The Irish Festival of Oulu

Official program partner of Oulu 2026



Friday 27.9. 22:00

Carlos – Sweeney - McCartin

Carlos, Sweeney and McCartin are a no nonsense trio of fiddle, flute and guitar.

Their music is uncompromising in its direct reflection of traditional Irish music as played in sessions in the north west of Ireland today. Heavily influenced by the likes of Matt Molloy, Cathal Hayden, Planxty, The Bothy Band, Dervish and Lúnasa, they are energetic and rambunctious, unbridled and unapologetic.

Get ready to let loose, dance and have a fun evening amongst friends.

InSpiral Dance Company will open the concert at 20:30, followed by The Soap Pig performing at 21:00 and Carlos, Sweeney, McCartin at 22:00.

After the concert, stick around and join us in Lasaretti Restaurant for a live traditional Irish music session “after party” till 02:00.

Dylan Carlos – Fiddle

Dylan comes from a very musical family in Co Roscommon. He is still heavily influenced by the music in his local area. He plays and teaches regularly at workshops and festivals around Ireland and abroad. Dylan has performed with such groups as Garadice, Gatehouse and singer Cormac Looby in recent years.

Cein Sweeney – Flute Cein is from Killeshandra Co. Cavan, a small town in west Cavan with a strong reputation for Irish music. Cein has taught and performed music across Europe, America and the UK in recent years and was crowned all-Ireland Senior Flute Champion in 2015.

John McCartin – Guitar

John comes from County Leitrim. Starting out as a fiddle player, his interest in accompaniment brought him to the guitar. He is a member of Garadice. He has played and recorded with artists including Frankie Gavin, Dermot Byrne, and Sharon Shannon, as well as bands including Dervish, Lúnasa and De Dannan.

Friday 27.9.


Doors open at 19:30

Concert: Carlos – Sweeney - McCartin

Aurora Concert Venue, Nordic Art Hotel Lasaretti, Oulu

Capacity: 350

Tickets: 25 € / 15 €


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