Cork Folk Festival 2024

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 2024 subject to confirmation.

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

Folk Music Festival in Cork City, Ireland

Free Afternoon Céilí Mór St Partick’s Festival Cork City Hall Cork with Cork Trad Trio- John Mitchell (flute), Garry Cronin (fiddle), Tomás Walsh (accordion), Mick Willis (piano) Dances will be called by William (Hammy) Hammond Everyone is invited to take part. No experience necessary. Organised by Cork Folk Festival   GET YOU FREE TICKET HERE Afternoon Céilí Mór. Music is provided by the experienced dance band, the Cork Trad Trio who have featured at Cork and Warwick (UK) Folk Festivals and […]
Posted: March 6, 2024, 3:16 pm
Thank you to all the musicians, singers and dancers who took part in the Cork Folk Festival this year if was wonderful festival. It was hard to get to all the events but hopefully everyone had a great weekend of music.   Here is a short film of some of the events at the 44th Cork Folk Festival   Click here 
Posted: October 9, 2023, 5:26 pm

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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