The Fingal International Festival of Voices was founded by Michael T. Dawson in 2019 and was set to be one of the largest festivals of its kind in Ireland with over sixty-four performing groups registered and over two-thousand singers set to participate. Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 global pandemic the festival had to be cancelled on the day of its inaugural friendship concerts.
Therefore March 11th - 14th, 2021 in-fact be the inaugural festival! The festival will welcome International & National children, youth and adult choirs to the seaside town of Balbriggan, Co. Dublin for a colourful weekend of singing, story-telling and competitions culminating with one ensemble winning the Fingal Grand-Prix trophy and €3000.
The festival is focused on celebrating diversity and will provide a platform for individuals and communities to showcase their culture in locations across Balbriggan and the surrounding areas. Workshops and classes on singing, folk-music and story-telling will be available to anyone attending the festival and will be led by our national and international guests.
Across the weekend of the festival, there will also be events, activities and shows for all the family, including fun and food at the festival pavilion.
Check out our pages for updates on workshops, competition timetable, adjudicators and community outreach events!