Spirit of Folk 2014 festival

As the summer approaches and the cold winter days start to feel like a distant memory, we all seem to be defrosting and discovering what adventures might lie ahead. For the Spirit of Folk team, a small bunch of enthusiastic friends and family, this time of year is awash with plans and creative brainstorming as to what shape their small unique event will take.
Now entering its 4th year Spirit of Folk has transformed into a different shape each year from 2 days, to 3 days, to 1 day finding its feet somewhere in the middle now for a return to its original format, one that has been welcomed by fans of the festival. ‘The community feel is what makes Spirit of Folk Festival’ says Sarah Harte, an avid attendee, ‘and its great to be able to immerse yourself in the environment for the whole weekend getting to know people and enjoying the space and activities!’
As always, the festival will be a family-friendly relaxed affair. Gates will open Friday night for those looking to camp for the weekend, with a gentle programme welcoming festival goers with an opening ceremony, some fireside music, and some fun & games in the Hall of Heroes. Saturday will be buzzing with activity with plenty to do including a full live music lineup with folk, trad and bluegrass tunes floating around the camp. For those looking to get their hands dirty they will have archery lessons taking place the whole day long as well as Living History demonstrations, Falconry displays, storytelling in our cairn, a beautifully curated holistic area by Golden Spears Healing with a chance to have some treatments from massage to reflexology and more. Food again will take centre stage with a big communal feast taking place in the afternoon followed by a night of music, dance and craic! As always the ‘wee ones’ will be well entertained with a whole area dedicated to them. Activities will include arts & crafts, storytelling, musical games and more!
There will also be a Soul Seminars tent where speakers from the years programme will be discussing interesting ideas and philosophies along with yoga, dance, shamanic journeying and more. This will be a great place to share ideas and have some fun discussions. ‘We have really figured out what works for us this year and one of the most important things is keeping the event cosy and intimate’ says Festival Coordinator, Natasha Duffy. ‘We will have a limited amount of tickets available which will go on sale late June along with both a feast and non-feast option so if anyone would like to reserve we recommend getting in touch!’
The festival this year will take place from the 19th-21st of September with gates opening at 6pm on Friday and with the festival finishing up with a closing ceremony 12pm on Sunday, giving plenty of time to check out what Meath has to offer including trips to Tara or Newgrange or the ancient site of Sliabh na Caileach.
For more info on tickets and programmes or to reserve your tickets contact [email protected] or call 046 90 74455
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