A festival like this comes together when a bunch of likeminded folk work together to create something magical. There’s a lot of planning, lots of emails whizzing back and forth, a lot of coffee consumed, and always a lot of fun! We will start by introducing you to the man who builds the festival from the ground up, artist and sculptor Christian Reeves. Christian tell us a little about his role in Spirit of Folk, everything from building stages and furniture to mincing around dressed as a wizard!
Well folks the wait is over - we are so happy to annouce our lineup of fantastic music for the weekend!
Don't forget that alongside all these wonderful folk we will have our extra-potent hoochy brew of stargazers, seanchaí, vikings, poets, falcons, heroes, hounds, and space cadets to delight and entertain you!
Next week we will be releasing a limited number of early bird tickets to those that pre reserve with us by the 7th of June. To do this simply email@example.com and we will add you to the list. A special email with a link and a code will then be sent to you where you can purchase your tickets! This offer will be open for one week only.
Spirit of Folk is back and has some treats in store!
After a one year hiatus from the weekend event, Irelands folkiest and friendliest Festival is back. Spirit of Folk, boasting a programme that includes falconry, astronomy, experimental archeology and a stellar musical lineup, will return this year from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st of September at Dunderry Park, Co. Meath.
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.