2018 Festival Programme & Tickets

39th Cork Folk Festival
Tickets available here www.proc.ie/tickets

Season Ticket from www.tickets.ie TICKET

Wednesday 3rd October

St Finn Barres Cathedral 8pm”Corcach: A Journey” The Casey Sisters; Máire Ní Chathasaigh, Nollaig Casey and Mairéad Ní Chathasaigh- Premiere of a new commission from the Casey Sisters for the 40th year of the Cork Folk Festival, Featuring Nollaig Casey (fiddle and vocals), Máire Ní Chathasaigh (harp), Mairéad Ní Chathasaigh (fiddle and vocals) and some of Cork’s finest musicians: Eoin Ó Riabhaigh (uilleann pipes); Johnny McCarthy (flutes); Eithne Willis (violin and viola); and Joan Scannell (cello) €15 Ticket
An Spailpín Fánach (upstairs) 6pm ‘Barry Britton Posters’ Book launch & poster exhibition Free

The Corner House 9.30pm The Four Star Trio Free

An Spailpín Fánach (upstairs) 9.30pm Sara Corkery, Brendan Butler & Siona Knepper €10 TICKET

Thursday 4th October

St Peters Church 1pm Concert with Cormac O Caoimh FREE

Rory Gallagher Theatre CIT Campus Bishopstown 1pm Blind Poets in Concert, Free
Crane Lane 7pm Noel Brazil Song Competition €450 in prizes, to Enter email admin@mutantspace.com FREE

Triskel Christchurch 8pm Portuguese Fadó meets Irish Sean Nós; Claudia Aurora, Máire Ni Chéileachair & Nell Ní Chróinín €25

An Spailpín Fanach (upstairs) 9.30pm The Whileaways + Eileen Healy & Dan Linehan €15 TICKET

The Corner House 9.30pm Lee Delta Blues Club FREE
The Crane Lane 12pm Stuart Wilde & The Birdmen  FREE

Friday 5th October

St Peter’s Church 1pm Concert Rowan Piggott, Garry Cronin & Desi McCabe & more FREE

The Oliver Plunkett Bar 5.30pm Greenshine + Céilí Allstars €15

The Corner House 5.50pm 1st Friday Session Free

Triskel Christchurch 8pm Frankie Gavin, Dermot Byrne & Paddy Keenan + Kevin Burke €25 TICKET

CIT Cork School of Music 8pm Abegondo Pipe and Dance Band with Douglas Comhaltas €10 TICKET

The Roundy 9.30pm John Blek with Laura ní Carthaigh €15 TICKET

An Spailpín Fánach (upstairs) 9.30pm Desi Wilkinson & Patrick Moulard (Brittany), Rowan Piggott + Pete Coe (UK) €15

Oliver Plunkett The Willows 10pm, Sara Ryan 12.pm FREE

Saturday 6th October

Emmett Place 11-5pm Food & Folk Open-air Food market with Abegondo Pipe and Dance Band, Douglas Comhaltas Adult Group, Rowan Piggott Free

CIT Cork School of Music 11am Master classes: Kevin Burke (fiddle) TICKET

and Sliabh Luachra Tunes Workshop with Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly €15 Adults & €10 Students TICKET

Cork City Children’s Library 11.30-12.30am Tall Tales for Children with Pete Coe FREE
St Peters Church 12pm Karen Casey speaks about FairPlé and its aims to achieve gender balance in Irish traditional and folk music. FREE

An Spailpín Fánach (upstairs) 1pm Stíleanna (Styles) Flute Concert: Conal Ó Gráda, Aoife Granville, Joanne Quirke, Brendan Ring €10 TICKET

The Long Valley 2pm Song Session (approx 60 mins) BALLADS,BROADSIDES & BAWLING HAWKERS session/informal concert with Pete Coe & Jimmy Crowley and songs from audience €10

Counihans Bar 2pm Bodhran/Percussion Workshop with Johnny Bongos FREE
Rory Gallagher Music Library 3.00pm Carmen Cullen will present ‘Hello Delia Murphy’, a tribute in story and song to singer Delia Murphy FREE

An Spailpín Fánach (upstairs) 3.30pm Stíleanna (Styles) Concertina Concert: Niall Vallely, Eimhear Flannery, Meadhbh O’ Leary Fitzpatrick, Ann Kirrane Droney, Paul Clesham & Cliona Halley €10 TICKET

The Oliver Plunkett 4.30pm Ye Vagabonds & Blind Poets €15

An Spailpín Fánach (upstairs) 7pm ‘Gals at Play’: Mary Green, Liz Kane, Lynda Cullen, Ellie Shine & Emma Langford €15 TICKET

The Corner House 6pm Songwriters @6: Leif, Pat Horgan, Martina Stafford, Leah, Sara & Brendan FREE

CIT Cork School of Music 8pm Dave Flynn’s Irish Memory Orchestra, Special Guest Mairtín O Connor €20 (Students €15) TICKET

St Finbarr’s GAA CEILI MÓR 9.30pm Striolán Céilí Band €10

An Spailpín Fánach (upstairs) 10.00pm Manus McGuire & Emily Flack, Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly, Ann Kirrane Droney & Catherine McHugh €15 TICKET

The Oliver Plunkett 10pm, Two Time Polka, Sara Ryan Band 12.30pm FREE

Sunday 7th October

An Spailpín Fánach (upstairs) 12.30pm Lee Valley String Band with Mick Daly, Brendan Butler, Mick ‘Tana’ O Brien, Hal O’Neill & Siona Knepper €10 TICKET

The Oliver Plunkett 12.30pm Stíleanna (Styles) Fiddle Concert: Matt Cranitch, Caoimhe Flannery, Niamh Varian-Barry, Leah Murphy, Manus McGuire, Seamus Sands, Liz Kane, Garry Cronin  €10 TICKET

An Spailpín Fánach 1.30pm (downstairs) Song Session with Gerry O Neill & Helen O Donovan  FREE
Deerpark CBS 2pm Céilí Mór – ARUNDO, CLUB CEOIL, Abegondo Pipe and Dance Band Family Event Free
The Roundy 2.30pm Cork Pipers Club Concert with Brendan Ring, Dave Hegarty, Pipers from Abegondo & others €10 TICKET

An Spailpín Fánach (upstairs) 3.30pm Box Concert: Dave Hennessy, Jackie Daly, Jack Talty and Derek Hickey €10 TICKET

The Oliver Plunkett 4pm John Spillane + Hanora George+ Ger Wolfe €15 TICKET

The Corner House 4pm Album Launch Paddy Tutty and Caoimhín O Fearghail Free
The Corner House 6pm The Prairie Jaywalkers Free
The Corner House 8pm The Lee Valley & Rough Deal String Bands Free

Cork Opera House 8pm Kate Rusby & Band + Séamus Begley & Jim Murray €32 TICKET 
(please note if you book online of by phone there is a €3.50 booking Fee , if you go into Opera House and book there is no booking fee)

An Spailpín Fánach (upstairs) 9.00pm Cork Singers Club with Special Guest Seán Ó Sé, remembering Lena Bean Uí Shea and John O Shea (the singing fireman) FREE
Crane Lane 11pm Lynda Cullen & band– FREE