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“Great, intimate music making in a wonderfully informal environment - enthralling, thrilling and relaxed, all at the same time - a potent combination!” 


Booking is now open for the Clandeboye Festival, which takes place this year from 17-24th August in the historic surroundings of the Clandeboye Estate Co. Down. Join us for 8 days of incredible music making in the intimate settings of the Banqueting Hall and Chapel at Clandeboye with Barry Douglas, Camerata Ireland and an incredible line-up of guest artists including Michael McHale (piano), TianXu An (piano), Mihaela Martin (violin), Michael d'Arcy (violin), Ed Creedon (viola), Arto Noras (cello), Michel Lethiec (clarinet), Ailish Tynan (soprano), Richard Watkins (French horn), Eimear McGeown (Irish flute), Richard Allen (harp), Aisling Agnew (flute) and many more!


The Festival's Artistic Director, Barry Douglas, notes:

"We are very excited to be back in Clandeboye and to welcome our wonderful audiences to the 2024 Clandeboye Festival. We are on the cusp of next year’s 25th anniversary Festival and, of course, this season we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of Camerata Ireland. The theme of the Festival this year is Colourful Connections to reflect the amazing fact that we are all connected, humanly and culturally."



  • 13 concerts over 8 days

  • Much-loved chamber music favourites including Brahms String Sextet Schumann Quintet for Piano and Strings, Mahler Piano Quintet and songs by Parry and Poulenc

  • Barry Douglas solo piano recital

  • Young Musicians' Showcase featuring the young musicians from the 2024 Camerata Ireland Academy

  • A new commission by Belfast composer Greg Caffrey to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Camerata Ireland featuring flautist Aisling Agnew

  • Two Mozart Piano Concertos performed by Barry Douglas and all-island orchestra Camerata Ireland

  • Eimear McGeown Irish flute recital 

  • A family concert featuring Ailish Tynan (soprano), Richard Watkins (French horn) and Michel Lethiec (clarinet)



  • Booking for all concerts is available online via our booking page (link below) and in person from the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre (from June)

  • Advance booking is strongly recommended and there is no online booking fee

  • Tickets will also be available on the door subject to availability

  • Use the code EARLYBIRD24 for a 10% discount on all tickets until 7th June (excluding lunchtime concerts, festival saver tickets and banquet tickets)

  • A limited number of Festival Saver Tickets are available, offering a 20% discount on tickets for all 13 concerts, reserved seating and a free Festival programme


Check out the full programme and book now via the link below!


The Clandeboye Festival is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the Dufferin Foundation and Ards and North Down Borough Council.

Banquet booking now open

We are now taking bookings for tables of 10 for the closing concert and banquet of the Clandeboye Festival which will take place on Saturday 24th August. A concert featuring Barry Douglas and Camerata Ireland will be followed by a drinks reception and dinner in the Banqueting Hall at Clandeboye. This evening is a truly special event and is enjoyed each year by groups of music-loving friends as well as providing a unique opportunity for corporate hospitality. To find out more, and to reserve a table of 10, please contact Please note that limited individual tickets for this concert are available through our general booking page.

“An evening of magic - world class music on my doorstep; what more could I ask?”

Audience member, 2023

Photos by Neil Harrison Photography

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