This September, immerse yourself in Ireland’s rich folk heritage and experience the magic of the Spirit of Folk!
The two-day, family friendly folk festival returns in 2014 after a one year hiatus to the beautiful grounds of Dunderry Park, Co Meath from September 19 -21.
Spirit of Folk includes a stellar folk and traditional music line-up but it is no ordinary festival. On its programme is falconry, astronomy, experimental archeology, storytelling, battle reenactments, holistic therapies and activities for kids. As well as that, for the first time ever, organised tours to local sites such as the Hill of Tara and Sliabh na Callaich will be an option for interested festival-goers.
Another new feature is the Digital Whispers project, which will be hosted in the unique storytelling venue - a replica megalithic cairn - and will investigate how stories can evolve through time, art and technology.
Festival organisers, Natasha and Emily Duffy say, "We wanted people to come to the event and have a really fun time, but also to bring something home with them, whether that be a story about Cú Chulainn, a new found love of archery or maybe some new festival friends. In fact Spirit of Folk is all about the people and it’s this feedback that we get time and time again, how it’s all about the wonderful people, community atmosphere and vibe that bring people back year after year."
The Spirit of Folk team are officially calling out for exciting and versatile bands and musicians influenced by folk, Traditional Irish, Bluegrass or Country genres to apply to play at the event. Interested acts can apply at www.spiritoffolk.com
Tickets go on sale at the end of June but advance reservation is recommended.