Join Us For Our 25th Anniversary 2016
This year’s festival is our 25th anniversary. We are hoping to make it extra special. Keep an eye on this website or follow us on FaceBook and Twitter to hear more.
Put it on your calendar now 8-10th July 2016
In the meantime here is a video of the festival in 2014 to give you an idea of what to expect, or you can follow the link to the photo gallery from 2015
Altan confirmed for Priddy 2016
Altan, the giants of Irish traditional music, are the latest great addition to the Priddy Folk Festival 2016 line-up and are scheduled in as Saturday night headliners.
The band, formed in the early 1980s by flute-player Frankie Kennedy and singer/fiddler, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, have taken their brilliant encapsulation of the unique Donegal folk sound around the world, delighting audiences as far afield as America and Japan establishing themselves as arguably the preeminent Irish traditional band in the world.
Despite the tragic loss of Frankie...
Jamie Smith’s Mabon March concert
Priddy Folk Festival couldn’t book our old favourites Jamie Smith’s Mabon for the festival this year because of their touring commitments, but we have managed to book them for a special “family concert” in March at the Priddy Village Hall.
Jamie Smith’s Mabon have headlined the festival twice, and were the first band to get the whole of Swildon’s marquee on their feet! The group are famed for their live shows and have built their reputation on their energetic and exciting performances. With the five highly accomplished band members playing original InterCeltic/World music which invariably...
New Acts for Priddy 2016
We are delighted to announce that Les Barker will be making an appearance this year.
Les is well known throughout the folk scene – and indeed the country as a whole – for his gentle yet hilarious poetry which mines the idiocies of life – and the English language – for comic effect.
One of the best in the business at what he does Les – who...