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 29th Sept-2nd October 2022

Folk Music Festival in Cork City, Ireland

Artists Pictures and Ticket Links 43rd Cork Folk Festival Main Programme   29th Sept-2nd Oct         Thursday 29th September Munster Technology University Bishopstown 1pm Songs & Stories from Thomas McCarthy Free Booking Link The Corner House 5pm  Tunes@5, 9pm Dizzy Blues Band Free An Spailpín Fánach 6pm Thomas McCarthy is a special[...]
Posted: September 13, 2022, 4:40 pm
Posted: September 12, 2022, 12:50 pm
TICKET LINKS 43rd Cork Folk Festival Main Programme   29th Sept-2nd Oct Thursday 29th September Munster Technological University Bishopstown 1pm Thomas McCarthy Free Booking Link An Spailpín Fánach (Downstairs) 6pm Thomas McCarthy a guest of the Cork Singers Club Free Cyprus Avenue 8pm Emma Langford €19 TICKET LINK Coughlans Bar 7.30pm Padraig Jack with support from[...]
Posted: August 26, 2022, 1:36 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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