Overview

Kilcoole Music Festival, currently celebrating its 64th year, is one of the oldest and most renowned Music Festivals in the country.

Since its inception back in 1955 by the District Nurse at the time; Mary Kieran, the festival has grown from a half day of competitions to its present day format with six days of competitions in vocal, choral, instrumental and orchestral music and speech and drama also.

The aim of the Kilcoole Music Festival is to provide a platform for children and adults to perform  in public. The Festival boasts performances of a very high standard and attracts some of the most highly qualified adjudicators in the country along with extremely talented competitors, both local and national.

This years Festival will take place in St. Patrick's Hall (The Foresters' Hall) in Kilcoole from Tuesday November 19th through to Sunday November 24th.  All Choral Competitions will be held in Colaiste Chraobh Abhann, Newcastle Road, Kilcoole.

Information regarding Entry Fees and Festival Rules and Conditions are outlined on this website.

The Festival Syllabus and Entry Forms are available to download here also.