46th Uranquinty Folk Festival:
30 Sep - 3 Oct, 2016

  • Concerts, Dances,
  • Campfire Sessions,
  • Blackboards,
  • Poets' Breakfast,
  • Kids' Festival,
  • Workshops,
  • Candlelit Dinners.

Performer Applications- (click to open/close)

Performer Applications for 2016 are now open, on this site, and will remain open till 5pm, July 1, 2016. 

One of the questions on the application form is how many young performers (16-25) are in the act. Please note this is for people who are under 26 the FIRST time around!  (ell oh ell)

By mid july, all who applied should hear whether or not they were successful. If you don't, something's broken; send alcohol!  Click here for the application form. 

Youth Showcase- (click to open/close)

One of Uranquinty Folk Festival's goals is to provide encouragement and opportunities for up and coming folk musicians, whilst providing a solid program of quality entertainment for our audience. To this end, we try to ensure our artist selections include a wide range of experience, age, and genres and, wherever possible, give priority to young acts.

Young musicians (16-25), even if they don't yet feel ready to apply or aren't lucky enough to make the final cut, are especially welcome to participate in our growing number of blackboard sessions, special events (eg the choir, women's concert, youth concert etc), and of course our world-class bonfire sessions! Not only can they listen to, mingle / play with, and learn from some of the best folk musicians around but they can also hone/showcase their performnce skills with a sympathetic and welcoming (although sometimes rowdy!) audience.

So, young or not-so-much, get down to Quinty from Sep 30 to Oct 3, 2016!

Volunteers needed

As is always the case, we rely heavily on volunteers to help with the smooth running of the festival. If you're able to help us out with eg catering, set-up, pack down, collection and storage of equipment, sale of tickets, raffle, and merchandise and cleaning of facilities etc please drop us a line - quintyfolk@uranquintyfolk.com  Thanks.

2015 Lineup - (click to open/close)

The stunning 2015 lineup included: 2015 artists
Alex and Joel
Begley, Butler and Quigley
Craig and Simone Dawson
Den Hanrahan and the Rum Runners
Emlyn and Jodie O'Regan
Franklyn B Paverty
Luke R Davies
Maia Jelavic
Michael Waugh
Mike Cosgriff
Peter Anderson and Tom Bolton
Sam McMahon
Spirit of the Glen
The April Maze
The Capitalist Pigs
The Guitar Cases Band

Click for Artists' Details

Squeezer and the Uranettes Squeezer and the Uranettes
By popular request after critical acclaim in 2014, 'Squeezer and the Uranettes' made a triumphant return to Uranquinty. This show celebrates the treasured and near forgotten art of the 60's GIRLIE CHORUS! Bandleader is accordionist Peter Anderson, wearing a different hat as a 60's singer guitarist.

The band is open to all comers to either join the backline or lead their favourite 60's song. The Uranettes also welcome all comers, with a preference of course for those of female persuasion. This will be a finely honed and polished performance, as it is having one rehearsal (!!!) at Jack's Hut on Sunday at 3pm.