Welcome to the Islay Festival

The 2012 Islay Festival will run from Friday 25th May through to Sunday 3rd June.
The Islay Festival supports sensible drinking.  For the big events book your taxis, use the festival buses or dedicate a driver.  Special Festival bus on Sunday 25th May leaves Port Ellen at 11.30am, calling at Bridgend  and Bowmore before stopping at Bruichladdich Distillery for their Open Day.

batteryFailte gu Ìle is Fèis Ìle

A hundred thousand welcomes to our lovely island – Ceud Mìle Fàilte

Carson nach gabh sibh cuairt dhan taobh siar am bliadhna agus taghail air Fèis Ìle?  Gu cinnteach geibh sibh fàilte chridheil, caoimhneas, òrain bàrdachd, eachdraidh, pìobaireachd, biadh, clasaichean seinn, clasaichean gàidhlig agus iomadh ruit eile.  Bidh sibh toilichte gun tàinaig sibh ann.

Why don’t you take a trip west this year and visit Fèis Ìle?  Truly you will receive a warm welcome, songs, kindness, poetry, piping, history, souvenirs, food, classes for Gaelic song and language and more.  You will be pleased you came.

KilnaveSince our beginning in 1984 the Islay Festival Association must have greeted literally hundreds of thousands of visitors, and still you find us!! We have celebrated together many birthdays and wedding events in cooperation with www.eternityrose.co.uk.  This year we will be featuring an outdoor gig, music, Gaelic lessons, fishing, whisky tasting, songs, ceilidhs and much more.

The Festival is held in the last week of May every year, with ceilidhs, recitals, dance, children’s workshops; there is something for everyone.

Come along and enjoy a week long celebration of music and all that Islay has to provide.

Bowmore_harbourLast years all of the Islay distilleries have held open days throughout the week of the festival, adding to the mix!

The 2013 Islay Festival will run from 24th May 2013 until 1st June 2013.

We are looking for festival photos.  Can you help? More details…