Doolin writers

Writers' Weekend

Doolin writers

Event date: 2nd - 4th Feb 2018


Doolin Folk

Folk Festival

Doolin Folk

Event date: 15th - 17th June 2018


Craft Beer

Craft Beer and Roots Festival

Craft Beer

Event date: 24th - 26th Aug 2018


Folk Festival - Artist Bios

Altan

Altan

In the last dozen years, no traditional Irish band has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan. They have moved audiences from

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Beoga

Beoga

The bedrock of the Beoga sound lies firmly within the Irish tradition. However, they are not afraid to incorporate other genres’ nuances into their music. From bluesy riffs to Astor Piazzola style jazz, to a raunchy

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Dermot McLaughlin & Robbie Hannon

Dermot McLaughlin & Robbie Hannon

Derry-born fiddler Dermot McLaughlin and Belfast uilleann piper Robbie Hannan both rank among Irish music’s most eminent figures, not only as masterly players but also as authors, broadcasters and in their respective

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Dubh-Linn

Dubh-Linn

The Clare costal village of Dubhlinn, or Doolin, is the home of Irish traditional music. It is where local uilleann piper and “veritable one-man pipe band” Blackie O’Connell; illustrious bouzouki accompanist and

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Edel Vaughan

Edel Vaughan

Edel Vaughan is a native of Crusheen, Co. Clare, where she currently resides.Edel has been playing music and participating in traditional and sean nós singing from an early age. She has won six All Ireland titles and has

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Flook

Flook

The flutes of Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen, the guitar of Ed Boyd and the bodhran of John Joe Kelly weave and spin traditionally rooted tunes into the breathtaking sound of the groundbreaking band Flook.

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John Spillane

John Spillane

John Spillane is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet, dreamer – a canvass filled with color and brilliance.  His music transports the listener; his live performance captivates the audience.

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Le Vent Du Nord

Le Vent Du Nord

Mouth music and musical families. Deep history and playful innovation. Quebec’s Le Vent du Nord knows how to turn the lost past into intense and beautiful

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Lisa Hannigan

Lisa Hannigan

At Swim' is Lisa's Hannigan's critically acclaimed third album, released through Play It Again Sam. Produced by Aaron Dessner, the album entered the UK charts at No. 24 giving

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Mundy

Mundy

Following Jellylegs, Mundy went on to release the multi platinum record 24 Star Hotel, with hit tracks ‘July’ and ‘Mexico’ becoming firm favourites. Raining Down Arrows, which hit the #1 slot in the Irish Album Charts, came

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Sharon Shannon

Sharon Shannon

Sharon Shannon is a musician who likes to surprise. While she is known for her arrangements of traditional Irish tunes and Irish-influenced compositions, she has always been eager to explore new styles, and to meet and work with other musicians. There are Irish influences here, of course, but these

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The Hedges Schools

The Hedges Schools

In early 2008 The Hedge Schools became the musical vehicle for the songs of former Ten Speed Racer bass player Patrick M Barrett . The debut record , NEVER LEAVE ANYWHERE was

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The Horsenecks

The Horsenecks

With roots in Portland, Oregon and Liverpool, England The Horsenecks play a dynamic mix of American roots music that they bring to life with the high-energy performance of

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The Stunning

The Stunning

1990 was a pivotal year in Ireland.The National football team had done the country proud in the World Cup in Italy and Ireland had her first lady president. There was also a new soundtrack to that soundtrack to that summer, the debut album by a young band from the west of Ireland - The Stunning. The group had 

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Ulaid & Duke Special

Ulaid & Duke Special

When contemporary songwriting and traditional music meet, the results can be something to be treasured. Such is the case with the collaboration between folk supergroup, Ulaid, and singer-songwriter extraordinaire, Duke Special. 

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Vieux Farka Touré

Vieux Farka Touré

Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Touré was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981. He is the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré, who died in 2006. Ali Farka Touré came from a

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