Festivals

Preview - Kilkenny Roots Festival 2017

As the days pass and spring glides into proto-spring (also known as summer in some places), the reassurance of things associated with this time of year start to appear; the starlings make their presence known, the turf is cut and the Kilkenny Roots festival returns. Like the starlings and swallows, the Kilkenny Roots Festival has […]

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So another year, another great Roots Festival. Around this time each year for the last number of years, I start to get excited about what this weekend will bring. The most enjoyable thing about the Roots Festival, apart from the great head-liners, which are always consistently good, is the Music trail. The experience of meandering […]

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Live Preview: Doolin Craft Beer and Roots Festival

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Next weekend (Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd August) in Doolin, there will be a special type of festival. Two of my favourite things in the world; beer and excellent music will feature. So of course Im going. If you’re thinking of going too, here is what I recommend to see. If you’re not thinking of […]

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Live Preview: Valentia Isle Festival

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After my recent preview of festivals, I thought I would look at a few festivals in detail that deserve or merit a bit of more attention and who is playing at them. This week it is the forthcoming Valentia Isle Festival. The festival has been going for a number of years though its only crossed […]

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Ireland Summer Festival Preview 2015

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The sun is shining out there, the flowers are blooming and men in tractors are cutting silage which means only one thing; it’s festival season again. Previously I have run through a load of festivals over the Irish summer but this year I thought I would keep it concise. It’s as simple as highlighting the […]

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Live Preview: Kilkenny Roots Festival 2015

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So for those of us of a certain persuasion, the annual pilgrimage begins on Friday to Kilkenny. The Roots festival has been, for a number of years and still remains the most premier festival if you are a lover of americana, alt-country and folk in Ireland. The organisers have a knack of getting artists just […]

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So the Jack of Diamonds Festival is back around. I have to say the line-up of this festival has got me a little excited. If I was curating a festival of Eirecana’s favourites, it would probably be not too different from what we have below i.e. amazing. If you are not aware what the Jack […]

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Live Music: Summer Festivals Preview

It is a beautiful day and days like these make you think of relaxing, lazying in the sun which in turn makes me think of music, and music and sunshine make me think of music festivals. As such it seems the opportune time to feature a number of Irish festivals that are coming up over […]

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