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TOURS

IRISH MUSIC FESTIVALS AND SUMMER SCHOOLS

JANUARY

Shannonside Winter Music Weekend
County Clare
January 21th – 25th, 2016
www.wmw.ie

Celtic Connections
Glasgow, Scotland
January 14th – 31st, 2016
www.celticconnections.com

Temple Bar TradFest, Dublin
January 27th – 31st, 2016
www.templebartrad.com

The Derry International Irish Music Festival
January 31st - February 7th, 2016
www.culturlann-doire.ie

FEBRUARY

Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh
County Kerry
February 17th – 21st, 2016
www.scoilcheoil.com

The Gathering
Traditional Festival

Killarney, County Kerry
February 17th – 21st, 2016
www.thegathering.ie

John Joe Maguire
Memorial Festival Weekend

Swanlinbar, Co. Cavan
2016
www.johnjoemaguire.com

MARCH

The Celtic
Festival of Wales

March 4th – 6th, 2016
cwlwmceltaidd.org

NYAH Traditional
Irish Music Festival

March 2016
www.thisiscavan.ie

Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival
Raglan Road, Downtown Disney
2016
www.raglanroad.com

Music City Irish Fest
March 12th, 2016
www.musiccityirishfest.com

Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar
March 4th – 7th, 2016
www.inishowensinging.ie

Ceardlann Earraigh,
Concert & Workshops in Music

March 19th, 2016
www.ceardlannearraigh.com

Féile Patrick Byrne
March 15th – 20th, 2016
www.carrickmacross.ie/feilepatrickbyrne

APRIL

Féile Átha Dá Chab
Ballydehob, County Cork
April 8th – 10th, 2016
www.ballydehobtradfestival.com

Clifden Traditional Music Festival,
Clifden, Galway
2016
www.clifdentradfest.com

Kilfenora Music Festival
Kilfenora,
County Clare
April 22nd – 25th, 2016

“Cup of Tae” Festival
Ardara, County Donegal
April 29th – May 2nd, 2016
www.cupoftaefestival.com

MAY

Fiddle Fair
Baltimore, West Cork, Ireland
May 5th – 8th, 2016
www.fiddlefair.com

Galway Early
Music Festival

May 12th – 15th, 2016
www.galwayearlymusic.com

Skerries Traditional
Music Weekend

County Dublin
May 13th – 15th, 2016
www.skerriestraditionalmusic.com

Féile Chnoc na Gaoithe
May 13th – 15th, 2016
www.cnocnagaoithe.com

Fleadh Nua in Ennis
May 22nd – 30th, 2016
www.fleadhnua.com

East Durham Irish Festival
May 28th – 29th, 2016
www.eastdurhamirishfestival.com

JUNE

Galway Sessions
2016
www.galwaysessions.com

Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe
& Traditional Music Festival

2016
www.jimdowlingfestival.com

Craiceann International
Bodhrán Summerschool

June 10th – 12th, 2016
www.craiceann.com

Minnesota Irish Music Weekend
June 10th – 12th, 2016
www.centerforirishmusic.org

Doolin Folk Festival
2016
www.doolinfolkfestival.com

Celtic Fusion International
Musical Arts Festival
2016
www.celticfusion.co.uk

Coleman Country Bodhran School
Gurteen, County Sligo
2016
www.colemanbodhran.com

The Blas International Summer School
of Irish Traditional Music and Dance

June 20th – July 1st, 2016
www.blas.ie

JULY

CCE MAD Week
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
July 17th – 22th, 2016
www.ccemadweek.org

Westport Scoil Cheoil
2016
www.westportscoilcheoil.com

Earagail Arts Festival
July 8th – 24th 2016
www.eaf.ie

Ceol na Coille Summer School of Irish Traditional Music
July 11th – 15th, 2016
www.ceolnacoille.ie

Féile Cheoil Chlochán Bhréanainn/
Cloghane Brandon Music Festival

July 26th – 28th, 2016
www.cflt.ie

Gooikoorts International Folk Music Festival
July 1st – 3rd, 2016
www.gooikoorts.be

Willie Clancy Summer School

Miltown Malbay, County Clare
July 2nd – 10th, 2016
www.scoilsamhraidhwillieclancy.com

Carrick Water Music Festival
Carrick–on–Shannon, County Leitrim
2016
carrickwatermusicfestival.com

South Sligo Summer School of Traditional Music, Song & Dance
July 10th - 16th, 2016
www.sssschool.org

Catskills Irish Arts Week
July 10th – 16th, 2016
www.catskillsirishartsweek.com

East Durham Irish Trad Fest
July 16th, 2016
www.catskillsirishartsweek.com

Meitheal Residential Summer School
July 18th - 22nd, 2016
www.tradweek.com

Ardara Bluegrass Festival
July 15th – 17th, 2016
www.Ardara.ie

Joe Mooney Summer School
July 16th – 23rd, 2016
www.joemooneysummerschool.com

Fiddlers Green International Festival
July 24th – 31st, 2016
www.fiddlersgreenfestival.co.uk

Scoil Acla Summer School
July 23rd – 30th, 2016
www.scoilacla.com

Ballyshannon Folk Festival
Ballyshannon, County Donegal
July 29th – 31st, 2016
www.ballyshannonfolkfestival.com

O’Carolan, Harp & Traditional Music Festival
Keadue, Co. Roscommon
July 25th – August 1st, 2016
www.ocarolanharpfestival.ie

AUGUST

Dublin Ohio Irish Festival, USA
August 5th – 7th, 2016
www.dublinirishfestival.org

Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, Ennis
August 14th – 22nd, 2016
www.fleadhcheoil.ie

Irish Traditional Music Camp in Takashima, Japan
August 27th - 28th, 2016
www.gullivervillage.jp/index.php
www.facebook.com/cafecaledonia

James Morrison
Traditional Music Festival

August 2016
www.comhaltas.ie

Féile Cheoil Chill Chartha, Kilcar Fleadh,
Kilcar, County Donegal
August 2016

Eire!
International Music Festival Bondeno (Italy)
August 26-28, 2016
www.eirelafesta.com

Feakle International
Traditional Music Festival

August 3rd – 8th, 2016
www.feaklefestival.ie

The Irish Fair of Minnesota
August 12th – 14th, 2016
www.irishfair.com

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention
United Kingdom
August 11th – 13th, 2016
www.fairportconvention.com

Bath Folk Festival
August 6th – 14th, 2016
www.bathfolkfestival.org

Milwaukee Irish Fest, Milwaukee, USA
August 18th – 21st, 2016
www.irishfest.com

Masters of Tradition Festival
Bantry, County Cork
August 17th – 21st, 2016
www.westcorkmusic.ie

National Heritage Week
August 20th – 28th, 2016
www.heritageweek.ie

Tonder Festival, Denmark
August 25th – 28th, 2016
www.tf.dk

Coleman Traditional Festival
August 26th – 28th, 2016
www.colemanirishmusic.com

Cornwall Folk Festival in Wadebridge
England
August 26th – 29st, 2016
www.cornwallfolkfestival.com

SEPTEMBER

Gig’n the Bann Music
and Dance Festival

Portglenone, County Antrim
September 8th – 11th, 2016
www.gignthebann.com

Gerry Whelan Memorial Weekend
Cootehill, Co. Cavan
September 16th – 18th, 2016
www.gerrywhelanweekend.com

Tulla Trad Festival
Tulla, County Clare
September 2016
www.tullatradfestival.ie

Tuam Trad Festival
Tuam, County Galway
September 2016
www.tuamtradfestival.com

Johnny Doherty Traditional Music and Dance Festival
September 23rd – 25th, 2016
www.Ardara.ie

Feile Cheoil Larry Reynolds
September 9th-11th, 2016
www.larryreynoldsweekend.com

O’Carolan Harp, Cultural & Heritage Festival
Sep 30th – Oct 2nd, 2016
Nobber, Co. Meath
www.carolanfestival.com

OCTOBER

Dingle Folk Festival
Dingle, County Kerry
October 14th-16th, 2016
www.dinglefolkfest.ie

The Irish Festival of Oulu
October 5th – 9th, 2016
Oulu, Finland
www.irkku.fi

Celtic Colours International Festival
Cape Breton Island, Canada
October 7th - 15th, 2016
www.celtic–colours.com

Cork Folk Festival
September 29th – October 2nd, 2016
www.corkfolkfestival.com

Ed Reavy Traditional Music Festival
October 13th – 16th, 2016
www.cavantowncomhaltas.ie
www.facebook.com/EdReavyTradFest

New York Trad Fest
October 2016
www.newyorktradfest.org

Galway Bay’s 13th Annual

Celtic Music Feis
October 18th-23rd, 2016
www.galwaybayirishpub.com

Youghal Gathering Events
October 2016
www.corkrebelweek.com

Tyneside Irish Festival,
United Kingdom

October 2016
www.tynesideirish.com

Scoil Cheoil na Botha
October 14th-16th, 2016
Scotstown, County Monaghan
www.anbhoth.ie

Return to Camden Town Festival
October 25th-31st, 2016
www.returntocamden.org

Patrick O’ Keeffe
Traditional Music Festival

Castleisland, County Kerry
October 2016
www.patrickokeeffe.net

Sligo Live Festival
Bank Holiday Weekend, Sligo
October 26th – 31st, 2016
www.sligolive.ie

NOVEMBER

Copenhagen Irish Festival
Copenhagen, Denmark
November 3rd-6th, 2016
www.irishfestival.dk

Ennis Trad Festival
Ennis, County Clare
November 2016
www.ennistradfestival.com

The Trip to Birmingham Tradfest
November 24th – 27th, 2016
www.birminghamtradfest.co.uk

William Kennedy Piping Festival, Armagh
November 2016
www.armaghpipers.com