Sligo Live

Since its foundation in 2005, Sligo Live has sought to develop a world-renowned Irish music festival, celebrating Sligo’s rich musical tradition, increasing the county’s positive profile and benefiting its economy through attracting large numbers of discerning visitors. County Sligo has a strong musical heritage stretching back to the fiddle masters, Coleman, Morrison, Killoran, through Joe O’Dowd, Fred Finn, Peter Horan, Seamus Tansey, The McLynns, Pumpkinhead, Midnight Well, to Kevin Burke, Dervish, Seamus and Manus Maguire and the wealth of young and established musicians currently performing around Sligo, national and international venues. Sligo Live is building on this invaluable profile through hosting a successful national festival celebrating traditional, acoustic and compatible music. The description ‘roots and branches’ neatly encapsulates the musical vision behind the festival.