Mixtape: The Spirit of Folk 2012

One of the highlights of 2011 for me was the inaugural Spirit of Folk festival in Dunderry, Co. Meath.

Well news has come through that 2012 will be bigger and better! Along with all the folk games, experimental archaeology, medieval village, falconry, storytelling .... there will be an extra night at the festival and a second stage to keep the music flowing all day. Here's a lovely wee animation announcing the headliners:

A limited supply of Early Bird weekend ticketsfor €65 and day tickets for €35 will be available until 31st May only. From June onwards, weekend tickets will cost €85 and day tickets will cost €45.
To purchase your Spirit of Folk 2012 tickets go to www.tickets.ie. For more information, checkout www.spiritoffolk.com or follow them on Twitter (@Spirit_of_Folk) or give an auld like on  Facebook.com/spiritoffolkfestival.

Returning this year from September 21st to 23rd,Spirit of Folk 2012 will see musicians and storytellers from allover Ireland and the UK come together for a weekend of music, arts, craft,spirituality, philosophy and folklore.

Here's the line-up with a selection of 10 songs from bands scheduled to play!

John Spillane
The Lost Brothers

Lisa O’Neill,
I DrawSlow
Spook of the Thirteenth Lock

The Hot Sprockets;
Mossy Nolan;
The Henry Girls;

The YoungFolk;
Tir na nOg;
Aoife Scott;
Jig away the Donkey;
Pete Cummins;
The BonnyMen;

The Man Whom,

Gypsy Rebble Rabble;
Trad side of the moon;
Alpaca Jamboree;

Miriam Donohue;

 Joy Booth;
Twin Headed Wolf;

The Eskies;

Cry Monster Cry;
Hidden Highways

and JP Trio and Niamh.