About Folkfest Killarney
A cracking line up to kick start Ireland Folk Fest Killarney July 8th, 9th & 10th 2016. Legendary folk singer Christy Moore headlines Folkfest 2016 signalling a return to his roots having recorded the famous “Ride On” album in Killarney July 1986. Musical geniuses ‘The Waterboys’ are the Sunday night headliners One of Ireland's leading bands since the 80's and renowned for their extraordinary music this is one weekend not to be missed. Damien Dempsey headlines Friday night and also performing will be one of the founding members of Manchester’s famous Irish folk rockers Toss the Feathers Michael McGoldrick, The Frames violinist Colm Mac Con Iomaire. The ethereal Maira Doyle Kennedy and The Gloamings Iarla O Lionáird and the fantastic We Banjo 3 have already been confirmed for the weekend. A festival for musicians Folkfest Killarney 2015 was bursting with musical talent homegrown and international. “Never before have we had such a unique mix of music, from all corners of the world” says festival programmer Connor Byrne “Like last year, this festival is all about the music, where Killarney is treated to many of the finest International and Irish acts around. We very much look forward to providing an amazing musical experience in 2016”. Having entertained Moving Hearts at this year’s Festival, founding member Christy Moore is looking forward to taking to the stage in 2016 “Happy to hear that we are playing the Killarney Folk Fest next year...always been a good town for music...see you in The Kingdom come Summertime” Highlights from 2015 include Moving Hearts, The Unthanks, Begley and Cooney, Lost Brothers, Lynched, Aldoc, Paddy Glackin, The Gloaming with Steve Cooney, Vieux Farka Touré, Kíla Tim Eriksen, Danú, Moxie and Mícheál O Súilleabháin. Look forward to a mix of traditional, contemporary and alternative folk. Bigí Linn July 2016!
Food & Drink
There is an array of dining options available on site at the INEC. Come early to enjoy the build-up, grab a bite to eat and head straight into the INEC. Hassle free! Here are some choices:
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