Cork Folk Festival - Cork, Ireland  1st-4th October 2020


                                                       40th Cork Folk Festival  


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Minor adjustment may be made to times, line ups and venues, all changes will be published here.


                                                                         Wednesday 2nd October

Glenryan Tavern: 9.30pm Songs of the Northside, guest Séan Ó Sé and the Cork Singers Club Free

Thursday 3rd October

O’Riada Hall UCC: 11am-1pm. FUAIM lecture series: “The Making of the Cape Breton Fiddle Companion”, Dr. Liz Doherty

CIT Rory Gallagher Theatre Bishopstown Campus: 1pm Granny’s Attic, Free

CIT Cork School of Music: 3pm Liz Doherty- in conversation.

Crane Lane: 7pm Noel Brazil Song Competition €450 in prizes, to Enter email Free

An Spailpín Fánach: (upstairs) 9.30pm Greenshine & Granny’s Attic €15

The Corner House: 9.30pm Lee Delta Blues Club Free

Douglas GAA Club 9pm Céilí Mór with Ger Murphy & Ken Cotter €10

The Roundy: 9.30pm The Diviners + Dragonhead (Warwick) €10

Friday 4th October

St Peter’s Church: 1pm Open Session with Cork Trad Trio all musicians welcome Free

KINO: 1pm Nuadán in Concert Free

The Oliver Plunkett Bar: 5.30pm Karan Casey, Niall Vallely, Niamh Dunne & Sean Óg Graham, Conal Ó Gráda & Máire Ní Ghráda €15

The Corner House: 6pm 1st Friday Session Free

Triskel Christchurch: 8pm Andy Irvine + Martina Stafford & Leah Sohotra €25

Kino: 8pm A Celebration of Sliabh Luachra with Eoin ‘Stan’ O’Sullivan, Bryan O’ Leary, Niamh Ní Charra, Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly with guest Liz Doherty (Dedicated to the memory of Timmy (the brit) McCarthy) €15

Cyprus Avenue: Kila (associated event) €20

An Spailpín Fanach (upstairs): 9.30pm Stayin’ Down Shoes -Sara Corkery, Brendan Butler & Siona Knepper, Steve Turner, Granny’s Attic €10

Saturday 5th October

Emmett Place: 11-5pm Food & Folk Open-air Food market (Gig Rig with Granny’s Attic, Club Ceoil Ballyphehane Balladeers, Aatma Indian Dance Group, Douglas Comhaltas Adult Group, É-Leizh from Plougonven Brittany) (Supported by Inniscarra Twinning and the Communicating Europe Project, (DFA), Knocknaheany Club Ceoil with Jessy Cawley, Dragon head (Warwick Folk Festival) Free

The Kino: 11am-1pm A Dancing Tribute to Timmy the Brit, William (Hammy) Hammond will dance and teach some of the sets Timmy collected over 40 years, The Spa Televara, Ballyvourney Reel & Polka & Sliabh Luachra Sets with Club Ceoil Set Dancers, everybody welcome €5

CIT Cork School of Music: 11am- 1pm Sliabh Luachra Tunes Workshop with Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly, Fiddle Class with Liz Doherty €15 Adults & €10 Students.

CIT Cork School of Music: 11am-1pm An Introduction to the Alexander Technique with Mary Shorten Free

St Peters Church: 1.30pm Eileen Healy & Leo Mullane, Free

Cork City Library:  1pm Try the Pipes Day, with Na Píobairí Uilleann, Music Generation & Creative Tradition Free

An Spailpín Fánach (upstairs): 1pm Stíleanna (Styles) Flute & Whistle Concert: Conal Ó Gráda, Johnny McCarthy, Aoife Granville, Colin Hammy Hamilton €10

Cork City Children’s Library: 2pm Tall Tales for Children, Pat Speight Free

The Long Valley: 2pm BALLADS, BROADSIDES session/informal concert with Jimmy Crowley, Steve Turner, Eve Telford €10

Cork City Library: 3:30-5pm Open Youth Session with Club Ceoil Knocknaheeny & MGCork City Free

An Spailpín Fánach (upstairs): 3.30pm Concertina Concert with Niamh Ní Charra, Ciara O’ Leary Fitzpatrick, Clíona Halley, Paul Clesham €10

The Oliver Plunkett: 4.30pm Session Americana (USA) & Niall Toner Band €15

The Goldie Chapel, Nano Nagle Place: 4.30pm Amala, Sorcha de Roiste & Eoin Stan O’ Sullivan €12.50

An Spailpín Fánach: (upstairs) 6.30pm ‘Gals at Play’: with Mary Greene, Clare O Riordan, Anne Rynne, Edel Sullivan and Grainne Hunt.  (celebrating original song and tune writing by women) €15

Triskel/Christchurch: 8pm Dougie MacLean and Ger Wolfe €25

Cork Opera House: 8pm Tom Baxter (associated event) €26

Cyprus Avenue: 8pm White Horse Guitar Club  (associated event) €22

The Corner House: 8pm Shane Meehan CD Launch Free

KINO 8pm Katie Kim & Landless €18.50 (plus booking fee)

An Spailpín Fánach (upstairs): 9.30pm Martin & Eliza Carthy, Siobhan Peoples, Blackie O Connell & Cyril O’ Donoghue, Dermot Byrne & Yvonne Casey €20

Sunday 6th October

St Peters Church: 1pm Luke Daniels – The Polyphon Chronicles (21st century troubadour with a 19th century mechanical music machine Free

An Spailpín Fánach (upstairs): 12.30 pm Lee Valley String Band with guest Niall Toner (this concert will be a tribute to Chris Twomey) €10

The Oliver Plunkett: 12.30pm Stíleanna (Styles) Fiddle Concert: Liz Doherty, Garry Cronin, Siobhan Peoples, Shane Meehan, Brendan Mulvihill, Yvonne Casey €10

An Spailpín Fánach: 1.30pm (downstairs) Molgoggers Free

The Roundy: 3pm Cork Pipers Club Concert with Blackie O Connell, Eoin O’Brien, Simon Pfisterer €10

An Spailpín Fánach: (upstairs) 3.30pm Box Concert: Presented by Con O’ Drisceoil with Luke Daniels, Tommy Cunniffe, Dermot Byrne €10

St Peters Church: 4pm CD Launch Hazlett Keers ‘The Groves of Boho, Music from Fermanagh, Free.

The Oliver Plunkett: 4pm John Spillane with Jimmy Crowley €15

The Goldie Chapel, Nano Nagle Place: 4.30pm Anne Rynne CD launch €12.50

Cork Opera House: 7.30pm Folkfest@40 Celebration Concert

Iarla Ó Lionáird and Steve Cooney, Zoë Conway, Donal Lunny and Mairtín O’ Connor, Martin & Eliza Carthy, Nollaig Casey & Arty McGlynn, Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly, Caoimhe & Eimhear Flannery €32

An Spailpín Fánach (upstairs): 9.00pm Cork Singers Club with Special Guests Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne & George Sansome Free

Crane Lane:12pm late gig- Two Time Polka & Dragonhead Free

 (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)

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