This year sees the 40th Cork Folk Festival commencing on the 3rd of October and running until the 6th October. This is an annual music event that takes place in Ireland’s
This year sees the 40th Cork Folk Festival commencing on the 3rd of October and running until the 6th October. This is an annual music event that takes place in Ireland’s southern capitol, Cork. Over the years the festival has emerged as one of the most important folk & traditional music events in Ireland and has a growing reputation in Europe.
Since its birth in 1979, the Cork Folk Festival has earned a well deserved reputation for bringing together some of the biggest names on the traditional and folk scene – as well as championing some of its up-and-coming stars. The festival has a unique atmosphere, taking in 14 of the city’s famous venues, but it also feels intimate, despite its diversity in venues. Whether it’s local foods; Tripe and Drisheen, or a Bodhrán Workshop, Fiddle Concert or Trad Session that you’re after, the festival is well catered and all at minimal cost. Put short, it’s an old school festival for audiences who appreciate world class acoustic music.
The festival line up is huge this year with over 200 musicians and 40 events spread across 20 venues and includes Andy Irvine, Dougie McLean, Martin & Eliza Carthy, Iarla Ó Lionáird & Steve Cooney, ZoDoMo: Zoe Conway, Donal Lunny & Mairtín O’Connor, Freddie White, John Spillane, Jimmy Crowley,Tom Baxter, Nollaig Casey & Arty McGlynn, Greenshine, Liz Doherty, Karan Casey with Niall Vallely, Niamh Dunne & Seán Óg Graham, Neil Toner Band, Siobhan Peoples, Blackie O Connell & Cyril O’ Donoghue, Granny’s Attic, The Diviners, Sliabh Luachra Concert with Eoin ‘Stan’ O’Sullivan, Bryan O’Leary, Niamh Ní Charra, Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly, Yvonne Casey & Dermot Byrne, Session Americana, Lee Valley String Band, Two Time Polka, Ger Wolfe, Pat Speight, Luke Daniels, Gals at Play with Mary Green, Anne Rynne, Edel Sullivan & Grainne Hunt, Caoimhe & Eimhear Flannery, Martina Stafford, Steve Turner, Cork Singers Club, Cork Pipers Club, Cork Trad Trio, Céilí Mór with Ger Murphy & Co, Club Ceoil Ballyphehane Balladeers and many many many more…
Plus there will be the Noel Brazil Songwriting Competition with €450 in prizes and the [email protected] Celebration Concert at Cork Opera House.
For more information about the Cork Folk Festival and to view the full programme of events, please visit www.corkfolkfestival.com. Tickets for all the events and concerts, are available by visiting Season Tickets. Please remember that some of the free events may require pre-booking so it is best to check the festival programme for events requiring this.
For the latest up to date information about the festival, please follow the festival on Facebook or Twitter. If you have any queries concerning the festival, then please call +353 (0)21 431 7271 or send an email to [email protected].
3 (Thursday) 9:00 am - 6 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Cork City, Co. Cork, Ireland
Cork City CouncilPhone: +353 (0)21 431 7271; Email: [email protected] Arts @ Civic Trust House, 50 Popes Quay, Cork