Cork Folk Festival 2017

Thursday, September 28th, 2017 to Sunday, October 1st, 2017

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An annual event since 1979 the Cork Folk Festival brings a feast of folk events of all kinds to more than 40 venues around the city and county.

There is something for every taste and interest – from set to sean nós dancing, bluegrass to cajun music and singers clubs to singer songwriters. Many of the events are free. A pub trail map is available which allows you to skip from place to place and take in several acts in a single evening.

There is a strong focus on local styles of music,  especially the traditional music of Sliabh Luachra and Cúil Aodha, regions of Co Cork famous for their distinctive playing and singing style.

The event opens each year with a big event in Grand Parade, with musicians, dancers and a crowd of up to 10000 people – the theme varies annually, but it will always be a real spectacle for sure.

Here’s a taste of what to expect:

Cork Folk Festival - Cork, Ireland - 28th Sep - 1st October 2017

Folk music festival in ireland

Andy Irvine plus Maighread and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill at Triskel Christchurch Thursday 28th Sept 8pm  Booking https://triskelarts.ticketsolve.com/shows/873575923 http://www.trionanidhomhnaill.com/ Sisters Maighread and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill belong to a renowned singing family originally from the Donegal Gaeltacht.  The unique style and repertoire of traditional singing they represent so gloriously, comes down to them[...]
Posted: July 31, 2017, 11:12 am
Triskel Christchurch 28th October  8pm Andy Irvine plus Tríona & Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill €22/€20 Booking https://triskelarts.ticketsolve.com/shows/873575923   Andy Irvine http://www.andyirvine.com/ Andy Irvine has enjoyed a long and successful career as a traditional Irish musician. He has travelled the world as a solo artist and as a member of legendary Irish[...]
Posted: July 31, 2017, 11:10 am
Donovan Everyman Palace Friday 29th Sept 8pm Booking https://everymancork.ticketsolve.com/shows/873577439 https://donovan.ie/ Donovan Philips Leitch (born 10 May 1946), known as Donovan, is a Scottish singer, songwriter and guitarist. He developed an eclectic and distinctive style that blended folk, jazz, pop, psychedelia, and world music(notably calypso). He has lived in Scotland, Hertfordshire (England), London and California, and, since at least[...]
Posted: July 31, 2017, 11:08 am

Event Information and Map

Tickets for events which are not free of charge are available on the website. Some free events may require prebooking, so check that out in advance.

Main events take place in the locations marked below, but there will be plenty going on in many other venues in the city.

A. An Spailpin Fanach
B. Rearden’s Bar
C. Triskel Christchurch
D.  The Pavilion
E. Grand Parade

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