Traditional Irish Music Links
Festivals, Summer Schools, Work Shops, Gatherings
A selection of links to traditional Irish music festivals, workshops, summer schools, fleadhs and cultural experiences.
• O'Carolan Harp & Traditional Music Festival - August, Keadue, County Roscommon
• Louisburg Féile Chois Cuain - April/May in Louisburgh, County Mayo
• Masters of Tradition - Every August in Bantry, West Cork.
• Michael Dwyer Festival - 2nd Week in June, Allihies, West Cork.
• Seosamh Mac Gabhann Summer School June/July - week of classes with some of the finest tutors in traditional Irish music which takes place in the relaxed village setting of Kilmovee, with excellent facilities in the local Community Centre and Family Resource Centre.
• Tuam Trad Festival - Open sessions, workshops, concerts, musicians from far and near
• Ceol Na Coille - Traditional Music School in Letterkenny, County Donegal
• Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan - the largest provincial fleadh in Ireland, Britain and United States
• Ballydehob Traditional Music Festival - A feast of traditional Irish music and dance
• Killarney School of Music - providing the highest quality music and dance education
• Kerry Fiddles - Irish fiddle lessons and courses for complete beginners and improvers
• Cuisle Cheoil - Cuisle Cheoil Music Festival, Gorey, County Wexford
• Ceardlann Earraigh - Annual workshops in music, song & dance in Celbridge, County Kildare
• An Droichead - Centre for the development of the Irish language, culture and heritage
• Half-Door Club - International music & dance festival in Laois
• Irish Harp Centre - hold a number of summerschools
• Féile an Phobail - West Belfast Festivals
• Meitheal - Residential Summer School, Villiers School, Limerick City
• Walton's New School of Music - A comprehensive music centre in Dublin
• Willy Clancy Summer School - Milltown Malbay, Co Clare
• Boghill Centre, Kilfenora, Co Clare - Traditional Irish Music workshops at a residential holistic eco venue
• Dublin Irish Festival - Irish Festival in Dublin, Ohio
• Ennis Trad Festival - a lively and intense celebration of Irish traditional music, song and dance
• Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival- Longford, a celebration of Irish Traditional and American Bluegrass music
• Willie Keane Memorial Weekend - Annual festival in Doonbeg, Clare
• Fairfield County Irish Festival - Exhibition of Irish culture
• Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival - preserving Irish history & traditions
• Sligo Live - Ireland's foremost roots music festival
• Fiddlers Retreat, a unique Irish culture and holiday experience
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