Phelim Drew

Phelim Drew, the celebrated actor and son of The Dubliners’ Ronnie Drew, brings his fabulous music show and stories to the Wild Atlantic Fleadh. In the 12 years since Ronnie passed away, Phelim has come to enjoy listening back over his musical legacy and the wealth of material has reawakened not only a sense of pride but also appreciation. Putting his own twist on the collection made famous by one of Ireland’s most beloved raconteurs, this promises to be a very special show indeed.

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In his own right, Phelim is one of Ireland’s most respected and recognizable actors for the past three decades. His lengthy resume includes leading stage roles in The Plough and the Stars, King Lear The Playboy of the Western World and The Cripple of Inishmaan as well as countless screen parts. Phelim has always held a special place in his heart for music, performing with numerous collaborators and bands over the decades. And now, finally, he’s happy to embrace those early influences, the music that resounded through his Drew home on Killincarrig Road. 

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Festival Postponement

WAF Colour LogoWith a heavy heart we have had  to postpone the festival and filming in response to the current Covid numbers and transmission rates in Ireland, unfortunately it is the responsible and only choice right now.

We were always confident it was doable based on the knowledge we had at the time of announcement, however the current trajectory is a different playing field to anything prior. While we are very disappointed to have to push the Wild Atlantic Fleadh to next year, the health and safety of our performers and crew has to come first.

One positive outcome of moving the Fleadh to 2022 is that we can combine the planned online event with a live and in person event, which was always our long term goal.

The new date for the Wild Atlantic Fleadh in 2022 will be announced in due course. In the meantime anyone who purchased tickets to this year’s Fleadh will be refunded in full via their Stage It Account. Any concerns or questions regarding the status of their refund should be directed to

We will be in touch and we are so sorry this step had to be taken

Kind Regards

The Wild Atlantic Fleadh Team