Big Whistle Music and The Met held their first 'Big Whistle Weekend' in May 2007 and it continues to be one of the highlights of the year with a gathering of traditional and contemporary musicians providing a weekend packed with featured gigs, intimate informal gigs, 'Meet' sessions and workshops with some of the phenomenal musicians that are performing over the weekend.

Thanks must go to Big Whistle and David Agnew of the Met for continuing to provide us with these memorable weekends

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May 2017



Calan, Emma Sweeney Adele Farrell & Steven Brynes, Lankum (formerly Lynched), Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton , Skerryvore, Will Pound and Eddy Jay


May 2016

February 2015

May 2014


Barluath, The Hut People, Tim Edey, Ross Ainslee and Bev Whelan and Celia Briar

Breabach, Drop The Floor, Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle, Monkey's Fist, Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton, Speldosa,
Treacherous Orchestra and Dylan Owen


Nuala Kennedy, Merry Hell, The Outside Track, Chris Sherburn and Findlay Napier, Drop the Floor, Emma Sweeney and Kan

February 2013

February 2012

May 2011

Keith Donnelly, Keith Donnelly and Ursula Holden Gill,
Drop The Floor, Desi Friel and friends, Hard Times,
Ursula Holden Gill, Macmaster / Hay,
Michael McGoldrick with Tim Edey and Brendan Power,
Hamish Napier and Marc Duff, Rura, Rachel Sermanni,
The Old Dance School and the Shee

Keith Donnelly, Kan, Breabach, and
Ross Ainslie Duo,
Tim Edey and Brendan Power and Treacherous Orchestra


Lunasa, Future Trad Collective and
Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson


May 2009
May 2008
May 2007

Battlefield Band, Malinky, Jimmy Docherty and Mat Walklate, Cormac Breatnach & Martin Dunlea,
Ali Hutton and Jarlath Henderson, Salsa Celtica,

Flook, Cherish the Ladies ,Ḍchas,Ben Walker and Chris Knowles,
Mat Walklate Band, Terry Coyne, Skirm and the Bogtrotters

Michael McGoldrick Band,
The John McSherry Trio, Fraser Fifield, Hard Times,
Mat Walklate and Matt Fahey

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