Iur Cinn Fleadh is an annual traditional Irish music and community festival based in Newry City (Ireland), County Down which is held from Thursday 6 September to Sunday 9 September 2018 in various venues throughout the city.
This is the fifth year of the festival and each year it just gets better and better. The best in trad and folk music with over 60 events for everyone including a concert with Sharon Shannon in Newry Town Hall. The fantastic Tru, TransGroak and Noctambule all the way from California will also feature.
Kieran Cunningham as Dave Allen throws a bit of comedy into the mix. Take a two hour Trad Cruises on Newry Canal with live traditional music and refreshments And of course there will be trad sessions galore in Newry’s best hostelries and cafes. The 2018 Musical Icon Award will recognise our very own Josephine Keegan composer of over 1200 tunes. A Pop-Up Gaeltacht will run for the first year – on a double decker bus in the centre of town.
Another first this year is our Battle of the Trads with bands competing for the £500 first prize. Express your interest by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. There’s, children’s events, picnic, walks and much much more.
Tickets for Sharon Shannon, Kieran Cunningham and Trad Cruises can be bought on this site as well as via the Buttercrane Help Desk, Buttercrane Shopping Centre or Sean Hollywood Arts Centre. Tickets for Musical Icon Award and Battle of the Trads – Pay on Door. Get tickets for Tru at Finegan and Son, the concert venue.
Iúr Cinn Fleadh is a Newry 2020 event, run by a group of very hard working volunteers for the love of the music and the love of Newry.