Programme for 2016 Cork Folk Festival

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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 Five Songwriters & a Poet, 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 9.30pm Lee 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-2am We Banjo 3 + Socks in the Frying Pan, John Leo Carter €20


Saturday 1st October

Cork School of Music 11am-1pm Workshop in Fiddle, Gerry O Connor €10/€15

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

Oliver Plunkett Street 1-4pm PLUCK on PLUNKETT – Street Music Party

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

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

An Spailpín Fánach3pm: Percussion Workshop Johnny Bongos Free

Cork City Library 3.30pm Jacques Stotzem, Free

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 12.30pmFiddle Concert Manus & Seamus Maguire, Matt Cranitch, Gerry O Connor, Geraldine O’Callaghan, 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; Eoin & Micheál Ó Riabhaigh, Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby, John Mitchell, Máire Ní Ghrada, Rose O’Leary, Liam Harris & Liam Collins  €10

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

An Spailpín Fánach 5pm Concertina/Box Duane 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 Fánach8 pm Cork Singers Club, 1916 Event, Barry Gleeson,Paddy Galvin – Irish Songs of Resistances free


Tickets for all gigs except below (Tickets)
Weekend Ticket for all events €85
Tickets for Mick Flannery
Tickets for The Unthanks, Lynched, Roy Harper, Ye Vagabonds