Posted: Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Traditional musicians from all corners of Ireland will descend on the stunning village of Inistioge for the inaugural Keep Her Lit Festival on August 13th & 14th 2022.

Keep Her Lit organisers are delighted to bring a new vibrant music-filled weekend to Inistioge and surrounding areas. The festival programme centres around traditional music sessions and intimate concerts.

“At the heart of the festival is an ethos of celebration, commemoration and community.” Kasia Kaminska, festival organiser. Keep Her Lit is dedicated to the memory of local heroes of Irish music and culture – musician Dave Donohoe and publican Johnny O’Donnell.

The 2-day festival proudly hosts two all-female folk headline concerts including: Cavan-born, Dublin-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lisa  O’Neill and sixth-generation fiddler & bilingual singer Clare Sands will perform in the intimate surroundings of St Mary’s Church of Ireland chapel on Saturday, August 13th.

Enchanting singer-songwriter Brigid Mae Power and stunning folk artist Niamh Regan will headline a very special performance in the atmospheric setting of Cois Abhann Community Centre on Sunday, 14th August.

On Sunday afternoon, Frankie Lane will host a free concert featuring musicians and friends in the Millennium Garden in association with Counter Attack – a campaign to raise awareness of cardiac disease and heart attacks.

The weekend will also be filled with traditional music sessions, music workshops and commemorative forest walks, a food and craft market and more – all in all, a truly community-orientated festival set in the beautiful and unique surrounds of Inistioge village.

Tickets for Keep Her Lit headline concerts go on sale Wednesday 13th July 2022 at 10am. For more information, tickets and a full programme of events please visit