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General News

General News

Living Tradition Issue 119 is out now!

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Issue 119 of The Living Tradition magazine includes articles on Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh, Crows, Fairport Convention, Adam Sutherland, Winter Wilson, Kenny Speirs, The Concept Of Tradition, Women's Morris Dancing, Transatlantic Connections, Composing Tunes, The Louisburgh Festival, festival listings, news, reviews and more!

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Saddleworth Folk Weekend - 14-16 July

Saddleworth Folk Weekend, now in its 3rd year, offers local and national artists and over 50 events, all within the village of Uppermill. The artists booked include Merry Hell, Lucy Ward, Wilson Family, Granny’s Attic, the Hayes Sisters, Graeme Knights & Jim Mageean, and Mark Dowding. Plus there are local artists including Stanley Accrington, Eliza P & her Oopsadaisy Circus, and Heather McNeill, amongst many more.

Joe Mooney Summer School, Drumshanbo - 15-22 July

Drumshanbo is a small picturesque town situated in the very heart of County Leitrim, Ireland. Every July, it plays host to the award winning Joe Mooney Summer School, a week long festival of traditional Irish music, song and dance named after the man who did so much to promote the cause of Leitrim and his beloved town. The committee continue to emulate his high ideals, endeavouring to promote Leitrim's heritage of traditional music while handing on the best traditions of the past to future generations.

Ceol Na Coille - 10-14 July

The Ceol na Coille Summer School of Irish traditional music in Letterkenny is now established as part of the summer scene along the Wild Atlantic Way. And the school’s got an additional boost this year after Donegal was named the world’s coolest place to visit by National Geographic.

Folk At The Hall - 7-8 July

Held in Trelawnyd in North Wales, Folk At The Hall have managed to put together an incredibly talented line-up for 2017 following on from their successful festival in 2016 with its mixture of great music, homecooked food, local ales and a brilliant audience.

Ely Folk Festival - 7-9 July

With its beautiful cathedral towering majestically above the surrounding countryside, the City of Ely lies in the heart of the Cambridgeshire Fens, famed for spectacular sunsets and the vast open sky. What better location for a weekend of the best in folk music and dance?

Stonehaven Folk Festival - 6-9 July

Stonehaven is a picturesque harbour Town situated just 15 miles south of Aberdeen and is easily accessible by bus, rail and road. Stonehaven Folk Festival was established in 1989 and has gone from strength to strength ever since, attracting 2,500 attendees last year. It boasts some of the best traditional and contemporary folk music, concerts, ceilidhs, sessions, singarounds, workshops, the famous aqua ceilidh and the world paper'n'comb championships.

New Forest Folk Festival - 5-9 July

Located on the edge of the New Forest on Powells Farm, the New Forest Folk Festival is a friendly and intimate festival run by the farm owners Nick & Keith Curtis and their families. With ample camping and caravanning space, delicious home cooked food options, lots of trade tents and a great line-up of artists, this would be a great way to spend a weekend this July.

Rudolstadt Festival - 6-9 July

130 bands from all continents are set to appear at Germany’s biggest festival of roots, folk and world music this July. This time, Scotland will be in the spotlight when musicians from all over the world gather in central Germany to perform on more than 20 stages at the Rudolstadt Festival.

Willie Clancy Summer School - 1-9 July

The Willie Clancy Summer School is a major traditional Irish music, song and dance event held annually in Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland. The 45th Summer School will take place between Saturday July 1st and Sunday July 9th 2017 with instrument and dance classes, lectures, workshops, recitals and céilithe all through the week.