The Folly Festival 2019

Evening Entertainment

Hermitage Green

Hermitage Green @ The Folly Festival

After having released their first full length album via SONY Ireland and watching it climb the charts with tracks like Quicksand, Not Your Lover, and Save Your Soul, the band has been touring internationally to sold out rooms across Ireland, the UK, Middle East, Australia and the US.


Wyvern Lingo

Music is the glue that helped Wyvern Lingo stick together. From the age of 12,  they obsessed over hand-me-down albums of Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell and Simon & Garfunkel along with the R’n’B of the 90s/00s that then dominated the radio. Their music stitches together this tapestry of influences, united by their chilling vocal harmonies.


The 2 Johnnies

The 2 Johnnies – aka Tipperary duo Johnny B O’Brien and Johnny “Smacks” McMahon, will appear at The Folly Festival 2019, and we are delighted to announce their inclusion, in this year’s lineup!!

As they say themselves, “we are buzzing like an old fridge!”

What started off as an MC slot for their local GAA club, has blossomed into a  hugely successful comedy career, that saw the pair embark on their first nationwide tour, in 2018.


Alice Lynskey

Alice Lynskey at The Folly Festival

Alice Lynskey is a singer songwriter who is on the rise. From Dublin and now living in Wexford, her music can be described as pop with hints of country and rock. A strong melody is always central to the song!  She has previously written a top ten track for The Stunning and has released three wonderfully received singles to date.


Curtis Walsh

The Folly Festival - Curtis Walsh
Following his superb performance in 2018, The Folly are delighted to announce that Curtis Walsh will once again take to stage this year.
Originally from Clondalkin in Dublin, 18 year old singer-songwriter Curtis Walsh moved with his parents and family to County Laois in Ireland at a young age from where he began to grow a solid fanbase by playing local gigs.

The Finns

The Folly Line Up - The Finns
‘All the way from humble Rathdowney in rural Laois’, The Finns are creating some of the most exciting music in Ireland right now on the back of the release of their debut album, Creations.
The album reached No.14 in the Overall Irish Charts, which was a massive achievement for an independent band.
Since forming in 2017, The Finns have notched up an impressive collection of achievements and awards, including being a finalist in the Song Door International Songwriting Competition this year, with their original uplifting track “Freemind”.


The Folly Announces Vocalese
Vocalese have a unique and beautiful sound with a seamless blend of vocal harmonies.
Formed in 2012 for International Women’s Day, this Portlaoise-based trio have been performing locally and nationally to great acclaim.
Vocalese are Vivienne Graham, Georgina Ireland and Nuala Kelly.

Sarah Buckley & Band

The Folly Festival 2019 - Sarah Buckley & Band

Sarah Buckley began 2019 with a much coveted place in “Whelan’s Ones to Watch”. Her debut single “You’ve Got Me” was released on all platforms in February 2019 and the song spent four weeks on RTE Radio 1 Recommends playlist (National Radio) as well as receiving heavy rotation on local stations across the country.