This years Kanturk Arts Festival will take place in the small market town of Kanturk, which is situated in the ancient Barony of Duhallow. This Festival has grown enormously since its
This years Kanturk Arts Festival will take place in the small market town of Kanturk, which is situated in the ancient Barony of Duhallow. This Festival has grown enormously since its beginning in March 2009.
With new events are added every year, the Festival is focused on nurturing and supporting the arts throughout the area. Last year saw the inaugural Flash Fiction Competition with entries coming in from all over Ireland, Britain, USA and Europe.
This year’s competition will be judged by award-winning writer, novelist, and poet, Nuala O’Connor. The winner will receive €200, the runner-up €100 and third place €75. Nuala will also be running a writing workshop on Saturday 16th March.
There will be Concerts, Art Exhibitions, Writing, Art and Craft workshops for all ages, a night of Drama, photography. In fact, something for everyone to make for a most enjoyable weekend of festivities and enjoyment.
Some events are free and some require tickets. For full details of all events taking place over the festival weekend including booking and cost details of the workshops and their venues, please visit kanturkarts.ie, or follow on Facebook or Twitter for the very latest details.
If you have any queries then please email them to [email protected].
15 (Friday) 9:00 am - 19 (Tuesday) 11:59 pm
Kanturk, Co. Cork, Ireland
Kanturk Arts Festival CommitteeEmail: [email protected] Kanturk Arts Festival Committee, Kanturk, Co. Cork, Ireland
The Cork International Poetry Festival, which is one of the biggest annual poetry events on the Irish Festival calendar, kicks off this year on the 19th. It celebrates Cork as a
The Cork International Poetry Festival, which is one of the biggest annual poetry events on the Irish Festival calendar, kicks off this year on the 19th. It celebrates Cork as a vibrant poetry scene with international connections. The festival is produced by the Munster Literature Centre and is funded mainly by the Arts Council and Cork City Council.
Some of this years acts include award-winning poet Paul Duncan; Billy Collins, Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003 and New York State Poet from 2004 to 2006; Sandra Beasley The 2019 John Montague International Poetry Fellow and Abigail Parry, whose poems have been set too music, translated into Spanish and Japanese, broadcast on the BBC and RTE Radio, and many more. As well as Readings there will be a number of Award Ceremonies and Workshops.
The Munster Literature Centre also produces the Cork International Short Story Festival each year.
There will be a mixture of free and ticketed events. Tickets can be booked online at corkpoetryfest.net. If you have any queries about the festival, then please email [email protected] or call +353(0)21 431 2955.
For full details and further information about events taking place over the festival weekend and their venues, please visit corkpoetryfest.net, or follow on Facebook or Twitter for the latest details.
19 (Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 23 (Saturday) 11:59 pm
Cork Poetry Festival
Various Venues around Cork City
The Munster Literature CentreEmail: info(@munsterlit(dot)ie or Tel: +353(0)21 431 2955 The Munster Literature Centre, Frank O'Connor House, 84 Douglas Street, Cork, Ireland
The annual Ballydehob Traditional Music Festival will happen from the 12th through to the 14th of April this year. With the programme covering a wide range of events, there will be
The annual Ballydehob Traditional Music Festival will happen from the 12th through to the 14th of April this year. With the programme covering a wide range of events, there will be something for the whole family.
This years headline act will be the multi-award-winning quintet Goitse, who will be performing in Ballydehob Community Hall on Saturday, April 13th starting at 8pm.
On Sunday afternoon, the Festival Céílí with the All-Ireland Champions, The Shandrum Céilí Band will be playing in the Ballydehob Community Hall from 3pm until 6pm. Tickets for the Céilí will be available at the door for €10.
Over the festival period, Traditional music sessions can be found in nearly every public house in the village. These sessions will be happening at different times, day and night and are marvellous free entertainment open for all to attend. All musicians are invited to join in one of the many sessions or initiate their own. Please visit Session Trail for location details.
A series of Workshops will be held in Scoil Bhríde on Saturday the 13th of April with the aim of promoting Irish traditional music in the Ballydehob area. The morning workshops will run from 10am to 1pm. For these workshops the Tutors will be for Fiddle: Alan Finn; Concertina: Tadgh O’Sullivan and Whistle/Flute:Maeve McSweeney. In the afternoon from 2pm to 4pm, a Traditional Singing workshop will be held in Bank House with the tutor being Elle Marie O’Dwyer.
It should be noted that Beginners are NOT accepted for the instrumental classes as a good standard of musicianship is required.
Due to Workshop places for each instrument being limited, early booking is recommended. If you would like to book a place on one of the workshops then please visit ballydehobtradfestival.com where you can book a place. Tickets for the concert can also be booked on the festival website. For any other queries please email [email protected]. You can also follow on Facebook for the latest details.
This festival is a community-organised festival run entirely on a voluntary basis. The organising committee consists of local musicians and music teachers – whom are all passionate about the promotion of Irish traditional music in the village and surrounding areas.
12 (Friday) 9:00 am - 14 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Ballydehob Trad Festival CommitteeEmail: [email protected]; Tel: +353 (0)28 37676 Ann Redmond, Ballydehob Trad Festival Chairperson, Shanavagh, Ballydehob, Co. Cork, Ireland
The 18th annual Maurice O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival will take place in Ballydesmond and Kiskeam over the Easter weekend. It is a four day event that will see talented musicians from
The 18th annual Maurice O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival will take place in Ballydesmond and Kiskeam over the Easter weekend. It is a four day event that will see talented musicians from all over Ireland and abroad perform in a series of events both in Ballydesmond and Kiskeam. The Festival highlights the Sliabh Luachra style which is essentially the playing of the melodeon, tin whistle and other instruments in fiddle style.
This years Maurice O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival kicks off in the Ballydesmond Community Centre with a Céilí getting the music and dancing off to a flying start on the Friday night at 9.30pm.
Saturday will see a Fiddle Workshop followed by the Fiddle Competition in the Kiskeam Community Centre. In the evening you will have the chance to attend Ceolchoirm na nÓg (Young Peoples Concert), again in the Kiskeam Community Centre.
The Concert on Sunday will feature Nicky & Anne McAuliffe with Michelle O’Sullivan; Bryan O’Leary & Marty Barry; Derek Hickey & Liam Flanagan; Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly; Muireann Vaughan; Rachel O’Connor, Leah Murphy, Ciara Hartnett & Sheila Kavanagh and many more.
During the festival, there will be traditional music sessions occurring in John D’s, Ballydesmond and Shamrocks and the Why Not in Kiskeam where enthusiasts of the Sliabh Luachra style can either participate in or attend as appreciating audiences. These sessions are marvellous free entertainment open for all to enjoy. For details and times of the sessions can be found by visiting Session Trail.
So for a great Easter weekend of Sliabh Luachra style music and dance Ballydesmond and Kiskeam are the places to be.
Full details of the programme for the Maurice O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival can be found by visiting mauriceokeeffe.org, or by following on Facebook or Twitter for the latest up to date information. If you have any queries about the festival, then please email them to [email protected].
19 (Friday) 9:00 am - 22 (Monday) 11:59 pm
Kiskeam and Ballydesmond
Kiskeam, Co. Cork, Ireland
The 15th Cork World Book Fest continues to grow in range and breadth and readings by world class writers in a variety of settings with a cultural streetfair: book stalls, visual
The 15th Cork World Book Fest continues to grow in range and breadth and readings by world class writers in a variety of settings with a cultural streetfair: book stalls, visual art, music, street entertainment, the spoken word, and more. This year the festival will be featuring world class writers such as Tess Gallagher, Kit de Waal and Salley Vickers along with Irish writers, John Boyne, Nuala Ni Chonchuir, Louis de Paor and Harry Clifton.
The Cork World Book Fest compliments other literary events in the city and region, but is quite different – putting readings and books on the street, for example. It is a participative, inclusive event, connecting readers with established and emerging Irish and international authors.
Participation is also encouraged through the numerous workshops that are held during the week. The literature in translation sessions showcase the role of literature in world culture while new Irish writing is supported by launching new work.
There will be some great Cork food to-go and some tasty produce as well so be sure to drop down to the Grand Parade and be entertained by words and rhyme.
Running over five days, with back-to-back events all day and evening on Saturday 27th April, concluding with a celebration of new books by local writers. This year there is a mixture of events for all ages and due to popular demand, there is a greatly expanded programme of workshops (all free) for budding writers and will feature an all day programme at Cork City Library.
The Cork World Book Fest is a joint production of the City Libraries and Triskel Christchurch Arts Centre, with the active support of the Munster Literature Centre.
23 (Tuesday) 9:00 am - 27 (Saturday) 11:59 pm
Cork City Library
57 - 61 Grand Parade, Cork, Ireland
This years Cruinniú na bhFliúit - The Flute Meeting will run from the 24th to the 27th of April, that is, from the Thursday after Easter Sunday to the following Saturday.
This years Cruinniú na bhFliúit – The Flute Meeting will run from the 24th to the 27th of April, that is, from the Thursday after Easter Sunday to the following Saturday.
Although official events begin on Thursday morning with registration for the classes, it has been a tradition for people to gather for a session at The Mills Inn, Baile Bhuirne on the Wednesday night to greet old and new friends and play a few tunes. This welcome session will commence at 21.00.
All events bar the classes are open to the public with registration not being required to attend.
Registration for classes is now unfortunately closed, but sometimes there are some cancellations of those registered, so if you’re still interested in attending send an email expressing your interest to [email protected]. and if a place comes available, then you will be contacted. But please note that these will be allocated purely on a first come first served basis.
Cruinniú na bhFliúit is a must attend gathering for anyone with an interest in the flute in traditional music. For full details and further information about events taking place over the festival, please visit flutemeet.org, or follow on Facebook or Twitter for the latest details. If you have any queries about the festival then please email them to [email protected].
24 (Wednesday) 9:00 pm - 27 (Saturday) 11:59 pm
Various venues around Ballyvourney
Ballyvourney, Co. Cork