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Catherine Ennis – Paddy Glackin – Neil Martin

Catherine Ennis, Paddy Glackin and Neil Martin are three of Ireland’s most accomplished musicians. Together with the combination of fiddle, uilleann pipes and organ they produce an inexplicably beautiful, warm, haunting and evocative sound mixing its genres effortlessly.

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh with Donal O’Connor and Gerry O’ Beirne

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh is an award-winning traditional singer and musician from West Kerry. A leading exponent of the sean nós old style, her repertoire also includes songs from a wide variety of folk and contemporary sources.

Zöe Conway and John Mcintyre

Zöe Conway and John McIntyre possess an exciting blend of eclectic fiddle and guitar music and bring a mesmerizing musical interaction to the stage with sympathetic arrangements of traditional Irish music and songs.

Skipper’s Alley

Once described as ''a young Irish ensemble who look like a punk band and sound like The Chieftains”, Skipper’s Alley specialise in raw, high-octane Irish dance tunes and in gritty, passionate renditions of traditional song.

Damien Mullane Band

Damien Mullane has been described as a virtuoso with an avant-garde style of playing and began his professional career as the accordionist in the legendary Frankie Gavin's band De Dannan.


Glenalla are an Irish traditional group from County Donegal featuring three musicians who have travelled the world playing Irish music.

The Tiber Banks

The Tiber Banks are a multi-talented trio hailing from Rome, Italy who performs a selection of traditional Irish tunes and ballads.


Olivier Award winning actor Pat Kinevane returns to Oulu with Before, a new play with much music telling of a father’s journey that is both beautiful and strange…

Street Carnival

Inspired by the Galway buskers and vibrant cultural streets in Galway, we will bring the pedestrian Rotuaari Plaza alive with music, dance and culture.
Phone: +358 50 380 1908 | Email: | Brent Cassidy, Festival Director
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