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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 Trad Festival

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

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.comhaltas.ie/events
www.carrickmacross.ie


APRIL

Féile na bPáistí
Children’s Festival
April 2015

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

Kilfenora Music Festival

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

MAY

The “Cup of Tae” Traditional Festival
Ardara, County Donegal
May 2015
www.cupoftaefestival.com

Baltimore Fiddle Fair

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

The 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

Fiddle Fair
May 7th – 10th, 2015
www.fiddlefair.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

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

Ceol na Coille Summer School
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

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

Meitheal Residential Summer School 2014
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
email: carmelgunning09@gmail.com

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 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 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

Ed Reavy Traditional Music Festival
October 15th - 18th, 2015
www.cavantowncomhaltas.ie

Celtic Colours
International Festival

Cape Breton Island, Canada
October 9th - 17th, 2015
www.celtic-colours.com

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