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Ireland and Festivals.

Ireland is famous for the unusual and fascinating beauty of its lands, including urban landscapes. Many people are captivated by the attracting features of Irish character and the way of life. Here you can get unforgettable impressions and meet like-minded people from the farthest corners of the Earth.

Currently, Ireland hosts a lot of international music and folklore festivals, most of which are concentrated in Dublin and Cork. Let’s consider them more detailed!

 Ireland and FestivalsTop 5 Irish music festivals

Electric Picnic. One of the most popular music festivals in Ireland proposes to spend an ideal weekend outdoors with the company of stars of the world stage. More than 40000 people become guests of the Electric Picnic festival every year. The distinction of its festival from other major festivals in Ireland is the predominance of the electric music in its program.

Cork Folk Festival. One of the oldest folk festivals in Ireland invites all lovers of traditional culture to a grandiose festival, full of music, songs and dances. Since 1979 Cork, the southern capital of the Emerald Isle, has become a gathering place for the country’s best folklore groups. The four-day Cork Folk Festival covers all the cultural institutions of the city, as well as pubs, street platforms and improvised scenes in public places. Although the program of the folk festival includes performances by many foreign artists, the emphasis is on traditional music of the southern part of Gaeltacht.

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Forbidden fruit. This Dublin musical open-air takes place in the June bank holiday. Annually it gives an unofficial start to the summer festival season on the expanses of the Emerald Isle. This event comprises a variety of styles of modern music – from rap and indie rock to various branches of EDM and experimental electronics.

Bray Jazz Festival. It has been held in Wicklow for more than 15 years. World famous stars such as Eliane Elias, Méderic Collignon’s, Christy Doran, Mats Eilersen as well as beginners take part in the festival. The festival takes place during three days at various venues of the city and in the open air in the suburbs. The program includes about 40 performances.

picture Bray Jazz FestivalSea Sessions. This festival provides you with a great opportunity to combine surfing with a music festival. Sea Sessions is held in the coastal town of Bundoran. Headliners are All Tvvins, The Coronas, Mr Scruff, etc.

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