Along with a whole host of folky activities including a massive Burning of the Phoenix, last Saturday's Spirit of Folk Feastival also hosted The finals of The Spirit of Folk Awards. Taking to the stage were The Cujo Family, Miriam Donohue and Moxie who were the final three picked out of over 100 shortlisted bands for the Awards.
First of all a quick word to thank all that came and performed at the Spirit of Folk Awards Semi Finals 2013. The judges are busy deliberating and should have a decision by Friday. In the meantime we are busy putting together our lineup for the main event on the 21st of September and putting the finishing touches to our Spirit of Folk Programme 2013. The festival moves this year from the mian fields of the park to the nooks and crannies of Dunderry's grounds but you can expect all the usual touches of Spirit of Folk including a folky feast!
So we asked each band that was part of the awards to give us a few words on what music means to them, how they got together and any other words of wisdom they might have! Today is Mossy Nolan who will be playing at 9pm on Saturday.
So we asked each band that was part of the awards to give us a few words on what music means to them, how they got together and any other words of wisdom they might have! Today is the wonderful Cujo Family who will be playing at 5pm on Saturday.
So the day we have been waiting for is on its way. This Saturday the country will descend on the city as Spirit of Folk brings the country magic to the city street!
Were busy. Were excited. Were waiting for you to arrive, spend the day with us, with the bands, with the storytellers and with each other! The Spirit of Folk folk are like no other – engaged, creative, loving and above all else able to have a good time so make sure to come on down and bring your friends.
We are delighted to announce the nine Semi Finalists for the Spirit of Folk Awards 2013. Over 100 bands applied and after several shortlists, hours of listening parties and much musing over how talented this nation is, our judges, (after much deliberation), have decided on who will play at The Semi Finals in Whelans on Wexford Street on the 31st of August.
In 2013 Spirit of Folk will be hosting ‘The Spirit of Folk Awards’ with a very special qualifying all day event in Whelans in Dublin and a bespoke final at the Dunderry Park house and grounds in September.
So Spirit of Folk has come and gone for another year and great craic was had by all! Throughout the festival weekend we had teams of filmmakers competing in our FILM FOLKUS competition. The rules were simple: Write and direct a 2 min short that includes falconry, archery, a Viking and at least one cast member you don't know. We were looking for all our teams to use their creative powers to capture the magic of the Spirit of Folk. Well, we received the team entries after the festival weekend, all of which were of high quality and very entertaining!