26 Jun 2022

Four day Celtic LITHA Festival kicks off today in Roscrea

Ham Sandwich and special guests kick off our LITHA celebrations at Damer House with exclusive acoustic performances

Four day Celtic LITHA Festival kicks off today in Roscrea

LITHA is a 4-day celebration of music and spoken word poetry across Tipperary to mark the longest days of the year, the Summer Solstice.

Litha was celebrated by the Celts to mark the period around the Summer Solstice and they believed that performing and celebrating would banish away evil spirits and usher in the warmest most plentiful part of the year.

To welcome the long summer days, CWB in collaboration with Tipperary County Council are hosting four shows in Roscrea, Carrick-On-Suir, Tipperary Town and Cahir from June 21 to June 24. These shows are suitable for all ages and tickets are only €5!

The celebrations will kick off at the magnificent Damer House, Roscrea on June 21, with Ham Sandwich, who are fresh off their sold out Irish tour.

Unfortunately, Tipperary folk group Bog Bodies who had been due to perform, can no longer do so in Roscrea tonight due to Covid. Seba Safe will be replacing with a solo set.

Sixteen year old poet Éire Ní Fhaoláin will be joining Stephen James Smith opening for Phelim Drew & Ger Kiely.

On Wednesday June 22nd we head down to Carrick-On-Suir with Phelim Drew, poet Stephen James Smith and Tipperary locals Kill ‘Em Charlie at the intimate Brewery Lane Theatre.

In Tipperary Town we will host an outdoor show at the Market Place with the enigmatic showman Jerry Fish (warming up for his exalted position of Ringmaster of Kaleidoscope) Festival, Limerick's Kingfisher and special guests in performance on June 23rd.

Closing LITHA, DJ Kormac, who just successfully launched his label Always The Sound, along with a live string section and special guest vocalists will perform at St. Paul’s Church in the heart of Cahir on June 24.

Tickets for each show are priced at just €5 available from

Events start at 7pm today in Damer House. 

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