Clonakilty International Guitar Festival 2018

Thursday, September 20th, 2018 to Monday, September 24th, 2018 (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 2018 subject to confirmation.

Clonakilty International Guitar Festival

19th - 23rd September 2018

Friends… TALOS’s Clonakilty Guitar Festival Show will now take place on Friday the 1st of December . Refunds will be available until the 25th of October for those unable to make the re-scheduled date – Tickets can be purchased for this event here. TALOS shows are selling out very quickly on both sides of  … Read more

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Posted: October 11, 2017, 12:15 pm

This September Clonakilty International Guitar Festival are proud to partner with Folk Alliance International to present the first ever FAI European conference right here in Guitartown! This pilot event will see the cream of folk artists and rising stars perform showcase events in the prestigious & historic music venues for which west Cork is famed, before  … Read more

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Posted: August 26, 2017, 2:43 pm

The Clonakilty International Guitar Festival 2017 returns front the 20th-24th of September this year for the 13th edition of the festival- & guess what? … THIRTEEN IS OUR LUCKY NUMBER! WELCOME TO GUITARTOWN!

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Posted: February 7, 2017, 1:39 pm

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