We have unveiled our Line-up along with some very unique side attractions!
At which summer festival would you find a bald eagle flying display, next to a bug hotel, while Vikings maraud to a soundtrack of raucous trad and folk? Spirit of Folk, of course! Hailed as one of the quirkiest festivals on the scene, today Spirit of Folk unveils its music lineup, along with some very interesting activities for all the ages.
Meteor Award winning Mick Flannery will headline the 2015 event, set to take place in Dunderry Park, Co Meath this September 18-20th.
For the next couple of weeks we will be hearing from the different folk that make the Spirit of Folk Festival happen. This week we have Harry Bookless, Dublin based sound engineer and musician. Harry has been with us from the start and is always around to provide the craic and amazingly professional sound advice (pardon the pun!) Harry is also a member of three bands (Carriages, Little xs for Eyes and Colour Canyon) and we recommend you check them out!
Over the last few weeks, we here at SOFF HQ have gotten in touch with many of the folk that have made the fest happen to write a guest blog about their experience. They have been coming in fast and hard and lots of memories and good times have been stirred up in the meantime! This week we have Dublin based Artist Claire McCluskey (or the McCluskey Huskey as we call her!). Claire is on the art team but you might just catch her with a screwdriver assembling a stage at 4am in the morning. Thats just how she rolls!
Vantastival, Sunflowerfest and Spirit of Folk Festival bandy together to offer an early bird Christmas bumper pack with 3 weekends long festivals at just €170!
If your summer months are spent checking out the finest and freshest live music in a field and getting to meet new and interesting people while taking in a chilled out atmosphere at some of Irelands friendliest Independent Festivals then read on!
If you like the idea of camping at a festival but with more luxury and less hassle! Then Boutique Camping is the only way to go! Boutique Camping is available at The Spirit of Folk Festival & is provided by the lovely folk at Silk Road Tents.
Next up on our meet the folk behind Spirit of Folk is the wonderful Caroline Duke! Caroline has a passionate interest in all things music and a vast knowledge of the industry from working on many productions and events, this can be truly seen in the fantastic line up she brings to the Spirit of Folk Festival, so without further ado meet Caroline...
1. How did you get involved in The Spirit of Folk Festival?
Festivals are a place to have fun and frolic. To step outside the daily grind and experience some magic, speak and dance with some strangers and hopefully leave you with a sense of wonderment! At Spirit of Folk you might also get a chance to learn something new or be inspired to take up a new skill or hobby. We hope you will find it full to the brim with wild and wonderful activities and here are just a few extra curricular ones you can get involved in outside dancing your little butts off to the awesome lineup of musical acts!
The lovely Adam Fulton from West Dublin Access Radio spoke to Natasha Duffy, festival director, on what to expect at this year's festival, the most epic meteor shower of all time, and why Spirit of Folk vo