Cork Folk Festival - Cork, Ireland - 28th Sep - 1st October 2017



37th Cork Folk Festival 28th sept-2nd Oct 2016

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37th Cork Folk Festival   28th sept-2nd Oct 2016 


Wednesday 28th Sept

Live at St. Luke’s 8pm The Unthanks + John Blek  €25 + booking fee

An Spailpín Fánach 9.30pm Songwriters &  Poets, Theresa McCarthy, Gus McLoughlin, John Murphy, Brian Crotty, Gerry O’Neill, Cliff Wedgbury and Gerry Murphy €10


Thursday 29th Sept

St Peters Church 1pm Cork Folk Festival 1916 commemorative event;Comóradh1916 Eoin Ó Riabhaigh, Johnny MacCarthy, Máire Ní Chéileachair Free

Cyprus Avenue 8.00pm Steve Tilston+ Karrie O Sullivan €15

Live at St. Luke’s 8pm Roy Harper+ Caoilian Sherlock €25 + booking fee

The Corner House 9.30pmLee DeltaBlues Club

An Spailpín Fánach 9.30pmWhite Horse Guitar Club €10

The Oliver Plunkett 11.00pm Late Gig Hank Wedel Free


Friday 30th Sept

St Peters Church: 1pm Meet Warwick Folk Festival Rob Halligan & The Harvesters

Crane Lane 7pmNoel Brazil Contemporary Song Contest

Cork School of Music 8pm: Atlantic Arc Orchestra: Donal Lunny, Pauline Scanlon, Jarlath Henderson, Aidan O’Rourke, Padraig Rynne, Ewen Vernal, John Blease + Cornelia Keating & John Hicks €20

Live at St. Luke’s 8pm Lynched + Morning Veils€22 + €2.15 booking fee

An Spailpín Fánach 9.30pm: Duane Andrews & Aaron Collis (Newfoundland) + The Harvesters €10

The Oliver Plunkett 10pm-2amWe Banjo 3 + Socks in the Frying Pan, John Leo Carter €20


Saturday 1st October

Cork School of Music 11am-1pmWorkshopinFiddle, Gerry O Connor €10/€15

Grand Parade 11am-5.30pmFood & Folk Open-air Food Fair and live music

An Spailpín Fánach 2pmFlute Concert with Karl Nesbitt, Aoife Granville, Fintan Vallely, John Byrne, Mike Walsh & Joanne Quirke €10

Cork City Children’s Library 3pmSong and stories for children with Pat Speight, Free

An Spailpín Fánach3pm: Percussion Workshop Johnny Bongos Free

Cork City Library 3.30pmJacques Stotzem, Free

Oliver Plunkett Street 3-6pm PLUCK on PLUNKETT – Street Music Party., Live acoustic music all along this award winning Street. Featuring; Club Ceoil Ballyphehane Musicians, Mother Jones Céilí Band, Grupa Ceoil Douglas Comhaltas and  ‘Dancing at The Lough’ Musicians.

The Kino 5pm: The Compánach Concert- The Music of Ireland with Fintan Vallely, Gerry O ‘Connor, Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn, Karan Casey, Emma O’Sullivan, Jacques Nutan €15

Cork School of Music 8pm Buttons & Bows; Jackie Daly, Seamus & Manus McGuire & Garry O’Briain, Danny Maidhcí Ó Súilleabháin, Duane Andrews & Aaron Collis (Newfoundland),Caoimhe & Eimhear Flannery, MC Matt Cranitch. A Musical Tribute to Seamus Creagh €20

Live at St. Luke’s 8pm Ye Vagabonds + Tiz McNamara €17 + booking fee

An Spailpín Fánach 9.30pm Boxcar Bertha + Ron Kavana €10

The KINO 10.30pm THE HENRY GIRLS + The Harvesters + Clare O’Mahoney €15


Sunday 2nd October

An Spailpín Fánach 12.30pm Fiddle Concert Manus & Seamus Maguire, Matt Cranitch & Geraldine O’ Callaghan, Gerry O Connor, Sorcha Costello & Seamus Sands €10

City Hall 2-5pmCéilí Mór Allow Céilí Band, Seán Ó Sé, Douglas Comhaltas Céilí Band, Caller William (Hammy) Hammond 5 family, €10

St Peters Church 2.30pmCork Pipers’ Club- Ceiliúradh Micheál Ó Riabhaigh €10

The Oliver Plunkett 5pmTír na nÓg, Nichole Maguire +Rob Halligan €15

An Spailpín Fánach 5pm Concertina/BoxDuane Andrews and Aaron Collis, Jackie Daly, Niall Vallely, Cliona Hally & Aidan Coffey €10

Cork Opera House 8pm Mick Flannery & Band support Hanora George €22.50

An Spailpín Fánach 8 pm Cork Singers Club, 1916 Event, Barry Gleeson,Paddy Galvin – Irish Songs of Resistances free


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  1. Ami Zoran - June 16, 2015 7:30 pm

    Can you please notify me when tickets for the various events are available for sale?

    Thanks in advance

    Ami Zoran

    • William.H - June 25, 2015 5:12 pm

      Ami, tickets will be on sale next week,

      • Peter - June 26, 2015 7:44 pm

        hello,william—-peter from liverpool here—–what is “fireside ” session ?—-just deciding whether to come over from dingle on the wed. or thurs.–thanks—peter

        • William.H - July 6, 2015 3:07 pm

          Peter, it will be a song session, more details later. wm

      • William.H - July 10, 2015 4:10 pm

        Tickets now on sale

  2. Peter - July 8, 2015 11:03 am

    william—-thanks for reply—-i have bought my season ticket,but……there was no mechanism on the website–—to have it sent to me by post,since i live neither in ireland or northern ireland…….or if there was ,i couldn’t find it……i assume i can pick it up at the first thing i attend ?—peter

    • William.H - July 13, 2015 2:24 pm


      yes you will get a band to allow you into all the concerts at your first concert.

      • Peter - July 14, 2015 10:29 am

        william—-thank you—-peter

  3. Alice - July 19, 2015 2:15 pm

    What is the ‘late gig’ on 1st, Oct?(12am)

    • William.H - July 21, 2015 12:11 pm

      Late gig is a concert starting around 12pm and runs till 2am./ The act that night has not been decided yet.


  4. Ian M - August 8, 2015 9:22 pm

    I notice that some gigs have admission prices alongside – is that in addition to the season ticket price, or is it included?

    • William.H - September 1, 2015 3:23 pm

      Ian The Season Ticket permits entry to all events except the Cork Opera House, Douglas GAA Ceili, Cyprus Avenue Friday & Sunday (John Spillane gig there is part of the Season Ticket).

      If you do not want to buy a season ticket you can pay at the door or online the amount alongside.

  5. Tony - August 23, 2015 9:13 pm

    Does the season ticket permit entry to ALL events. Which ones are extra

    • William.H - September 1, 2015 3:19 pm

      The Season Ticket permits entry to all events except the Cork Opera House, Douglas GAA Ceili, Cyprus Avenue Friday & Sunday (John Spillane gig there is part of the Season Ticket)

  6. Judy - September 22, 2015 9:53 am

    We are traveling to Ireland next week. Will there be tickets at the event? If we purchase tickets in advance can we pick them up when we get there?

    • William.H - September 24, 2015 10:32 am


      If you purchase tickets on line you will get a code, bring that code to the door of the event you are attending to gain entry.
      You can also buy tickets at PRO MUSICA Oliver Plunkett St Cork or at the Door/box office of all the events. You would be very welcome.

  7. Clive - September 29, 2015 2:37 pm

    Hello, is there a map with all the venues on it please?
    Cheers Clive

    • William.H - October 1, 2015 7:37 am

      Clive there is a map now on the website.


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  9. Laura F - October 1, 2015 8:25 pm

    I am trying to buy tickets online from the US but the site is not working.
    What should I do? I arrive on Sat Oct 3.

    • William.H - October 4, 2015 9:02 am

      You can buy tickets on the Door of each of the concerts

  10. Eamonn Cotter - October 3, 2015 4:34 pm

    Where is On the Pig’s Back. It’s not on the map of venues.

  11. Robert Stringer - May 1, 2016 2:39 pm

    What is the schedule for the Cork Folk Festival for 2016?

    • William.H - May 3, 2016 10:55 am

      Robert, the programme for the festival will be published on June 23rd.

  12. Gerardine - July 27, 2016 3:33 pm

    How can i reserve a place for Gerry O Connor fiddle workshop please?

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