Craic by the Creek: This Summer's Irish Country Music Festival

Bringing the biggest names in traditional and contemporary Irish music to Greater Manchester's countryside.

By Manchester's Finest | 4 April 2021

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Craic by the Creek is a unique festival celebration of Irish music nestled into the rolling green hills of Cheshire.

Expect some of the biggest names in traditional and contemporary Irish music in the Greater Manchester countryside.

The festival will be suitable for all – bringing young, old, locals and those from afar all together for a jolly old knees up.


The CBTC team grew up in a busy and vibrant local Irish community in Greater Manchester with a plan to bring St Patrick’s Day – but BIGGER – to a nice hot summer’s day.

17% of the population listen to country music or Irish country and western music in the UK and Ireland – with a 316% increase in sales in the past six years.

That’s a lot of people who simply LOVE country music – and need somewhere to celebrate it.


There will be three days of band playing, beers, good food, camping and of course plenty of amazing music.

So whether you’re first, second or third-generation Irish, love country music or simply love an Irish bar, this is the festival for you.

Line up:

  • Nathan Carter
  • Lisa McHugh
  • Mike McGoldrick
  • All Folk’d Up
  • Kezia Gill
  • Green Hot Clover
  • Joe Keegan Band
  • Matt & Donal


The festival will take place at the working farm, Whitebottom Farm, which normally houses Blackthorn Music festival, Moovin Festival and Buckle and Boots each year.

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