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Celebrating 41 years of Folk & Traditional Music

on the winding streets of Ballyshannon,

along the banks of the river Erne

Ireland’s Oldest Town

The 41st annual Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Fesitval is the place to be this August Bank Holiday Weekend (Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th August 2018) as the sounds of traditional and folk music echo from the streets, pubs and Marquee concerts along Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way. This years Acts include Aslan, Hothouse Flowers, Goats Dont Shave, Alan Kelly Feat Eddi Reader, The Henry Girls, Back by popular demand after raising the roof of the Marquee last year Paddy Casey, Last years 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. Tickets for this years festival are available below

Earlybird Weekend Tickets Available Here

Live at The Marquee, Ballyshannon, Co.Donegal

FRIDAY 3rd AUGUST ’18

Live at The Marquee, Ballyshannon, Co.Donegal

SATURDAY 4th AUGUST ’18

Live at The Marquee, Ballyshannon, Co.Donegal

SUNDAY 5th AUGUST ’18

Live at The Marquee, Ballyshannon, Co.Donegal

3rd, 4th, 5th AUGUST ’18

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ENTER THE 2018 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 41st birthday this year.

The festival will host its annual showcase final on Friday 6th 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 29th June. These dates are subject to change

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