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
Irish Festivals in Ireland & Beyond
March 24 to 27, Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar, Ballyliffin, Clonmany, Inishowen Peninsula, Co. Donegal www.inishowensinging.ie . Kevin McGonigle 011.353.86.835.3513.
March 31 to April 2, Ballydehob Irish Traditional Music Festival, County Cork. www.ballydehobtradfestival.com .
April 5 to 9, Féile Patrick Byrne, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan , www.carrickmacross.ie/feilepatrickbyrne . Tel: 011.318.104.22.16865.
April 6 to 9, Clifden Traditional Music Festival in Clifden, Co. Galway, www.clifdentradfest.com .
April 27 to 30, 37 th Shetland Folk Festival, Scotland, www.shetlandfolkfestival.com .
MAY BANK HOLIDAY – April 28 to May 1, “Cup of TaeTraditional Music Festival” Ardara, Co. Donegal. www.cupoftaefestival.co.m . Tel: Stephen 011.322.214.171.12490.
May 3 to 7, Fiddle Fair in Baltimore, West Cork, www.fiddlefair.com .
May 19 to 21, Galway Early Music Festival, www.galwayearlymusic.com .
May 19 to 21, Skerries Traditional Music Weekend, County Dublin, www.skerriestraditionalmusic.com .
May 19 to 21, Tulla Traditional Music Festival , Féile Chnoc na Gaoithe, www.cnocnagaoithe.com . Singing, set dancing, workshops and much more. www.facebook.com/cnoc.gaoithe or 087.835-0996 or 087-171-5760 .
May 21 to 29, Fleadh Nua in Ennis, www.fleadhnua.com
June 1 to 5, Nyah Festival, Nyah @ The Fleadh, Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan www.cavanarts.ie . Martin Donohoe Tel: 011.3126.96.36.1990.
June 2017, Galway Sessions, www.galwaysessions.com .
June 15 to 18, Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe & Traditional Music Festival, www.jimdowlingfestival.eu .
June 16 to 18, Doolin Folk Festival, www.doolinfolkfestival.com .
June 19 to 30, Bias International Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Dance, @ University of Limerick, www.blas.ie . 011.353.61.202653.
June 25 to 30, Cairde na Cruite, An Chúirt Chruitireachta International Festival for Irish Harp, An Grianan, Termonfechin, Co. Louth. www.cairdenacruite.com and www.cairdenacruite.com .
June 26 to 30, Craiceann International Bodhrán Summerschool, www.craiceann.com .
July 1 to 3, Gooikoorts International Folk Music Festival, Belgium. www.gooikoorts.be
July 1 to 9, Willie Clancy Summer School in Milltown, Malbay, County Clare. This is a week long summer school in Irish traditional music and dance. This year includes Scottish music. www.scoilsamhraidwillieclancy.com .
July 4 to 23, Earagall Arts Festival, County Donegal. www.eaf.ie
July 9 to 15, South Sligo Summer School of Traditional Music, Song & Dance, Tubbercurry , Co. Sligo, www.sssschool.org . Tel: 011.353.71.912.0912.
July 9 to 15, Catskills New York, Catskills Irish Arts Week, East Durham, New York. Register at www.catskillsirishartsweek.com .
July 10 to 14, Ceol na Coille Summer School of Irish Traditional Music, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. www.ceolnacoille.ie . Tel: 011.353.87.677.4601.
July 12 to 16, Carrick Water Music Festival, Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim. www.carrickwatermusicfestival.com .
July 14 to 18, Ardara Bluegrass Festival, Ardara, Co. Donegal. www.Ardara.ie . Tel: Patrick 011.353.87.690.0714.
July 15 to 22, The Joe Mooney 29 th Annual Summer School, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim. www.joemooneysummerschool.com . Nancy Woods Tel: 011.353.71.964.1213.
July 16 to 21, CCE MAD Week, Bethesda, Maryland. www.ccemadweek.org .
July 14 to 16, Ardara Bluegrass Festival, Ardara, Co. Donegal, www.Ardara.ie .
July 15 to 22, Joe Mooney Summer School, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim, www.joemooneysummerschool.com .
July 20 -- Galway International Arts Festival –Gavin James, Dublin singer / songwriter performing at “The Absolute Big Top”. Tickets on sale at giaf.ie and roisindubh.net . Information: www.giaf.ie .
July 22 to 29, Scoil Acla Summer School, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, www.scoilacla.com . Tel: 011.353.85.881.9548
July 23 to 30, Fiddlers Green International Festival, Rostrevor, Newry, Co. Down, NI, www.fiddlersgreenfestival.eu .
July 24 to 28, Meitheal Residential Summer School, www.tradweek.com Villiers School, Limerick.
July 31 to Aug 4, (Bank Holiday Weekend) O'Carolan, Harp & Traditional Music Summer School, Keadue, Co. Roscommon
August, International Irish Music Festival, Bordeno, Italy. www.eirelafesta.it
August 2017, James Morrison Traditional Music Festival,
August 3 to 6, Ballyshannon folk Festival, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. www.ballyshannonfolkfestival.com
August 4 to 7, O'Carolan, Harp & Traditional Music Festival, www.ocarolanharpfestival.ie
August 7 to 13, Féile Cheoil Chill Chartha, Kilcar Fleadh, Kilcar, Co. Donegal.
August 9 to 14, Feakle International Traditional Music Festival, Feakle, Co. Clare, www.feaklefestival.ie . Gary Pepper Tel: 011.353.61.924322.
August 9 – 16, Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann (The All Ireland Fleadh) which will be held in Sligo.
August 10 to 14, Fairport's Cropredy Convention, United Kingdom www.fairportconvention.com .
August 12 to 20, Bath Folk Festival, United Kingdom, www.bathfolkfestival.org .
August 13 to 21, Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, Ennis Co. Clare. www.fleadhcheoil.ie .
August 19 to 27, National Heritage Week, all around Ireland, www.heritageweek.ie .
August 23 to 27, Masters of Tradition Festival, Bantry Co. Cork. www.westcorkmusic.ie . Tel: 011.353.27.52788.
August 24 to 27, Tonder Festival, Denmark, www.tf.dk .
August 24 to 28, Cornwall Folk Festival in Wadebridge, England. http://cornwallfolkfestival.com/
August 25 to 27, Coleman Traditional Festival, Co. Sligo, www.colemanirishmusic.com .
August 26 & 27, Irish Traditional Music Camp in Takashima, Japan. www.gullivervillage.jp/index.php and www.facebook.com/cafecaledonia .
September 2017, Gerry Whelan Memorial Weekend, Cootehill, Co. Cavan. www.gerrywhelanweekend.com .
September 4 to 10, lúr Cinn Fleadh, Newry City Music Festival, Newry, Co. Down www.lurcinnfleadh.com
September 7 to 10, Gig'n the Bann Music and Dance Festival, Portglenone, Co. Antrim. www.gignthebann.com .
September 8 to 10, Feile Cheoil Larry Reynolds, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. www.larryreynoldsweekend.com .
September 8 to 10, Dingle Tradfest 2017, Dingle, Co. Kerry. www.dingletradfest.ie
September 22 to 24, Johnny Doherty Traditional Music and Dance Festival, Ardara, Co. Donegal. www.Ardara.ie .
October 6 to 14, Celtic Colours International Festival, Cape Breton Island, Canada.
More to come as dates and venues are confirmed.
Interviews and Guests coming in 2017
Jan 15 Éabha (Eva) McMahon of Celtic Woman
Jan 22 Katie Grennan, Irish fiddle player, dancer, and music teacher
Feb 05 Guest Host, Jim Caldwell
Feb 19 Mairead Nesbitt, former fiddle player with Celtic Woman, new CD “Hibernia”
Feb 26 Darren Holden of The High Kings, new CD “Grace & Glory”
March 26 Robin Hiteshew , Photographer who has documented Irish performers, for 40 years
April 16 Easter Rising Program #1
April 23 Easter Rising Program #2 with Jim Caldwell
June 11 Neil Byrne / Ryan Kelly performing @ The Winery, in The Strip
July 23 Guest Host, Jim Caldwell
July 30 Mitch Arnold , President, MuSic for MS Roots Festival @ Hartwood Acres
Oct Patti Flaus, President LAOH Division 32
Commitments of Sponsorship to date
Sponsors of The Ireland Report for 2017
January thru March – 2016, Jack Goodrich, Goodrich & Associates, PLC, Attorneys at Law, http://www.goodrichpc.com 412-261-GOOD
April – Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 1, South Hills, John J. Gallagher,
May – Knights of Equity, Court 9 Pittsburgh, Mike Culhane, Worthy Sir Knight, Mike3789@verizon.net
June – AOH St. Patrick Division 4, North Hills, Rick Duffy, President
July – OPEN
August – Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, St. Bridget Division 4, North Hills
Kathy Coyne, President, email@example.com
September – Allegheny County Board, Steve Kurpiewski, President
October – AOH Sean MacBride Division 32, Carnegie
November – Irish American Unity Conference
Sarah McAuliffe Bellin, firstname.lastname@example.org
December – Daughters of Erin, December – Daughters of Erin, Court 9,
Linda Miller, President, http://www.knightsofequity.com/daughters.html