Cork Folk Festival 2019
The Cork Folk Festival is an annual music event that takes place in Ireland’s southern capitol, Cork. The 40 year old festival is emerging as one of the most important folk & traditional music events in Ireland and has a growing reputation in Europe. Performances take place in concert halls, music venues, in bars and on the Streets. It features concerts with international, cutting edge and established artists plus lectures, workshops, children’s events, and traditional set dancing. The event has a strong focus on local Cork City, Sliabh Luachra and Irish Traditional and folk musicians and singers, so prepare for plenty of polkas, slides and harrier ballads.
Since its birth in 1979, Cork Folk Festival has earned a reputation for bringing together some of the biggest names on the traditional and folk scene – as well as championing some of its up-and-coming stars. Set in Cork city, is has a unique atmosphere, taking in the city’s famous venues, but the festival feels intimate, despite its diversity in venues. Whether it’s local foods; tripe and drisheen, or a bodhrán workshop, fiddle concert or trad session that you’re after, the festival is well catered and all at minimal cost. Put short, it’s an old school festival for audiences who appreciate world class acoustic music.
The line-up of this year’s festival includes: Zoe Conway, Donal Lunny & Mairtín O’Connor, Freddie White, Nollaig Casey & Arty McGlynn, Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly, Greenshine, John Spillane, Jimmy Crowley, Tom Baxter, Greenshine, Liz Doherty, Karan Casey, Niall Vallely, Niamh Dunne & Seán Óg Graham.
For more info on the festival please visit www.corkfolkfestival.com
Season Ticket: €89.00 incl. booking fee.
Season Tickets cover all listed events over the 4 day festival.
Please bring your ticket to the festival in order to collect your wristband. Wristbands can be collected from door staff at Kino, Spailpin Fanach, Cork Opera House, Oliver Plunkett, Triskel Arts Centre and Pro Musica.
Please be seated 15 minutes before concerts, seating is not quaranteed