Dance on the lyrical landscape of Newry

Firmly stamped as a landmark on Ireland’s trad and folk map, Iúr Cinn Fleadh will set Newry singing and dancing again with more than 100 events from 10th to 13th September 2020.

After last year’s event, social media was spinning with such accolades as – ‘fabulous weekend’, ‘a job well done’ and ‘fair play to you all’.

And so the four-day feast of music and culture will delight punters afresh with tune-fuelled trains, ballad-driven boats and crooning coffee bars.

Now in its seventh year, the citywide festival plans to feature an Irish school, musical icon award, comedy night, wellbeing forum and impressive headliners.

Iúr Cinn Fleadh has already hosted some of the biggest names in Irish music including – Frances Black and Kieran Goss, Hothouse Flowers, Moxie, Paddy Casey, The 4 Of Us, Sharon Shannon – and welcomed Paul Brady in 2019.

Great as it is to invite the famous folk, the celebration is founded on the local treasure trove of singers, musicians and dancers. So there will be a wealth of spectacular sessions across the coffee bars, cafes and pubs – even the bus station!

Both seasoned and budding musicians are welcome to sing and play the days away. They will join an impressive line-up of world class performers from across this island and from overseas.

Located between Dublin and Belfast, Newry is the ideal spot for a music-filled weekend. For details, check out the website or email