Music festivals in Ireland this summer

Music festivals in Ireland this summer

For anyone planning a trip to Ireland this year, I thought it would be useful to document all the festivals and summer schools that are currently listed in the events section of The Session. Here they are in chronological order:


Clifden Trad Fest
April 11th – 14th
https://thesession.org/events/7510

Féile Patrick Byrne
April 11th – 14th
https://thesession.org/events/7452

Tullamore TradFest
April 12th – 14th
https://thesession.org/events/7411

Ballydehob Irish Traditional Music Festival
April 12th – 14th
https://thesession.org/events/7517

Ceardlann Earraigh
April 13th
https://thesession.org/events/7513

The Flute Meeting
April 24th – 27th
https://thesession.org/events/7416

Cork Fleadh
April 26th – 28th
https://thesession.org/events/7509

The Fleadh by the Feale
May 2nd – 5th
https://thesession.org/events/7508

The Cup of Tae Traditional Music Festival
May 3rd – 5th
https://thesession.org/events/7507

Féile Chois Cuain
May 3rd – 6th
https://thesession.org/events/6737

Skerries Traditional Music Weekend
May 17th – 19th
https://thesession.org/events/7506

Tulla Traditional Music Festival
May 17th – 19th
https://thesession.org/events/7505

Fleadh Nua
May 19th – 27th
https://thesession.org/events/7504

Nasc Folk and Traditional Music Festival
May 25th
https://thesession.org/events/7520

Doolin Folk Festival
June 14th – 16th
https://thesession.org/events/7503

Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Festival
June 20th – 23rd
https://thesession.org/events/7521

Blas International Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Dance
June 24th – July 5th
https://thesession.org/events/7499

Seosamh Mac Gabhann Summer School
June 30th – July 5th
https://thesession.org/events/7511

Traidphicnic
July 5th – 7th
https://thesession.org/events/7522

Willie Clancy Summer School
July 6th – 14th
https://thesession.org/events/7519

Ceol na Coille’s Summer School of Irish Traditional Music
July 8th – 12th
https://thesession.org/events/7515

Munster Fleadh
July 14th – 22nd
https://thesession.org/events/7514

South Sligo Summer School
July 14th – 20th
https://thesession.org/events/7502

Joe Mooney Summer School
July 20th – 27th
https://thesession.org/events/7501

Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival
August 2nd – 4th
https://thesession.org/events/7524

Feakle Festival
August 7th – 12th
https://thesession.org/events/7500

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Drogheda
August 11th – 18th
https://thesession.org/events/7518

Masters Of Tradition
August 21st – 25th
https://thesession.org/events/7512

Féile Cheoil Larry Reynolds
September 7th – 9th
https://thesession.org/events/7523


If you know of any more, please be sure to add it to the events section:
https://thesession.org/events/add

Is anyone making plans to head to any of these festivals? I’m thinking about returning to Willie Week this year…

Re: Music festivals in Ireland this summer

Oh, and if you are planning a trip to Ireland this summer, be sure to add your trip to the site:

https://thesession.org/trips/add

That way, you’ll be shown which events are happening nearby during that time.

Re: Music festivals in Ireland this summer

This is a fantastic resource. Thank you!

Re: Music festivals in Ireland this summer

May 17/18 World Fiddle Day Scartaglin celebrates 50 year anniversary of the release of the LP record the Star above the Garter , see events for full programme , bring your fiddle and join in .

Re: Music festivals in Ireland this summer

I’ve heard great things about the Cuckoo Fleadh!

Re: Music festivals in Ireland this summer

All right then, I’m off. April through September, boss, hope you don’t mind.