SALMON LEAP FESTIVAL – 3 DAYS TO GO!

Salmon Leap Festival 2015

I love hearing and witnessing new music festivals. Last year it was the B.A.R.E. in the Woods Music Festival in Portarlington in Co. Laois, (you can check my posts about that here and here) and this year it will be the Salmon Leap Festival in Leixlip Co. Kildare.

The Salmon Leap Festival is a new music festival that showcases some of the best talent Ireland has to offer when it comes to Folk, Traditional and Irish Music. It’s headlined by Damien Dempsey, Altan, KÍLA, Mundy, Sharon Shannon, Eddi Reader and Luka Bloom with lots up and coming acts too … and it’s a family friendly event so it’s perfect now that Patrick and I have a little family!

The final touches at the Salmon Leap Inn where the festival is being held are being put in place as I type these words. You can connect with the festival here on Facebook for updates but for now have a read of the Stage Times and the press release below on the event …

Press release:

Day Breakdown and Stage Times Announced

Friday 29 May

Saturday 30 May

Sunday 31 May

Damien Dempsey
9.30PM

KÍLA
9.30PM

Sharon Shannon
9.30PM

Begley & Cooney
8.00PM

Altan
7.45PM

Eddi Reader
8.00PM

Lynched
7.00PM

Mundy
6.30PM

Luka Bloom
6.30PM

Harry Bradley, Jesse Smith
 & John Blake

6.00PM

Máirtín O’Connor Trio

5.00PM

Alan Kelly Gang
5.30PM

 

The Whileaways
4.00PM

New Road
4.00PM

 

Lisa O’Neill
3.00PM

I Draw Slow
2.30PM

 

Four Winds
1.45PM

Ye Vagabonds
1.00PM

 

Morrissey & Marshall
12.45PM

The Jeremiahs
12.00PM

 

Stephen James
12.00PM

 

Salmon Leap Festival, a new folk and traditional music celebration in Leixlip, Co. Kildare have just announced their day breakdown for 2015.  Kicking off on Friday 29 May and running until Sunday 31 May at the Salmon Leap Inn, this year’s line-up features Damien Dempsey, KÍLA, Sharon Shannon, Altan, Mundy,  Eddi Reader,  Luka Bloom, Máirtín O’Connor Trio, Alan Kelly Gang, The Whileaways,  Lisa O’Neill, Four Winds, Begley & Cooney, Ye Vagabonds, New Road, I Draw Slow, Morrissey & Marshall, Lynched, The Jeremiahs, Stephen James and Harry Bradley, Jesse Smith & John Blake.

Salmon Leap Festival, Kildare, 29th - 31st May 2015
Kila

Day tickets for the event priced €35 and weekend €75 including booking fee are available now directly from the Salmon Leap Inn or online at www.salmonleapfestival.com.

Salmon Leap Festival is a new folk and traditional music weekender in the heritage town of Leixlip on the banks of the River Liffey. Dublin born singer songwriter Damien Dempsey takes to the stage located in the Salmon Leap Inn on Friday while Saturday sees Altan and Irish music legends KÍLA perform. Bringing the weekend to a close in style on Sunday will be Eddi Reader and Sharon Shannon.

Salmon Leap Festival, Kildare, 29th - 31st May 2015
I Draw Slow

The Salmon Leap Inn is one of Ireland’s oldest music pubs and was a long-time music landmark and stop over on the road west. A family pub, the inn has roots in Annascaul Co. Kerry, home of the world-famous explorer Tom Crean. The music festival takes us back to our roots, exploring wonderful heritage and music.

Salmon Leap Festival, Kildare, 29th - 31st May 2015
Ye Vagabonds

Headlined by legends Damien Dempsey, Eddi Reader, Sharon Shannon, Kíla and Altan with a stunning line up across three days, the family friendly event will also feature a market and artisan food. Special food offers will also be available throughout the weekend from the Salmon Leap Inn, details can be found at www.salmonleapfestival.com.

Salmon Leap Festival 29 May – 31 May 2015
www.salmonleapfestival.com | www.facebook.com/Salmon-Leap-Festival | @SalmonLeapFest

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