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TOURS

IRISH MUSIC FESTIVALS AND SUMMER SCHOOLS

JANUARY

Shannonside Winter Music Weekend
County Clare
January 19th – 23rd, 2017
www.wmw.ie

Celtic Connections
Glasgow, Scotland
January 19th – February 5th, 2017
www.celticconnections.com

TradFest Temple Bar, Dublin
January 25th – 29th, 2017
www.templebartrad.com

IMBOLC - Derry
January 29th – February 5th, 2017
www.imbolcfestival.com

FEBRUARY

Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh
County Kerry
February 22nd - 26th, 2017
www.scoilcheoil.com

The Gathering
Traditional Festival

Killarney, County Kerry
February 22nd – 26th, 2017
www.thegathering.ie

John Joe Maguire
Memorial Festival Weekend

Swanlinbar, Co. Cavan
February 2017

MARCH

Kilkenny TradFest
March 16th - 19th, 2017
www.kilkennytradfest.com
www.facebook.com/KilkennyTradfest
@KKTradFest

Cwlwm Celtaidd, Wales’ Interceltic Festival
March 9th – 12th, 2017
cwlwmceltaidd.org

Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival
Raglan Road, Downtown Disney
March 16th – 19th, 2017
www.raglanroad.com

Music City Irish Fest
March 1st – 17th, 2017
www.musiccityirishfest.com

Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar
March 24th – 27th, 2017
www.inishowensinging.ie

Ballydehob Irish Traditional Music Festival
County Cork
March 31st – April 2nd, 2017
www.ballydehobtradfestival.com

APRIL

Ceardlann Earraigh,
Concert & Workshops in Music

April 8th, 2017
www.ceardlannearraigh.com

Féile Patrick Byrne
April 5th - 9th, 2017
www.carrickmacross.ie/feilepatrickbyrne

Clifden Traditional Music Festival,
Clifden, Galway
April 6th - 9th, 2017
www.clifdentradfest.com

37th Shetland Folk Festival
Scotland
April 27th–30th, 2017
www.shetlandfolkfestival.com

“Cup of Tae” Festival
Ardara, County Donegal
April 28th – May 1st, 2017
www.cupoftaefestival.com

MAY

Fiddle Fair
Baltimore, West Cork, Ireland
May 3rd- 7th, 2017
www.fiddlefair.com

Galway Early
Music Festival

May 19th – 21st, 2017
www.galwayearlymusic.com

Skerries Traditional
Music Weekend

County Dublin
May 19th – 21st, 2017
www.skerriestraditionalmusic.com

Tulla Traditional Music Festival
Féile Chnoc na Gaoithe

May 19th - 21st, 2017
www.cnocnagaoithe.com

Fleadh Nua in Ennis
May 21st - 29th, 2017
www.fleadhnua.com

JUNE

Nyah Festival
NYAH @ THE FLEADH
June 1st - 5th, 2017
www.cavanarts.ie

Galway Sessions
June 2017
www.galwaysessions.com

Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe & Traditional Music Festival
June 15th - 18th, 2017
jimdowlingfestival.eu

Craiceann International
Bodhrán Summerschool

June 26th - 30th, 2017
www.craiceann.com

Minnesota Irish Music Weekend
June 9th – 11th, 2017
www.centerforirishmusic.org

Doolin Folk Festival
June 2017
www.doolinfolkfestival.com

Coleman Country Bodhran School
Gurteen, County Sligo
June 2017

Blas International Summer School
of Irish Traditional Music and Dance

June 19th - 30th,  2017
www.blas.ie

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

June 25th - 30th, 2017
www.cairdenacruite.com

JULY

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

OCTOBER

O’Carolan Harp, Cultural & Heritage Festival
October 2017
Nobber, Co. Meath
www.carolanfestival.com

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