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Celebrating 42 years of Folk & Traditional Music

on the winding streets of Ballyshannon,

along the banks of the river Erne

Ireland’s Oldest Town

Our Page is Currently being updated with this years line up

The 42nd annual Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Fesitval is the place to be this August Bank Holiday Weekend (Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th August 2019) as the sounds of traditional and folk music echo from the streets, pubs and Marquee concerts along Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way. Last years Acts included Aslan, Hothouse Flowers, Goats Dont Shave, Alan Kelly Feat Eddi Reader, The Henry Girls and Back by popular demand after raising the roof of the Marquee in 2017 was Paddy Casey, 2017 showcase winners Billow Wood (Flat out), Dave Munnelly Band & Frankie Gavin & The Provenance as well as plenty of pub sessions, street entertainment and showcase competition, this will no doubt be another memorable festival weekend. Our First Act has already been announced for this year the wonderful Sharon Shannon Band. Our Supersaver Earlybird weekend  tickets go on sale This Tuesday 18th December for just €70 for a limited time.

We will continue to name this Year’s Acts Shortly and updating our website with this years line up so keep checking back regularly for updates on 2019 Festival

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Live at The Marquee, Ballyshannon, Co.Donegal

FRIDAY 2nd AUGUST ’19

Acts Announced Soon

Live at The Marquee, Ballyshannon, Co.Donegal

SATURDAY 3rd AUGUST ’19

Acts Announced Soon

Live at The Marquee, Ballyshannon, Co.Donegal

SUNDAY 4th AUGUST ’19

Acts Announced Soon

Live at The Marquee, Ballyshannon, Co.Donegal

2nd, 3rd, 4th AUGUST ’19

To Be Announced Soon

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ENTER THE 2019 FOLK & TRADITIONAL

SHOWCASE COMPETITION

Calling all Folk and Traditional Musicians and singers – don’t miss your chance to be part of the Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival, the longest running Folk & Traditional Music Festival in Ireland, celebrating its 42nd birthday this year.

The festival will host its annual showcase final on Friday 5th July. Entry is now open under two categories, bands and solo artists. Competing for a total prize fund of €1,000, entries close on Friday 28th June. These dates are subject to change

Now taking applicants. Folk & Trad Solo / Groups / Bands.