Programme

The 30th edition of the Festival takes place on 14-17 November 2024.

Click on highlighted links for more information and bookings.

Please note that physical tickets will not be issued – anyone who books in advance will have their name on a list at the door of their event(s). Details of pub sessions will be added nearer the time.

Details of the Mark Donnelly Piping Academy are given on its own page.


Thursday 14th
6.00pm – Festival Launch

Market Place Theatre

Admission Free

7.30pm – Opening Concert

Market Place Studio Theatre

• Calum Alex MacMillan & Ross Martin (Scotland)

• Conor Mallon – “Unearthed”

• Duo Lagrange Rutkowski (France)

• Pádraig McGovern

Admission £14

Friday 15th 

11.00am – Schools Concert in association with INTO

Armagh First Presbyterian Church

• Angus & Kenneth MacKenzie

• Aoife Smyth

• Duo Lagrange Rutkowski

• tbc

6.00pm – The William Kennedy Lecture

Aonach Mhacha

• Toner Quinn (editorThe Journal of Music): “How Ireland thinks about music”

Admission Free

 8.00pm – APC “Bringing it all back home” Concert 

Armagh First Presbyterian Church

• Aoife Smyth

• Cadhla Tohill

• Cillian Vallely

• Conor Mallon

• Éamonn Curran

• Jarlath Henderson

• Maeve O’Donnell

• Peter Coyle

• Peter McKenna

• Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn

Admission £14

Saturday 16th

10.00am – Instrument Workshops

Aonach Mhacha

• Concertina – Caroline Keane

• Fiddle – Maeve Donnelly

• Flute – Caoimhín Ó Fearghail

• Accompaniment – Conal O’Kane

• Uilleann Pipes (beginners) – Maeve O’Donnell

• Uilleann Pipes (improvers) – Conor Mallon

Cost £12

3.00pm – The Celtic Arts Foundation Concert

Armagh City Hotel

• Angus & Kenneth MacKenzie with Ross Martin

• Colm Broderick

• Máire Ní Ghráda & Maeve Donnelly

• Mark Redmond

• Tom Delany & Caroline Keane with Conal O’Kane

Admission £14

8.00pm – Festival Concert

Armagh City Hotel

• Cillian Vallely, David Doocey & Patrick Doocey

• Grace Lemon & Paddi Benson with James Patrick Gavin

• Michael McGoldrick, John Carty & Matt Griffin

• ZampogneriA with Eric Montbel (Italy/France)

Admission £15

Sunday 17th

4.00pm – Final Concert

Armagh City Hotel

• Caoimhín Ó Fearghail

• Sébastien Lagrange, Gaël Rutkowski & Guests (France)

• Jarlath Henderson

• Robert Watt

• ZampogneriA with Eric Montbel (Italy/France)

Admission £13

FESTIVAL PASS – admission to all five public concerts for £55 – saving £15

A full refund will be provided to anyone unable to attend because they have Covid symptoms or are isolating.