- 31 May 23
The festival will take place from Tuesday, June 13th to Sunday, June 18th.
Galway Folk Festival has added to its already highly anticipated lineup for its second edition, featuring an exceptional array of international and Irish artists.
The festival will captivate music lovers with an extraordinary blend of folk, roots, and traditional music from Ireland and beyond. In addition to the ticketed shows, the Galway Folk Festival will also offer free events on Saturday, June 17th, and Sunday, June 18th
New add-ons to the ticketed programme include Tradalac, featuring Éamonn de Barra with special guest Puzzle Muteson, playing Monroe’s Backstage venue Thursday 15th June. Mark Geary will take to the stage as special guest to Lisa Lambe, Saturday 17th June.
The Market Stage, presented by Cuppa Tea TV, will provide free music from 11 am to 7 pm alongside the Tiny Traders Village. This collaboration aims to create a welcoming and positive space where vendors of all sizes can connect with the public.
The Tiny Traders village market, known for its eco-friendly practices and range of conscious food vendors, offers an immersive experience with authentic, handmade local crafts and creatively repurposed materials.
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Some of the previously announced acts include Steve Earle, Teenage Fanclub, Kíla, Niamh Regan, Inhaler, and Ispíní na hÉireann.
On Saturday, the lineup features performances by Rebecca McRedmond, Ceara Conway, Mark Geary, Puzzle Muteson, David Hope One Horse Pony, and Will Softly.
On Sunday, the audience will be treated to exceptional acts including Cormac Looby, Moses McGuinness, Paul Dunworth, Greenshine, Rodney Owl, Sonny Casey, Yvonne McCarthy, and Will Softly once again.
Culture Vultures, in collaboration Tony Clayton-Lea will also present a unique experience from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday, June 17th, at McBrides.
This free event at the Galway Folk Festival will offer a combination of words and music, featuring a public interview and an acoustic live performance from some of the festival's artists.
Further detail and information on booking can be found here.