KRELYS bring together trad and contemporary Irish tunes and songs, using compelling arrangements allowing the music to shine.
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When to see Krelys

The Ceilidh on Saturday evening, at Swanage School.  Book your tickets and join the dance.

Don’t forget to buy your tickets early, the ceilidh will be popular.

When to see Krelys

The main marquee (Sandpit field) in Saturday afternoon’s concert. Click here to see the other bands playing in that session.

Don’t forget to arrive early for this free concert.

Festival locations

Events are located around the town centre, mainly Sandpit Field and Shore road. Click here for a map of the locations.


Some parts of the Festival are free, for others need you to buy a ticket. Click here for more details about tickets.


Krelys are a high energy Irish trad band from Cornwall. They have a repertoire comprising the best of the tradition – contemporary tunes from top Irish musicians, and those from the core of Irish music. Add in powerful songs with strong social commentary and you have a mighty combination to leave you buzzing.

Tristan (fiddle), Helen (fiddle, whistle, voice), Chris (guitar) and Keith (bodhrán), have been playing together since 2018. They are a sought after ceilidh band as well as playing gigs and sessions. Tristan & Helen have a lifelong background in folk & trad music, Tristan having lived in Sligo for 5 years. Chris and Keith came to the music a little later, but together bring a percussive, full sound, complimenting the energy of the tunes.

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Craft fair, children’s entertainment, afternoon concerts – On Sandpit field

Dance displays, a procession and music – all around the town

Tickets needed

Evening concerts – on Sandpit field

Comedy Club  and concerts and in the Conservative Club  –

Ceilidh in Swanage School

Workshops – various locations