39th Cork Folk Festival - Season Ticket

39th Cork Folk Festival - Season Ticket

Cork Folk Festival Cork
Cork Folk Festival, Cork
Cork Folk Festival Cork Wednesday, 03 - Sunday, 07 October, 2018
Wednesday, 03 - Sunday, 07 October, 2018

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This is an over 18s event. You may be required to show ID (driver's licence, Garda / PSNI ID or passport only). Right of admission is reserved.

  Cork Folk Festival 2018


The Cork Folk Festival is an annual music event that takes place in Ireland’s southern capitol, Cork. The 39 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, Kate Rusby, Paddy Keenan, Frankie Gavin & Dermot Byrne with Kevin Burke, Dave Flynn's Irish Memory Orchestra & Mairtin O Connor, John Spillane, Máire & Mairéad Ní Chathasaigh, Nollaig Casey, Seamus Begley, Greenshine and many more….




Wednesday 3rd October

-St Finn Barres Cathedral 8pm The Casey Sisters; Máire Ní Chathasaigh, Nollaig Casey and Mairéad Ní Chathasaigh- "Corcach: A Journey". Premiere of a new commission from the -Casey Sisters for the 40th year of the Cork Folk Festival.

-An Spailpin Fánach (upstairs) 6pm ‘Barry Britton Posters’ Book launch & poster exhibition


Thursday 4th October

-St Peters Church 1pm Concert with visiting Musicians & Dancers from Galicia (Spain)

-Crane Lane 7pm Noel Brazil Song Competition €450 in prizes

-Triskel Christchurch 8pm Portuguese Fadó meets Irish Sean Nós; Claudia Aurora, Máire Ni Chéileachair & Nell Ní Chróinín

-An Spailpin Fanach (upstairs) 9.30pm Jimmy Crowley and Stokers Lodge

-Corner House 9.30pm Lee Delta Blues Club

-Crane Lane 12pm Late Concert


Friday 5th October

-CIT Rory Gallagher Theatre Bishopstown Concert

-Oliver Plunkett Bar 5.30pm Greenshine + Céilí Allstars

-Triskel Christchurch 8pm Frankie Gavin, Dermot Byrnes & Paddy Keenan + Kevin Burke

-An Spailpin Fánach (upstairs) 9.30pm Desi Wilkinson & Patrick Moulard (Brittany), Rowan Piggott + Pete Coe (UK)

-Oliver Plunkett 11pm late gig


Saturday 6th October

-Emmett Place 11-5pm Food & Folk Open-air Food market with visiting Musicians & Dancers from Galicia (Spain)

-CIT Cork School of Music 11am Master classes; Kevin Burke (fiddle) and Sliabh Luachra Tunes Workshop with Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly

-CIT Cork School of Music 1pm Youth concert Douglas Comhaltas

-St Peters Church Lunch Time Karen Casey speakers about FairPlé and its aims to achieve gender balance in Irish traditional and folk music.  

-An Spailpin Fánach (upstairs) 1pm Stíleanna (Styles) Flute Concert; Tony McCarthy,

(Venue) 2pm Song Session (approx 60 mins) Ballads, Broadsides & Bawling Hawkers session/informal concert with Pete Coe & Jimmy Crowley and songs from audience.  

-Counihans Bar 2pm Bodhran/Percussion Workshop with Johnny Bongos

-Cork City Children’s Library 3.00pm Tall Tales for Children with Pete Coe

-Rory Gallagher Music Library 3.00pm Tribute to singer Delia Murphy with Carmen Cullen

-An Spailpin Fánach (upstairs) 3.30pm Stíleanna (Styles) Concertina Concert; Chris Droney & Ann Kirrane Droney

-The Oliver Plunkett 5pm Ye Vagabonds & Blind Poets

-An Spailpin Fánach (upstairs) 7pm ‘Gals at Play’; Mary Green, Liz Cane, Lynda Cullen, Ellie Shine & Emma Langford

-The Corner House 6pm Songs @ 6

-CIT Cork School of Music 8pm Dave Flynn’s Irish Memory Orchestra, Special Guest Mairtín O Connor

-St Finbarr’s GAA Ceili Mor 9.30pm Striolán Céilí Band

-An Spailpin Fánach (upstairs) 10.00pm Seamus Begley & Co, Seamus McGuire, Chris Dromey, Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly

-Oliver Plunkett 11pm late gig, Two Time Polka


Sunday 7th October

-An Spailpin Fánach (upstairs) 12.30pm

-Oliver Plunkett 12.30pm Stíleanna (Styles) Fiddle Concert; Matt Cranitch, Niamh Varian-Barry, Leah Murphy, Seamus McGuire, Seamus Sands, Liz Kane, Garry Cronin

-An Spailpin Fánach 1.30pm (downstairs) Song Session

-Deerpark CBS 2pm Céilí Mór – Arundo Family Event

-(Venue TBC) 2.30pm Cork Pipers Club Concert

 -An Spailpin Fánach (upstairs) 3.30pm Stíleanna (Styles) Box Concert; Jackie Daly, Jack Talty

-The Oliver Plunkett 4pm John Spillane + Martina Stafford

-The Corner House 7pm Lee Valley & Rough Deal String Band Ensemble

-Cork Opera House 8pm Kate Rusby & Band

-An Spailpin Fánach (upstairs) 9.00pm Cork Singers Club

-Crane Lane 11pm late gig


For more info on the festival please visit www.corkfolkfestival.com


Ticket Information:

Season Ticket: €89.00 incl. booking fee