Where To Find The best Trad Music This Summer

Are you wondering where you will find the best Trad Music this Summer? Look no further, we’ve created a list of our 6 favourite Traditional Irish Music festivals from Milltown Malbay to Milwaukee…

Doolin Folk Fest: (Ireland)

10th – 12th of June 2016.


Presented by Hotel Doolin and Conor Byrne this is one weekend not to miss out on. Check out the link above for further details on the great lineup of artists, gig guide with times and dates of your favourite musicians and accommodation suggestions.

Willie Clancy Summer School: (Ireland)

2nd – 10th of July 2016.


One of the most famous Traditional Irish Music festivals of our time. Taking place in such scenic surroundings in Milltown Co. Clare, the Willie Clancy festival is not to be missed! Check out the link above for further details. McNeela Music Shop will be at the Willie Clancy Festival this year.

Joe Mooney Summer School: (Ireland)

16th – 23rd of July 2016.


Take a trip to Drumshambo Co. Leitrim for another great music festival this summer. Filled with sessions, concerts and music classes, the town of Drumshambo comes alive for the Joe Mooney Festival. A great family festival. Check out the link above for further details. McNeela Music Shop will be at the Joe Mooney Festival this year.

Junior Davey Bodhrán Academy: (Ireland)

4th – 6th of July 2016.


If you’re looking to learn the Bodhrán take a look here at the Junior Davey Bodhrán Academy. Taking place in Gorteen Co. Sligo, Junior Davey has a lineup of great teachers and great concerts. Take a look at the link above for further details about the teachers, concerts and accommodation contacts.

Milwaukee Irish Fest: (U.S.A)

18th – 21st of August.


Not in Ireland this Summer? Not to worry, there are some great Irish Music fests across the pond! Check out Milwaukee Irish Fest for some of the best Irish Music line-ups of our time! Link above with all the information you need!

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2016: (Ireland)

14th – 22nd of August.


The highlight of many Traditional Irish Musicians, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is taking part in Ennis Co. Clare this summer. Scoil Éigse, All Ireland Competitions and sessions in every corner, you will be treated to a great week’s entertainment. Check out the link for further details. McNeela Music Shop will be at the Fleadh this year.

Check out links below for more Traditional Irish Music Festivals and Summer Schools this Summer:

Jim Dowling Festival: 16th – 19th July 2016, (Glengarriff, West Cork, Ireland)


Craiceann: 27th June – July 1st 2016, (Inis Oirr, Ireland)


Rocky Mountain Irish Fest: 8th – 10th July 2016, (Colorado, U.S.A.)


Minnesota Irish Music Weekend: 10th – 12th June 2016, (U.S.A.)


Catskills Irish Arts Week: 10th – 16th July 2016, (East Durham, New York, U.S.A)


Fiddler’s Green International Festival: 24th – 31st July 2016, (Rostrevor, Co.Down, Ireland)


O’Carolan Harp and Traditional Music Festival: July 29th – August 1st 2016, (Keadue, Roscommon, Ireland)


Dublin Ohio Irish Fest: 5th – 7th August 2016, (U.S.A.)


Ceol Lab: 25th – 29th June 2016, (Virginia, Co. Cavan, Ireland)


Blas Summer School: June 20th – July 1st, (University of Limerick, Ireland)


Meitheal Summer School: 18th – 22nd July 2016, (Limerick, Ireland)


Scoil Samhraidh Scoil Acla: 23rd – 30th July 2016, (Achill Island, Ireland)


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