Other confirmed performers include O’Sahara, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, We Banjo 3, Paddy Keenan & Daoiri Farrell, Aldoc, Moxie, Fiddlecase, Dermot Byrne & Floriane Blancke & Brendan O’Reagan, Four Winds, Fiddlers’ Bid, Tóla Custy & Cyril O’Donoghue, The Lost Brothers, David Hope, Simon O’Reilly, Brian O’Leary & Friends, NoCrows, and Fiach Moriarty.
Taking inspiration from the great festivals of the 1970s and 1980s, such as the nearby Lisdoonvarna, and from Clare’s deep musical roots of the County, the Doolin Folk Festival will again present powerful music in the intimate setting of the Hotel Doolin Marquee from June 12th-14th.
“One of the key aspects of the festival for us is that it has the feel of a community,” commented Festival organiser and Hotel Doolin manager, Dónal Minihane.
“We know from last year that we have all the ingredients in place – the right location, beautiful scenery, great restaurants and pubs and attractions, a full range of accommodation, great local support, and the music of course,” he said.
“It’s early days yet, but there is already a great sense that people will join us here every year and just pick up where things left off. And that’s got to be true for both the musicians and the audiences or we’re not doing our job,” said Mr. Minihane.
Commenting on the festival, broadcaster and musician Philip King pointed out, “Human contact is at the heart of traditional music in this country. Festivals like Doolin are clearly filling a void in our virtual age. We may be more connected than ever before but we are also more disconnected in other ways. Out there on the edge of the country, Doolin allows both musicians and audiences to reconnect, to take a rest from media and experience that unbroken but changing nature of our rich and nourishing music.”
Day and Weekend Tickets for the Doolin Folk Festival, running from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 June are on sale from www.entertainment.ie. More information is available on www.doolinfolkfestival.com or by contacting Lisa Fearon at firstname.lastname@example.org