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January

Templebar Trad Fest January 27th - 31st January 2016

Celtic Connections January 14th - 31st January 2016


February

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

March

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


April 

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



May 

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

 

 

June

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


July 

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


August 

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



September 

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


October

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


November  

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


December  

No festivals listed












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Comment by Catherine Hayes on February 20, 2013 at 12:17

A couple of more festivals, both based in France. Small but really nice atmosphere. 

Tournay Irish Music Festival, Tournay, France, 20/21/22 Sept 2013.  http://www.musiqueirlandaisetournay.com/

Ceoil, Craic & Caint 2013 (CCAC), Poitiers, France, 26/27/28 April 2013. http://www.poitin.lautre.net/ 

Comment by mary noonan on September 18, 2012 at 23:38
Comment by Carmel Gunning on August 25, 2012 at 0:15

14th Annual Carmel Gunning Int. Traditional Music Festival will be held in Geevagh,  in South East  Sligo, Ireland from 4th august to 9th August 2013. Classes will be held in tin whistle, flute, fiddle, accordion, sean nos singing and sean nos dancing.  Music recitals, singing recitals and 3 ceilidhe will also be held during the week. Geevagh has a lot to offer the visitors with its surrounding fishing lakes and lovely walks. Plenty of space too as far as accommodation is concerned - for Camper vans, Camping, local B&B guesthouses, hostel and hotels all around. Enquiries to Carmel Gunning at 00 353 876 250 454 or email carmelgunn09@gmail.com

Comment by Joe O'Sullivan on May 22, 2012 at 18:16

Traidphicnic in Spiddal, Co. Galway, July 6-7, 2012.  Join them on Facebook.  

Cuireann Traidphicnic fáilte anoir roimh chuaiteoirí ag Rás Aigéan Volvo

Féile Traid - Traidphicnic lonnaithe sa Spidéal, Conamara, Co.na Gaillmhe, le linn an Rása Aigéin Volvo 6-7 Mí Iúil 2012.

The first TRAIDPHICNIC will take place on July 6th and 7th in the coastal Gaeltacht village
of An Spidéal ,Connemara, County Galway to celebrate irish arts and culture during the
international Volvo Ocean Race.
The days will be full of demonstrations and workshops in Music ,Seanós Dancing/
singing,puppetry,animation,lilting,storytelling,druming,talks and a chance for you to try
a cúpla focal Gaeilge,the spoons,or learn a song from one of our wandering Traidphicnic
minstrels,encouraging everyone to have a try! Enjoy the exquisite irish menu at the
Traidphicnic BBQ or have a walk n talk on the beach or bog? Most activities will be offered
through Irish, so that everyone can get the chance to use their cúpla focal or go forth and give
Gaeilge a go for the first time!
Local along with something old, something new, something borrowed and some thing blue. 

Comment by Nancy Patterson on April 1, 2012 at 0:56

June--Oshkosh, Wisconsin USA--Irish Festival, June 1 - 3, 2012

Comment by Sheri Bush on March 31, 2012 at 15:40

North Texas Irish Festival

www.ntif.org

March 1-3, 2012 - always the weekend that includes the first Saturday in March

Held at Fair Park, Dallas, TX

 

Comment by Carol Whitaker on March 20, 2012 at 21:46

May (memorial weekend):  Northwest Folklife Festival

Comment by Albert Wrigglesworth on March 20, 2012 at 4:08

Correction to the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival.

They are now using a .cfm extension for their pages.

Here is the new link: http://www.celticfestival.ca/fr_whereweare.cfm

If you use the old one it will take you to an "error" page with a menu. Click on the Where We Are  link if you should come across this page.

Comment by Albert Wrigglesworth on February 19, 2012 at 6:36

Goderich Celtic Roots Festival

Date(s):  Begining Aug 06/12 - Aug 12/12  Kids Camp: Aug 06/12 - 10/12
Venue:  Public
Place: Goderich Ontario 
(site link)
Registration:  Goderich Celtic Roots Festival and College 

          phone: (519) 524-8221  fax: (519) 612-1717
          Office:   73 Hamilton St, Goderich ON N7A 1R1
          Mailing address:   Box 171, Goderich ON N7A 3Z2
Time:  See schedule on site for College
Host:    Goderich Celtic Roots Festival
Description:  
The Festival is held in 
Lion's Harbour Park, 168 West Street, Goderich, Ontario. Finding your way to the Festival is time well spent. The surrounding area is inexpensive to travel within and there are many unique communities that welcome visitors with open arms.

Admission: 
Festival & College 
(see site link) 
Age limit:  
All Ages

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