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Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival

3rd – 6th August 2018, Ballyshannon

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Ireland’s longest running Folk and Traditional music festival. Every August Bank Holiday weekend, Ballyshannon is the only place to be for a fantastic line up of the best of Folk and Traditional music Ireland has to offer.

The ‘Folk Festival’ has hosted all of the great names from the Irish folk and trad scene since the heady days of the late 1970’s and continues today to offer itself as a vital platform for emerging folk and traditional music talent with our annual showcase competition which offers a prize fund of €1,000; plus the opportunity to perform at the festival.

In 2018 Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Festival look forward to the marquee style festival, lively pub sessions, street entertainment, workshops, busking competitions, fringe events and ceilidh’s –  this leading festival still has something to cater for all tastes 41  years later – which is a testament to its adaptability!

Thursday 21st June Our Official Launch Night for this years festival takes place in The Abbey Arts Centre at 8pm. Special Guests on the Night are Billow Wood.

Reception followed by FREE Concert


Come along and help us launch this Years Festival.

For Ballyshannon – the Folk Festival on the August Bank Holiday weekend is a permanent fixture in an ever changing world.

For all the latest festival information, tickets and showcase competition details check us out on Facebook – Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival or on



Tel: +353 (0) 86 2527400

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