Performing Arts in Wales

National Eisteddfod

Pronounced ey-steth-vot, this eight-day movable feast of Welsh culture is Europe’s largest festival of competitive music-making and poetry. Descended from ancient Bardic tournaments, it is conducted in Welsh, but th…
Performing Arts in Wales

Urdd National Eisteddfod

Urdd Eisteddfod is a young people’s festival – urdd (pronounced irth) is Welsh for ‘youth’ – held in late May/early June at changing venues. It's one of Europe's biggest youth events. The format resembles its bigger…
Food in Ireland

Só Sligo Festival

Food in Ireland

Hillsborough Oyster Festival

Some 12,000 people from all over the world gather in the first week of September to sample the region's best and to take part in the World Oyster Eating Championships.
Food in Ireland

Waterford Harvest Food Festival

A 10-day festival in mid-September with food markets, taste workshops, celebrity-chef clinics and open-air picnics.
Food in Ireland

Kinsale Gourmet Festival

Music in Brittany

Les Vieilles Charrues de Carhaix

One of the biggest music festivals Brittany: old-school crooners, electronic beats and much more attract crowds of 300,000-plus to Carhaix in mid-July.