Festival Calendar


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27 Dec–1 Jan: Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair, Gaoth Dobhair, Co. Donegal
27 Dec–1 Jan: Woodford Folk Festival, Queensland, Australia
4–8 Jan: APAP, New York
5 Jan: Chamber Music Gathering 2019, NCH, Dublin
16 Jan: Music Network Spring Season, Ireland
16–19 Jan: Eurosonic Noorderslag, Groningen
16–20 Jan: SoundState Festival of New Music, Southbank Centre, London
17–19 Jan: Documenting Jazz Conference, Dublin
17 Jan–3 Feb: Celtic Connections, Glasgow
19 Jan: Music Minds Festival, Doolin, Co. Clare
18–20 Jan: Music for Galway Midwinter Festival, Galway
20 Jan: Music in Kilkenny 2019 Season
23–25 Jan: Association of British Orchestras Annual Conference, Belfast
23–27 Jan:
Temple Bar TradFest, Dublin
27 Jan–10 Feb: Imbolc International Music Festival, Derry

1–3 Feb: Féile na Tána, Carlingford, Co. Louth
1–10 Feb: Musica Nova Helsinki
2 Feb: Liverpool Philharmonic – Music Industry Careers Day, Liverpool
7 Feb: Irish National Opera Spring Season
7–10 Feb: Aesynth Festival, Dublin
7–14 Feb: Stereo Spasms Festival, Café Oto, London
9 Feb: 24th IAYO Festival of Youth Orchestras, National Concert Hall, Dublin
8–10 Feb: Quarter Block Party, Cork
8–10 Feb: Spike – Dublin Alternative Cello Festival
10 Feb: Grammy Awards
15–17 Feb: Concertina Cruinniú, Miltown Malbay Co. Clare
17 Feb: Gradam Ceoil TG4, Waterfront Hall, Belfast
20 Feb: The BRIT Awards, The O2, London
21–24 Feb: Sonic Acts Festival, Amsterdam
22–24 Feb: Bootlenote 10, Dublin
28 Feb–1 Mar: Late Junction Festival, The Barbican, London
28 Feb–3 Mar: New Music Dublin, National Concert Hall, Dublin

1–3 March: Ortús Chamber Music Festival, Cork/Cobh
1–10 March: Submerge: Bristol International Digital Arts Festival
2–18 March: Manchester Irish Festival
5–6 March: Golden Classical Music Awards, New York
7 March: RTÉ Choice Music Prize, Dublin
7–10 March:
Spectrum Jazz Festival, Dublin
7–10 March: Durango Celtic Festival, Colorado
8–10 March: Finding A Voice – Women Composers Weekend, South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
8–17 March:
SXSW, Austin, Texas
9 Mar–15 Apr: Migrations: The Making of America, Carnegie Hall and New York City
11–22 March: Sounds Like THIS, Leeds
15–18 March: Kilkenny Tradfest
22–25 Mar: Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar
28–31 March: Cork Sound Fair

2–5 April: Musikmesse, Frankfurt
10–13 April: Music Current, Dublin
13–28 April: Jazzahead!, Bremen
18–22 April: National Folk Festival, Canberra, Australia
25–28 April: Leeds Lieder Festival
30 April–5 May: Harare International Festival of the Arts, Zimbabwe
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

1–5 May: GAIA Festival, Oberhofen am Thunersee, Thun, Switzerland
1–5 May: Cork International Choral Festival
3–6 May: Kilkenny Roots Festival
4 May: Live at Leeds
9 May: Music Week Awards, Battersea, London
10–12 May: It Takes a Village Festival, Trabolgan, East Cork
10–26 May: Norfolk & Norwich Festival
15–19 May: West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival
17–19 May: Doncaster Folk Festival
18 May–25 Aug: Glyndebourne Festival
25–26 May: SlamDunk Festival, Leeds/Hertfordshire
20–29 May: Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition, Helsinki
28 May–3 June: Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, Lismore, Co. Waterford
29 May–2 June: Primavera Pro, Barcelona
31 May–3 June: Open Ear, Sherkin Island, Cork
Fiddle Fair, Baltimore, Cork

1–3 June: Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Festival, The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin
4 June–9 Aug: Opera Holland Park 2019 Season
5 June–3 Aug: Longborough Festival OperaGloucestershire 
7–9 June: Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival, Co. Mayo
7–23 June:
Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings, Suffolk
13–16 June: Isle of Wight Festival
15–22 June: BBC Cardiff Singer of the World
21–22 June: Louth Contemporary Music Society: Stations of the Sun, Dundalk, Co. Louth
21–23 June:
Black Deer Festival, Kent
26–20 June: Glastonbury Festival
28 June–7 July: West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry, Co. Cork
29–30 June: Cheltenham Music Festival
30 June–5 July: An Chúirt Chruitireachta – International Harp Festival, Termonfeckin, Co. Louth

1–7 July: Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Wales
4–21 July: Manchester International Festival
5–7 July: Traidphicnic, An Spidéal, Co. Galway
5–7 July: Longitude, Dublin
5–7 July: Wireless, Finsbury Park, London
5–14 July: New Music Biennial 2019, London
6–7 July: Audio Shoot – International Music Video and Film Festival, Murphy’s Barn, Wexford
6–14 July: Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare
15–28 July: Galway International Arts Festival
19–21 July: Melt Festival, Berlin
19 July–14 Sept: BBC Proms
19 July–1 Sept: Riga Jurmala Music Festival, Latvia
25–28 July: WOMADCharlton Park, Wiltshire
27 July–3 Aug: Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music
Gramophone Classical Music Awards

1–4 Aug: Cambridge Folk Festival
2–4 Aug: All Together Now, Curraghmore, Waterford
2–9 Aug: Sidmouth Folk Festival, Devon, England
6–11 Aug: NCH International Master Course, Dublin
8–10 Aug: Fairport Convention Cropredy, Oxfordshire
9–11 Aug: Flow Festival, Helsinki
9–18 Aug: Kilkenny Arts Festival
11–18 Aug: Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Drogheda, Co. Louth
15–17 Aug: Stendhal Festival, Limavady
15–18 Aug:
Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons
21–27 Aug: Manchester International Piano Competition
21–25 Aug:
Masters of Tradition, Bantry, Co. Cork
22–26 Aug: Cornwall Folk Festival
23–26 Aug: Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Shrewsbury
30 Aug–1 Sept:
Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co. Laois
30 Aug–1 Sept: Mosely Folk and Arts Festival, Mosely Park, Birmingham
MTV Video Music Awards – VMAs
Open House Festival, Bangor

7 Sept: London Folk Festival, Cecil Sharp House
13–15 Sept: Westport Festival of Chamber Music, Westport, Co. Mayo
18–21 Sept: Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg
Hard Working Class Heroes, Dublin
The Leeds International Piano Competition

22 Oct–3 Nov: Wexford Festival Opera
23–27 Oct: City of Derry International Choral Festival
24–27 Oct: Creative Connexions Ireland, Sitges, Spain
Frank Maher Classical Music Awards, Dublin
The Irish Festival of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
The Return to Camden Town, London 

7–21 Nov: 74th Geneva International Music Competition
15–24 Nov: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
EFG London Jazz Festival
BBC Young Jazz Musician
Birmingham TradFest

Other Voices, Dingle, Co. Kerry
MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards
British Composer Awards
London Contemporary Music Festival

APRIL 2020
25 April–3 May: Cellissimo Festival, Galway

We are continually adding to this calendar. If you have an event that you would like added, please email editor [at] journalofmusic.com. To add a concert to our listings service, please see here.