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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.

Ballyshannon Drama Festival

9th - 17th March 2024 The Ballyshannon Drama Festival 2024 will take place in the Abbey Centre in Ballyshannon in March. The festival includes some fantastic must-see productions

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Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar 2024

22nd - 25th March 2024 This 4 day festival of traditional singing featuring performances, sessions, workshops and lectures takes place in the villages of Ballyliffin, Dumfries and Clonmany on the scenic Inishowen peninsula. The event is organised by the Inishowen Traditional Singers Circle who for several years have been involved in a Song Project involving the collection and archiving of m…

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Tanya McCole - Live at Lifford Old Courthouse

22nd March 2024 Tanya McCole returns to Lifford Old Courthouse after a sensational performance in October! John Prine says...“The world should know about Tanya McCole. I love her voice. She is authentic in every way - and a great road buddy too. Go Tanya, Go!” (January 2019) Tanya McCole grew up in the unique village that is Ardara, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Having moved to London in '94 s…

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Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle

22nd - 25th March 2024 A four-day festival of traditional singing featuring sessions, concert, lectures and workshops based in the villages of Ballyliffin & Clonmany Join us in the villages of Ballyliffin and Clonmany, Inishowen, Co Donegal for four glorious days of all things singing, singers, and songs at the Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar AKA Inishowen Singing Weekend.…

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ABBA Sensations - Live

23rd March 2024 We’re delighted to welcome ABBA Sensations, the ultimate ABBA tribute show, selling out venues with their stunning tribute to ABBA, to Lifford Old Courthouse! Brilliantly performing all of ABBA's timeless classics and bringing you the authentic ABBA sound...with stunning vocals and beautiful harmonies. This superb show features choreographed dance routines and fabulous cos…

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Bay City Rollerworld & the Smokie Experience

12th April 2024 The Sensational 70s superstars show takes you on a time tumbling trip back to the 1970s and features a double Tribute to SMOKIE and THE BAY CITY ROLLERS. Plus a special guest appearance by veteran Rock star DASH RIPROCK! Expect to hear all the hits: I'LL MEET YOU AT MIDNIGHT, OH CAROL, LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ALICE, SHANG A LANG, REMEMBER, BYE BYE BABY and many more. Plus a se…

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The 'Cup of Tae' Traditional Music Festival 2024

3rd - 6th May 2024 The famous ‘Cup of Tae‘ traditional music festival takes place in Ardara in West Donegal. it honours the renowned fiddler John “The Tae” Gallagher. During the festival, you can enjoy Workshops, Schools of Music and street Music all weekend.

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Fri 3rd May - Sun 5th May 2024 ACE Promotions present Donegal's Official Annual Rebel Fest taking place in Gaoth Dobhair, Donegal over the May Bank Holiday featuring a full weekend of the best of Rebel Music from Scotland & Ireland!! 1st Phase of Acts Announced Include Shebeen, Gary Og, Irish Brigade, Eimear No Ghlacain, Damien Quinn, Chris Erin Go Bragh, Gary Lawlor, Marty Healy, Katelin T…

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Seán Keane - Live at Lifford Old Courthouse

4th May 2024 The Distinctive Voice of Ireland ‘Seán Keane is a touchstone of great singing tradition. He is the past, the present and the future.” Shay Healy, songwriter, broadcaster and journalist. Seán Keane was born in a small village called Caherlistrane near Tuam, Co. Galway. He grew up in a family of singers and musicians and learned the Sean-nós style of singing from his mother and…

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Rory Gallagher International Festival

30th May - 2nd June 2024, Ballyshannon The 20th Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival will take place between 30th May - 2nd June 2024 in the town where the world's greatest Guitarist was born - Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland Born at the Rock Hospital in Ballyshannon in 1948 and since 2002 the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival has celebrated the Music & Life of Rory…

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TownFest Dungloe

31st May - 4th June 2024, Dungloe After the success of last year's TOWN FEST DUNGLOE we just had to do it all over again. Top class entertainment by some of Ireland's finest. Friday 31st May BONKERS BINGO Saturday 1st June DEREK RYAN & GUESTS Sunday 2nd JENNY GREENE plus support Monday 3rd June ONE FOR THE ROAD BAND Dungloe Mayoral Election Ball La Gaelach Traditional mu…

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Earagail Arts Festival

16 days of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus & carnival on Ireland’s North West Atlantic seaboard with Donegal’s premier summer event, Earagail Arts Festival. Earagail Arts Festival is a bilingual (Irish and English language), multidisciplinary summer festival which takes place each July throughout County Donegal along the Wild Atlantic Way on the north-west coast of Ireland. …

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Mary From Dungloe International Arts Festival

27th July - 8th August 2024 Experience the magic of Donegal's most enchanting festival as the Mary from Dungloe International Arts Festival brings together music, culture, arts and community in a vibrant celebration of tradition and talent. The Mary From Dungloe International Arts Festival is a community based festival which has been held annually since 1967 in Dungloe, County Donegal. It is fa…

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12th Annual Arranmore Country Fest

24th - 25th August 2024, Arranmore Island Donegal's Original Island Country Music Festival with 20 Hours of Music and Dancing to Ireland's Top Country Acts. Featuring: Derek Ryan & Band Patrick Feeney & Band David Craig & Band Sean Corrigan Kelan Browne Conor O Donnell Ronan McGinty Jordan McPolin The McConnells 20 Hours of Music and Dancing to Ireland's Top Country Acts. Annual…

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Arranmore Country Fest

21st - 22nd September 2024, Arranmore Island Presents: Begley, Buckley & Friends Country Music Weekend on Arranmore Island Featuring: Jimmy Buckley & Band Philomena Begley Paul Kelly & Band Aidan Quinn Jack Keogh Conor O Donnell Shaun McMonagle Jordan McPolin Accommodation, Return ferry (foot passenger) and entry to all music from €160pps (Additional night accommodation availabl…

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