Breaking news!

We’ve had a couple of changes to the programme.

Firstly, we’ve had no interest in Maire’s Hands on Harp class on Monday morning so, after consulting with her, we’ve cancelled it.

Instead, Maire will run a workshop on seventeenth and eighteenth century Irish harp music by composers other than Turlough O’Carolan.

Maire says – We’ll explore the beautiful legacy of music left by the lesser-known Irish harper – composers such as the Connellan Brothers and Cornelius Lyons, learn one or two of their tunes and discuss interpretation, harmonisation and accompaniment.


As there will be no personalized tuition involved, this workshop does not have an extra charge for it.

The second change is that we will swap over the location of Maire’s workshop with Chris Newman’s guitar class.  The guitar class will now be in the Maire kitchen and the Maire’s workshop will be in the (very aptly named) Maire hall.


Last chance for online bookings

Our online ticketing system closes down just after midnight tonight.

After that, tickets will be available at the gate only.  The Gate opens at 3pm on Friday, 19 October.

Festival programme available online now

You can now view the programme for Wellyfest 2018 here on the website. It’s on the homepage or you can click here to go directly to the programme page.

You can also find it any time by clicking on the 2018 Festival drop down menu and selecting programme.

There are still some Monday Masterclass tickets available too so book now to ensure your place (limited to 20). Click here to book.

It’s going to be another great festival and we can’t wait to see you there!

More Festival detail added to the website

We’ve added:

Remember that the Early Bird discounts expire on 30 September – to get them you must book and pay before midnight on the 30th.

Click here to get your tickets.

Programme information added to the website

To give you some additional reasons for coming to the Festival we have just added to the website pages covering:

Some details have yet to come in from the presenters and we will be adding to these pages as more information becomes available.