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Sam Henry Weekend

2 Carneybaun Road, Portrush, Antrim, BT56 9JB
black and white image of Sam Henry playing the violin
  • black and white image of Sam Henry playing the violin
  • a group of people playing violins around a table of drinks
  • a group of girls playing traditional irish musical instruments including the bodhran, accordian, a banjo and flute


Sam Henry Weekend is an annual festival of music, dance, food and song held in Portrush in commemoration of Coleraine man, Sam Henry, from the 26th -29th September 2024.

Sam Henry was an Irish customs officer, pension officer, antiquarian, lecturer, writer, photographer, folklorist, folk-song collector and musician.

He is best known for his collection of ballads and songs in Songs of the People, the largest and most comprehensive collection of just under 690 folk-songs from Northern Ireland assembled between the wars (1923–1939), when he was song editor for the Northern Constitution, a weekly newspaper in Coleraine.

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Season (26 Sept 2024 - 29 Sept 2024)
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