Drimoleague Singing Festival features the best in contemporary Irish and international singing talent. The festival is held close to the 25th September, the date of an annual horse fair known locally as "Big Fair Day. Historically there was a strong tradition of singing locally and this festival is a response to that and seeks to highlight and promote the importance of the act of singing. Concerts and singing sessions take place in various venues around the village with imaginative programming at its heart. There will be singing workshops, open singing sessions, a pub-singing competition and singing in schools as well as concerts with internationally known artists. This is very much a participation festival so bring your vocal cords and sing!