Cork Folk Festival 2017

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

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 - 29th Sep - 2nd October 2016

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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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