The IMBOLC Festival 2019 programme features an eclectic mix of concerts, workshops, talks, visual art and films. All in a range of locations spread throughout the city – from state-of-the art concert halls and historic buildings, to churches, cafés and bars. It features some of the world’s finest musicians from Ireland, Scotland, England, Scandinavia and America, with music from a wide range of genres including Irish traditional, roots, world, folk and classical.

Artists include Lankum, Ye Vagabonds, Declan O’Rourke, Michael Rooney, Green Fields of America, Lonesome Ace String Band, Rheingans Sisters and the spectacular Transatlantic Sessions, performing its only date in Ireland.

The festival prides itself in an extensive programme of educational and participatory events including music and dance workshops, masterclasses, events for children, community events, an extensive session trail, band competition and much more.

This year will be our biggest festival yet as it runs alongside the world’s only famine related art collection ‘Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger’ which will run from 18th January to 16th March 2019.

You can view or download the full programme here.

In the meantime, here’s a taster of the kind of atmosphere you can expect at IMBOLC International Music Festival 2019: