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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.

Sult Music Festival

8 and 9 July 2022, Gweedore Sult Feile is delighted to announce that the festival is back for 2022 Fri July 8th & Sat July 9th 2022 with our biggest lineup yet! 𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 Gavin James SIGALA Aslan Hermitage Green King Kong Company Brad Heidi Kila Aimée +MORE! Camping also available for the first time this year.

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Earagail Arts Festival

9th - 24th July 2022, Countywide Donegal’s Premier Summer Festival on the Wild Atlantic Way. Earagail Arts Festival is a bilingual (Irish and English language), multidisciplinary summer festival which traditionally takes place each July throughout County Donegal along the Wild Atlantic Way on the north-west coast of Ireland. Earagail Arts Festival brings inspiring performers to this capti…

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Lennon Festival Ramelton - Chris Norman

9th July 2022 - The Original Voice Of Smokie Chris Norman and Band “Only Irish Date” 2022

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Ceol na Coille Summer School

Welcome to Ceol na Coille's 10th Annual Summer School & Trad Camp. Learn Irish Traditional Music and Song in a county known for its culture, its beauty and friendliness. We welcome enthusiasts – adults and children from beginners to advanced on a full range of instruments, and boast a list of first-class tutors. A busy programme of masterclasses, workshops, recitals, nightly sessions and conce…

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Burtonport Summer Festival

15th - 23th July 2022, Burtonport A week long festival with over 80 events including children's events daily, trips to the neighbouring islands, heritage walks, sporting events, car treasure hunts and free outdoor music nightly as well as a la Gaelach on the Thursday promoting the Irish language and culture

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Mary From Dungloe International Arts Festival

24th July - 1st August 2022, Dungloe Family orientated festival with a wide variety of cultural, musical, artistic, children's, novelty and sporting events with a focus on showcasing local artists, musicians and indigenous arts. The Mary From Dungloe International Festival is a popular Irish music & arts festival held annually in the town of Dungloe. Our flagship events include Lá Gae…

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Ballyshannon Folk & Traditional Music Festival

28th - 31st July 2022, Ballyshannon Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival was born in 1978, it is the oldest festival of its genre in the world and for the past 44 years has welcomed thousands of visitors annually to the town on the August bank holiday weekend. It is run on a voluntary basis by a team of experienced festival organisers. Our vision for the festival has always been a …

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Letterkenny Busking Festival

30th July 2022, Letterkenny Busking Festival The Letterkenny Busking Festival is returning to Letterkenny’s Main Street on Saturday the 30th of July. Many performers have already signed up for this exciting competition so if you would like to take part, we would encourage you to apply now. The festival is open to buskers of all ages and types, giving a platform to performers such as magici…

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Clonmany Festival

31st July - 7th August 2022, 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 …

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DylanFest

25th - 28th August 2022, Moville A multi venue festival of Bob Dylan's music over 4 days. Ireland's only annual festival of Bob Dylan music which takes place in Moville and surrounding towns with the salmon fishing sea lough, Lough Foyle as a backdrop.

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10th Annual Arranmore Country Fest

27th - 28th August 2022, Arranmore Island Donegal's Original Island Country Music festival featuring: Jimmy Buckley & Band Johnny Brady & Band David Craig & Band Eamonn Jackson Olivia Douglas Aidan Clerkin Conor O Donnell Ronan McGinty 16 Hours of music and Dancing to Ireland's Top Country Acts. #Keephercountry To Book Contact the ticket hotline on 0879080608 For further inf…

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Donegal Connect 2022

23rd - 25th September 2022, Countywide Donegal Connect is a weekend celebration of all things Donegal offering a programme of events that will take place from 23rd – 25th September 2022. The theme of Donegal Connect 2022 is ‘reconnecting’ with our Diaspora and with each other focused on the importance of connecting people and places. Donegal Connect is a very exciting county-wide collabora…

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The Johnny Doherty Music & Dance Festival

23rd - 25th September 2022, Ardara A traditional music and dance festival, held in honour of the fiddler, John Doherty, comprising concerts, ceili dances and sessions in the heritage town of Ardara. John Doherty was a world-renowned traditional musician who was born in and spent much time in Ardara, and he is the figurehead of our festival. We present, in concert and informal settings, the …

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Django sur Lennon

23rd - 24th September 2022, Ramelton The Djanjo-sur-Lennon is the only music festival on the island of Ireland celebrating the musical style of guitarist Django Reinhardt. This is an international jazz festival featuring world class musicians from abroad, which takes place in Ramelton on an annual basis starting in 2016. Due to the Covid 19 restrictions it has not been possible to hold the fes…

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Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair

27th Dec 2022 - 1st January 2023, Ghaoth Dobhair Irish Traditional Music Festival A Celebration of the music, language and culture of North West Donegal Gaeltacht with a variety of instruments, song and dance workshops, as well as concerts, lectures and sessions, happening each year during the Christmas holidays. Formerly known as Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy, Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth…

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Atlantic Irish Fest

21 - 25 January 2023 - 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 ceoi…

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