January 18, 2016     Maggie Rodriguez

Ireland’s Top 5 Musical Events to Attend in 2017

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Ireland is known for its breathtaking views and lovely people. Not only is it one of Encore’s cheaper destinations, but Ireland offers many fun, important musical events to attend throughout the year.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 17, 2017

Every spring, Dublin is proud to host the St. Patrick’s Day Festival, a 4-day international extravaganza. Imagine marching past Trinity College, Dublin Castle and City Hall while playing your music to a crowd of thousands! Travel with your band to the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade for an experience of a lifetime! Plus perform in the prestigious Limerick International Band Festival, explore Dublin and Belfast, and more.
Besides performance opportunities at the Limerick Marching Festival on the 15th and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on the 17th, events and celebrations highlighting Dublin’s rich culture and history are very much a part of the Festival. Events include films, folklore telling, comedy shows, special musical performances, boat races, funfairs and more.

Visit the website to learn more!


Cork International Choral Festival

April 26–30, 2017

This five-day festival has been around since 1954. This competition welcomes choirs from across the world and attracts some 5,000 participants each year!

Galway Early Music Festival

May 2017

Get your geek on and head to the lush wild terrain of Connemara for Galway’s annual Early Music Festival. 2017 will celebrate GEM’s 22nd birthday. The festival features many top international performers, workshops, school events and music in historic Galway!

Visit the website to learn more!

Mayo International Choral Festival

May 2017

If you’re in need of some spring competition, heading to West Ireland is the thing to do! The Mayo International Choral Festival happens in late May each year and offers daily performances county-wide. The point of the festival is to allow choirs to meet and enjoy the beauty of Western Ireland.

Visit the website to learn more!


Cork Chamber Music Festival

July 2017

Beat the heat in July and attend one of the coolest concerts in southern Ireland. The Cork Chamber Music Festival is a chance to experience some truly great musicians in the musical city of Cork!  Attend stellar performances and educational masterclasses to help inspire your performers.  Check out the 2012 experience here.

Visit the website to learn more!

Talk to a tour consultant today and put together the perfect itinerary to go alongside your festival experience! Go n-éirí an bothar leat!

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