Festival Hosts Nominated for CARA Award

Irish International A Cappella Festival hosts Ardú have been nominated in the Best Classical/Traditional Song category of the 2019 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards with their track Homeward Bound.

The annual CARAs recognise the best of recorded a cappella music and are the only truly global a cappella recording awards. Every year since 1992, hundreds of albums are considered in this celebration of the best a cappella recorded around the planet.

Homeward Bound was arranged for Ardú by young composer/arranger Ollie Lambert and was released as part of their recent album Gravity in September 2018.

Previous winners in this category include The Swingles and a cappella global superstars Pentatonix!

This years’ winners will be announced at a red carpet event in Boston on Sunday 14th April 2019. Exciting times ahead for Irish A Cappella. Watch this space for the winner to be revealed.

Ireland's A Cappella Competition First International Competitors Announced

2019 sees the Irish International A Cappella Competition introduce an international competition for the first time.

A Cappella groups of all types are travelling from across the globe for #IACF19 - and we are delighted to announce our international competitors for this years competition!

Competitor no. 1 : The Bristol Suspensions (Bristol, UK)

Competitor no. 2: ADD ONE (Germany)

Competitor no. 3: DaleDiva (Derbyshire, UK)

Competitor no. 4 : operAcappella (Germany)

Competitor no. 5: Northern Voices (Manchester, UK)

Competitor no. 6: Strictly a Cappella - Herts (Hertfordshire, UK)

Competitor no. 7: The Nightingale Trio (USA)

Competitor no. 8: Frisson (Herfordshire, UK)

Competitor no. 9: Farenheit Quartet (Derbyshire, UK)

We can't wait to hear all of these amazing groups live! We'll be sure to introduce you to fully to each competitor in the run up to #IIACF19

Earlybird tickets are now on sale (concessions available) - get yours now!