Showcase Press Release 2017


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 40th birthday this year.

The festival will host its annual showcase final on Friday 7th 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 16th June.  Check out all the terms and conditions on

The winners in each category will be performing as part of the line-up to this year’s 40th anniversary festival, live in the marquee, playing alongside names like the legendary Altan, Mundy, Kila, Mairtin O’Connor, Sands Family, Paddy Casey and Stockton’s Wing.  The competition is open to folk and traditional musical genres and styles and to all ages and nationalities.  The Showcase has always been an important aspect to the festival as a platform for new and emerging talent on the Folk and Traditional Music scene.

This is your opportunity to be part of the longest running Folk & Traditional Music Festival in Ireland – don’t miss out, download an application form today and be part of our 40th birthday celebrations.