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TOURS

IRISH MUSIC FESTIVALS AND SUMMER SCHOOLS

JANUARY

Shannonside Winter Music Festival
County Clare
January 2020
www.wmw.ie

Celtic Connections
Glasgow, Scotland
January 16th-February 2nd, 2020
www.celticconnections.com

Letterkenny Trad Week
January 2020
www.regionalculturalcentre.com

TradFest Temple Bar, Dublin
January 22nd-26th, 2020
http://tradfest.ie/

IMBOLC - Derry
January-February 2020
www.imbolcfestival.com

FEBRUARY

Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh
County Kerry
February 2020
www.scoilcheoil.com

The Gathering Traditional Festival
Killarney, County Kerry
February 26th-March 1st, 2020
https://inec.ie/festival/the-gathering

John Joe Maguire
Memorial Festival Weekend
Swanlinbar, Co. Cavan
February 2020

NYAH Traditional Irish Music Festival
Co. Cavan
February-March 2020
www.cavanarts.ie

MARCH

Kilkenny TradFest
March 2020
www.kilkennytradfest.com
www.facebook.com/KKTradFest/

Cwlwm Celtaidd, Wales’ Interceltic Festival
March 2020
www.cwlwmceltaidd.org

Music City Irish Fest
Nashville
March 2020
www.musiccityirishfest.com

Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar
March 2020
www.inishowensinging.ie

APRIL

Féile Patrick Byrne
April 11th–14th, 2019
www.carrickmacross.ie/feilepatrickbyrne

Clifden Traditional Music Festival
Clifden, Galway
April 11th–14th, 2019
www.clifdentradfest.com

Baltimore Irish Trad Fest
USA
April 12th–14th, 2019
www.baltimoreirisharts.com

Ballydehob Irish Traditional Music Festival
County Cork
April 12th–14th, 2019
www.ballydehobtradfestival.com

Ceardlann Earraigh, Concert & Workshops in Music
April 2019
www.ceardlannearraigh.com

MAY

Fiddle Fair
Baltimore, West Cork, May 2019
www.fiddlefair.com

Skerries Traditional Music Weekend
County Dublin, May 2019
www.skerriestraditionalmusic.com

Shetland Folk Festival
Scotland, May 2nd–5th, 2019
www.shetlandfolkfestival.com

“Cup of Tae” Festival
Ardara, County Donegal
May 3rd–6th, 2019
www.cupoftaefestival.com

Féile Chnoc na Gaoithe
Tulla Traditional Music Festival
May 18th–19th, 2019
www.cnocnagaoithe.ie

Fleadh Nua in Ennis
May 19th–27th, 2019
www.fleadhnua.com

Orkney Folk Festival
May 23rd–26th, 2019
www.orkneyfolkfestival.com

Galway Early Music Festival
May 24th–26th, 2019
www.galwayearlymusic.com

East Durham Irish Festival
May 25th–26th, 2019
www.eastdurhamirishfestival.com

JUNE

Galway Sessions
June 2019
www.galwaysessions.com

Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe & Trad Festival,
June 2019
www.facebook.com/jimdowlingUilleannpipefestival/

Minnesota Irish Music Weekend
June 14th–16th, 2019
www.centerforirishmusic.org

Doolin Folk Festival
June 14th–16th, 2019
www.doolinfestivals.ie/folk-festival

Penn-Mar Irish Festival
Pennsylvania
June 15th, 2019
https://pennmaririshfestival.com

Knocklane Festival
June 21st–23rd, 2019
https://www.facebook.com/events/1855997657844831/

Craiceann International Bodhrán Summerschool
June 24th–29th, 2019
www.craiceann.com

Blas International Summer School
of Irish Traditional Music and Dance
June 24th–July 5th, 2019
www.blas.ie

Cairde na Cruite, An Chúirt Chruitireachta
International Festival for Irish Harp
June 30th–July 5th, 2019
www.cairdenacruite.com

JULY

Carrick Water Music Festival
Carrick–on–Shannon, County Leitrim
July 2019
carrickwatermusicfestival.com

Clonmel Junction Festival
Clonmel, County Tipperary
July 1st–7th, 2019
www.junctionfestival.com

Gooikoorts International Folk Music Festival
July 5th–7th, 2019
www.gooikoorts.be

Willie Clancy Summer School
Miltown Malbay, County Clare
July 6th–14th, 2019
www.scoilsamhraidhwillieclancy.com

Ceol na Coille Summer School of Irish Traditional Music
July 8th–12th, 2019
www.ceolnacoille.ie

Earagail Arts Festival
July 10th–28th, 2019
www.eaf.ie

South Sligo Summer School
July 14th–20th, 2019
www.sssschool.org

Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering
Isle of Man
July 15th - 21st, 2019

Catskills Irish Arts Week
July 14th–20th, 2019
www.catskillsirishartsweek.com

Great American Irish Festival
July 26th–28th, 2019

Ardara Bluegrass Festival
July 19th–21st, 2019
www.Ardara.ie

Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival
July 19–21st, 2019
http://clevelandirish.org

East Durham Trad Fest
July 20th, 2019
www.catskillsirishartsweek.com

Joe Mooney Summer School
July 20th–27th, 2019
www.joemooneysummerschool.com

CCÉ MAD Week
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
July 21st–27th, 2019
www.ccemadweek.org

Fiddler’s Green Festival
July 21st–28th, 2019
www.fiddlersgreenfestival.eu

Ulster Fleadh
July 22nd - 28th, 2019
http://www.ulsterfleadh.com

Meitheal Residential Summer School
July 22nd–27th, 2019
www.tradweek.com

Scoil Acla Summer School
July 27th–August 3rd, 2019
www.scoilacla.ie

Belfast TradFest
July 27th-August 2nd, 2019
www.belfasttraditionalmusic.com

AUGUST

O’Carolan Harp Festival
Keadue, Co. Roscommon
August 2nd-5th, 2019
http://www.ocarolanharpfestival.ie/
www.facebook.com/ocarolanfestival/

Iowa Irish Fest
August 2nd–4th, 2019
www.iowairishfest.com

Montelago Celtic Festival,
Italy
August 1st–3rd, 2019
www.montelagocelticfestival.it

Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival
Ballyshannon, County Donegal
August 2nd–5th, 2019
www.ballyshannonfolkfestival.com

Dublin Irish Festival
Ohio, USA
August 2nd–4th, 2019
www.dublinirishfestival.org

Goderich Celtic Roots Festival
Canada
August 9th - 11th, 2019
https://www.celticfestival.ca/

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann,
Drogheda
August 11th–18th, 2019
www.fleadhcheoil.ie

Philadelphia Folk Festival
August 15th - 18th, 2019
https://pfs.org/philadelphia-folk-festival/

James Morrison Traditional Music Festival
August 2019
jamesmorrisonfestival.com/music-festival/

Féile Cheoil Chill Chartha,
Kilcar Fleadh
Kilcar, County Donegal
August 2019
www.kilcar.ie

Feakle International Traditional Music Festival
August 7th–12th, 2019
www.feaklefestival.ie

The Irish Fair of Minnesota
August 9th–11th, 2019
www.irishfair.com

Sparta Celtic Festival
August 9th & 10th, 2019
www.spartacelticfest.org

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention
United Kingdom, August 8th–10, 2019
www.fairportconvention.com

Bath Folk Festival
August 2019
www.bathfolkfestival.org

Milwaukee Irish Fest
Milwaukee, USA
August 15th–18th, 2019
www.irishfest.com

Masters of Tradition
Bantry, County Cork
August 21st–25th, 2019
www.westcorkmusic.ie

National Heritage Week
August 17th-25th, 2019
www.heritageweek.ie

Tonder Festival,
Denmark
August 22nd–25th, 2019
www.tf.dk

Cornwall Folk Festival in Wadebridge
England, August 22nd–26th, 2019
www.cornwallfolkfestival.com

Kansas City Irish Fest
August 30th-September 1st, 2019
https://kcirishfest.com/

Irish Traditional Music Camp in Takashima,
Japan
August 31st–September 1st, 2019
https://www.facebook.com/Irish-Traditional-Music-Camp-in-Takashima-JAPAN-1850221215220538/

SEPTEMBER

Pittsburgh Irish Festival
September 6th - 8th
http://pghirishfest.org/

Iúr Cinn Fleadh
Newry City Music Festival
September 5th–8th, 2019
www.iurcinnfleadh.com

Féile Cheoil Larry Reynolds
September 6th–8th, 2019
www.larryreynoldsweekend.com

Michigan Irish Music Festival
September 12th - 15th, 2019
https://michiganirish.org/

Gig’n the Bann
Portglenone, County Antrim
September 12th - 15th
www.gignthebann.com

Fingal Fleadh & Fair
Swords Castle
September 2019
www.facebook.com/FingalFleadhFair

Dingle Tradfest
Dingle, County Kerry
September 2019
www.facebook.com/dingle.tradfest/

Gerry Whelan Memorial Weekend
Cootehill, Co. Cavan
September 13th-15th, 2019
http://gerrywhelanweekend.com/

Johnny Doherty Music & Dancing Festival
Ardara, Co. Donegal
September 27th-29th, 2019
www.ardara.ie
www.johnnydohertyfestival.com

Celtic Festival & Marketplace
September 27th–29th, 2019
www.kvmrcelticfestival.org

OCTOBER

Cork Folk Festival
October 3rd-6th, 2019
www.corkfolkfestival.com

O’ Carolan Harp Festival,
Nobber
October 2019
www.nobberharpfestival.com

Dingle Folk Fest
Dingle, County Kerry
October 2019
www.dinglefolkfest.ie

The Irish Festival of Oulu
Oulu, Finland
October 2nd-6th, 2019
www.irkku.fi

Celtic Colours International Festival
Cape Breton Island, Canada
October 11th - 19th
https://celtic-colours.com

Ed Reavy Traditional Music Festival
October 18th–20th, 2019
www.cavantowncomhaltas.ie
www.facebook.com/EdReavyTradFest

Tyneside Irish Festival
United Kingdom, October 2019
www.tynesideirish.com

Scoil Cheoil na Botha
Scotstown, County Monaghan,
October 11th-13th, 2019
www.anbhoth.ie

Return to London Town
October 25th - 28th, 2019
www.irishmusicinlondon.org
www.returntocamden.org

Patrick O’ Keeffe Traditional Music Festival
Castleisland, County Kerry, October 2019
www.patrickokeeffefestival.com

Foxford Traditional Weekend
Foxford, Co Mayo, October 16th-20, 2019
www.foxfordtraditionalweekend.com

Sligo Live
October 23rd-28th, 2019
www.sligolive.ie

Galway Bay’s Celtic Music Feis
October 14th - 20th, 2019
https://celticmusicfeis.com
www.galwaybayirishpub.com

NOVEMBER

IrishFest Atlanta
November 8th-9th, 2019
www.irishfestatlanta.org

New York Trad Fest
November 2019
www.newyorktradfest.org

Maryland Irish Festival
November 8th-10th, 2019
www.irishfestival.com

Copenhagen Irish Festival
Copenhagen, Denmark, November 7th - 10th, 2019
www.irishfestival.dk

Ennis Trad Fest
Ennis, County Clare, November 2019
www.ennistradfest.com

The Trip to Birmingham TradFest
November 2019
www.birminghamtradfest.co.uk

William Kennedy Piping Festival
Armagh
November 14th - 17th, 2019
www.armaghpipers.com/wkpf/index.html