Manchester Irish Festival News

Manchester celebrates Ireland’s Centenary with two week Tradfest

A two week Tradfest in South Manchester featuring one hundred events will be one of highlights of the 2016 Manchester Irish Festival

Carousel Sessions stage Fiddle workshop with the legendary Donegal Fiddle Player

Fiddle workshop with Brid Harper at the Chorlton Irish Club

Mayo weekend and Centenary Tradfest launches 2016 Manchester Irish Festival

A special weekend sponsored by will launch Irelands centenary celebrations in Manchester

Rattle n Reel Concert sells out

The special anniversary concert by Rattle n Reel on Saturday 12 March has now SOLD OUT

Monastery Goes Green for St Patrick's Charity Ball

The award winning Gorton Monastery will stage a special charity event for the Good Life Orphanage

St Patrick's Car and Vintage Tractor Run

Watch out for the special Vintage Car and Tractor run on Sunday 20 March

St Patrick's Day Cook Off

Who will win the 2016 Manchester Irish Festival Banger of the Year

Irish and Jewish musicians stage special concert in Manchester

Special concert featuring Mike McGoldrick and a host of performers from the Irish and Jewish community

Irish Photographer hopes to reunite people with images taken in Manchester during 1990’s

Anslem Gallagher stages Manchester 1990s exhibition in Freds Art Gallery

Riverdance stars appear in new Irish Dance Musical

Riverdance stars, Breandán de Gallaí and Siobhan Manson star in new show called Asa, A Christmas Story

1,000 Dancers wanted to mark Ireland’s 2016 Centenary celebrations in Manchester

The Manchester Irish Festival is looking for a thousand dancers to get involved in the 2016 Celebrations

Rattle n Reel Celebrate their 28th Anniversary in Levenshulme

One of Britain's most enduring Celtic Rock Bands - Rattle N Reel are fondly remembered for their often wild gigs across the North West of England and in festivals across Europe. They'll be reforming for a special, one-off Manchester Irish Festival gig on Saturday, March 12th.

2016 Manchester Irish Festival aims to stage 100 events to mark Irish Centenary

Ireland's 2016 centenary celebrations will be marked in Manchester with a two week tradfest

200 Irish performers involved in 2015 Levenshulme Festival

Watch out for the Irish events at Levfest from Friday 23 October to Sunday 8 November

Irish Venue stages Bob Dylan Festival for Oxfam Charity

Levenshulme goes electric to celebrate Dylan’s 50th anniversary with 12-hour ‘Dylanfest for Oxfam

County Mayo's hit musical 'Beyond the Barricade' will be making its UK premiere

The Show will be staged at the Zion Arts Centre n Monday 26 October

Mayo Manchester Tradfest Gala Concert, Saturday 1 August, 7.30pm

The concert takes place at the Ballina Arts Centre

Mayo Manchester Tradfest Sunday 2 August - Kilkelly 7pm

Special street performance in Kilkelly as part of their heritage weekend festival

Mayo Manchester 2015 Business lunch- Monday 3 August, 12 noon

The Launch provided by the Ballina Manor takes place on Monday 3 August at 12 noon in the Bonniconlon show

Mayo Manchester Tradfest Tuesday 4 August - Siamsa Sraide, 2.30pm - 3pm

Mayo Manchester will appear at the Siamsa Sraide in Swinford at 2.30pm to 3pm on Tuesday 4 August

Mayo Manchester Tradfest Tuesday 4 August - Atlantic Rhythm Show, 9pm

Mayo Manchester visit Hotel Westport to take part in the Atlantic Rhythm Concert

Mayo Manchester Tradfest Wednesday 5 August, 9pm

Closing concert with the Ceili Cottage at Enniscoe House, Crossmolina

Fringe Events at 2015 Mayo Manchester Tradfest

There are forty two fringe events at this years 2015 Mayo Manchester Tradfest in Ballina

Phil Coulter to launch 2015 Siamsa Sraide in Swinford, Mayo

Phil Coulter will perform a special concert on Friday 31 July at Swinford Parish Church

Tourism Minister launches Westport's first interactive Irish Dance show

Ireland's Tourism Minister Michael Ring TD helped launch the Atlantic Rhythm Show at Hotel Westport

Manchester Irish Club that’s one in a Million

St Kent’s Irish Club in Fallowfield has just helped raised over one million pound for charity

Accommodation in Ballina

Here is a list of accommodation for the 2015 Mayo Manchester Tradfest

2015 Mayo Manchester Tradfest expected to attract 40,000 visitors to Mayo

The 2015 Mayo Manchester Tradfest in Ballina will run from Friday 31 July to Wednesday 5 August