The annual Percy French Festival celebrates the life and times of multi-talented songwriter, artist, engineer, humourist, editor, poet, sketchwriter, concert promoter, banjo player and stage entertainer William Percy French (1854–1920). Through an exciting, diverse programme of lectures, concerts, poetry readings and exhibitions, the festival aims to create greater awareness of Percy French’s legacy. It is held in the 2nd week of July in the restored Castlecoote House in County Roscommon.
International Music Festival Český Krumlov is one of the Czech Republic’s most prestigious showcases of world musical culture and its latest trends. Over 4 summer weeks the festival presents important Czech and international artists performing a wide spectrum of music from the 15th to the 21st centuries and focuses on classical music, opera, jazz, folk, musical theatre and world music. Concerts take place in many historic buildings in and around Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.