Clonakilty Guitar Festival
Established in 2005, this festival is dedicated to various styles and techniques that make guitar one of the most versatile and influent instruments in the world. From bluegrass to blues, jazz, rock folk and acoustic fingerstyle, everything you can have from a guitar.
More information on: www.clonguitarfest.com
Cobh Blues Experience
Established in 2007, this festival hosts for a weekend International and National Blues musicians with gigs both outdoor and indoor all over the city.
More information on www.cobhbluesfestival.com
Kerry International Chamber Music Festival
September – October
Kerry International Chamber Music Festival is dedicated to classical and folk music since 1998. The musicians perform chamber repertoire’s masterpieces, give workshops and disclose Kerry’s rich traditions.
Sligo Live Festival
Established in 2005, this festival celebrates traditional and acoustic music. It is considered one of the most enjoyable festivals in Ireland.
Guinness Cork Jazz Festival
The Cork Jazz Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful Arts Cultural Events and one of the top three Jazz music festivals in the world. It attracts over 40,000 visitors to Cork City each October Bank Holiday Weekend to hear over 1,000 musicians perform in concerts, clubs and pubs around the city.
More information on www.guinnessjazzfestival.com
The Kinsale Fringe Jazz Festival
Jazz and Blues featuring artists from USA, UK and Ireland coinciding with the Cork Jazz Festival.
The Galway Early Music Festival
Annual festival inclusing performances, workshops, events and theatre in the Galway City Museum and in the street.
More information on: www.galwayearlymusic.com