Glengarriff is delighted to see the return of the Jim Dowling Uillean Pipe and Trad Festival – one of Ireland’s foremost small trad music festivals – from 16 to 19 June 2022.
The festival brings together the best Irish and international traditional musicians for sessions, workshops, and other special events, including concerts around our picturesque village and on beautiful Garnish Island.
The festival honours the memory of Glengarriff resident and renowned piper Jim Dowling, who embodied the best of the area’s unique musical traditions. Jim was one of the driving forces behind safeguarding Irish piping traditions as one of the founding members of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann – the organisation dedicated to preserving and promoting Irish traditional music.
The festival also celebrates the best of contemporary musicianship, which is on display throughout the packed programme.
So, why not join us for outstanding music, craic and some unforgettable sessions over a brilliant West Cork weekend?
For updates on the line-up, see our festival events listing!