When Skerries Soundwaves started in 2004, its founders saw it as their mission to bring as many diverse music and arts experiences to the town as possible. This should be achieved by offering an opportunity to the many local musicians and artists to show off their talent. In addition, the best of national and international acts would be brought to Skerries, inasmuch as limited funds allowed.
The festival is organised and run on a completely voluntary basis and over the years has forged links to many other voluntary groups in the town, as well as with local businesses, which have been very supportive. The festival is non-profit making.
It intends to bring the best of local and international music to venues around the town. The musical treasures lined up range from international rock and pop to celtic airs and graces. In addition, there are visual attractions with exhibitions by up-and-coming artists, street entertainment, a parade and fireworks. Throw in magicians, a full day of lego, and puppets. Plus workshops, street markets, a street party for the whole town and much more….
In keeping with the festival’s community focus, the Soundwaves Schools Programme sees artists, authors and dancers visit local primary schools and expose children to different forms of artistic expression.
The festival is organised by the Skerries Community Association in the belief that a community that celebrates together is a stronger community.
Skerries Soundwaves is now well established. This would not have been possible without the continued support by the Arts Council and Fingal County Council.
However, it is the dozens of volunteers who are working very hard behind the scenes, who are making it the wonderful festival that it is.
A HUGE THANK YOU to all of them!
This page was last updated on 15 March 2016.