The 41st Cork Folk Festival, a festival behind closed doors was a major success with thousands of people viewing the festival online. We had to re imagine and reshape our festival in these trying times. I hope that everyone who attended or viewed the festival from afar enjoyed our new styled event. The festival would like to thank the Cork City Council and Failte Ireland for the funding that allowed us to run our event successfully and safely. We would like to thank Ashley Keating in the Cork Opera House, Ed O’ Leary & Joe Kelly in the Kino and Tony Sheehan in the Triskel Christchurch. We would also like to thank Aniar TV and TG4 who recorded the festival and streamed the concerts live from the Cork Opera House. Finally many thanks to all the musicians and crew who worked on the festival, without them there would be no event.
We hope to begin to plan our 42nd festival 1-3rd October 2021 in the coming months.
A visual and visceral feast for the senses awaits fans of traditional and folk music as the best of the annual Cork Folk Festival is transposed to our screens in a new six-part series captured in some of Cork’s most iconic venues. Produced by Aniar TV, ‘Cork Folk Festival’ portrays both the intimacy and immediacy of traditional and folk music in all its forms. Presented by Doireann Ní Ghlacáin.
TG4 9.30pm for six sundays
1. CLÁR 1 Iarla Ó Lionáird & Steve Cooney – Cork Opera House, Ye Vagabonds- Kino, Conal Ó Gráda & Máire Ní Ghráda le Tomás Dunne – CIT Cork School of Music, Megan Nic Fhionnghaile-St. Luke’s.
2. CLÁR 2 Jackie Daly, Matt Cranitch, Caoimhe & Eimear Flannery – Cork Opera House, Greenshine – Kino, Shane Hennessy – St Luke’s, Clíodhna Halley le Macdara Ó Faoláin – CIT Cork School of Music.
3. CLÁR 3 ZoDoMo – Zoe Conway, Máirtín O’Connor & Dónal Lunny- Cork Opera House, Ger Wolfe – Kino, Liam O’Brien & Conor Connolly – St. Luke’s, Roibeard Mac Créide – CIT Cork School of Music.
4. CLÁR 4 Nollaig Casey & Arty McGlynn – Cork Opera House, Ciarán Ó Gealbháin – Kino, Liz Doherty & Mo O’Connor- CIT Cork School of Music, Nicole Ní Dhubhshláine & Kyle Macauley – St. Luke’s.
5. CLÁR 5 Eliza Carthy – Cork Opera House, Michelle O’Sullivan, Cónal Mac Créinfhir & Paul De Grae- CIT Cork School of Music, Four Star Trio – St. Luke’s, Sarah O’Gorman Kino.
6. CLÁR 6 Nuadán – Kino, Siobhan Peoples & Blackie O’Connell – CIT Cork School of Music, Jimmy Crowley – St Luke’s, Conchubhair Ó Luasa – Kino