Traveling in Ireland in 2017
Festivals to consider attending!!
Information gathered from Irish Music Magazine, 26 Clare St., Dublin 2, Ireland
and other sources,
As of October, 2017
Irish Festivals in Ireland and abroad
Ardara, County Donegal, information on the town
Information: Patrick McGill 011–353–74–953.7949 or call Eileen 011 – 353 – 86 – 239-1441. http://www.ardara.ie
41 st Annual Central Florida Scottish Highland Games, January 13-14, 2018 . www.flascot.com .
January 24 to 28, 2018 – TradFest @ Temple Bar with Martha Wainwright, Judy Collins, Téda, Blazin Fiddles & Frankie Gavin, Brian Kennedy, Moya Brennan, Laoise Kelly, plus many more. Tickets www.tradfest.ie .
February 3 to 10, Joanie Madden's Folk'N Irish Cruise to the Western Caribbean on Norwegian Epic, departing from Port Canaveral, Florida. Entertainment: Cherish The Ladies, Lunasa, The Black Family, Susan McCann, Frankie Gavin, Don Stiffe, Rory Makem & Donal Clancy (Makem & Clancy), plus more. www.joaniemaddencruise.com or 1-855-Irish-CR. Also Alaskan Adventure August 19 to 26, 2018.
February 21 to 28, The Gathering Traditional Festival, www.thegathering.ie , at the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney. Ceili Bands – úi Bhriain, Neily O'Connor, Shandrum Ceili Band, Striolan Ceili Band & Johnny Reidy. Lots of music here. Storytelling w/ Batt Burns and more; Workshops in dance, song, & instrument Master Classes.
St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival, St. Augustine, Florida, March 9-11, 2018. Entertainment: Enter the Haggis, Seven Nations, Steel City Rovers, Emmet Cahill, Rathkeltair, House of Hamill, Dublin City Ramblers, Emish, & Albannach. www.CelticStAugustine.com .
Tartan Week 2018 in New York City w/ the 20 th Annual New York Tartan Day Parade, April 7. www.NYCTartanWeek.org , 212.980.0844.
Tradfest, Edinburgh, Scotland, April 26 through May 6, 2018. Scottish Storytelling, Traditional Music Forum. Traditional Dance Forum. www.tracscotland.org .
Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Games @ Maryville College, May 19-20, for Scottish Highland festivities in East Tennessee highlands. Featuring Albannach. Visit www.smokymountaingames.org .