Friday 10th & Saturday 11th June


Ruaille Buaille Lucan Children’s Music Festival is back and bigger than ever! This year we have over 40 events over 4 days and we are delighted to launch our Festival TENT @ Griffeen Park as a new venue in addition to our fantastic programme of events in Lucan Library and local primary schools.

Launching our Festival TENT on Friday June 10th with a lunchtime performance for schools and then followed by a weekend of music until the close of Ruaille Buaille on Saturday evening.  Traditional, Small Folk, Classical, Jazz, Theatre, Historical . . . a celebration of culture! Something for everybody!


Some of the Festival TENT highlights include:

Sibéal Ní Chasaide Ruaille Buaille Remembers 1916
Lisa Lambe & Simon Morgan Live
Family Céilí with TraDITum & Maitiú Ó Casaide

America: The Sound of Rhythm & Jazz Concert

The Maguire Band, The Ossia Youth Choir Mad for Trad Festival Orchestra with special guest Daire Bracken (fiddle)

Lucan Gospel Choir joined by local school choirs

After School Mobile Music Machine Concert

Tother A Storytelling and Music Show for Children

As well as an array of great performances and worskhops in the tent, there will be plenty happening in the park including Magic Mal’s Dotty Magic show, storytelling, face painting, juggling shows and balloon modelling. So, bring a picnic and enjoy a great musical family day out!


Please see our new website for more details, Festival Enquiries and all bookings  through Artscope at (01) 505 9582 or email




Media Contact

Caroline Wynne, Artscope Ltd

+353 087 2368 160


Notes to editor

The festival is produced by South Dublin County Council Arts and Library Services. The festival programme is curated and managed by Artscope.


A full programme of events and performances is available on our website