Cork Folk Festival - Cork, Ireland  3rd-6th October 2019

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39th Cork Folk Festival

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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
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

Thursday 4th October
St Peter’s Church 1pm Concert with  Cormac O Caoimh FREE

CIT Bishopstown 1pm Blind Poets in concert Free
Crane Lane 7pm Noel Brazil Song Competition €450 in prizes, to Enter email 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
The Corner House 9.30pm Lee Delta Blues Club FREE

The Oliver Plunkett 10pm Hank Wedel 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
CIT Cork School of Music 8pm Abegondo Pipe and Dance Band with Douglas Comhaltas €10

The Roundy 9.30pm John Blek with Laura ní Carthaigh €15
An Spailpín Fánach (upstairs) 9.30pm Desi Wilkinson & Patrick Molard (Brittany), Rowan Piggott + Pete Coe (UK) €15
Oliver Plunkett 10 pm The Willows with Mide Houlihan, 12.30pm Sara Ryan Band 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) and Sliabh Luachra Tunes Workshop with Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly €15 Adults & €10 Students
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
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
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
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)
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
The Oliver Plunkett 10pm, Two Time Polka, 12.30pm Sara Ryan Band 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
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
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,Rosaleen O’Leary and Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby , Shane Keating, Robert Fell,  Pipers from Abegondo €10
An Spailpín Fánach (upstairs) 3.30pm Box Concert: Dave Hennessy, Jackie Daly, Jack Talty and Derek Hickey €10
The Oliver Plunkett 4pm John Spillane + Hanora George+ Ger Wolfe €15
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

 (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

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