Events of Interest to Bodhránfolk


I'll list concerts, tours, workshops, festivals, and anything else that you think might interest people who read these pages. I don't want to try to duplicate the various other calendars and tour schedules available around the web; let's keep it focussed on the bodhrán.

In addition to this list of upcoming events, check the rest of the page for pointers to tour schedules for performers of interest, and a list of annual events with bodhrán workshops.


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Tour Schedules

I've found on-line schedules for some bands which have particularly good bodhránists. Most of the links I had here aren't valid any more; please suggest additions.


Regular Events featuring Bodhrán Workshops

Several of the links I had here went stale. If anyone can point me to the new sites for any of these festivals, I'd appreciate it.

February World Drum Festival
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
two bodhran workshops - one for any level and one for improvers/intermediate level
(1st weekend)
North Texas Irish Festival Bodhrán workshop.
Late March Australian National Folk Festival
Canberra, Australia
Bodhrán-making workshop.
early May Mississippi River Celtic Music Festival
St. Louis, Missouri
Bodhrán class by Mark Stone.
Late May Northwest Folklife Festival
Seattle, Washington
Late June Gaelic Roots Festival of Irish Music and Dance
Boston College, Boston, Mass
In past years, bodhrán teachers included Myron Bretholz and Tommy Hayes.
Mid-July Falun Folkmusik Festival
Falun, Sweden
I don't know if they have a bodhrán workshop each year, but there was one in 1997 taught by Martin O'Hare.
Mid-July Catskills Irish Arts Week
East Durham, NY
Mid-July The Swannanoa Gathering Celtic Week
Asheville, NC.
Late July Augusta Heritage Workshops Irish Week
Elkins, WV
(first week)
Lark in the Morning Music Celebration
early August Dublin Irish Festival
Dublin, Ohio
Eddie Cotter makes drums and leads workshops.
Mid August Milwaukee Irish Fest
Milwaukee, Wisc.
2002 - August 15 - 18
2003 - August 14 - 17
2004 - August 19 - 22
Mid September Philadelphia Ceili Group's Traditional Irish Music and Dance Festival
Philadelphia, PA



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Last updated 19 Aug 2001