Sunday 22nd

12  noon – 6:00pm      Daily during Festival Week                Location: An Cuan

Art Exhibition Christopher McNally entitled “Home I’d Like To Be”.  Celebrating the beauty of Rostrevor and its surrounding areas and Inspired by his father’s photographs Chris’s paintings are full of life and colour.



10 am to 6 pm        Daily during Festival Week           Location: Good Craic     

Jacqueline Rooney Art Exhibit. Colourful acrylic depictions of local scenes and seascapes.

12:30 pm – 4:30 pm      Location: The Church Café  & Bistro

Traditional Music & Song with Stephen Rooney Family & Friends.

7:00  pm   Location: St. Bronagh’s  Social Club           Admission: Free

Rostrevor Art Group  

Official Opening:   Local Artists show their recent  works. Enjoy this interesting exhibition every day throughout the Festival  from 2:00 pm to 9:00. Closes  5.00 pm on the 29th


Monday 23rd

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Daily     Location: Kilbroney Community Association, Bridge St.    

The Book Corner open daily. Free Admission

Festival long exhibition and artist in residence,  Susan Farrell Big Painting Challenge contestant 2018. Susan will be painting and chatting on site.

12:30     The Church Café  & Bistro   Admission: Free

Lunchtime Poetry Recital – outdoor weather permitting /indoor

 7:00 pm     Location: An Cuan            Admission: Free


Join us for an evening of worship, prayer and teaching by local and international speakers!  Cafe opens at 7pm with program to start at 7:30pm. All are welcome!- free tea, coffee and baked goods

Tuesday 24th

Tuesday to  Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.    Presbyterian Hall

Mary’s Pop-Up Restaurant with Supper Club on Thursday, Friday & Saturday (bookings only) drop in to make booking.

Flower stall open as usual. Rostrevor Historical slide show daily.

Musicians welcome to drop by during the day.

2:00         St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church      Admission: Free

Music for the Soul  

Everyone is most welcome to thisvery special annual event which features local and visiting musicians performing in the tranquil setting of St. Mary’s.

6.00  The Church Café  & Bistro

LIGHT 2000   

Book Launch and Exhibition  “Old Homer and Other Trees” – – Wine and Nibbles

Wednesday 25th

12:30    The Church Café & Bistro  

Lunchtime Laughter Yoga with Jennifer – Outdoor – weather permitting .

2:00 – 4:00     Kilbroney Community Association        Admission: £10.00

Poetry Workshop

with writer Csilla Toldy   Booking:

2:00     Assemble at St. Bronagh’s Members’ Bar. Donations to Festival.

Literary Pub Crawl     

The annual tour of Rostrevor’s licensed premises with Alfie and Barney. Enjoy this lively event and participate in musical and literary renditions at each stop.

7.30pm    Rostrevor Presbyterian Hall          Admission: Free

The Gospel According to STAR WARS

…. as Luke Skywalker gazed at the horizon we too can ponder that which is bigger than ourselves and perhaps see the Gospel afresh as the ultimate and true story of the universe…..  Everyone welcome for this enlightening and spirited talk!

7:30 pm              An Cuan            Free admission

Open Mic Night

Everyone Welcome.  Complimentary tea, coffee and baked goods

Thursday 26th

10.00am  – 4:00pm   Kilbroney Community Association

Indoor  garage sale  

Fund Raising event for  Lymphoma and Mesothelioma charities. To include paintings by Susan Farrell

8:00 pm         An Cuan    £10  at the Door

Music of Healing  & Creative Arts Award

“Music of Healing &  Creative Arts Award  –  The acclaimed Fiddler’s Green Creative Arts Award trophy, crafted by leading Irish Sculptor Carolyn Mulholland, was first awarded to Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney in 2000 and will once again be presented to an outstanding recipient as part of the Music of Healing event hosted by Tommy Sands and will be announced at the Festival Launch Sunday 22nd. “

8:00 pm      The Church Café and Bistro        Admissin: £10.

An Evening With Double Award Winning Songwriter Christy McGuigan – – Songs, Anecdotes and Special guests Nuala Curran on cello and country blues sensation Stephanie O’Hare.Free CD (13 Original Songs) Free Tapas!

Friday 27th

2:00 pm   Church of Ireland         Admission: £5.

Bell Ringing Workshop

With the Kilbroney Hand Bell Ringers, Church of Ireland.  Established for 3 years  and firm favourite guest performers at many local events.  Join them to learn the craft at a demonstration with instruction in the ancient art of campanology.

8:00 pm      The Church Café and Bistro        Admission: £10.

Another spirited evening with double award winning songwriter Christy McGuigan – – Songs, Anecdotes and Special guests .Free CD  (13 Original Songs) Free Tapas!

Saturday 28th

10am to 1pm       Presbyterian Church           Table/Car £10

Table Top/Car Boot Sale

In the grounds of Rostrevor Presbyterian Church

10.30 am –  5:00 pm        Church of Ireland

Food for Thought

Enjoy a relaxing break with a cup of tea, coffee and some “heavenly” food!

11.00 am – 3:00 pm            An Cuan

Craft Fair

Local arts, crafts and treasures!  Coffee shop and tea room with tasty treats!

1:00 pm    Men’s Shed    Donations welcome

Men’s Shed Barbecue.

In back yard at rear of Festival Office.     All welcome

2.30pm       Presbyterian Church         Admission Free

Puppet Show

On the lawn at Rostrevor Presbyterian Church

4:00 pm – 6 pm     An  Cuan     Entry by Donation

Fil Campbell & Tom McFarland & friends

“Let’s sing a chorus and raise a glass”  Join Fil and Tom to celebrate their 25th year of touring

with old and new songs to welcome friends from far and near.

Proceeds from this concert will go to the Southern Area Hospice.  

7pm to 9pm       The Church Café & Bistro

Maria D Flynn & Dermy McQuaid showcase well recognised  jazz standards to accompany the Bistro Evening Service

Sunday  29th 

1pm –  5 pm         Church of Ireland

Food for Thought

Enjoy a relaxing break with a cup of tea, coffee  and some  “heavenly” food!

1:00 p.m.         St. Bronagh’s Member’s Bar           £5.00 at Door

Sunday Singaround

Hosted by Fil Campbell and Tom McFarland the annual Singaround gives everyone a chance to sing a song and contribute to the last day of the Festival.  Also features some new songs written during Christy McGuigan’s songwriting workshop. A great way to round up a brilliant week with songs and stories from around the world.

3:00 pm             An Cuan               £5.00 at Door

Glórthaí Uladh ~ Ulster Choir

Glórthaí Uladh is a combination of 3 choirs from Belfast, Derry and Donegal directed by award winning sean-nós singer Doimnic MacGiolla Bhríde.  Returning after a stunning performance at last year’s Festival, we welcome Glórthaí Uladh back to Fiddler’s Green.     Don’t miss it!


5:30 pm – 7:30 pm    The Church Café and Bistro

Stephen Rooney & Family provide Traditional Music & Song during evening table service