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Music Events in Donegal

Festivals & Events

Whatever your interest, there´s a festival for you! Donegal boasts a year-round programme of unique and exciting festivals and events with something to suit every taste. Check out our comprehensive calendar of Festivals and Events in Donegal.

Virtual Artist-In-Residence

15th June - 10th July 2020, Virtual Event The Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny is delighted to announce Sarah E. Cullen as one of its June Virtual Artists-in-Residence. Sarah will introduce us to her musical project, The Reflection Box, which is the expression of a varied and eclectic musical experience by the artist. Over the next four weeks Sarah will give an insight into the inspi…

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Earagail Arts Festival

09 - 26 July 2020, Online Event We are delighted to bring you a re-imagined condensed festival of srutháin (small streams), featuring nomadic pop up theatre, mini documentaries, online and radio broadcast performances and interactive conversations across our original dates of 9th to 26th July 2020. The full festival line-up is available on our website: www.eaf.ie Whilst the challenge of t…

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Ceol na Coille Summer School of Irish Traditional Music 2020

2020 Event Cancelled Ceol na Coille Irish Music Summer School 2020 Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, Ceol na Coille Summer School 2020 will not take place this year. In these unprecedented times, the health and safety of students, tutors and the local community is of utmost concern. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but feel this is the correct action to be taken. Our dates for…

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Mary from Dungloe International Arts Festival

25 July - 03 August 2020, Dungloe We may be a small town, but boy do we know how to throw a festival! Start planning your trip to the 53rd annual Mary From Dungloe International Arts Festival today. We are a warm, family-friendly festival held from July 25th to August 3rd 2020. Featuring contestants from all corners of the world The Mary From Dungloe brings elegance and charm to the festival…

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Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival

EVENT POSTPONED The latest Covid guidelines in relation to the hosting of festivals comes under Phase 5 due to be implemented on the 10th August, therefore, the Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival inform you of the postponement of our planned 43rd Festival, which was due to take place from 30th July to 2nd August, 2020. We look very much forward to welcoming you back to the Bally…

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Muff 40th Festival

30th July - 3rd August 2020, Muff We are glad to announce the return of Muff Festival 2020, the 40th Festival in our history. This year's Muff Festival will take place from Thursday 30th July to Monday 3rd August, the August Bank Holiday weekend.

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Clonmany Festival

02 - 09 August 2020, Clonmany Once again this family event is a week of summer fun for all ages. This is Irelands longest running and best known family festival and is situated in the beautiful village of Clonmany in the Inishowen Peninsula. Year after year thousands of holiday makers and locals alike enjoy the many events, live music, natural beauty and facilities which go hand in hand wit…

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Rock on the Rock 2020

19th - 20th September 2020, Arranmore Island Due to the ongoing situation regarding Covid-19/Coronavirus we have had to reschedule the Rock on the Rock Festival which was due to take place on May 9th & 10th 2020 our new dates as mentioned on the Poster are the 19th & 20th September 2020. First of all we would like to take this oppurtunity to thank the bands and the band management for being so…

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Johnny Doherty Festival

25th - 27th September 2020, Ardara The Johnny Doherty Festival is a traditional music festival in memory of the late John Doherty, a local fiddle legend. Held in the scenic heritage town of Ardara in Co Donegal, The Johnny Doherty Festival aims to promote the music and dance traditions of the area. John Doherty was a world renowned traditional musician who was born in and spent much time in…

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Atlantic Irish Fest

23 - 27 January 2021 - Bundoran The Northwest of Ireland has long been celebrated for its unique Atlantic culture and history. Now there is a festival which takes place on that Wild Atlantic Way, making the most of the cosy winter atmosphere, with the best of live music, cultural talks about the history of Ireland, outdoor activities along the spectacular coastline, and plenty of craic and ceo…

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Rebel Fest 2021

Event POSTPONED until 2021 Due to the current situation regarding Covid-19/Coronavirus we have unfortunately had to postpone Rebel Fest. However the event has been rescheduled to the 27th & 28th March 2021. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the fantastic acts for being so accommodating in helping us to reschedule this event, to The Arranmore Blue Ferry and to Early's Bar. …

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All Ireland Drama Festival 2021

New Date: 16th-24th April 2021, Ballyshannon Ballyshannon will host the 2021 Bostik All Ireland Confined Drama Finals from 16-24 April. This event will be run under the auspices of the ‘Amateur Drama Council of Ireland’. Over the 9 days, see plays from all over Ireland compete and enjoy a host of fringe events and of course the nightly Festival Club.

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Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2021

3rd - 6th June 2021, Ballyshannon Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival have announced that they are postponing the 18th Annual Festival to 2021 with the New Festival dates - 3rd to 6th June 2021. The hugely popular International Festival celebrating Ireland's Greatest Guitarist – Rory Gallagher was due to take place on the final weekend of August, however the voluntary organising co…

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Donegal Town Summer Festival

June 2021, Donegal Town (exct date tbc) Due to the continued COVID-19 restrictions and a ban on mass gatherings unfortunately we can confirm the Donegal Town Summer Festival will not take place in 2020. This is a regrettable decision, but one that has to be made in the interest of public safety and respect for the frontline workers. We would like to use this opportunity to thank all of yo…

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