Derry International Irish Music Festival

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin's inaugural festival brings musicians together for a diverse programme of events

Festival Details


Sunday, 31 January 2016 to Sunday, 07 February 2016



From 31 January – 7 February 2016, Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin presents a brand new festival celebrating the very best in Irish music, both traditional and contemporary. Taking place in venues across the city, the festival will include top quality live gigs, exclusive workshops and master classes, as well as an incredible jam-packed Trad Trail taking place across some of the city’s finest bars & restaurants.

The festival’s headline event, ‘Transatlantic Sessions’, is an all-star line-up of the biggest names in Folk, Country and Americana. Based on the hit BBC/RTÉ TV series of the same name, this concert will be an exclusive Irish date as part of their annual tour.

Irish musicians from all over the country, as well as some international guests, will descend on the city for an intense week of musical performances. Expect spontaneous music sessions and off the cuff performances interspersed amongst a diverse programme of top quality musical events throughout the day and night in some of the city’s best venues.

Full details of the festival programme are now available online at and tickets can be purchased online or by contacting Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin’s box office on 028 7126 4132. Tickets for Transatlantic Sessions can be purchased directly through the Millennium Forum.