31st July - 3rd August 2014 - Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival, Co.Donegal, Ireland.

PAUL BRADY  -  DE DANNAN with ELEANOR SHANLEY -  TUPELO JIMMY CROWLEY & STOKERS LODGE  -  LEONARD BARRY & RICK EPPING  -  THE MAGUIRE FAMILY

 SHOWCASE COMPETITION   -   SEAMUS SWEENEY SCHOOL OF MUSIC   -  STREET ENTERTAINMENT
TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSIONS   -  WORKSHOPS   -  FREE OPEN AIR CONCERTS   -  STORY TELLING MARKETS   -  CEILES   -  BARNDANCE   -  MORE ACTS & EVENTS TO BE ANNOUNCED
Paul Brady

Paul Brady
Sunday 3rd August 2014, Abbey Arts Centre, 8pm.

Paul Brady, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is one of Ireland’s most enduringly popular artists. Born and raised in Strabane, Northern Ireland, on the border with the Irish Republic, he was into a wide variety of music from an early age. A Fifties child, his first sounds the Swing, Jazz, Show tunes of his parents generation. … Continued

Leonard Barry & Rick Epping

Leonard Barry & Rick Epping
Friday 1st August 2014, Abbey Arts Centre, 8pm.

Leonard Barry, from North Kerry, is one of Ireland’s finest uilleann pipers. He has played and taught the pipes in the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia. Leonard has worked with many of Ireland’s leading singer songwriters including Luka Bloom and…

Tupelo

Tupelo
Friday 1st August 2014, Abbey Arts Centre, 8pm.

Tupelo are an award-winning alt-folk act hailing from Ireland. Featuring 4 members from different musical backgrounds and an all acoustic line-up, the band got together in 2008 and set about creating a sound which can only be described as unique,…

The Maguire Family

The Maguire Family
Saturday 2nd August 2014, Abbey Arts Centre, 8pm.

The award winning Maguire Family from Derrygonnelly, Co. Fermanagh are instantly recognised for their distinctive and personal style of traditional Irish music. On Fiddle, Maggie, on Button accordion Christopher and on Flute Lorena, this Family Trio are known for their…

Jimmy Crowley & Stokers Lodge

Jimmy Crowley & Stokers Lodge
Saturday 2nd August 2014, Abbey Arts Centre, 8pm.

Stokers Lodge is both a band and a place. The place is the gate lodge to the Stoker estate in Frankfield, Douglas, Co.Cork where the local huntsmen often met on Sunday mornings and where singer Jimmy Crowley grew up. Those…

De Dannan with Eleanor Shanley

De Dannan with Eleanor Shanley
Saturday 2nd August 2014, Abbey Arts Centre, 8pm.

Once described as ‘the Rolling Stones of Irish Traditional Music’, the legendary group De Danann, returned to the festival stage in 2009 with a new album ‘Wonderwaltz’ and trips to Finland, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy and the USA. The band have found themselves once again in hot demand by promoters in Europe andthe USA. Founding member Alec … Continued

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Mad For Trad

37th Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival

The 37th annual Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Fesitval is the place to be next August Bank Holiday Weekend (Thursday 31st July - Sunday 3rd August 2014) as the sounds of traditional & folk music echo from the streets, pubs and theatre once again. One of Ireland's longest running festival, this promises to be a great weekend for all the family.

Another top class lineup has been announced bringing the best of folk & trad acts to the Ballyshannon stage. The weekend also offers plenty of pub sessions, street entertainment, workshops and our annual showcase competition with €1000 CASH for this years winner. This will no doubt be another memorable festival weekend.