Cork Folk Festival - Cork, Ireland  29th Sept-3rd October 2021



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      42nd Cork Folk Festival Programme   29th Sept-3rd October

      Wednesday 29th September

      Cork Singers Club on ZOOM: 8.30pm Singing Session on Zoom with guest singer Eugene McEldowney. To participate send your email address to

      Thursday 30th September

      St Peters Church: 7.30pm Launch of ‘Cork 1920, A City In Flames’ CD with John Murphy & friends.  By invite.

      Triskel Christchurch: 8pm Freddie White in Concert Tickets €25/ €23.50 Conc.  SOLD OUT


      Friday 1st October

      Triskel Christchurch: 8pm Steve Cooney & Dermot Byrne in Concert €25/ €23.50 Conc. BOOK HERE

      An Spailpin Fanach 9pm Trad Session

      Saturday 2nd October

      Music Workshops on Zoom Classes are free, to book send your email to /

      10.30am -12pm Traditional Song: Máire Ní Chéileachair, Flute & Whistle: Karl Nesbitt

      12-1.30pm Sliabh Luachra Tunes: Matt Cranitch, Uilleann Pipes: Leonard Barry

      2pm Rebels of Cork Walking Tour led by John Murphy, meet at 1.30pm at the Monument in Blackpool. FREE

      Triskel Christchurch: 8pm Tara Breen, Padraig Rynne & Jim Murray in Concert Tickets €25/ €23.50 Conc. BOOK HERE

      An Spailpin Fanach 9pm Trad Session. FREE

      Sunday 3rd October

      St Peters Church:1pm A Celebration of legendary traditional singer Margaret Barry and her grandfather, piper Robert Thompson. With Eoin O Riabhaigh, Johnny McCarthy & Tim O’Riordan and Marty Barry & Cathal Ó Curráin..     Tickets €10 BOOK HERE

      Fitzgerald Park: 2pm Folk fest in the Park, Seán Ó Sé, Máire Ní Chéileachair & The Abbey Céilí Band, Douglas Comhaltas. FREE

      Triskel Christchurch: 8pm Triskel Christchurch ‘Gals at Play’ Mary Greene, Anna Mitchell & Fiona Kennedy

      Tickets €25/ €23.50 Conc.    BOOK HERE

      An Spailpin Fanach 9pm Trad Session. FREE

      All Weekend

      Hedge School Sessions

      – a series of secret open-air sessions organised to coincide with the folk fest at ,

      Saturday 2nd Oct 2pm St Peters Church with Desi McCabe, Garry Cronin & Mick Willis

      Sunday 3rd Oct The TestSite Kyrl’s Quay, 4-6pm in Association with Music Generation Cork City

      Other Sessions

      Thursday 30th Sept 7pm The Pier, Blackrock organised all summer by Douglas Comhaltas.

      Session pubs over the weekend include, An Spailpin Fanach & Sin E.

      send the folk Festival and we will advertise your sessions.

      Folk Festival Online, selected concerts will be broadcast on Cork Community TV CLICK HERE  COMMUNITYTV.IE and Live on Facebook.

      St Peters Church Film Showing Margaret Barry Ceol na bhFánaithe. FREE

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