An Droichead on Belfast’s Ormeau Road has announced highlights for this summer’s Feile An Droichead, tickets for which are now on sale.

Now in it’s 4th year, the Féile has become a much anticipated annual event on the traditional arts calendar and attracts some of the finest names on the Irish music scene.

Running over four days from the 23rd – 26th August, Féile An Droichead will host an eclectic range of music events as well as classes, exhibition and film, sport and family events. The Féile compliments what is already a packed year-long schedule of activity for An Droichead which is itself a hub for Irish language and culture in south & east Belfast.

Announcing today’s highlights, An Droichead Arts Officer Claire Kieran said this is one of their most exciting concert line-ups in years:

“We look forward to welcoming some of the most accomplished performers in traditional Irish music at the moment. This year’s Féile will see

The great Donal Lunny

Iarla Ó Lionaird (Thursday 23rd), Caoimhin O Raghallaigh (Friday 24th) and DónalLunny (Saturday 25th) all take to the stage. Joining them over the course ofthe weekend will be other musical luminaries such as Padraig Rynne, Brendan Begley and guitar virtuoso Steve Cooney.”

Welcoming another south Belfast Féile, Director of An Droichead Pól Deeds said all involved were “really excited about this year’s An Droichead Festival and all of the new community and business partners we have brought on board.

“It’s safe to say this will be the biggest and best yet, with some brand new events to involve families in the festivities and to bring in a new audience for traditional music and art in the south of the city.

The idea for this festival grew out of An Droichead’s pro-active and distinctly inter-cultural approach to promoting interest in Irish language and traditional arts. We are proud that this year’s festival shows further success in developing new partnerships that bear fruit.”

Tickets for all concerts are now  on sale  from www.androichead.com

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