Land Ho! 15 Island Music Festivals To Escape To.
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You don’t have to undertake a long, arduous ocean-crossing journey to feel transported to a remote island. In West Cork, it only takes a hop and skip on the ferry from Baltimore, and within minutes, you’re on quaint Sherkin Island. The island, one of many in scenic Roaringwater Bay, has long inspired artists. The Dublin Institute of Technology even runs a visual arts programme on this unlikely outpost, about as far away from the capital as you could get within Ireland. Since 2016, Open Ear, an annual boutique electronic music festival, gives music fans the opportunity to enjoy that feeling of being a million miles away, just off the mainland.