The first Doolin Folk Festival took place in June 2013 and was a hugh success. It took place just one mile from the location of the famous Lisdoonvarna Festival of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The line up included Luka Bloom, Martin Hayes, Donal Lunny, John Spillane, Steve Cooney and Hermitage Green. The festival features traditional and folk musicians who have had a connection with the area over the years as well as up-and-coming, cutting-edge folk and Trad acts.
This years festival will run from 12th- 14th June 2015. Click here for Tickets and more details
Luka Bloom (Barry Moore) backed by Kevin Griffin on Banjo and the Doolin Céilí Band at the Doolin Folk Festival. Barry lives just up the road from us here in Liscannor and can be regularly seen joining the music sessions. The Doolin Céilí Band is made up of mosly local musicans who you will see playing in our local pubs here in Doolin.
From left to right Tommy Hayes on Bodhran; Kevin Griffin on Banjo; Terry Bingham on concertina; James Devit on fiddle; Christy Barry on concert flute; Colm Nee on accordion; Jack Talty on piano.
Martin Hayes regarded as one of the most extraordinary talents to emerge in the world of Irish traditional music playing with the Australian born guitarist, bassist, producer and didgeridoo player Steve Cooney at the Doolin Folk Festival in 2013.