Cork Folk Festival 2023

For information about exact dates and arrangements for this event during the COVID 19 restrictions please visit the website.

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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:

Date and details for 2023 subject to confirmation.

Cork Folk Festival – Cork, Ireland 27th Sept-1st October 2023

Folk Music Festival in Cork City, Ireland

44th Cork Folk Festival Programme 27th Sept-1st October 2023 Wednesday 27th September Everyman Palace 8pm (Preview): Karan Casey – The Women, We Will Rise €22 (In association with Karan Casey & The Everyman) The Women, We Will Rise is a theatrical song cycle asking questions about the women of Ireland, past, present, and future. Karan will perform the song cycle with Niamh Dunne (fiddle) and Seán Óg Graham (guitar).  Directed by Tom Creed.   ———————————————————————————————————————- Thursday 28th September MTU Bishopstown Rory Gallagher […]
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                                                          Triskel Christchurch Gigs at Cork Folk Festival 2023   Thursday 28th September                                                                               […]
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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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