30th July - 2nd August 2015 - Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival, Co.Donegal, Ireland.


The committee would like to thank everyone who came from far and near to enjoy yet another successful Ballyshannon Festival. Plans are underway for next year where we will be celebrating 38 years of folk & traditional music on the banks of the river Erne. Next years dates for your diary, 30th July - 2nd August 2015 where we aim to bring you:

THE BEST IRISH FOLK & TRADITIONAL MUSIC ACTS -  ANNUAL SHOWCASE COMPETITION PROMOTING RISING TALENT   -   SEAMUS SWEENEY SCHOOL OF MUSIC   -  STREET ENTERTAINMENT - TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSIONS   -  WORKSHOPS   -  FREE OPEN AIR CONCERTS   -  STORY TELLING - MARKETS   -  CEILES   -  BARNDANCE   -  PLUS LOTS LOTS MORE.
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,…

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.