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TOURS

IRISH MUSIC FESTIVALS AND SUMMER SCHOOLS

JANUARY

Shannonside Winter Music Weekend
County Clare
January 2018
www.wmw.ie

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

TradFest Temple Bar, Dublin
January 24th – 28th, 2018
www.templebartrad.com

IMBOLC - Derry
January 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 18nd – 22nd, 2018
www.thegathering.ie

John Joe Maguire
Memorial Festival Weekend

Swanlinbar, Co. Cavan
February 2018

MARCH

Kilkenny TradFest
March 15th - 18th, 2018
www.kilkennytradfest.com
www.facebook.com/KilkennyTradfest
@KKTradFest

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

Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival
Raglan Road, Downtown Disney
March 2018
www.raglanroad.com

Music City Irish Fest
March 2018
www.musiccityirishfest.com

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

Ballydehob Irish Traditional Music Festival
County Cork
March 2018
www.ballydehobtradfestival.com

APRIL

Ceardlann Earraigh,
Concert & Workshops in Music

April 2018
www.ceardlannearraigh.com

Féile Patrick Byrne
April 2018
www.carrickmacross.ie/feilepatrickbyrne

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

37th Shetland Folk Festival
Scotland
April 2018
www.shetlandfolkfestival.com

“Cup of Tae” Festival
Ardara, County Donegal
April 2018
www.cupoftaefestival.com

MAY

Fiddle Fair
Baltimore, West Cork, Ireland
May 2018
www.fiddlefair.com

Galway Early
Music Festival

May 25th – 27th, 2018
www.galwayearlymusic.com

Skerries Traditional
Music Weekend

County Dublin
May 2018
www.skerriestraditionalmusic.com

Tulla Traditional Music Festival
Féile Chnoc na Gaoithe

May 2018
www.cnocnagaoithe.com

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

JUNE

Nyah Festival
NYAH @ THE FLEADH
June 2018
www.cavanarts.ie

Galway Sessions
June 2018
www.galwaysessions.com

Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe & Traditional Music Festival
June 2018
jimdowlingfestival.eu

Craiceann International
Bodhrán Summerschool

June 25th - 29th, 2018
www.craiceann.com

Minnesota Irish Music Weekend
June 2018
www.centerforirishmusic.org

Doolin Folk Festival
June 2018
www.doolinfolkfestival.com

Coleman Country Bodhran School
Gurteen, County Sligo
June 2018

Blas International Summer School
of Irish Traditional Music and Dance

June 25th - July 6th,  2018
www.blas.ie

JULY

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

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

Junction Festival
Clonmel, County Tipperary
July 3rd - 9th, 2017
www.junctionfestival.com

CCE MAD Week
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
July 16th – 21st, 2017
www.ccemadweek.org

Earagail Arts Festival
July 4th – 23rd, 2017
www.eaf.ie

Ceol na Coille Summer School of Irish Traditional Music
July 10th – 14th, 2017
www.ceolnacoille.ie

Féile Cheoil Chlochán Bhréanainn/
Cloghane Brandon Music Festival

July 2017
www.cflt.ie

Gooikoorts International Folk Music Festival
July 1st - 3rd, 2017
www.gooikoorts.be

Willie Clancy Summer School

Miltown Malbay, County Clare
July 1st - 9th, 2017
www.scoilsamhraidhwillieclancy.com

Carrick Water Music Festival
Carrick–on–Shannon, County Leitrim
July 12th – 16th, 2017
carrickwatermusicfestival.com

South Sligo Summer School of Traditional Music, Song & Dance
July 9th - 15th, 2017
www.sssschool.org

Catskills Irish Arts Week
July 9th – 15th, 2017
www.catskillsirishartsweek.com

East Durham Irish Trad Fest
July 15th, 2017
www.catskillsirishartsweek.com

Meitheal Residential Summer School
July 24th – 28th, 2017
www.tradweek.com

Ardara Bluegrass Festival
July 14th – 16th, 2017
www.Ardara.ie

Joe Mooney Summer School
July 15th -22nd,  2017
www.joemooneysummerschool.com

Fiddlers Green International Festival
July 23rd - 30th, 2017
www.fiddlersgreenfestival.eu

Scoil Acla Summer School
July 22nd – 29th, 2017
www.scoilacla.com

O’Carolan, Harp & Traditional Music Festival
Keadue, Co. Roscommon
July 31st - August 7th, 2017
www.ocarolanharpfestival.ie

AUGUST

Montelago Celtic Festival
Tolentino, Italy
August 3rd-5th, 2017
www.montelagocelticfestival.it

Ballyshannon Folk Festival
Ballyshannon, County Donegal
August 3rd – 6th, 2017
www.ballyshannonfolkfestival.com

Dublin Ohio Irish Festival, USA
August 4th – 6th, 2017
www.dublinirishfestival.org

Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, Ennis
August 13th – 21st, 2017
www.fleadhcheoil.ie

Irish Traditional Music Camp in Takashima, Japan
August 26th - 27th, 2017
www.gullivervillage.jp/index.php
www.facebook.com/cafecaledonia

James Morrison Traditional Music Festival
August 2017
jamesmorrisonfestival.com/music-festival/

Féile Cheoil Chill Chartha, Kilcar Fleadh,
Kilcar, County Donegal
August 7th – 13th, 2017

Eire!
International Irish Music Festival Bondeno (Italy)
August 2017
www.eirelafesta.com

Feakle International
Traditional Music Festival

August 9th – 14th, 2017
www.feaklefestival.ie

The Irish Fair of Minnesota
August 10th – 13th, 2017
www.irishfair.com

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention
United Kingdom
August 10th - 12th, 2017
www.fairportconvention.com

Bath Folk Festival
August 12th-20th, 2017
www.bathfolkfestival.org

Milwaukee Irish Fest, Milwaukee, USA
August 17th – 20th, 2017
www.irishfest.com

Masters of Tradition Festival
Bantry, County Cork
August 23rd – 27st, 2017
www.westcorkmusic.ie

National Heritage Week
August 19th – 27th, 2017
www.heritageweek.ie

Tonder Festival, Denmark
August 24th – 27th, 2017
www.tf.dk

Coleman Traditional Festival
August 25th - 27th, 2017
www.colemanirishmusic.com

Cornwall Folk Festival in Wadebridge
England
August 24th – 28th, 2017
www.cornwallfolkfestival.com

SEPTEMBER

Iúr Cinn Fleadh
Newry City Music Festival
September 7th - 10th, 2017
www.iurcinnfleadh.com

Gig’n the Bann Music
and Dance Festival

Portglenone, County Antrim
September 14th-17th, 2017
www.gignthebann.com

Fingal Fleadh & Fair
Swords Castle
September 15th - 17th
www.facebook.com/FingalFleadhFair

Dingle Tradfest 2017
September 2017
Dingle, County Kerry
www.dingletradfest.ie

Gerry Whelan Memorial Weekend
Cootehill, Co. Cavan
September 2017
www.gerrywhelanweekend.com

Johnny Doherty Traditional Music and Dance Festival
September 22nd – 24th, 2017
www.Ardara.ie

Feile Cheoil Larry Reynolds
September 8th - 10th, 2017
www.larryreynoldsweekend.com

21st Annual Celtic Festival and Marketplace
September 29th – October 1st, 2017
www.kvmrcelticfestival.org

The O’ Carolan Harp Festival
September 29th-October 1st, 2017
www.nobberharpfestival.com

OCTOBER

Dingle Folk Festival
Dingle, County Kerry
October 2017
www.dinglefolkfest.ie

The Irish Festival of Oulu
October 4th - 8th, 2017
Oulu, Finland
www.irkku.fi

Celtic Colours International Festival
Cape Breton Island, Canada
October 6th – 14th,2017
www.celtic–colours.com

Cork Folk Festival
October 2017
www.corkfolkfestival.com

Ed Reavy Traditional Music Festival
October 2017
www.cavantowncomhaltas.ie
www.facebook.com/EdReavyTradFest

Tyneside Irish Festival,
United Kingdom

October 2017
www.tynesideirish.com

Scoil Cheoil na Botha
October 2017
Scotstown, County Monaghan
www.anbhoth.ie

Return to Camden Town Festival
October 24th - 30th, 2017
www.returntocamden.org

Patrick O’ Keeffe
Traditional Music Festival

Castleisland, County Kerry
October 2017
www.patrickokeeffe.net

Sligo Live Festival
Bank Holiday Weekend, Sligo
October 25th – 30th, 2017
www.sligolive.ie

Galway Bay’s Celtic Music Feis
October 24th - 29th, 2017
www.galwaybayirishpub.com

NOVEMBER

New York Trad Fest
November 2017
www.newyorktradfest.org

Copenhagen Irish Festival
Copenhagen, Denmark
November 3rd - 5th, 2017
www.irishfestival.dk

Ennis Trad Festival
Ennis, County Clare
November 2017
www.ennistradfest.com

The Trip to Birmingham Tradfest
November 23rd – 26th, 2017
www.birminghamtradfest.co.uk

William Kennedy Piping Festival, Armagh
November 16th – 19th, 2017
www.armaghpipers.com/wkpf/index.html