Last updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013.
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Please note: Where the 2013 dates are not yet available, the 2012 dates are indicated.
Shannonside Winter Music Weekend
January 17th – 20th, 2013
January 17th – February 3rd, 2013
Temple Bar Trad Festival
January 22nd – 27th, 2013
The Concertina Cruinniu
Miltown Malbay, Co [...]
Dates, venues, locations and weblinks for Irish traditional music, singing festivals, summer schools and workshops for 2012
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