Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Festival
June 20th-23th 2024
10 Apr 2019

New website for the Jim Dowling Festival!

We have a new website! – it was time to change things up and give the festival and all the great artists a better platform.

If you are reading this you are probably on it, so take a good look around and if you like what you see why not give us a call.

Say hello at info@jimdowlingfestival.ie and spread the word and keep checking in every now and again for more info and updates.

21 Mar 2019

The Vallely Brothers are heading west!

We are pleased to announce that the Vallely Brothers will be playing at this year’s festival.

Niall, Cillian and Caoimhin Vallely are members of a traditional music dynasty from Armagh. They learnt their music at the Armagh Pipers Club from their parents Brian and Eithne, and have gone on to forge professional music careers that have brought them all over the world.

This time, they are heading down south to us here in Glengarriff and no doubt will entertain us greatly over the weekend

21 Mar 2019

Connla are back for 2019

Connla, who hail from Armagh and Derry, are joining us again this year, after being a big hit when they last played at the festival in 2017.

Their concert at the Park Hotel has been one of the festival highlights and they also love a good session – so watch out around the pubs and hotels in Glengarriff, you could be in for a treat.

Connla are Ciara McCafferty (vocals), Ciaran Carlin (Flute/Whistles), Paul Starrett (Guitar), Emer Mallon (Harp) and Conor Mallon (Uilleann Pipes/Whistles) – we can’t wait to have them back!

21 Mar 2019

Gearing up for 2019!

A lot of work has been going on behind the scenes for the 2019 Jim Dowling Festival and we can report that things are starting to take shape nicely.

We can announce some great acts including Lorne MacDougall, Ross and Tom, Connla, Troda, Liam O’Connor & Sean McKeon and the Vallely Brothers – who will hitting West Cork from June 20th to 24th.

Loads more acts are coming on board so watch this space!