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Stars of Irish Folk Music Set for First Galway Folk Festival 2022 this June

April 28, 2022

The inaugural Galway Folk Festival is set to bring some of the finest names in contemporary Irish folk music to the City of the Tribes this June with the initial line-up for the five-day festival announced today. Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny, Hothouse Flowers, Villagers, Séan Keane, The Henry Girls and John Francis Flynn are the main headliners for the festival’s first outing, with a superb programme already in store and more announcements still to come.

Many of the shows will take place across four stages in Monroe’s, with pop-up gigs and a music trail set to be revealed. Some of the superb artists also announced for Galway Folk Festival are Peter Broderick (Efterklang), The Frank & Walters (acoustic), Emma Langford, BRÍDÍN, The Raines, Zoë Conway & John McIntyre.

Peter O’Sullivan, Festival Director & Programmer, said: ”We are thrilled to welcome some of the best folk artists this country has to offer to Galway this June. As well as the afternoon and evening shows at Monroes, we will be doing free events around the city including some pop-up performances and all age events.”

As well as established Irish artists, Galway Folk Festival is set to shine a spotlight on some of the country’s most exciting emerging talent, as this summer’s programme is bolstered by the likes of Lorraine Nash, Robert John Ardiff, I Draw Slow, A Smyth, Aoife Scott, Stevie Appleby, Laura Duff, Woven Kin, Seba Safe, Sonny Casey, King Pallas and Les SalAmandas.

“We are delighted to launch the very first Galway Folk Festival. We are looking forward to the first summer of live music in two years and are excited to be bringing something new to the Galway music calendar,” said Gary Monroe of Monroe’s Live.

The festival kicks off on Wednesday, June 15, with headline act Villagers performing an acoustic show, followed by four more days of music at Monroe’s and across the city. Tickets are now on sale for Galway Folk Festival 2022 and further information and ticket details can be found at the festival website,

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