‘Festival Folk’ returns with stars of Irish folk scene

Building on a very successful and sold-out inaugural event last December, ‘Festival Folk’ is returning to the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon Town this Easter Thursday, March 28th, to celebrate Irish folk music with some of the biggest names in the business.

Eleanor Shanley

  Festival Folk is delighted to announce a line-up of wonderful Irish musical talent. These singer-songwriters are renowned both locally and internationally. The line-up includes Eleanor Shanley, Charlie McGettigan, Mick Hanly and Leo Logan. 

  Eleanor Shanley is one of Ireland’s most loved and respected vocalists. Eleanor’s many solo performances and recordings are complemented by her wonderful collaborative projects (both recordings and live performances). A great career with De Danann marked Eleanor’s professional baptism. She has also worked with stars such as the late Ronnie Drew, Mike Hanrahan and Donal Lunny. 

Charlie McGettigan

 Charlie McGettigan is a singer-songwriter who has worked with artists like Maura O’Connell and Eleanor Shanley, both of whom have recorded many of his songs. Charlie joined forces with Paul Harrington and Brendan Graham to win the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest with ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids’. 

Mick Hanly

  Mick Hanly is a singer-songwriter who has been a stalwart of the Irish folk scene for decades. Apart from performing solo, he has also performed with many of the top stars of the Irish music scene such as Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny and Moving Hearts. 

  Leo Logan is a singer-songwriter/producer and member of a band called The Vibes, a six-piece group from Drumshanbo. Their unique blend of indie rock and pop, with a couple of banjos thrown in for good measure, has made them become renowned for their electrifying live performances. Leo will perform solo on the night. 

  Tickets (€30) are now on sale via the Abbey Hotel Box Office (09066 26240) or through Eventbrite