An t-Earrach Thiar – Féile an Phobail, Inis Oírr

An t-Asal Uaigneach - a new puppet show performed by the pupils of Naomh Caomhán National School, devised and directed by Des Dillon. Art Exhibition featuring the work of Inis Oírr Art Class. Photography exhibition featuring the work of Club Ceamra Inis Oírr. Ceol Inis Oírr - music session featuring the fantastic local musical talent.



International Seminar for the Development of Street Arts


Bluebell CDP Men’s Group

A night of song, stories, poetry and drama from members of Bluebell CDP Men’s Group.
8.30pm Adm Free/ All welcome


The Eskies

The Eskies bring their high-energy brand of folk noir/gypsy jazz/sea shanty and swaggering stage spectacle to Inis Oirr.

The Murphy Beds – The Cafe Sessions

The Murphy Beds (Jefferson Hamer and Eamon O’Leary) present traditional and original folk songs with close harmonies and deft instrumental arrangements on bouzouki, guitar, and mandolin. They have performed and collaborated with artists across the folk spectrum including Beth Orton, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Anais Mitchell, and Sam Amidon.


Maria Somerville & Band

Former Áras Éanna Artist In Residence ( 2018) Maria Somerville returns to Inis Oírr.

Thomas McCarthy

Singer of the Year TG4 Gradam Cheoil 2019.


The annual bodhran summer school returns to Áras Éanna.

The Conifers – As part of Craiceann, the Bodhran Summerschool

As part of Craiceann Bodhran Summer school. The Conifers is made up of five young musicians, all of whom are rooted in a strong musical background. While their music is energetic, lively and has a wholesome sound, the band members strive to remain true to a traditional repertoire rooted in the regions of Clare, Sliabh...

Troda – Craiceann -the Bodhran Summerschool

This new exciting trio formed by chance at the NYAH festival, Cavan in 2018. The band immediately bonded and it wasn’t before long TRODA was born.  In a short space of time the band has excelled, playing as guests with the likes of Sharon Shannon. The band’s initial debut was met with a standing ovation...


Fishamble: The New Play Company Presents BEFORE A new play with much music by Pat Kinevane.

Gerry Tom Ó Murchú & Friends

The group play a huge range of great songs and music and a mix of different styles, Irish songs for the most part, both traditional and new.


The Unwanted

Set to be a brilliant gig  with the band bringing rich music traditions from both sides the Atlantic, The Unwanted are three exceptional talents, Cathy Jordan, Rick Epping & Seamie O’Dowd, all with a lifetime dedication to their music.

€15 – €20

The Raines – The Cafe Sessions

Having met on Inis Oírr last year the Raines, Ruth Dillon on vocals  and guitar, Yvonne Tiernan on vocals, guitar & ukulele and Juliana Erkkonen on fiddle, are fittingly returning to the island to share their folk songs, laced with sweet harmonies and intertwined with melodic fiddle.


A representative of Margot’s work which is  about the ordinary everyday and can be anything from a pile of washing up to some bizarre models or a newspaper headline.


Pat Quinn & a Chairde

The mighty Pat Quinn returns for what is sure to be another sell-out concert. Island resident Pat is a singer/songwriter of exceptional talent who pens often hilarious songs with themes ranging from potatoes to penguins to Angelina Jolie. Christy Moore has recorded a version of Pat’s Lingo Politico on his latest album.  For this theatre...

€15 – €20


Rare and wonderful chance to hear  THE TWO PATS, that is to say, brothers -in -law writer Pat McCabe and Inis Oírr singer/songwriter Pat Quinn who will perform their legendary spoken words ‘n music extravaganza, including all their hits

€15 – €20

Mouse McHugh with Joe Waldron – The Cafe Sessions

Be prepared to be entertained by Mouse McHugh, Tuam town musician who has played with The Timber Tramps , Too Much for the Whiteman , The Midnight Cowboys , Saw Doctors & The Lounge Lizards  and plays a mix of styles in his own way.  Mouse will be joined by Joe Waldron , cool hand...


Polcaphonc – Children’s concert with Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde

Dominic will perform songs from POLCAPHONC, his lively new book of songs in Irish for children. The book has 20 newly composed children’s songs with everything from a greedy spider, a  friendly ghost, children saving the world and an space alien that has a mad interest in fashion, especially clothes with polka dots.


Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde & A Chairde

Doimnic will be joined by Frances Morton and a guest guitarist. From  Gaoth Dobhair,  Doimnic also plays the piano accordion and uileann pipes  and  has been an enthusiast of Gaeilge  culture all his life.

€10 – €15

The Raines – The Cafe Sessions

Having met on Inis Oírr last year the Raines, Ruth Dillon on vocals & guitar, Yvonne Tiernan on vocals, guitar & ukulele and Juliana Erkkonen on fiddle, are fittingly returning to the island to share their folk songs, laced with sweet harmonies and intertwined with melodic fiddle.


Picnic Teaghlaigh

Join us again for a fun filled family picnic.  Entertainment will include music, art, games and face painting. Bring your own picnic, tea, coffee and cordial will be available.


Liam Ó Maonlaí

The front man of the Hothouse Flowers plays a solo gig. Liam Ó Maonlaí is one of Ireland's best-loved musicians and singers, both in rock and traditional music. 

Áine Tyrrell &  Emily Wurramara

Áras Éanna

Australia’s favourite adopted Irish sister, Áine Tyrrell is coming home to Ireland to launch her new album, Return To The Sea. She is bringing home Ireland’s soon-to-be favourite adopted Australian sister, Emily Wurramara who is touring her award winning debut Album Milyakburra.

A unique and stunning double bill of powerful and inspiring performers. These women have shared bills and festivals across Australia together already. They are passionate women of the sea from their homes to their music. They both sing and speak from the heart singing anthems for humanity and social justice as well as writing songs that speak to your heart.

€10 – €15

Culture Night: Man of Aran with live score

The iconic 1934 film will be screened with a live,original, contemporary score featuring pedal steel guitar, cello, guitars and electronics by Simon O’Reilly and Alec Brown.

Man of Aran​ is a 1934 Irish fictional documentary film directed by Robert J. Flaherty about life on the Aran Islands. It portrays characters living in premodern conditions, documenting their daily routines such as fishing off high cliffs, farming potatoes where there is little soil, and hunting for huge basking sharks to get liver oil for lamps. Some situations are fabricated, such as one scene in which the shark fishermen are almost lost at sea in a sudden gale. Additionally, the family members shown are not actually related, having been chosen from among the islanders for their photogenic qualities


Christmas Market

Christmas Market with music, crafts, mulled wine and food.  From 6pm. All Welcome.


Súp & Sóp

11th-17thJan 2020 with one advance prep day.

A week of collaboration and craic with Ros na Rún story-liner and actor Sorcha Fox and Ros na Rún actor Marie Bheag Breathnach.

Daily, live soap opera where the characters and scenarios are invented by a cast (established actors/new actors and people interested in set/costume/props on the island).


Áras Éanna

An incredible night of music is in store with what promises to be one of the most memorable and unique nights of the year. 

Galway band The Whileaways’ are three singers cut from the same cloth who weave a tapestry of harmonies and beautifully crafted original songs. Their sound is true and their delivery is undeniably captivating. Described as 'perfected simplicity' by the Irish Echo, USA , the trio incorporate instinctive sibling-like harmonies, captivating lyrics and subtle accompaniment.


Áras Éanna Live – Micheál Ó hAlmhain

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A native of south County Dublin now resident on Inis Oirr, flute player Micheál Ó hAlmhain has devoted his life to performing and promoting traditional music in Ireland through numberless sessions and teaching.