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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!

Songwriting Comp

Festival Gallery

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Cork Folk Festival Arts @ Civic Trust House

50 Popes Quay, Cork.

Phone 021 4215150

Cork Folk Festival Gathering 2013

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Cork Folk Festival Gathering in 2013

For the Gathering of 2013 the Cork Folk Festival will be inviting all our emigrant musician back to Cork for one giant fling. All of these musicians will have strong links with Cork, many were born here others have lived in the city and county before moving on to another country. What connects all of these musicians is their great traditional music, their love of Cork and their visits to the folk Festival. This will be the biggest gathering of musicians ever seen in Cork and we will be organising concerts, sessions, workshops and dance events to celebrate their visit. We want to bring home the music to Cork in 2013 so if you have any ideas please contact us.


What you can do to help

  • Get in touch with us with contacts for Cork Musicians who are living abroad and might like to return to Cork.

  • Help publicise the event in your country or with your relations abroad.

  • Send in your thoughts to us at, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 December 2012 16:49

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