish Traditional Music and Dance

June 22nd – July 3rd, 2015
www.blas.ie

JULY

Westport Scoil Cheoil
July 20th–24th, 2015
www.westportscoilcheoil.com

East Durham Irish Trad Fest
July 18th, 2015
www.catskillsirishartsweek.com

Earagail Arts Festival
July 10th – 26th, 2015
www.eaf.ie

Ceol na Coille Summer School of Irish Traditional Music
July 13th – 17th, 2015
www.ceolnacoille.ie

Féile Cheoil Chlochán Bhréanainn/
Cloghane Brandon Music Festival

July 2015
www.cflt.ie

Gooikoorts International Folk Music Festival
July 3rd – 5th, 2015
www.gooikoorts.be

Willie Clancy Summer School

Miltown Malbay, County Clare
July 4th – 12th, 2015
www.scoilsamhraidhwillieclancy.com

Carrick Water Music Festival
Carrick–on–Shannon, County Leitrim
July 2015
carrickwatermusicfestival.com

Rencontres International de Luthiers et Maîtres Sonneurs/
Meeting of instrument makers and master piper

July 2015
www.rencontresdeluthiers.org

South Sligo Summer School of Traditional Music,
Song & Dance

July 12th – 18th, 2015
www.sssschool.org

Catskills Irish Arts Week
July 12th – 18th, 2015
www.catskillsirishartsweek.com

Meitheal Residential Summer School
July 20th – 24th, 2015
www.tradweek.com

Ardara Bluegrass Festival
July 17th – 19th, 2015
www.Ardara.ie

Joe Mooney Summer School
July 18th – 25th, 2015
www.joemooneysummerschool.com

Fiddlers Green International Festival
July 19th – 26th, 2015
www.fiddlersgreenfestival.co.uk

Scoil Acla Summer School
July 25th – August 1st, 2015
www.scoilacla.com

Dublin Ohio Irish Festival, USA
July 31st – August 2nd, 2015
www.dublinirishfestival.org

Ballyshannon Folk Festival
Ballyshannon, County Donegal
30th July – 2nd August, 2015
www.ballyshannonfolkfestival.com

AUGUST

Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann Sligo
August 9th – 16th, 2015
www.fleadhcheoil.ie

James Morrison
Traditional Music Festival

August 2015
www.comhaltas.ie

O’Carolan, Harp & Traditional Music Festival
Keadue, Co. Roscommon
August 2015
www.ocarolanharpfestival.ie

Féile Cheoil Chill Chartha
Kilcar Fleadh,
Kilcar,
County Donegal
August 2015

Carmel Gunning
Summer School Festival

August 2015

Feakle International
Traditional Music Festival

August 5th – 10th, 2015
www.feaklefestival.ie

The Irish Fair of Minnesota
August 7th – 9th, 2015
www.irishfair.com

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention
United Kingdom
August 7th – 9th, 2015
www.fairportconvention.com

Bath Folk Festival
August 8th – 16th, 2015
www.bathfolkfestival.org

Milwaukee Irish Fest, Milwaukee, USA
August 13th – 16th, 2015
www.irishfest.com

Masters of Tradition Festival
Bantry, County Cork
August 19th – 23rd, 2015
www.westcorkmusic.ie

National Heritage Week
August 22nd – 30rd, 2015
www.heritageweek.ie

Tonder Festival, Denmark
August 27th – 30th, 2015
www.tf.dk

Coleman Traditional Festival
August 20th – 23rd, 2015
www.colemanirishmusic.com

Cornwall Folk Festival in Wadebridge
England
August 28th – 31st, 2015
www.cornwallfolkfestival.com

SEPTEMBER

Rathmines Tradfest Dublin
September 2015
www.RathminesTradfest.com

The Peninsula Sessions
September 2015
www.festivalofthepeninsula.info

Gig’n the Bann Music
and Dance Festival

Portglenone, County Antrim
September 2015
www.gignthebann.com

Dingle Tradfest
Dingle, County Kerry
September 2015
www.dingletradfest.com

Gerry Whelan Memorial Weekend
Cootehill, Co. Cavan
September 2015
www.gerrywhelanweekend.com

Tulla Trad Festival
Tulla, County Clare
September 2015
www.tullatradfestival.ie

Tuam Trad Festival
Tuam, County Galway
September 2015
www.tuamtradfestival.com

Johnny Doherty Traditional Music and Dance Festival
September 25th – 27th, 2015
www.Ardara.ie

Irish Music At Pordic, Brittany, France
September 2015
www.irishconnection.fr

The Irish Festival of Oulu
30th September – October 4th, 2015
Oulu, Finland
www.irkku.fi

OCTOBER

O’Carolan Harp, Cultural & Heritage Festival
October 2015
Nobber, Co. Meath
www.carolanfestival.com

Cork Folk Festival
October 2015
www.corkfolkfestival.com

Celtic Colours International Festival
Cape Breton Island, Canada
October 9th – 17th, 2015
www.celtic–colours.com

Ed Reavy Traditional Music Festival
October 15th – 18th, 2015
www.cavantowncomhaltas.ie
www.facebook.com/EdReavyTradFest

New York Trad Fest
October 2015
www.newyorktradfest.org

Galway Bay Irish Music Festival

October 2015
www.galwaybayirishpub.com

Youghal Gathering Events
October 2015
www.corkrebelweek.com

Feile Frank McGann Irish
Traditional Music Festival

October 2015
www.feilefrankmcgann.com

Tyneside Irish Festival,
United Kingdom

October 2015
www.tynesideirish.com

Scoil Cheoil na Botha
October 2015
Scotstown, County Monaghan
www.anbhoth.ie

Return to Camden Town Festival
October 2015
www.returntocamden.org

Patrick O’ Keeffe
Traditional Music Festival

Castleisland, County Kerry
October 2015
www.patrickokeeffe.net

Sligo Live Festival
Bank Holiday Weekend, Sligo
October 21st – 26th, 2015
www.sligolive.ie

NOVEMBER

Copenhagen Irish Festival
Copenhagen, Denmark
November 2015
www.irishfestival.dk

Ennis Trad Festival
Ennis, County Clare
November 2015
www.ennistradfestival.com

The Trip to Birmingham Tradfest
November 2015
www.birminghamtradfest.co.uk

William Kennedy Piping Festival, Armagh
November 2015
www.armaghpipers.com