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SPIRIT OF FOLK 2014
After a little hiatus from our weekend shindig to host the SOFF Feastival and Spirit of Folk Awards in 2013, our unique boutique weekend event is back! This year SOFF will be taking its que from our first year format and suiting those traveling far and wide who would like to soak in the atmosphere of Dunderry Park and the festival itself. This year we will be running from Friday evening to Sunday lunch with a jam packed itinerary of events.
We've spent that last year chatting to our festival goers and finding out what they love about SOFF and time and time again the same things come up... the people, community vibe, the atmosphere'. We're happy cause this is what we love too and because of this we are keeping our promise of keeping it small and intimate and limiting our tickets. So pick em up early folks. Details on tickets will be out soon!
What will Spirit of Folk 2014 be like?
As always we want to create and curate an event that will leave you smiling, shining, dancing and educated (in a fun way!).Spirit of Folk is a two day camping festival set against the backdrop of the beautiful Dunderry Park, Co. Meath from 19th-21st of September. It's a family friendly weekend which celebrates all things folk! 2014 is its fourth year running and the Oaktree Charitable Trust is very proud to host this event.
The festival is not just about folk music but is a holistic event, which celebrates all aspects of our rich ancestral traditions, including folk music, storytelling, folk living and folk games. Our Living History area will actually bring to life many of the traditional crafts of old, with costumed craftsmen running workshops on long forgotten skills.
If that's not enough, we will also be showcasing small scale re-enactments of some of the famous battles from celtic history! Our music area will feature some of the top folk acts from the UK and Ireland.Our diverse line up of acts will cover everything from chilled out folk singer songwriters, to upbeat, expansive folk rock, along with traditional Irish Ceili Music, bringing you on a journey through all the best sounds folk has to offer.
Festival Goers can participate in traditional Irish Shamanic and Druidic ceremonies in the Soul Seminars tent, where the ancient spiritual practices of Ireland will be explored through immersive ritual and ceremony. This area will also host pop up dance & yoga sessions as well as some inspirational talks and speakers!
If thats not enough you will have a chance to partake in some immersive experiences of old such as archery lessons, falconry (yes real life birds of prey), astronomy and witness some of Irelands best Seanacais spin some tails in our very own replica megalithic cairn.
This unique festival is a chance to immerse yourself in Ireland's rich folk heritage and experience the magic of the Spirit of Folk.