Taking inspiration from the great festivals of the 70s and 80s – like Lisdoonvarna down the road, and from the deep musical roots of the County, The Doolin Folk Festival presents powerful music in an intimate setting and ensure that audiences and musicians can feel at one and just enjoy the communal spirit of such festivals.
The Doolin Folk Festival takes place annually in the month of June in the Hotel Doolin Marquee. Human contact is at the heart of traditional music in this country. Festivals like Doolin are clearly filling a void in our virtual age. We may be more connected than ever before but we are also more disconnected in other ways. Out there on the edge of the country, Doolin allows both musicians and audiences to reconnect, to take a rest from media and experience that unbroken but changing nature of our rich and nourishing music.