Ireby Festival tickets

Ireby Festival Tickets

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"Great Ireby Festival 2017 Experience"
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Ireby Festival 2017 , Ireby Festival, Ireby, Wigton, Cumbria - 26th May 2017

Wonderful unique music event in gorgeous location and of which the whole local community of Ireby can be justly proud. Long may it continue!

Posted by Andrew on 14/06/2017

"Folk festival"
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Ireby Festival 2017 , Ireby Festival, Ireby, Wigton, Cumbria - 26th May 2017

Great festival well organised and great bands. Looking forward to next year.

Posted by Anne on 07/06/2017

"Great weekend"
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Ireby Festival 2017 , Ireby Festival, Ireby, Wigton, Cumbria - 26th May 2017

Wonderful location, superb relaxed atmosphere, good organisation and great music.

Posted by Mike on 06/06/2017

"Gentlemen of Many"
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Ireby Festival 2017 , Ireby Festival, Ireby, Wigton, Cumbria - 26th May 2017

As first timers to the festival, we weren't totally sure what to expect but as soon as we turned up to the campsite on the Friday evening and received such a warm and friendly welcome, we knew that we were going to enjoy ourselves.....and enjoy ourselves we certainly did. The overall atmosphere of the festival is one of inclusion, camaraderie, family fun and musical appreciation. In many ways, it is the local volunteers that set the tone, from the welcoming stewards, fun loving bar staff, WI café and village singers. Using a range of local venues is such a good idea, with the fantastic Black Lion pub in the hub of everything. The highlights (and there were many) were dancing along to Gentlemen of Few (who were stunning both days) in the hall on Friday night, basking in the beautiful sound of Nine Barrow in the church on Saturday and soaking in the musical magnificence of Admiral Fallow (who I suspect may not have been quite folky enough for everyone). All in all, a tremendous wee festival and I haven't even mentioned the views!

Posted by JaggyVale on 06/06/2017

"Ireby Festival"
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Ireby Festival 2017 , Ireby Festival, Ireby, Wigton, Cumbria - 26th May 2017

Friendly, community festival. Surprised that the food vans had gone by Sunday morning but since majority of attendees were in camper vans / large tents, can understand that trade would be limited. Wise move to have events under cover - meant we could enjoy the music in the dry. Particularly enjoyed Eddy and Will, disappointed with with Admiral Fallow's performance - like their music but such a shame that they lost the audience

Posted by Carol and Phil on 03/06/2017

Ireby Festival announces four main stage headline acts:

Following the sell out success of this year's festival, the 2017 line-up is set to attract the same level of interest from people who enjoy an eclectic mix of national and international music performed in small intimate venues.

Admiral Fallow, is one of Scotland's finest five piece bands. Their performances have been described as joyous, heartbreakingly beautiful, sonically audacious and lyrically bewitching. Notably they have performed at T in the Park, Latitude, Cambridge Festival and Glastonbury. They have arranged some of their songs in collaboration with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (Auricle Ensemble) and in January 2016 they performed at two sold out Celtic Connections including Glasgow’s premier venue the 2000 capacity Old Fruit Market.

Jon Boden is best known as the lead singer and main arranger of the progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead. After twelve years, a quarter of a million album sales, seven singles on the Radio 2 playlist and selling out hundreds of venues throughout the land and beyond, including notably the Royal Albert Hall, Jon is launching his first ever solo tour.

Fay Hield and the Hurricane Party. Love and betrayal, witchcraft, playground games, a hornet and a beetle … folk singer Fay Hield and her stellar band offer an enticing glimpse into the world of English folklore. At times sparse and contemplative, at others, fired-up with a spirit-lifting rhythm and plenty of rousing choruses, the music is both captivating and thought-provoking.

Martyn Joseph is a unique talent driven by passion, social awareness and love for his trade, his music manages to empower and speak for the many. He is a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called “The Welsh Springsteen”


Festival Director, Charles Devlin said “these four acts are just an example of the quality and diversity of the music to be found at Ireby next year. We will continue to place emphasis on talented young musicians and to maintain the festival’s broad musical tapestry with the inclusion of Blues from Martin Harley, Jazz from Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra and Bluegrass from Gentlemen of Few, plus quite a few surprises in between".

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