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The popular Irish-American group Cherish the Ladies will perform at the Dungarvan TuneFest. Photo courtesy of Tunefest Dungarvan Facebook.

Dungarvan Hosts TuneFest in County Waterford

Dungarvan hosts TuneFest once again this year.

Visitors to Ireland’s sunny southeast who are looking for a great traditional Irish music festival will find it in this stunning harbor town.

The popular Irish-American group Cherish the Ladies will perform as Dungarvan hosts TuneFest again this year. Photo courtesy of Tunefest Dungarvan Facebook.

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TuneFest Dungarvan, which is slated to take place June 21-23, will bring together some of the most talented traditional Irish musicians and singers from Waterford, around the country, and overseas for one incredible weekend of top-class music and fun.

The popular Irish-American group Cherish the Ladies, the Scottish group Talisk, and Danú are among the festival's top performers.

Visitors can participate in various workshops and book launches, and enjoy the dancing, pub sessions, youth busking, and free outdoor gig rig performances that the festival has on offer.

Image courtesy of Tunefest Dungarvan Facebook.

Workshops will be provided by the following musicians: Keith O’Loughlin, a banjo virtuoso with roots in Corofin’s famed melodies; Brian O’Loughlin, a maestro in flute playing, also from Corofin, County Clare; Conor Moriarty, known as one of Ireland's leading accordion ​players; Colm Phelan, a native of Portlaoise, County Laois, who is acclaimed for his prowess ​on the bodhrán; a fiddle workshop with the ​talented Dylan Carlos, as well as a workshop in the concertina from celebrated Irish musician Edel Fox.

Workshops from fiddle player Tara Breen and concertina player Conor O'Loughlin are already sold out.

 

an aerial view of a town Dungarvan hosts TuneFest
An aerial view of the pretty seaside town of Dungarvan in County Waterford. Photo: David Clynch, Courtesy Waterford City and County Council for Failte Ireland.

In addition to the top class music you'll hear at TuneFest, visitors are encouraged to explore Dungarvan's many pubs and restaurants, as well as the nearby Waterford Greenway.

The festival has also teamed up with local hotels and accommodation providers who will be offering special packages for those looking to stay in Dungarvan for the weekend.

Tickets for TuneFest Dungarvan are currently on sale. For more information visit the TuneFest website or its Facebook page.

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