William Hammond Cork Folk Festival, Colm Croffy Executive Director AOIFE, Jim Walsh Chairman Cork Folk Festival.
The Cork Folk Festival has won its first ever award for marketing. The Award was presented by Colm Croffy Executive Director of AOIFE to William Hammond and Jim Walsh at AOIFE’s national conference in Ballinasloe on Saturday. AOIFE is the Association of Irish Festivals and Events and the competition was The Carlton National Marketing Award in the best Flyer category.
The 12 page Flyer was designed by Robin Foley & Oliver Kenny from a new design company, Hurrah Hurrah based in Cork. This company has also been commissioned by the Cork City Council to create 11 original contemporary artwork images of some of the best-known permanent visitor attractions in the city and county including Blarney & Blackrock Castles.
The Cork Folk Festival took place in early October with over 10,000 attending the event. The festival was celebrating 35 years and it was one of the most memorable and well attended festivals in years. The line up included luminaries such as Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny and Frankie Gavin plus John Spillane, Eddi Reader, De Dannan and over 300 other musicians. Planning is already in progress for next year’s festival, it will take place from 1st to 4th of October 2104.