Doolin Folk Festival looks to its magical past for inspiration

Doolin Folk Festival looks to its magical past for inspiration

Jerry Fish will play the Doolin Folk Festival

A ‘MODERN twist on a magical past’ is promised as the Doolin Folk Festival takes place this weekend.

The boutique music festival in Clare, running from Friday to Sunday, will see the Hothouse Flowers, Jerry Fish, Finbar Furey, Luka Bloom, Freddie White and many more gather in the village with the big heart.

Taking inspiration from the great festivals of the 70’s and 80’s like Lisdoonvarna, the event returns for a third outing this summer, offering a “musical journey through folk time, style and culture”, its organisers believe.

The noted home of traditional Irish music will have a more modern folk twist over the course of the weekend as 3,000 revellers flock from near and far for a three-day festival across two stages.

Festival organiser and Hotel Doolin manager, Dónal Minihane explains: “Doolin is one of the most remarkable places that you can get in Ireland. It draws people in and few who come here leave with anything on their mind but to return.  

“It’s the scenery, the sound, the music, the atmosphere. All of that is rolled up brilliantly in the Doolin Folk Festival.

“We have a fantastic line-up, our best yet, and it’s being reflected in ticket and room sales.  It looks like it’s going to be our biggest festival yet. It’s a special event in a very special place,” he added.

See www.doolinfolkfestival.com for more details and to book tickets.