Music Festivals 2022–2023 | Ireland | UK | Europe | USA


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JUNE 2023
1–5 June: Mountshannon Arts Festival
2–4 June: Free House Fest, Áras na nGael, Galway
2–4 June: SCS Killaloe Music Festival, Co. Clare
2–5 June: K-FEST, Killorglin, Co. Kerry
3–4 June: Forbidden Fruit Festival, Dublin
3–4 June: Roscommon Chamber Music Festival
5 June: Roots Picnic, Philadelphia
5 June–4 August: Waltham Forest Cello Fest, London
7–10 June: Ruaille Buaille Lucan Children’s Music Festival
7–11 June: Carlow Arts Festival
7–12 June: Dublin International Chamber Music Festival
8–11 June: Minnesota Irish Music Weekend
8–11 June: Waterford International Organ Festival 
8–17 June: Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Fort Worth, Texas
8–18 June: Leipzig Bachfest, Germany
9–11 June: Limerick Sings
9–11 June: Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival, Co. Mayo
9–17 June: Leeds Lieder Festival
9–11 June: Doolin Folk Festival, Clare
9–11 June: Skerries Trad Music Weekend
9–25 June: Aldeburgh Festival
10 June: Cruinniú na nÓg
16–18 June: Borris Festival of Writing and Ideas, Carlow
16–18 June: Beyond the Pale
13–26 June: Belsonic, Ormeau Park, Belfast
15–19 June: London Contemporary Music Fesival: The Big Sad
16–19 June: Lismore Immrama Festival of Travel Writing, Lismore, Co. Waterford
15–18 June: Isle of Wight Festival
15–18 June: Dalkey Book Festival
15–19 June: Galway Folk Festival
15–24 June: Northern Aldborough Festival
15–25 June: La Prima Estate Festival, Lido di Camaiore, Italy
15–26 June: Cork Midsummer Festival
16–17 June: Louth Contemporary Music Society – Folks’ Music, Dundalk, Co. Louth
16–18 June: Body & Soul, Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath
16–19 June: NYAH Comhaltas Music Festival, Cavan
16–20 June: Pipeworks Festival: Pipeworks from the Organ Loft 2.0
17–19 June: Gospel Rising Music Festival
17–19 June: Black Deer Festival, Kent
18 June: Fiesta del Sol, Carrickmacross
18–19 June: Smithfield Fleadh, Dublin
19–20 June: Tradition Now, Dublin
19–26 June: Spannungen Festival, Germany
20 June–1 July: Blas – International Summer School of Irish Traditonal Music and Dance, Limerick
22–26 June: Glastonbury Festival
23–26 June: Leigh Folk Festival, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
23–26 June: Walled City Music Festival
23–26 June: Hinterland, Kells, Co. Meath
24 June: Macroom Music Fest, Co. Cork
24 June–3 July: West Cork Chamber Music Festival
25 June–7 July: Istanbul Jazz Festival
29 June–28 July: Lucca Summer Festival, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
30 June–2 July: An Chúirt Chruitireachta – International Festival for Irish Harp
30 June–2 July: Stendhal Festival, Limavady
30 June–9 July: Festival International de Jazz, Montreal
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

JULY 2023
24 June–3 July: West Cork Chamber Music Festival
30 June–2 July: An Chúirt Chruitireachta – International Festival for Irish Harp
30 June–2 July: Stendhal Festival, Limavady
1–2 July: When Next We Meet, Raheen House, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
1–3 July: Longitude, Dublin
1–9 July: Cairde Sligo Arts Festival
1–10 July: Clonmel Junction Arts Festival
1–18 July: Manchester International Festival
2–10 July: Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare
3–10 July: Castleknock Music Festival
5–10 July: Galway Film Fleadh
6–7 July: Audio Shoot – International Music Video and Film Festival, Murphy’s Barn, Wexford
6–8 July: NOS Alive, Lisbon Portugal
7–9 July: Otherside Festival, Rock Farm, Slane, Co. Meath
7–10 July: Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Wales
7–10 July: Kinsale Arts Weekend, Online

7–13 July: Scoil na gCláirseach – Festival of Early Irish Harp, Kilkenny and online
7–14 July: West Cork Literary Festival, Bantry, Cork
8–9 July: RAMP new music weekend, Rathmullan, Co. Donegal
8–16 July: Cheltenham Music Festival
9–16 June: Hertfordshire Festival of Music
9–24 July: Earagail Arts Festival, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
10–16 July: South Sligo Summer School, Tubercurry, Co. Sligo
10–16 July: Catskills Irish Arts Week
10–18 July: 40th Irish Composition Summer School, Irish Institute of Music and Song, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
11–15 July: Ceol na Coille School of Irish Traditional MusicLetterkenny, Co. Donegal
11–24 July: Galway International Arts Festival
13–17 July: Halifax Jazz Festival, Canada
14–16 July: Soma Festival, Castlewellan, Co. Down
14–16 July: Dublin HandelFest 
14 July–9 Sept: BBC Proms
15–16 July: IMMA Summer Party
15–17 July: Forever Young Festival, Dublin
15–17 July: Tomorrowland (Weekend One), Belgium
15–22 July: Joe Mooney Summer School, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim
15–24 July: Islington Festival of Music and Art
18–22 July: Mad Week: Music and Dance Week, Bethesda, Maryland
18–31 July: Verbier Festival, Verbier, Switzerland
18 July–26 August: Salzburg Festival, Germany
20–29 July: Boyle Arts Festival, Co. Roscommon
21–24 July: Bluedot, Cheshire, UK 
21–24 July: Standon Calling, Hertfordshire
21–24 July: Ballybunion Arts Festival
21–24 July: Somerset Folk Harp Festival
22–24 July: Forest Fest, Emo, Co. Laois
2224 July: Truck Festival, Oxfordshire, England 
22–24 July: Rolling Loud, Miami
22–24 July: Tomorrowland (Weekend Two), Belgium
23–24 July: The Sondheim Festival, Kilkenny
23–29 July: Belfast TradFest & Summer School
23 July–20 August: Dartington Music Summer School and Festival
24 July: Higher Ground with Patti Smith, London Palladium
24–30 July: ConCorda Chamber Music Course for Strings, Newtown School, Waterford
25–30 July: Sligo Jazz Project International Summer School
25–31 July: Scoil Acla
25 July–25 August: Bayreuth Festival, Germany
26–28 July: Great Irish Arts Week, Frankfort, New York
27 July: Folk on the Tyne, Sage Gateshead
27–29 July: Live on the Harbour, Dún Laoghaire
27–30 July: Boyne Music Festival, Drogheda
28–31 July: Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival, Co. Donegal
28–31 July: WOMAD, Charlton Park, Wiltshire
28–31 July: Kirkos 10th Anniverary Festival, Dublin
28–31 July: Lollapalooza, Grant Park, Chicago
28–31 July: Cambridge Folk Festival
28-31 July: Camp Bestival, Dorset, UK
28–31 July: Kendall Calling, Lowther Deer Park, The Lake District
29–31 July: All Together Now, Curraghmore, Waterford
29–31 July: Spraoi International Street Arts Festival, Waterford
29 July–5 Aug: Sidmouth Folk Festival, Devon, England
30–31 July: Loosefest, Town Moor, Newcastle, UK
30 July–7 Aug: Jazz em Agosto, Lisbon
31 July–7 Aug: Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

2–21 August: Tread Softly, Sligo
4–6 Aug: Rhythms on the Rio, Del Norte, Colorado
4–6 Aug: Hideaway Festival, The Crix, Hatfield Peverel, Chelmsford
4–8 Aug: Dublin Irish Festival, Ohio
5–7 August: Howth Roots and Blues Festival
5–9 Aug: Feakle Festival
6–30 Aug: The Edinburgh Festival Fringe
7–29 Aug: Edinburgh International Festival
9–13 Aug: Summer Sing!, Cork
10–20 Aug: Kilkenny Arts Festival
11–13 Aug: Flow Festival, Helsinki 
11–14 Aug: New Ross Guitar Festival
12–31 Aug: Open House Festival, Bangor
13–15 Aug: Wild Roots, Sligo
13–16 Aug: Milwaukee Irish Fest, Wisconsin
14–15 Aug: Yurt City, Tullamore
17–21 Aug: Chamber Music on Valentia, Co. Kerry
18–21 August: Camp Bestival Shropshire, Shropshire, UK
18–21 Aug: Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons
19–21 Aug: FolkEast Festival, Glemham Hall, Suffolk
20–27 Aug: Clandeboye Festival, Bangor
19–21 Aug: PODIUM Esslingen, Germany
19–21 Aug: Another Love Story, Killyon Manor, Meath
22 Aug–11 Sept: Dún Laoghaire Folk Festival
23–27 Aug: Masters of Tradition, Bantry, Co. Cork 
24–26 Aug: Pop-Kultur, Berlin
24–27 Aug: Tønder Festival, Denmark
25 Aug–17 Sept: Beethovenfest Bonn, Germany
25 Aug–8 Sept: Leeds Opera Festival
26–29 Aug: Shambala, Northamptonshire
26–28 August: Victorious Festival, Southsea, UK
27–28 Aug: Emerge Music Festival, Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast
27–30 Aug: Shrewsbury Folk Festival
27 Aug–4 Sept: Burning Man, Black Rock Desert, Nevada
28–30 Aug: Cornwall Folk Festival
28 Aug–28 Sept: Musikfest Berlin
30 Aug–1 Sept: Glenarm Festival of Voice, Co. Antrim

22 Aug–11 Sept: Dún Laoghaire Folk Festival
25 Aug–17 Sept: Beethovenfest Bonn, Germany
25 Aug–8 Sept: Leeds Opera Festival
2–4 Sept: Electric Picnic
2–4 Sept: Sundown, Norfolk Showground, Norwich
2–4 Sept: Mosely Folk and Arts Festival, Mosely Park, Birmingham
2–4 Sept: Harvest Time Rhythm & Blues Festival, Monaghan Town
2–11 Sept: Tsinandali Festival, Georgia
6–10 Sept: Gaudeamus Festival, Utrecht
7–10 Sept: Sounds from a Safe Harbour
8–10 Sept: Kennedy Summer School, New Ross, Co. Wexford
8–19 Sept: London Podcast Festival
9–11 Sept: Music in Monkstown, Dublin
9–11 Sept: Westport Festival of Chamber Music, Westport, Co. Mayo
9–18 Sept: Clonakilty International Guitar Festival, Cork
10 Sept: Moonrise Festival, Carrickmacross
10–25 Sept: Dublin Fringe Festival, Dublin 
15–18 Sept: Cashel Arts Festival
15–25 Sept: Clifden Arts Festival
16–17 Sept: Vantastival, Drogheda
16–17 Sept: Fall Right Into Place, Claregalway Castle
17–18 Sept: Fuinneamh Music and Arts Festival, Bellurgan Park, Co. Louth
17 Sept–1 Oct: North Wales International Music Festival, St Asaph
21–24 Sept: Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg 
21–25 Sept: Limerick Jazz Festival
21–25 Sept: New Ross Piano Festival
22–25 Sept: Drimoleague Singing Festival, West Cork
22–25 Sept: Southdowns Music Festival, Bognor Regis
23 Sept: Culture Night, Nationwide 
23–25 Sept: Féile John Dwyer, Waterford
23–25 Sept: Sligo Baroque Music Festival
24–25 Sept: Night & Day Music Festival, Clonalis House, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
24–25 Sept: Hidden Notes, Stroud, Gloucestershire
29 Sept–1 Oct: Ohana Festival, Dana Point, California
29 Sep–2 Oct: Cork Folk Festival 
29 Sept–16 Oct: Dublin Theatre Festival  
30 Sept–2 Oct: Derby Folk Festival

3–6 Oct: Ireland Music Week, Dublin
4–9 Oct: Féile Chois Fharraige, Conamara, Co. na Gaillimhe
5 Oct–6 Nov: Belfast International Arts Festival 
6–9 Oct: Éigse Michael Hartnett, Limerick
6–9 Oct: London Piano Festival
6–9 Oct: Marsden Jazz Festival, Yorkshire
7–9 Oct: Féile Liam O’Flynn, Naas and Kill Village, Co. Kildare
7–9 Oct: Wales’ Interceltic Festival
10–16 Oct: Tipperary Dance International Festival
13–16 Oct: East Cork Early Music Festival
14–23 Oct: Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, Galway
14–23 Oct: Bloomsbury Festival, London
14–29 Oct: Oxford Lieder, Oxford
15 Oct: Live at Leeds
15–24 Oct: Imagine Arts Festival, Waterford
16 Oct: Lá na Cruite / Harp Day 
19-21 Oct: English Folk Expo, Manchester’s Northern Quarter
19–23 Oct: City of Derry International Choir Festival 
19–23 Oct: ADE, Amsterdam
19–23 Oct: Womex, Porto, Portugal
21–22 Oct: Big Bang Festival, Lisbon
22 Oct–6 Nov: Wexford Spiegeltent Festival
24 Oct–5 Nov: Wexford Festival Opera
26–30 Oct: SoundFestival, Scotland
26–31 Oct: Westival, Westport, Co. Mayo
27–30 Oct: Creative Connexions Ireland, Sitges, Barcelona
27–31 Oct: Spleodar Halloween Arts Festival, Tipperary
27–31 Oct: Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival, Castleisland, Co. Kerry
27–31 Oct: Guinness Cork Jazz Festival
28–29 Oct: Big Bang Festival, Antwerp, Belgium
28–31 Oct: Púca Halloween Festival
29 Oct: Dublin Digital Radio: Alternating Current, The Complex, Dublin
29 Oct: Frank Maher Classical Music Awards, Dublin

2–4 Nov: Iceland Airwaves
2–5 Nov: Fiddle Hell, Westford, MA
2–6 Nov: Oireachtas na Samhna
3–5 Nov: Other Voices Cardigan
3–6 Nov: Jazzfest Berlin
5 Nov: TradTalk, UCC, Cork
6–7 Nov: Big Bang Festival, Brussels, Belgium
8–15 Nov: Dublin Book Festival 
10–19 Nov: EFG London Jazz Festival
10–20 Nov: Cork International Film Festival
10–20 Nov: Sound of Belfast
11–13 Nov: West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival Winter Weekend
11–13 Nov: Louder Than Words
11–15 Nov: Ennis Trad Fest
11 Nov–15 Dec: IMRAM: Féile Litríochta Gaeilge
12–20 Nov: Outburst Queer Arts Festival, Belfast
13–14 Nov: Big Bang Festival, Ghent, Belgium
14–21 Nov: Pitchfork Music Festival, Paris
17 Nov: RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards, Vicar Street, Dublin
17–20 Nov: Songs from an Open Road: A Celebration of Music That Moves, Galway City
17–20 Nov: William Kennedy Piping Festival, Armagh
18–19 Nov: Big Bang Festival, Tallinn, Estonia
18–19 Nov: Big Bang Festival, Lille, France
18–20 Nov: Spilt Milk Festival, Sligo 
18–20 Nov: Éigse Joe Steve, Cois Fharraige, Conamara
18–27 Nov: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
19 Nov–23 Dec: Winterval Waterford
24–27 Nov: Birmingham TradFest
24–27 Nov: Quiet Lights, Cork
25–27 Nov: The Fidelio Trio Winter Chamber Music Festival, Dublin
25–27 Nov: Ardee Baroque Festival, Ardee, Co. Louth 
26 Nov: TRNSMT Marks the Spot, Glasgow 

2–4 Dec: Other Voices, Dingle
2–4 Dec: Éigse Dhiarmuid Uí Shúilleabháin, Muscraí, Co. Cork
4 Dec: MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, Aberdeen Music Hall
4–5 Dec: Big Bang Festival, Rouen, France
27 Dec–1 Jan: Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair, Donegal

6–15 Jan: First Fortnight, Ireland
7–29 Jan: Out to Lunch, Belfast
10–15 Jan: Dublin Bowie Festival
13–17 Jan: APAP, New York
18–21 Jan: Eurosonic Noorderslag, Groningen
19 Jan–5 Feb: Celtic Connections, Glasgow
20–22 Jan: Music for Galway Midwinter Festival, Galway
21–29 Jan: Dublin Lunar New Year
22–26 Jan: Your Roots Are Showing – Ireland’s Folk Conference, Monaghan Town
25–29 Jan: Temple Bar TradFest, Dublin
27–29 Jan: Scoil Gheimhridh Chumann Merriman, Galway
27–29 Jan: Hedge School Doolin
29 Jan–5 Feb: Imbolc International Music Festival 

2–5 Feb: John Mc Fadden Festival: Féile Sheáin Mhic PháidínNewport, Co.Mayo
3–5 Feb: Éigse na Brídeoige, Uíbh Ráthach, Co. Kerry
3–5 Feb: Féile na Tána, Co. Louth
3–6 Feb: Tionól Nioclás Tóibín, An Rinn, Co. Waterford
6 Feb: Grammy Awards
10–12 Feb: Concertina Cruinniú, Miltown Malbay Co. Clare
10–17 Feb: University of Leeds Contemporary Music Festival
11 Feb: Irish Association of Youth Orchestras Festival
13–19 Feb: Newpark Festival, Dublin
15–19 Feb: Scoil Ceoil an Earraigh, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Co. Kerry
16–18 Feb: Mother Tongues, Dublin 
26 Feb: Liverpool Philharmonic – Music Industry Careers Day, Liverpool 
22–26 Feb: Eastbound Dublin
23 Feb–4 March: Dublin International Film Festival
24–26 Feb: Belfast TradFest Winter Weekend
25 Feb: Chester February Folk Day, Chester
26 Feb–5 Mar: Ortús Chamber Music Festival, Cork

MARCH 2024
2–5 March: TedFest, Inis Mór, Aran Islands
2–11 March: Brilliant Corners: A Festival of Jazz in Belfast
3–5 March: Ennis Bookclub Festival, Ennis
3–5 March: North Texas Irish Festival, Dallas, Texas
6–20 March: Manchester Irish Festival
7–10 March: Fingal International Festival of Voices
8–12 March: Finding a Voice, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
9 March: RTÉ Choice Music Prize, Dublin
10–19 March: SXSW, Austin, Texas
10–12 March: Newcastle Piping Festival, Newcastle
11–12 March: Féile Housing, Galway
15–19 March: Borealis, Bergen, Norway
15–29 March: St. Patrick’s Festival, Kilkenny 
15–19 March: Kilkenny TradFest, Kilkenny 
16–19 March: St. Patrick’s Festival, Dublin
17–19 March: Niel Gow Festival, Perthshire, Scotland
18–25 March: Tomorrowland Winter, France
21 March: Early Music Day
24–26 March: Limerick Early Music Festival
24–27 March: Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar
30 March–2 April: Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, Tennessee

APRIL 2024
1–3 April: The Big Bang Festival, Dublin
1–10 April: Baden-Baden Easter Festival, Berlin
6–9 April: Counterflows, Glasgow
6–10 April: National Folk Festival, Canberra, Australia
7–10 April: Ballincollig Winter Music Festival
7–10 April: Clifden Trad Fest, Co. Galway
8–10 April: Tullamore TradFest
12–15 April: Music Current – Contemporary Music Festival, Dublin
12–15 April: Cruinniú na bhFlúit
13–16 April: Fiddle Hell, Online
13–16 April: Consairtín – National Concertina Convention, Ennis, Co. Clare
14–16 April: Baltimore Irish Trad Fest, USA
14–16 April/21–23 April: Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, California
15–18 April: Féile Ceoil Bhaile na nGall
18–23 April: Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Galway
20–23 April: New Music Dublin
20–28 April: Limerick Opera Festival
21–23 April: Granard Booktown Festival, Co. Longford
21–24 April: The Bridge Festival, Glasgow
22–23 April: Worldwide Music Conference, Online
23–24 April: Kilfenora Trad Festival 
23–25 April: Eye on the Edge, Galway 2020 Online
24–29 April: RIAM ChamberFest
26–30 April: Cork International Choral Festival
27–30 April: Jazzahead!, Bremen, Germany
27–30 April: Shetland Folk Festival
27 April–1 May: City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival
27 April–1 May: 
Birr Festival of Music 
27 April– 1 May: Féile na Bealtaine, Daingean Uí Chúis, Co. Kerry
27 April–7 May: Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast
28–30 April: Girvan Traditional Folk Festival
28–30 April: Bray Jazz Festival
28–30 April: Féile Oriel, Monaghan
28 April–1 May: 
Ballydehob Jazz Festival
28 April–1 May: Kilkenny Roots Festival
28 April–1 May: Féile Chois Cuain, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo
28 April–6 May: Galway Theatre Festival
29–30 April: Drogheda Arts Festival
29–30 April: Tectonics Glasgow
30 April–1 May: Claremorris Folk Festival, Co. Mayo

MAY 2024
1–31 May: Bealtaine, across Ireland
2–7 May: GAIA Musikfestival, Thun and Berne, Switzerland
3–6 May: Arts and Minds Festival, Maynooth University, Co. Kildare
4–7 May: Fiddle Fair, Baltimore, Cork
5–7 May: Long Play, Brooklyn, New York
5–7 May: Féile Joe Éinniú
7–14 May: Kronberg Academy: Chamber Music Connects the World, Kronberg, Germany
10–13 May: The Great Escape, Brighton, UK 
11–12 May: Festival Makers Conference, Galway
12–28 May: Norfolk & Norwich Festival
16–28 May: Dublin Dance Festival
17–21 May: West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival
18–24 May: Songlines Encounters Festival, Kings Place, London
18 May–18 June: Dresden Music Festival, Dresden
19–20 May: World Fiddle Day, Scartaglin, Co. Kerry
19–21 May: Féile Róise Rua, Arranmore
19–21 May: Féile Binn Éadair, Howth
19–28 May: International Literature Festival, Dublin
19 May–27 Aug: Glyndebourne Festival
20–21 May: Nasc Folk & Traditional Music Festival, Marlay Park, Dublin
24–26 May: Brighton Music Conference
24–28 May: Fastnet Film Festival, Schull, Co. Cork
24 May–7 June
Bergen International Festival
25–28 May: 
Knockengorroch Festival, Galloway, South West Scotland
25–28 May: Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering, Derbyshire, UK
25–28 May: Orkney Folk Festival
26–27 May: Galway Early Music Festival
26–28 May: Made in Darndale, Dublin

26–28 May: Life Festival, Westmeath
27–28 May: East Durham Irish Festival, New York
27 May–5 June: Fleadh Nua, Ennis. Co. Clare
29 May–5 June: Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, Lismore, Co. Waterford 
29 May–3 Aug: Longborough Festival Opera, Gloucestershire
31 May–4 June: Primavera Pro, Barcelona

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