About us

Discover the Magic of Music in Kenmare

In the heart of picturesque Kenmare, embraced by the lush landscapes of Ireland, an annual celebration of music takes place that embodies the essence of Irish culture and tradition. The Kenmare Irish Music Festival is more than just an event; it’s a vibrant gathering place for aficionados of traditional Irish music, dance, and art.

A Symphony of Culture and Community

Our festival pays homage to Ireland’s rich musical heritage. Artists and visitors from all corners of the globe come together to experience the unmistakable ambiance of authentic Irish music sessions and dance performances. With a program brimming with live shows, workshops, and interactive sessions, we offer a unique opportunity to explore the deep roots of Celtic music.

Workshops and Masterclasses

The festival is all about sharing knowledge and skills. Our workshops are led by renowned musicians and dancers who are eager to pass on their passion and expertise to both novices and advanced participants. From the violin to the flute, and from bodhrán to step dancing, there’s something for everyone.

A Stage for Irish Dance

Dance is an integral part of our festival. Visitors are treated to impressive dance performances that tell Ireland’s story through rhythm and movement. The energy of Irish dance is contagious and invites participation regardless of your experience level.

Kenmare: A Destination with Character

Known for its natural beauty and hospitality, Kenmare provides the perfect backdrop for our music festival. The town itself offers a range of activities from culinary delights to cultural tours, making your visit to the festival a comprehensive Irish experience.

Join the Festivities

Whether you’re an avid fan of Irish music or simply looking for a unique cultural experience, the Kenmare Irish Music Festival warmly welcomes you. Discover the charm of Kenmare, feel the warmth of our community, and let Ireland’s timeless melodies capture your heart.

Become Part of Our Tradition

We invite you to join us in this annual celebration of music and friendship. Discover new tunes, make new friends, and create memories that will last a lifetime. We look forward to welcoming you at our next festival!