The Irish Festival of Oulu

Official program partner of Oulu 2026

Our team

Team members

Irish fest workers by Laitala Keijo
Volunteer workers by Juhani Karjalainen
irish fest workers group photo

Board Members of The Irish Music Society of Oulu


Jorma Mäkitalo


Holly Conolly


Jasmine Bolt

Board Member

Markus Lampela

Board Member

Mary Kiely

Festival Team - The Irish Festival of Oulu

Artistic Director

Brent Cassidy


Anna-Kaisa Kettunen

Communications, Social Media

Maria Similä

Tickets Manager

Sari Ojala

Sales Manager

Jasmine Bolt

Music Advisor

Markus Lampela

Finance Manager

Holly Conolly

Storytelling Director

Aaron Gorman

Graphic Designer

Anne Kleemola

Concept Designer

Inga Cassidy

+ Volunteers

Normally we have anywhere from 20-25 volunteers as well as 4-10 summer interns annually.

Our goal is to positively lead and guide enthusiastic, talented people while offering high quality professional experiences working in a team environment. We work with passion and want to empower people to learn and gain positive experiences that will guide them in their professional journeys in life.

Join our Team

Are you interested to join our team? If yes, please send an email to for more information.

Every year coming back to the festival is like coming back to family. It’s honestly my favourite time of the year of amazing music, culture and people.

We offer:

  • Professional festival experience within our festival team
  • Plenty of time to enjoy a unique and truly magical experience at the world’s most northerly Irish culture festival
  • The chance to meet and work with the musicians, artists, performers, etc.
  • Fun experience working with open minded, diverse people
  • Opportunity to meet a lot of really cool people

To apply, fill in the form: