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Derry International Irish Music Festival

About the Festival

From 31 January – 7 February 2016, Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin presents a brand new festival celebrating the very best in Irish music, both traditional and contemporary, the Derry International Irish Music Festival. Taking place in venues across the city, the festival will include top quality live gigs, exclusive workshops and master classes, as well as an incredible jam-packed Trad Trail taking place across some of the city’s finest bars & restaurants.

The festival’s headline event, ‘Transatlantic Sessions’, is an all-star line-up of the biggest names in Folk, Country and Americana. Based on the hit BBC/RTÉ TV series of the same name, this concert will be an exclusive Irish date as part of their annual tour.

Irish musicians from all over the country, as well as some international guests, will descend on the city for an intense week of musical performances. Expect spontaneous music sessions and off the cuff performances interspersed amongst a diverse programme of top quality musical events throughout the day and night in some of the city’s best venues.

News

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Derry International Irish Music Festival Programme Announced

Posted: 29 October 2015

The organisers of the Derry International Irish Music Festival have released the details of its programme today at a launch event in Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin...

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The Changing Room

Emerging talent wanted for new Irish Music Festival

Posted: 20 October 2015

Emerging talent wanted for new Irish Music Festival In advance of a full programme announcement of the first Derry International Irish Music Festival, organisers are...

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Events

Sasquatch

Sasquatch

Sunday 31 January 2016

Venue: An Croí

Price: £5

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1916: Visionaries & their Words

1916: Visionaries & their Words

Tuesday 02 February 2016

Venue: An tSeaneaglais (The Glassworks)

Price: £5

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Lunchtime with Mark Patterson

Tuesday 02 February 2016

Venue: An Croí

Price: free

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