Travelling Music Festival Retu...


Travelling Music Festival Returns To North Dublin In June

Joe Caulfield
Joe Caulfield

06:07 24 May 2024

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Residents of north county Dublin can look forward to a travelling music festival coming their way next month.

Fingal Festival in a Van will see a mix of professional and local acts perform music, spoken word and dance in different locations around the area from June 21st to 30th.

Fingal’s diverse communities are invited to bring their own picnic blanket, slap on the sunscreen, and enjoy some of Ireland’s best talent who were born or are based in Fingal County, including artists such as Jyellowl, Niamh Bury, Paula Meehan, and Asha Ari, plus many more. 

Locations include Lusk, Blanchardstown, Baldoyle, and more towns, villages, and neighbourhoods across the county.

From housing estates to public parks to community gardens to refugee accommodation, all are welcome to participate in the festivities.

Amongst the performers for this inaugural summer series with Creative Fingal and Festival in a Van is the Choice Music-nominated (2020) (for his debut album 2020 DIVision) Nigerian-Irish rapper Jyellowl. 

Another is Niamh Bury who is quickly becoming one of the hottest commodities in the Irish folk scene, where she had shared stages with the likes of Ye Vagabonds, Martin Hayes, and Cinder Well in recent times. 

One of Ireland's most prominent living poets, Paula Meehan joins the Van with her award-winning work, which is known for its wit and attention to craft. Her poems have been put to music by composers and songwriters including Christy Moore. Her poetry has been extensively published in translation, including substantial collections in French and German. She has written plays for both adults and children and she has published six original collections of poetry, the most recent, The Solace of Artemis, in 2024.

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