Sligo Festivals 2017
Rosses Point Shanty Festival is well established as a fantastic festival of songs and music of the sea.
17-19 June 2017
Rosses Point, Co Sligo.
event attracts a great range of both Irish and overseas performers who
fill the village with the sounds of the sea. It aims to celebrate the
maritime heritage of Rosses Point, while promoting the lifesaving work
of the R.N.L.I, along with bringing the songs and traditions of
seafaring to a wide audience.
Other elements include literary events, boat races, swims, duck races, concerts and free music performances on the streets and in the pubs.
Come along and join in - add a little salt to your taste in music.
Havin’ a Laugh Adventure Fest
The charity event brings together the most exciting and diverse range
of adventure and wellness activities happening in one county over one
The festival is run by the Rennafix Group, a local not-for-profit organisation, which pays for people in mental health counselling to carry out life-enhancing activities.
June 30th – July 2nd
Cairde Sligo Arts Festival
Cairde Sligo Arts Festival a week of Music, dance theatre, children’s events, visual art, street art and spectacle, Park Fest and more...
Sligo will transform into a kaleidoscope of exciting and colourful cultural fun and entertainment.
9 - 15 July 2017
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South Sligo Summer School
A weeklong celebration of Irish traditional music, dance and song. Learn to play a traditional Irish musical instrument or advance your skills at the hands of a master
Participants at the South Sligo Summer School can expect excellent tuition in traditional music, singing and dance. Class sizes are kept small and are graded. Traditional instruments taught include fiddle, flute, tin whistle, harp, concertina, uilleann pipes, banjo, button accordion, traditional guitar and bodhrán.
9 -15 July 2017
Tubbercurry, Co Sligo
Yeats International Summer School
In 2017, the Yeats International Summer School will launch its new ten-day programme
(July 20th - 29th) packed with world-class lectures, readings, trips and seminars.
Tuition and most cultural events €650.
Come to Sligo, Yeats’s “land of heart’s desire” and lose yourself in the words and landscape of Ireland’s national poet.
Yeats Society, Douglas Hyde Bridge, Sligo, Ireland;
20 - 30 July 2017
Sligo Jazz Festival
The Sligo Jazz Project has two parts: a festival and a school running side by side. There are plenty of performances but also workshops and master classes for aspiring and working jazz musicians who come annually to work with leading international jazz educators and performers.
Since its foundation in 2005 the event has grown rapidly to become one of Europe’s most important jazz education events and one that is loved by both students and tutors – not to mention the audiences who get to hear them play. A nightly festival club is also the scene of some memorable sessions each year.
There are classes for piano, voice, guitar, percussion, trumpet, double bass, sax and more, with students coming from not just Ireland but all over the world.
July 25 to July 30, 2017
Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival
One of the longest established old fair days in Ireland focussing on Irish heritage, crafts and culture with a host of family friendly activities.
The Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival’s highlight is the Old Fair Day,
which is always held on the second Wednesday in August. This gives you
the chance to relive yesteryear on the Fair Day in Our Heritage Village
where you can experience the sights and sounds and Smells of Fair Days
gone by with live animals, live demonstrations of thatching, weaving,
Butter-making, trashing, pottery making, rush work and much, much more.
5 - 9 August 2017
Tubbercurry, Co Sligo
For more information, see http://oldfairday.ie/