About Remembering Bunting Festival

About the festival

In 2017, the Remembering Bunting Festival was conceived by Dún Uladh Cultural Resource Centre, one of seven regional centres across the island of Ireland’s traditional musicians’ association, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann as part of creating a greater association with the organisation in the city of Belfast. The outstanding panel discussions, lectures, film screenings, workshops and performances centre around deepening the understanding of the life and work of Ireland’s Edward Bunting. In so doing, it offers lessons and insights which can be drawn from his ubiquitous legacy with an aim to contribute to an inclusive, positive and peaceful future. A celebration that is built upon an underlying ethos of inclusion, it values, supports, encourages and practices cultural activities as a unifier amongst diverse communities across the province of Ulster. It continues to do this by building, growing and maintaining like partnerships with other main musical traditions of the area.

The Festival enjoyed its inaugural celebration in 2018. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength building upon a growing comprehensive roster of stellar, world class musicians, guest scholars, film makers, authors and distinguished guest speakers both local and international.