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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 François Praz on December 5, 2018 at 9:29

Could you please add the Guinness Irish Festival 2019 - we will organize our 25th Edition on the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th of August 2019.

Many hanks.

Musical regards,

Comment by Rodrigo Jimenez on December 28, 2016 at 14:54


Can you add our Celtic Festival in Spain?


Babieca Folk
Celtic Culture from Ireland, Galicia, Asturias, Scotland...
December 2-9, 2017
Burgos - Spain
Concerts, Workshops, Conference, Sessions...around the Celtic Music.

Comment by Tom Boland on April 24, 2016 at 17:56
Could you add Nenagh Tradfest to the list. It's happening May 27th to 29th 2016 in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.
Comment by Jennifer Torrance on March 22, 2016 at 22:45

The Acadia School of Traditional Music and Arts, Bar Harbor Maine 10th - 12th June 2016 - DATES ARE INCORRECT - should be June 26-July 1. Thanks!

Comment by Ben Reid on March 22, 2016 at 20:18

North Atlantic Tionol - Prince Edward Island, Brackley Beach, PE, Canada.  10-12 June, 2016

Comment by Jo Ann Vano on February 5, 2016 at 16:47

Hi. Could you change this June listing:

Minnesota Irish Music Weekend 210th - 12 June 2016


Minnesota Irish Music Weekend  St.Paul, MN, USA 10th - 12th June 2016.

Featuring Joannie Madden, Brian Conway, Billy McComiskey, Brendan Doyle, and Sheila Shigley.

Comment by Jennifer Torrance on February 5, 2016 at 15:52

The Acadia School of Traditional Music and Arts, Bar Harbor Maine. 2016 dates: June 26 - July 1. A week of classes, workshops, concerts, dances and sessions. Faculty include Liz Carroll, John Doyle, Nuala Kennedy, Eamon O'Leary, Riley Baugus, Nic Gareiss, Maeve Gilchrist, members of Vishten and many more. Thank you!

Comment by Rhona O'Driscoll on February 1, 2016 at 0:47
Feile Neidin: Kenmare Irish Music Festival 2016 dates: March 31st - April 3rd. for line up. Thanks
Comment by Karen leonard on September 16, 2015 at 0:57
IrishFest Atlanta
Féile the Irish Way...Music, Dance and Culture
November 6-7, 2015
Wyndham Atlanta Galleria
Concerts, Workshops, Festival Stages, Cultural Activities, Irish Market
Headline Artist : Liz Carroll, John Williams, Open the Door for Three
Comment by RORY O'CONNOR on July 17, 2015 at 13:31


Could you please update our Sligo Live dates October 21st - 26th 2015. We have Altan, Ensemble Ériu, Sean McElwain's music from Sliabh Beagh  'My Dear Dark Mountain and the Sky Over It, with a host of musicians from Monaghan/Fermanagh border. The Whileaways, as guests of Rufus Wainwright. Michael Rooney will perform some of his own pieces with an orchestra of the top young traditional and classical players from Sligo Acadamy of Music and Fred Finn CCE. en titledWhen Peace Comes Dropping Slow, reflecting that  some of the pieces were first performed during the historic visit of Prince Charles and the Duchess to Sligo, as  part of the ongoing peace process.  The Fiddler of Dooney, perhaps the most prestigious fiddle competition outside the Fleadh, carries on the Yeats theme in  the 150th anniversary of his birth. The competition was started by the Sligo traditional music community in 1965 to commemorate 100 years since Yeats's birth. As always the town will be coming down with sessions and music of all sorts. 

Keep up the good work!

Comment by Jeanette Ware on July 5, 2015 at 7:32

would you please add:

Ceol Aneas Traditional Irish Music Festival,  Nelson, New Zealand. 3 June to 6 June 2016

to the world festival list

URL for Ceol Aneas is

join us on Facebook


Jeanette Ware

(committee Ceol Aneas)

Comment by Small Halls on May 8, 2015 at 14:47


Please add: 

The PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls

June 14-27, 2015

Prince Edward Island, Canada

The PEI Festival of Small Halls is a unique traditional music, dance and storytelling event, highlighting PEI’s Scottish, Irish and Acadian heritage.  Held annually in rural community halls across the entire province of Prince Edward Island, this kickoff-to-summer festival features first-tier internationally-acclaimed musicians, dancers and storytellers from Prince Edward Island, Atlantic Canada and abroad

Comment by Julie Christaud on March 23, 2015 at 17:22

 The fifth "Tournay extraordinary irish music singing and dancing Festival" : 11th - 13th September 2015.

Tournay (65190) is in the SouthWest of France, near the Pyrénées mountains.. with lovely food, wine, hospitality and sunshine! ! ! 

Please visit our website for our special package available for people coming from Ireland !

Catherine McEvoy (flute), Thomas McGorman (bodhrán), Freda Hatton (harp), Jean Lhuillery (uilleann pipes)

Frances Marriott (fiddle), Charlie Piggott (accordion), Mary Lovett + Heather Greer (slow sessions), Timothy Flaherty (dance)

Lorraine Fitzpatrick + The Acafellas : Michael and Colga Coye - James Kennedy (singing)

and our new Ceili Band : Chris Maguire (accordion), Eugene McKenna (fiddle), Niall Hanna (guitar)

A bientôt !! 

ps : weekly session at the local bar - Tournay 65190 - every friday night - all welcome ;)

thank you for adding this, Julie  

Comment by Micheal Lalor on March 23, 2015 at 15:49

Please add on

Comment by Nicault Daniel on March 6, 2015 at 11:11

Could you add the festival "les Celti'CImes"   :

The sixth edition of the Albiez Irish Music Festival invites you to meet , musicians and spectators for a week of concerts and sessions from 18 to 24 July


Daniel Nicault (Co founder of this event with Vincent Barboni)


Comment by P.J. Teahan on February 25, 2015 at 13:51
Hi Tony,could you please add The World Fiddle Day Scartaglin Festival to the calendar which is held this year on Sat May 16 and is a celebration of Sliabh Luachra fiddle players and music.
Comment by Therese Vogel on February 24, 2015 at 23:59

Cascadia Irish Music Week is moving to July 19- 25, 2015.  Location moving to Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA.  For more info, go to

Comment by Mary Maguire on February 24, 2015 at 23:49
Rocky Mountain Irish Festival, Estes Park, Colorado. June 18-21.
Comment by Rhona O'Driscoll on February 23, 2015 at 23:54
Could you please update Feile Neidin-Kenmare Irish Music Festival dates for 2015. The festival will be running from thurs April 9th to sun April 12th. Follow Facebook page for details.
Comment by Jeanette Ware on January 14, 2015 at 21:28

would you please add:

Ceol Aneas,  Nelson, New Zealand. 29 May to 1 June 2015

to the world festival list

URL for Ceol Aneas is


Jeanette Ware

(committee Ceol Aneas)

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