Programme for 2020 Festival

Cork Folk Festival - Cork, Ireland  29th Sept-2nd October 2022



      Programme for 2020 Festival

      PROGRAMME 2020



      41st Cork Folk Festival 30th September- 4th October 2020


      Wednesday 30th September:   

      KINO 9pm Cork Singers Club        Sold out

      Thursday 1st October:     

      KINO 8.30pm Leah Sohotra & Martin Leahy €12 (see    Sold out

      Friday 2nd October:

      Cork Opera House 7pm: John Spillane with Pauline Scanlon, The Lee Valley String Band, Karen Casey with Niamh Dunne and Sean Óg Graham.

      Click Here For Live Stream

      (No audience streamed Live on TG4 social media platforms)

      KINO: 7.30/9.50pm Anna Mieke   (see     Sold out

      Triskel Arts Centre: 7pm & 9pm Greenshine with Martin Leahy €20/€18 (+booking Fee)

      Saturday 3rd October

      Zoom Workshops:

      10.30am-12noon : Maire Ni Chéilleachair – song workshop in English & Irish  Class Full

       10.30am- 12noon: Karl Nesbitt – Flute Workshop

      12 noon- 1.30pm : Matt Cranitch- ‘Sliabh Luachra tunes for all instruments’.   Class Full

      Classes are free, students will be given a Zoom ID and password. to book your place email or

      KINO 3pm Maija Sofia  €15

      KINO 6-8pm: The Four Star Trio (Con O Drisceoil, Johnny McCarthy & Pat Ahern) €15 (+ booking Fee)

      Cork Opera House 7pm: The Bonny Men, Strung with Maria Ryan, Lucia Mac Partlin, Maria O’Connor & Aonghus McCarthy, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh with Nia Byrne & Manus Lunny,

      (No audience streamed Live on TG4 social media platforms )

      Click Here For Live Stream

      KINO 9-11pm: A Celebration of Sliabh Luachra, Eoin ‘Stan’ O’Sullivan, Lisa O Sullivan, Bryan O Leary, Emma O’ Leary, Maura O ’Connor €15 (+ booking Fee)

      Sunday 4th October

      Song Tour Cork Singers  (Streamed Live on Cork Folk Festival Facebook page).

      KINO 12-2pm: Fiddle Concert Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Nia Byrne, Garry Cronin, Seamus & Clare Sands €15 +booking Fee

      KINO 3-5pm: Box & Concertina Concert Cliona Halley, Richard Lucy, Paul Clesham, Hughie Kennedy €15 (+booking fee)

      KINO 6-8pm: Aoife Scott €15 (+ booking Fee)

      KINO 9-11pm: A night for Ron Kavana – Katie Theasby, Dave Saunders & Alan Wallace, guest Mo O Connor  €15 (+ booking Fee)

      TG4 TV 9.30pm Cork Folk Festival 2019 with Iaral O Lionaird & Steve Cooney, Maire Ni Ghrada & Conal O Grada, Ye Vagabonds

      Benefit concert for musicians Ron Kavana who has poor health at moment.

      Other Events

      Cork City Hall : Launch of CD- The Burning of Cork- The City in Flames – John Murphy.

      Launch of Book, Becoming an Irish Traditional Musician- Jessica Cawley.


      Booking for 021 4272022

      Booking for KINO events are at Tickets per person based on booking a table of 2-5 people.



      1. Kurt Skjødt Pedersen - September 16, 2020 7:45 pm

        Hey guys
        What dates do you plan to have the Cork Folk Festival 2021?
        Thanks Kurt

        • William.H - September 17, 2020 2:35 pm

          Kurt next years festival dates are 1-3rd October 2021


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