Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Festival
June 18th-21st 2020
12 Jun 2020

Event Update 2020

We are very sorry to announce the cancellation of the Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Festival 2020. We have spent a lot of time thinking about this and consulting with businesses, artists and everyone else associated with the festival around West Cork and beyond, but sadly it is inevitable with the current restrictions in place around Covid-19.

The next Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Festival will take place in June 2021.

We will look forward to next year’s event and hopefully happier, more prosperous times. We thank you for your patience and apologise for any inconvenience this change may cause.

Keep an eye out for some Zoom and Facebook lIve events that will be happening on the weekend in place of the festival – should be fun and we hope you enjoy them!

Please stay safe and well and enjoy your music in the meantime. See you all soon.

21 Mar 2020

Jim Dowling Festival 2020

With all that is going around at the moment regarding the Covid-19 we are tentatively announcing that we can look forward to another great Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Festival for 2020. We will keep an eye on the situation and make a call down the line closer to the dates or worst case scenario, reschedule the event.

Taking place in Glengarriff from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st June it promises to be another cracking festival with some great acts on the way.

Kicking off the Thursday night we have 3 On The Bund, a great new band who came together after meeting in the University of Limerick’s prestigious Irish World Academy in March 2019.

On the Friday we are bringing the legends – Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny with support from Padraig McGovern who will play at the Eccles Hotel. This will be a gig not to be missed, nuff said!

On the Saturday we have Ulaid and Ross Ainslie with Stephen Byrne at the Eccles Hotel. Some array of talent here, a great show for sure.

Added to this we will have the usual mix of sessions around the village, with workshops and other special events also taking place.

The concerts below again;

THURSDAY 18th June
3 on the Bund
The Park Hotel Doors 7.30 Concert 8.00

FRIDAY 19th June
Andy Irvine And Donal Lunny with support from Padraig McGovern
Eccles Hotel Doors 7.30 Concert 8.00

SATURDAY 20th June
Ulaid and Ross Ainslie with Stephen Byrne
Eccles Hotel Doors 7.30 Concert 8.00