Programme for 2020 Festival




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.

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(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 )

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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.