A unique Trad Festival in Howth including 27 free gigs. Ticketed headline acts include Iarla Ó Lionáird with Cormac McCarthy, Daoirí Farrell, The Legend of Luke Kelly Dubliner. Wander from gig to gig like you’re at Electric Picnic but without any entry fee.
Headlining the festival is Iarla O Lionóird with Cormac McCarthy in a very special candlelit concert in the 19th Century Church at the gates of Howth Castle. St. Marys church is the perfect venue for Twice Grammy nominated artist Iarla Ó Lionáird. He is probably best know as the lead singer with Irish/America Supergroup The Gloaming but his groundbreaking work to date encompasses so much more, making him one of the truly great Irish singers of our time. Also headlining is folk singer Daoirí Farrell. On the verge of releasing his fourth solo album in early 2023, he can boast numerous honours from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards to ALSR Celtic Music accolades. Also on the bill is ‘The Legend of Luke Kelly – Dubliner’ performed by Chris Kavannagh. The show is not a tribute but a journey through Luke’s music that has received rave reviews in Ireland and abroad. From the genre-bending, high-energy folk sound of Bog Bodies to the Electronic Trad Reggae of Manglam PI, Féile Binn Éadair has something for everyone.