THE SUMMER FESTIVAL FEELING … MUSIC AT THE MARITIME
The Irish Maritime Festival at Drogheda Port always sounds great. Whether it’s brilliant bands on the Ballast Quay Stage, Trad Music on the Fleadh Stage or the Stowaway Sessions on the deck of the Earl of Pembroke, there’s something for everyone this year.
The quays will be rocking all weekend with great bands and singer songwriters playing live on the Ballast Quay Stage all weekend. This years line up includes local favourites Fuzz Gigolo and Declan Garry, returning artists Niall Callan and Davina Brady as well as up and coming talent Katie Gallagher and many more. Click here for the full line up.
With Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann coming up in Drogheda this summer, the Irish Maritime Festival is getting in the mood with a dedicated trad music stage. Watch out for local and visiting artists playing live all weekend … and who knows, you might even be tempted to learn a few Irish dancing steps.
And when the sun goes down, the Earl of Pembroke Tall Ship comes to life as the stage for two fabulous intimate acoustic gigs. Picture it: It’s a glorious summers evening. You’re on the deck of a tall ship, docked in Drogheda Port. You’ve a nice cool drink in your hand and you’re settling in for the stunning Stowaway Sessions.
The Lost Brothers and Declan O’Rourke will headline the Stowaway Sessions on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th June respectively. Declan O’Rourke will perform his epic song cycle “Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine” while The Lost Brothers, fresh from their sell out tour, will perform from across their repertoire including their most recent album “Halfway Towards a Healing”. The Lost Brothers will be supported by special guest Eve Belle while Declan O’Rourke welcomes local folk, Americana and bluegrass powerhouse Pilgrim Street.
The Stowaway Sessions are produced by the Droichead Arts Centre and are kindly supported by Dan Kelly Cider, Quintessential Wines and Bru Brewery. The Stowaway Sessions are hosted by Gerry Hodgers of the Purple Sessions at Boyle’s of Slane. The Fleadh Stage is hosted by Drogheda Comhaltas and the Fleadh Legacy Committee. The Irish Maritime Festival is proudly sponsored by Virgin Media, and is hosted by Louth County Council in association with Drogheda Port.
Check out some of the fabulous line-up that we’ve had on offer in past years and some of what you can look forward to this year by checking out the “Music at the Maritime” playlist on Spotify.