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Dún Laoghaire Folk Festival 2022

Dún Laoghaire Folk Festival 2022

Mon 22 Aug - Sun 11 Sep

Dún Laoghaire Folk Festival is back! Christy Moore, Usher’s Island, Cassandra Jenkins, Ichiko Aoba , Richard Dawson, and Asmâa Hamzaoui and Bnat Timbouktou amongst the incredible artists performing at the 2022 festival…

Richard Dawson

Richard Dawson

Mon 22 Aug, 8pm

& Special Guests Landless

A very special solo set featuring material from Dawson’s celebrated last album 2020 stripped down to its raw guitar-and-voice essence, plus live favourites taken from his back catalogue of albums.

Ichiko Aoba

Ichiko Aoba

Tue 23 Aug, 8pm

& Special Guest Mary Lattimore

This is the second Irish visit from rising Japanese singer and guitarist Ichiko Aoba. Her sound draws together chamber music, contemporary orchestral, jazz, folk and impressionistic classical music;  it is a sonic voyage through the East China Sea.

Cassandra Jenkins

Cassandra Jenkins

Wed 24 Aug, 8pm

& Special Guest Iona Zajac

Native New Yorker Cassandra Jenkins writes with a singular voice and an impressionistic intimacy, making astute observations that dovetail neatly with her blend of folk and lush ambient pop.

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Christy Moore

Christy Moore

Thu 25 Aug, 8pm

One of Ireland’s greatest ever singers and interpreters of song returns to Dún Laoghaire Folk Festival for a one-night-only solo show pulling songs from an extraordinary 50+ year spanning recording career.

Lemoncello

Lemoncello

Fri 26 Aug, 8pm

& Special Guest Clara Mann

Lemoncello echo the profound integrity of folk with songwriting that is modern, never anachronistic, and charm audiences with charisma and personality that is irresistible and comparable to the luminaries of French chanson, Brel and Piaf.

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

Sat 27 Aug, 2pm

& Special Guest Méabh McKenna

Member of The Gloaming and This Is How We Fly, Ó Raghallaigh’s music ranges from quite traditional to fairly out there, and he continues to explore the region where traditional music begins to disintegrate.

Ryley Walker

Ryley Walker

Sat 27 Aug, 8pm

& Special Guest Gwenifer Raymond

While, in the past, Illinois native Ryley Walker’s desire to be as great as his influences may have dogged and hindered him from bringing his own personality to his music, now, Walker’s music is undeniably his.

Martin Hayes

Martin Hayes

Mon 29 Aug, 8pm

One of the world’s most celebrated fiddlers and an influential figure in Irish traditional music, Hayes is the founder of the seminal Irish-American supergroup The Gloaming, and has collaborated with everyone from Bill Frisell and Yo-Yo Ma to Sting and Paul Simon.

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Macdara Yeates presents Tommie Potts

Macdara Yeates presents Tommie Potts

Sun 4 Sep, 2pm

50 Years of the Liffey Banks

To celebrate 50 years since the release of The Liffey Banks, the iconic album by Dublin fiddler Tommie Potts, the Dún Laoghaire Folk Festival plays host to a special afternoon in memory of the enigmatic Dubliner.

Varo

Varo

Sun 4 Sep, 8pm

& Special Guests Poor Creature & Alannah Thornburgh

Dublin-based singers and fiddle players Lucie Azconaga and Consuelo Nerea Breschi who perform Irish traditional songs and tunes with arrangement influences from the Folk, Baroque and Classical traditions.

Usher’s Island

Usher’s Island

Mon 5 Sep, 8pm

Featuring Andy Irvine, Dónal Lunny, Paddy Glackin & Mike McGoldrick

A trad-folk supergroup with legendary members of Plaxty, The Bothy Band, Moving Hearts, Lúnasa and Capercaillie.

Niamh Regan

Niamh Regan

Tue 6 Sep, 8pm

& Special Guest Niamh Bury

Galway’s Niamh Regan is one of the rising stars in Irish songwriting. With her singular mastery, Regan’s songwriting draws us into the intricate details of everyday life and elevates them into something universal.

Xylouris White

Xylouris White

Wed 7 Sep, 8pm

& Special Guests Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin & Ultan O’Brien

Xylouris White is firmly rooted in the past and future. Georgios Xylouris (Cretal laouto, vocals) is known and loved by Cretans and Greeks at home and abroad and Australian Jim White (drums) is renowned for his worth with Dirty Three and Venom P Stinger.

Rose City Band

Rose City Band

Fri 9 Sep, 8pm

& Special Guests Natalia Beylis & Rosali

Portland’s Rose City Band is celebrated guitarist Ripley Johnson. A prolific songwriter, Johnson started Rose City Band as an outlet nimble enough to match the pace of his writing as well as to explore songwriting styles apart from his bands Wooden Shjips and Moon Duo.

Fire Draw Near Live Podcast

Fire Draw Near Live Podcast

Sat 10 Sep, 2pm

& Special Guest Djackulate

Under the Fire Draw Near moniker, Ian Lynch, musician, singer, songwriter and founding member of the band Lankum, presents his monthly podcast and radio show live at Dún Laoghaire Folk Fest.

Maija Sofia, Lael Neale & Jana Horn

Maija Sofia, Lael Neale & Jana Horn

Sat 10 Sep, 8pm

This will be one of the triple bills of the year on the Irish music calendar featuring Maija Sofia from the west of Ireland, plus debut Irish performances from LA’s Lael Neale and Texas songwriter Jana Horn.