Clonakilty International Guitar Festival 2019

Thursday, September 19th, 2019 to Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 (Details provisional)

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The organisers of this festival set themselves a brief of bringing to Clonakilty some of the greatest guitarists in Ireland and, indeed, the world. It’s a tall order, but they certainly hit the spot and seem to return each year with a bigger and better event.

This is a musicians festival, and in previous years has been notable for the many guitarists who although not officially playing turn up just to see their peers in action – so you really never know who you might meet up with there.

As well as the main performances, there are excellent and very popular workshops and classes, where young musicians can learn from the masters.

A very popular feature of the festival is the acoustic forum, which is a chance to hear some of the festival’s artists play in a smaller, more relaxed and informal setting. Guitarists perform, discuss their playing style, and demonstrate – a chance to learn, laugh and hear some great music all at the same time.

The session trail takes you around the pubs and other smaller venues in Clonakilty where you’ll hear music of all styles, from folk to rock, rockabilly to delta blues.

A bonus for guitar loving visitors to Ireland who are thinking of attending this festival is its location. West Cork is a beautiful part of Ireland and Clonakilty is a great town, with good bars and restaurants, and is a pleasure to visit at any time. With the festival on it’ll be a fantastic place to be.

Date and details for 2019 subject to confirmation.

Clonakilty International Guitar Festival

16th - 22nd September 2019

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