Doolin writers

Writers' Weekend

Doolin writers

Event date: 2nd - 4th Feb 2018


Doolin Folk

Folk Festival

Doolin Folk

Event date: 15th - 17th June 2018


Folk Festival - Artist Bios

Cúig

Cúig

This Irish five piece band, with members from Armagh and Tyrone, are tearing up the rule book with their bold approach to their native musical tradition.

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Ímar

Ímar

Already hailed as a supergroup, Irish/Manx quintet Ímar are Glasgow’s hottest new folk property.

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Jiggy

Jiggy

Jiggy took the internet by storm with their video ‘Silent Place’ celebrating the global togetherness of dance and to date it has clocked up more than 22 million views.

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Jimmy Crowley

Jimmy Crowley

Jimmy Crowley has been a central figure in the Irish folk scene since the enthusiastic reception of his debut album The Boys of Fairhill in 1977.

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Katie Teasby

Katie Teasby

Katie Theasby is a singer, flute and whistle-player, London-born and from a musical family, but who grew up and resides in the Kilfenora parish.

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Lankum

Lankum

Four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material.

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Lúnasa

Lúnasa

Lúnasa is composed of Kevin Crawford (flutes, low whistles and tin whistles), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass), Ed Boyd (guitar), Seán Smyth (fiddle and low whistle) and Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes and low whistles).

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Mary Coughlan

Mary Coughlan

Mary Coughlan and her band are bringing her new show Live & Kicking to Vicar Street Dublin on Saturday 13th May 2017.

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Moxie

Moxie

When 5 young Irish musicians hibernate for 2 weeks to explore their music by the ever changing sky and the rhythmic movements and sounds of Irelands west coast Atlantic sea you get Moxie, a group who are inspiring audiences with their new palette of 21st century Irish music.

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Musique En Route

Musique En Route

The four members of 'musique en route' have approached their latest oeuvre with all the ease and experience of their more than

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Navá

Navá

Navá is a group of young musicians exploring the relationship between the ancient musical cultures of Ireland and Persia. It is comprised of folk/bluegrass musicians Paddy Kiernan and Niall Hughes, and Iranian born brothers Shahab and Shayan Coohe.

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Paul Brady

Paul Brady

With a career spanning five decades, Paul Brady, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is one of contemporary music’s most enduringly popular artists.

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Scullion

Scullion

Following the release of there long awaited album ‘Long Wave’, The Liffey Banks Sessions and Whelan’s Live are delighted to present one of Ireland’s finest Live Acts, Scullion.

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Síomha

Síomha

Singer and guitarist SÍOMHA (pronounced Shee-va) dances the line between folk, jazz and neo-soul effortlessly, taking audiences on an unexpected, and unforgettable journey with her soulful melodies.

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The Clandestinos

The Clandestinos

The Clandestinos formed in 2014 in their hometown of Galway. Their intention was to celebrate and pay tribute to the much loved music of reggae,

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The Maes

The Maes

Melbourne’s The Mae Trio return with their unique contemporary twist on folk music with their sophomore album, Take Care Take Cover, set for release April 2017.

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Väsen

Väsen

Three musicians with a singular sound, a playful yet accomplished interplay that seems to defy the laws of physics, an intensity with a great sense of humor, and modernity rooted in tradition.

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Will Softly

Will Softly

Will Softly is the Founder of One World Sounds a collective of Djs and Funktion One Soundsystems. His dj career has spanned many decades in

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Zoe Conway & John McIntyre

Zoe Conway & John McIntyre

With an exciting blend of eclectic fiddle and guitar music, Zoë Conway and John Mc Intyre bring to the stage sympathetic arrangements of traditional Irish music, compositions and songs, old and new.

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