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Largest Céilí Band in the World

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All Traditional Musicians are invited to join the Ceílí Band at City Hall, Sign up via our website or email. We will have special accommodation deals for traveling musicians and concert tickets for local musicians who register to take part.

At 3pm on Sunday the 13th of October we aim to set the record for 'The World's Largest Irish Céilí Band' by having over 250 musicians playing for a Céilí Mór at Cork City Hall. For more info email:

Féach ar seo!

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Cork Folk Festival Arts @ Civic Trust House

50 Popes Quay, Cork.

Phone 021 4215150

An Céilí Mór 2012

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Put on your dancin' shoes for the Céilí Mór sponsored by Cork City Council with festival favourites Kilfenora Céilí Band as well as Guidewires, Mairtín Ó'Connor, an open air market with over 30 fabulous tasty food stalls, & 10,000 dancers.

Not many people live to the ripe old age of 100. In the span of a century, entire countries rise and fall, cultures evolve, fashions transform. Yet some have endured. There are those who still prevail and even prosper.


Grand Parade: Sunday 7th Oct 2pm- 6pm

2pm Guidewires

2.40pm Timmy MacCarthy

3.00pm Arundo

3.30pm Máirtín Ó’ Connor

4pm The Kilfenora Céilí Band

Callers: Bertie & Annie Moran, William Hammond, Fionan Cogan, Tony McCarthy.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 September 2012 22:06

2013 Cork Folk Festival Artist Videos


John Spillane


Nollaig Casey & Arty McGlynn

Pádraig Rynne, Dónal Lunny & Sylvain Barou

Jimmy Crowley & Stoker's Lodge

I Draw Slow




Season ticket €98 covering all events over the 4 days. Tickets will be on sale here:

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Cork Festivals Forum

For information on other festivals in Cork city please see the following link:

Cork Festivals Forum

Open Air Market

Every year we have an food market on Grand Parade over the course of the weekend in conjunction with Goldifish Events.

For trade enquiries click here