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43rd Cork Folk Festival

Programme   29th Sept-2nd Oct

Thursday 29th September

MTU Bishopstown 1pm Thomas McCarthy Free

An Spailpín Fánach (Downstairs) 6pm Thomas McCarthy a guest of the Cork Singers Club Free

Coughlans Bar 7.30pm Padraig Jack with support from Eileen Healy & Emily Donoghue €15 

Cyprus Avenue 8pm Emma Langford €19

An Spailpín Fánach 9pm A Celebration of Sliabh Luachra with Eoin Stan O’ Sullivan, Emma O’ Leary, Pat Fleming, Maura O’Connor and Bryan O’ Leary €15

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

Friday 30th September

Triskel Christchurch: 8pm Sean Keane, Matt Molloy, Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman €25/ €23.50 Conc.

Live at St Lukes 8pm Fiddle Fair celebrating 30 years at Cork Folk Festival with Liz Doherty’s Fiddlesticks, North Cregg, Catriona McKay & Chris Stout, Lena Jonsson & Johanna Juhola €25

An Spailpín Fánach 9pm Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, Seamie O’Dowd & Leonard Barry €15

Saturday 1st October

Cork School of Music Workshops 11am -1pm Traditional Song: Máire Ní Cheilleachair, Sliabh Luachra Tunes: Matt Cranitch Jackie Daly €15/€10

Triskel Christchurch 1pm Frankie Gavin and Catherine McHugh CD Launch €15

Cork City & Children’s Library 1pm All-abilities trad session with Creative Tradition. 3pm Storytime for Children with Maria Gillen.

An Spailpín Fánach 2pm Flute & Whistle Concert; Karl Nesbitt, Mary Donegan, Aoife Granville, Joanne Quirke €10

The Long Valley 3pm Jimmy Crowley & Eve Telford €10

An Spailpín Fánach 5pm Concertina Concert with Paddy Egan, Cliona Halley, Niall Vallely €10

Triskel Christchurch: 8pm DANÚ in Concert with Eoin Jordan €25/ €23.50 Conc.

Live at St Lukes 8pm Clare Sands €21+Booking Fee

An Spailpin Fanach 9.30pm Trad Concert; Gerry Harrington, Peter Browne, Seosaimhín Ní Bheaglaoich, Charlie Piggott with Jackie Daly & Matt Cranitch €15

Poor Relation Bar 10pm Ricky & Graham Lynch Free

Sunday 2nd October

An Spailpín Fánach 1pm Fiddle Concert with Brendan Mulvihill, Gerry Harrington, Caoimhin Flannery, Andrew Cadden €10

Fitzgerald Park: 2pm Folk fest in the Park, Torcán, Douglas Comhaltas Free Openair Family Friendly Event.

The Gate Cinema 4pm‘Dark Horse On The Wind, The Life and Songs of Liam Weldon’ directed by Myles O’Reilly.  Part of the 4 film programme, ‘The Power of the Song’, presented by Cork Folk Festival in association with IndieCork Film Festival. See www.indiecork.com for full details. Tickets € 7.50/€7

An Spailpín Fánach 4pm ‘Gals at Play’ with Mary Greene, Sarah O’Gorman, Niamh Murphy, Alannah Thornburgh and Aileen Mythen €15

Triskel Christchurch 6pm Music Network Tour: Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Mark Redmond and Cormac De Barra €20/€18

An Spailpín Fánach 7.30pm Box Concert with Hughie Kennedy, Aidan Coffey, Billy Sutton, Benny McCarthy, Christy Leahy €10

An Spailpín Fánach (Downstairs) 8.30pm Garry Cronin, Desi McCabe & Mick Willis

Cork Opera House 8pm Mary Black in Concert with Bill Shanley, Pat Crowley, Nick Scott, Richie Buckley and Liam Bradley plus Gráinne Hunt. Tickets €36+Booking Fee

The Crane Lane 11.30pm Two Time Polka

Free Stuff

Thursday 29th September

MTU Bishopstown Exhibition Centre 1pm Concert with singer Thomas McCarthy.

The Corner House 5pm Tunes@5, 9pm Dizzy Blues Band

Sin É 5.30pm Trad Sessions

An Spailpín Fánach 9.30pm Trad Session

Friday 30th September

MTU Cork Rory Gallagher Theatre 1pm Jackie Daly & Matt Cranitch.

St Peters Church: 1pm John Murphy.

Sin É 5.30pm Trad Sessions

Cork City Library 6.30pm Book Launch; The Jackie Daly Collection of Original Irish Tunes (All invited)

An Spailpín Fánach 9.30pm Trad Session

Saturday 1st October

Cork Bridges Song Tour 11am With Mick Buckley meet at North Mall.

Cork City Library 1pm Creative Tradition presents an all-abilities trad session.

Cork City Children’s Library 3pm Storytime for Children with Maria Gillen.

An Spailpín Fánach 3pm Trad Session.

Sin É 5.30pm Trad Sessions

The Corner House 6pm Song’s@6 with Pat Horgan & Stayin’ Down Shoes.

An Spailpín Fánach 9.30pm Trad Session

Sunday 2nd October

Fitzgerald Park: 2pm Folk fest in the Park, Torcán, Douglas Comhaltas.

Charlies Bar 3pm Trad Session

The Corner House 5pm Sunday Songs@5

Sin É 5.30pm Trad Sessions

The Corner House 8pm OldTime HoDown.

An Spailpín Fánach 8.30pm Garry Cronin, Desi McCabe & Mick Willis.

The Gables Bar 9.30pm Trad Session

The Crane Lane 11.30pm Two Time Polka.

Extra Concerts

Wednesday 28th September

The Pigs Back (Douglas) 8pm Miscellany of Folk; Billy Sutton, Benny McCarthy & Eddie Costello €15

Friday 30th Sept

Cypress Avenue 7pm I Draw Slow €20.

Winthrop Ave 9pm Rawney €14

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