Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival was born in 1978, it is the oldest festival of its genre in the world and for the past 44 years has welcomed thousands of visitors annually to the town on the August bank holiday weekend. It is run on a voluntary basis by a team of experienced festival organisers. Our vision for the festival has always been a celebration of all aspects of Irish Folk and Traditional music. We also pride ourselves in showcasing emerging musicians in the genre. In 2022 we will celebrate our 45th annual festival and we look forward to welcoming visitors back to the banks of the Erne, Ballyshannon - the oldest town in Ireland.
Thursday 28th July - Launch and Opening event of this years festival in the Abbey Arts Centre with an exhibition of Posters by Barry Britton, our resident artist. Music Sessions in local pubs.
Friday 29th July - Music on street gig rig from 4pm, Marquee concert 8pm
Saturday 30th July - Music all day on street, Marquee concert 8pm
Sunday 31st July - Music all day on street, Marquee concert 8pm
Workshops all weekend, pub sessions, Legend Session Jam at the Dam and lots lots more ...