Tradconnect's World Irish Music Festivals

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Templebar Trad Fest January 27th - 31st January 2016

Celtic Connections January 14th - 31st January 2016


The Gathering 17th - 21st  February 2016

Féile Na TánaCarlingford, Co. Louth, 6th - 7th Feb 2016

Joseph Browne Spring School of Traditional Music To be confirmed for 2016

Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh Co. Kerry, 17th - 21stFebruary 2016

Micko Russell Weekend 25th - 29th February 2016

Savannah Irish Festival Georgia, USA, 20th - 21st February 2016

John Joe Maguire Memorial Weekend 26th Feb - 28th Feb 2016


North Texas Irish Festival 4th - 6th March 2016

Ceardlann Earraigh, Kildare Saturday 19th March 2016

Inishowen Traditional Singers Circle 4th - 7th March 2016

Kilkenny Trad Fest 17th - 20th March 2016

Roche Harbour Traditional Irish Music Week San Juan Island, Washington, USA , 6th- 11th March 2016

Féile Patrick Byrne 15th March - 20th March 2016


Ballydehob Traditional Music Festival 8th - 10th April 2016

Clifden Trad Fest March 31st - April 3rd

Consairtin The National Concertina Convention, Ennis, Co.Clare - 1st-3rd April 2016

Kilfenora Festival 22th - 25th April 2016

The Flute Meeting 31st March - 2nd April 2016  Cork

Kenmare Irish Music Festival 31st March - 3rd April 2016

Ormond Beach Celtic Festival Ormond Beach, Florida, April 16th - 17th, 2016


Cup of Tae Festival Adara, Co. Donegal, 29th April - 2nd may 2016

Baltimore Fiddle Festival 5th - 8th May 2016

Fleadh Nua Ennis 22nd - 30th May 2016

Skerries Traditional Music Weekend 13th - 16th May 2016

Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle, USA. Yet to be announced for 2016

Galway Early Music Festival 12th - 15th  May 2016

Fleadh nagCuach Kinvara Galway,Yet to be announced for 2016

The World Fiddle Day Scartaglin Festival Scartaglin, Co. Kerry. Date yet to be announced




Ceol Aneas, Nelson, New Zealand 3rd - 6th June 2016

Minnesota Irish Music Weekend 10th - 12 June 2016

Blas Limerick, June 2oth - 1st July 2016

Oshkosh Irish Festival Wisconsin, USA, Dates to be confirmed for 2016

Earagail Arts Festival Await announcement of 2016 dates

Kalamazoo Irish Festival Michigan, USA, Await dates for 2016

Pen Mar Irish Festival Glen Rock, PA, USA, 18th June 2016

Junior Davey Bodhran Festival Await dates for 2016

Fisherstown Trad Festival Fisherstown, Co. Laois - Await dates for 2016

P.E.I. Mutual Festival of Small Halls Prince Edward Island,  Charlottetown, PE, 12th - 25th June 2016

The Acadia School of Traditional Music and Arts, Bar Harbor Maine 10th - 12th June 2016


Willie Clancy Summer School  2nd - 10th July 2016

Donegal International Folk & Roots Weekend 14th - 17th July 2016

Traidphicnic - Spiddal, Galway 1st - 3rd July 2016

South Sligo Summer School 10th - 16th July 2016

Cascadia Irish Music Week Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington 17th - 23th July 2016

Ceol na Coille, Letterkenny, Donegal 11th - 15th July 2016

Augusta Irish / Celtic Week Elkins, WV, - Await dates for 2016

Joe Mooney Summer School 16th - 23rd July 2016

Fiddlers Green Festival 24th - 31st July 2016

Meitheal Await dates for 2016

Catskills Irish Arts Week Awaits dates for 2016

Scoil Acla Await dates for 2016

Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival, Berea, Ohio, USA 22nd - 24th July 2016

The Great Amerícan Irish Festival Frankfort, New York, 29th - 31th July 2016

Les Celti'Cimes, Albiez, France 16th - 22th July 2016

O'Carolan Harp Festival 25th - 29th July 2016


Carmel Gunning International Traditional Music Festival Sligo, Await dates for 2016

Cahersiveen Festival of Music  29 July - 31st July 2016

Ohio Celtic Festival, Painesville Twp, Ohio, USA 12th - 14th August 2016

Feakle Trad Festival 3rd -8th August 2016

Milwaukee Irish Fest 18th - 21th August 2016

Irish Hooley 26th - 27th August 2016

Fleadh Ceoil, Sligo 4th - 22th August 2016

Tonder Festival, Denmark 25th - 28st August 2016

Dublin Ohio Irish Festival 5th - 7th August 2016

Irish Fair, Minnesota 12th - 14th August 2016

Festival Inter Celtique Lorient 5th - 14th August 2016

Masters of Tradition Bantry, Cork 17th - 21st August 2015

Fairport Covention UK, 11th - 13th August 2016

Coleman Traditional Festival  Dates to be confirmed for 2016

Goderich Celtic Festival  1st - 4th August, Goderich ON, Canada 2016

National Heritage Week, Ireland 2oth - 28th August 2016

Irish Fest, Rochester 11th - 13th August 2016

La Crosse Irish Festival Wisconsin, USA, 12th - 14th August 2016

Sparta Celtic Festival Michigan, USA, Await dates for 2016

Erin Fest Peoria, Illinois, USA, 26th - 28th August 2016

Bernard's Summer School Czech Republic, Await dates for 2016


Gig N The Barn Await dates for 2016

Long Peaks Scottish - Irish Highland Festival Colorado, USA, 8th - 11th September 2016

Dingle Trad Fest Await dates for 2016

CCE O Neill Malcom - 10th Annual CCE Musical Arts & Dance Week 17th - 22nd Sept 2016, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Tulla Trad Festival Await dates for 2016

Kansas City Irish Fest Missouri, USA, 2nd - 5th September 2016

Gerry Whelan Memorial Weekend Cootehill, Co. Cavan Await dates for 2016

Pittsburg Irish Festival, USA Await dates for 2016

Indianapolis Irish Festival Indiana, USA, 16th - 18th September 2016

Michigan irish Music Festival Michigan, USA, 15th - 18th September 2016

Syracuse Irish Festival  Await dates for 2016

Louisville Irish Fest Louisville, USA, 24th - 25th September 2016

KVMR Celtic Festival  30th Sept - 2nd Oct 2016

Milford Irish Festival Milford, CT 06460 USA, 16th & 17th Sept 2016

Musique Irlaindaide á Tournay Await dates for 2016


Cork Folk Festival Await dates for 2016

Celtic Colours Int Festival 7th - 15th October 2016

Liverpool Irish Festival 13th Oct - 23rd Oct 2016

Return To Camden Town Await dates for 2016

The Cooley Collins Trad Festival Gort, Co. Galway  Await dates for 2016

Sligo Live 26th - 31st October 2016

The John Dwyer Trad Weekend Waterford, Ireland.  Await dates for 2016

Irish Festival of Oula Await dates for 2016

Féile Frank McGann May have finished. No dates for 2016

Scoil Cheoil na Botha Await dates for 2016

Willie Keane Memorial Weekend Not yet listed for 2016

Patrick O Keeffe Trad Music Festival Not yet listed for 2016

Southern Illinois Irish Festival Illinois, USA, Not yet listed for 2016

OAIM Flute Retreats Liscannor, Co. Clare. Various retreats throughout  Oct 2016

Irish Fest Atlanta USA, No dates for 2016

Seamus Grant Weekend Clonmany, Co. Donegal, 14th - 16th October 2016


Copenhagen Irish Festival Await dates for 2016

Ennis Trad Festival Not yet listed for 2016

William Kennedy Piping Festival Not yet listed for 2016

Maryland Irish Festival Maryland, USA, 11th - 3th November 2016

Drogheda Traditional Music Weekend Not yet listed for 2016

OAIM Concertina Retreat Liscannor, Co. Clare 10th - 15th November

OAIM Fiddle Retreats Liscannor, Co. Clare 14th - 19th Nov 2016

Irish Fest Atlanta USA, 6th-7th November 2016


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Comment by RORY O'CONNOR on December 18, 2014 at 16:40

Many thanks for including Sligo Live in the festival listing. Our 2015 dates are 21st Oct to 16th Oct. We have announced The Waterboys and Jools Holland as our first two headliners, not exactly traditional, but rootsy nonetheless. We will be announcing a strong trad programme in the coming months and will let you know as it unfolds. Well done on the site, Its great.

Comment by Therese Vogel on November 13, 2014 at 18:15

website for Cascadia Irish Music week:

Comment by Therese Vogel on November 13, 2014 at 18:13

Cascadia Irish Music Week, Whitbey Island, WA- was held Aug. 10- 16 in 2014.  For more info: contact Randal Bays at

Comment by Eamonn Mc Gonigle on July 31, 2014 at 15:03

Time: October 3, 2014 to October 5, 2014

Location: Clonmany, Inishowen Peninsula, Co.Donegal
Website or Map:

The weekend aims to honor the memory of Seamus Grant by celebrating the local music, tradition and culture of Clonmany.
There will be concerts, sessions, dancing and music workshops, as well as genealogy and local history.

Comment by Brigid Cronin on June 28, 2014 at 13:29

The Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago, Illinois is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and strengthening Irish culture in Chicago.  The main fund raiser for the IAHC is an Irish music festival, held on July 11, 12 and 13, 2014.  It showcases the finest in local and international Irish and American music, dance and family activities. It features more than 100 performers for 3 days on 5 stages.

The festival directly supports and is held on the grounds of the Irish American Heritage Center.  For more information on the festival, the IAHC, or  for directions go to or

Comment by Mitch Fanning on April 30, 2014 at 18:47

9th Annual CCE Musical Arts & Dance Week (MAD Week), July 7-11, 2014, Bethesda, Maryland.

We're a local commuter camp, but welcome tradsters and tune heads who want to explore Washington, DC

the week before or after their week of craic at MAD Week.   All-world faculty; great fun for the whole family.   Flyer attached or visit online:

Comment by Carmel Gunning on April 7, 2014 at 0:18

15th Annual Carmel Gunning Int. Summer School Festival will be held from 4th August to 6th August 2014. Full details from Carmel Gunning, Director at or phone 087 6250 454.

Comment by Ann Coen on April 5, 2014 at 19:38

Hi Tony, Tuam Trad Festival 2014 will take part this September from 19th - 21st.   we will have our usual workshops,recitals, album launches, busking competitions, Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2014 which is growing each year and bringing musicians from all over the 32 counties to compete,  Concerts, Ceili and sessions throughout the  town all weekend. we love to hear from people that wish to launch new albums and we can be contacted by email at or I can be contacted by mobile on 0872451341 anytime. Our website is presently updating but you can check us out at

Great Festival, great town and great people... well worth a visit.

Comment by Julie Christaud on January 30, 2014 at 10:59

Hi Tony, Hi everyone ! I organise a festival in my village in the South West of France on the third week-end in September. This year it will be  the 19th 20th and 21st of September. It takes place in Tournay (65190), not far from Lourdes, Pau, Tarbes, 1 hour from Toulouse.. near the Pyrénées mountains.

We organise a "special package" for people coming from Ireland which includes all you need apart from the flights from the friday till the monday morning. (for approx 120 €) Everyone books the same return flights (details of flights given on our site - start of May at the lastest) and we take you on our bus from the airport and back again, accommodation with the locals, and all food is shared with all participants and village people on the square in the marquee.

it's a great little festival, with a lovely lively atmosphere. We're very proud that Catherine McEvoy accepted to become our official godmother this year ;)

I also give music "classes" to learn tunes together at a beginners and more advanced level in Tournay every week and we will soon again have a weekly session going. The site is being rebuilt at the moment but we have one page on the net :

If you're passing by the Pyrénées, we're always ready for a few tunes, so please call : 0033-615165910.

Thanks a million Tony for helping me advertising this event and our music in Tournay.

I don't know why it took me so long to subscribe to such a great site. Thanks for all.  Julie

Comment by Karen leonard on September 13, 2013 at 15:45
IrisFest Atltanta, Westin Perimeter North, Nov 1 -2, 2013

Irish Traditions Atlanta, a Comhaltas organization, is thrilled to launch our  very first Irish festival in Atlanta.  IrishFest Atlanta will be held at the Westin Perimeter North on November 1st and 2nd.   Our event will begin Friday evening with an opening concert featuring TRIAN, a trio of world-class traditional musicians.   Saturday will be filled with an opportunity for all ages and backgrounds to learn more about the Irish culture and advance Irish music and dance skills.

We have tapped our local talent to contribute their time and craft to make this event possible.  The full board of Irish Traditions Atlanta along with many community volunteers are working hard to bring you a family friendly event celebrating Irish music, dance, and culture.

Links - 
Irish Traditions Atlanta
irishFest Atlanta
Comment by Máire O'Keeffe on August 1, 2013 at 18:41

Many thanks for including The Joseph Browne Spring School of Traditional Music on your calender. We really appreciate it and will let you know 2014 dates as soon as possible. Could you please include Fleadh na gCuach (The Cuckoo Fleadh) which takes place every May Bank Holiday weekend in Kinvara Co. Galway. 

Many thanks 

Máire O'Keeffe

Comment by Aidan Murray on July 31, 2013 at 19:45

please add the Cooley Collins traditional music festival. Gort Co. Galway from the 25th to 28th of october 2013

Comment by Bernard Keilty on July 31, 2013 at 5:13

Please add:

Milford Irish Festival 2013

Milford, CT 06460 USA

Friday, September 20th and Saturday, September 21, 2013 (rain or shine) 

Comment by Jonathan Chai on July 31, 2013 at 4:12

Please change Syracus Irish Festival to Syracuse Irish Festival, Syracuse NY.  Thanks!

Comment by Enda Seery on July 30, 2013 at 14:54

Please add the following. 

Ceardlann an Mhuilinn, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. 22nd June 2013. Date to be confirmed for 2014.

Bernard's Summer School, Prague, Czech Republic, 17th-23rd August 2013

Comment by Chuck Spano on June 24, 2013 at 17:13

Please add:

Ormond Beach Celtic Festival

Ormond Beach, Florida

April 25th-27th, 2013


Comment by Shelby Childs on June 9, 2013 at 19:25

Crossroads International Celtic Festival

September 11-15, 2013

Franklin and Oxford Counties, Maine, USA

Comment by Claude FOSSAERT on June 6, 2013 at 11:25


est-il possible d'annoncer le festival de Tocane Saint-Apre(Dordogne,France) qui a lieu du dimanche 21 juillet au mercredi 24 juillet?


Pipes                                      Maire Ni Gráda
Accordeon                              John Canny
Concertina                              Cormac Begley
Fiddle                                      Paul Bradley
Flute                                        June McCormack
Whistle                                    Marion McCarthy
Harp                                        Michael Rooney
Banjo                                      Páraic MacDonnchadha
Accompaniment                      Paul De Grae
Set Dance                                Tony Ryan
Sean Nós Dance                      Suzanne Leahy
Song                                        Nell Ní Cróinin
ateliergraphisme             EdainO'Donnell
initiation hurling               Kevin Costello
boîtes à lettres:
Claude Fossaert

Comment by Daniel Neely on March 4, 2013 at 14:25

Would you please add the Augusta Irish/Celtic Week?  It's July 21-26.,

Comment by Máirtín de Cógáin on February 20, 2013 at 20:59

Could you please add this one?

Irish Fest, Rochester, Minnestoa Labor Day Weekend (Aug 30th - Sept 1st)

Thank you, great list. 

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