The best traditional music events in Ireland this week

Festive music in Co Louth, Errol Walsh in Kimmage and Féile Kila at the National Stadium

Irish traditional, folk and world music collide with Kíla.

Saturday 14th

Errol Walsh

The Four Provinces, Ravensdale Park, Kimmage

Walsh is taking time out from recording his new album due to be released in summer 2020 to play his only Dublin show this side of Christmas. His intimate performance style features a mixture of original music from his own back catalogue alongside interpretations of the songs of Americana greats ranging from Guy Clark to Hayes Carll.

Tuesday 17th

Des Carty Sessions


Rathcoole Inn

The Voice Squad’s superb singer, Phil Callery leads a session of traditional carols. He’ll be joined for more songs and tunes by Sean Garvey, Annie Flynn and Liam Kennedy.

Thursday 19th

On this day: An evening of festive music

Oliver Plunkett Church, Blackrock, Co Louth

The Dundalk IT choir, presented by the Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music bring their festive repertoire to this church setting. Featuring students of DkIT, their repertoire will include a mix of familiar and lesser known pieces.

Saturday 21st

Féile Kila

National Stadium, Dublin 8

Irish traditional, folk and world music collide as Kíla gather for what is now becoming an annual festive gathering. The Stadium is an ideal venue for this wide angle band whose repertoire is a cornucopia of lateral thinking. Expect the unexpected and the downright left field at tonight’s show.