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Sligo gets its trad and world music freak on

The October Bank Holiday Weekend has traditionally seen music fans scattering to the four corners of the island for one last bout of festival high jinks before Christmas. With the Dublin Electronic Arts Festival and the Cork Jazz Festival attracting …

Fri, Oct 19, 2007, 05:56

   

The October Bank Holiday Weekend has traditionally seen music fans scattering to the four corners of the island for one last bout of festival high jinks before Christmas.

With the Dublin Electronic Arts Festival and the Cork Jazz Festival attracting plenty of visitors to both capital cities, a huge number of people will also be heading northwest to Sligo.

It’s the third Hallowe’en outing for Sligo Live, a festival which traces its roots back to the Sligo Sounds bash in 1971.

Headline shows come from the Buena Vista Social Club, Duke Special (an artist who must be in need of a few weeks off), Dervish and Alabama 3.

Besides fiddle workshops and street performances, visitors should also check out the Eternal Now exhibition on Andy Warhol’s New York Factory currently running at the town’s Model Arts & Niland Gallery.