Sligo Live presents more than 100 performances from folk, roots and indie musicians. Over six days the cafes, pubs, hotels, clubs, shopping centres and theatres of Sligo stage intimate performances by top Irish and international acts. Past editions of Sligo Live have featured The Buena Vista Social Club, Elvis Costello, KT Tunstall, Martha Wainwright, Imelda May, The Proclaimers, Josh Ritter, Bell X1, Dervish and The Saw Doctors. During Sligo Life, the best traditional musicians as well as emerging folk, Indie and rock bands gather anywhere a gig can possibly be squeezed in. Events also include the renowned Fiddler of Dooney Competition, the World Air Fiddle Championships, children"e;s shows, workshops and Under Bare Ben Bulben"e;s Head, a spoken word programme from the land of Yeats. Most of the events are free. The festival is all about people discovering the strength and depth of music and culture in the beautiful county of Sligo.