Cork Folk Festival 2016 begins from Wednesday 28th September

20 September, 2016

37th Cork Folk Festival   28th sept-2nd Oct 2016


Wednesday 28th Sept

Live at St. Luke’s 8pm The Unthanks + John Blek  €25 + booking fee

An Spailpín Fánach 9.30pm Songwriters &  Poets, Theresa McCarthy, Gus McLoughlin, John Murphy, Brian Crotty, Gerry O’Neill, Cliff Wedgbury and Gerry Murphy €10


Thursday 29th Sept

St Peters Church 1pm Cork Folk Festival 1916 commemorative event;Comóradh1916 Eoin Ó Riabhaigh, Johnny MacCarthy, Máire Ní Chéileachair Free

Cyprus Avenue 8.00pm Steve Tilston+ Karrie O Sullivan €15

Live at St. Luke’s 8pm Roy Harper+ Caoilian Sherlock €25 + booking fee

The Corner House 9.30pmLee DeltaBlues Club

An Spailpín Fánach 9.30pmWhite Horse Guitar Club €10

The Oliver Plunkett 11.00pm Late Gig Hank Wedel Free


Friday 30th Sept

St Peters Church: 1pm Meet Warwick Folk Festival Rob Halligan & The Harvesters

Crane Lane 7pmNoel Brazil Contemporary Song Contest

Cork School of Music 8pm: Atlantic Arc Orchestra: Donal Lunny, Pauline Scanlon, Jarlath Henderson, Aidan O’Rourke, Padraig Rynne, Ewen Vernal, John Blease + Cornelia Keating & John Hicks €20

Live at St. Luke’s 8pm Lynched + Morning Veils€22 + €2.15 booking fee

An Spailpín Fánach 9.30pm: Duane Andrews & Aaron Collis (Newfoundland) + The Harvesters €10

The Oliver Plunkett 10pm-2amWe Banjo 3 + Socks in the Frying Pan, John Leo Carter €20


Saturday 1st October

Cork School of Music 11am-1pmWorkshopinFiddle, Gerry O Connor €10/€15

Grand Parade 11am-5.30pmFood & Folk Open-air Food Fair and live music

An Spailpín Fánach 2pmFlute Concert with Karl Nesbitt, Aoife Granville, Fintan Vallely, John Byrne, Mike Walsh & Joanne Quirke €10

Cork City Children’s Library 3pmSong and stories for children with Pat Speight, Free

An Spailpín Fánach3pm: Percussion Workshop Johnny Bongos Free

Cork City Library 3.30pmJacques Stotzem, Free

Oliver Plunkett Street 3-6pm PLUCK on PLUNKETT – Street Music Party., Live acoustic music all along this award winning Street. Featuring; Club Ceoil Ballyphehane Musicians, Mother Jones Céilí Band, Grupa Ceoil Douglas Comhaltas and  ‘Dancing at The Lough’ Musicians.

The Kino 5pm: The Compánach Concert- The Music of Ireland with Fintan Vallely, Gerry O ‘Connor, Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn, Karan Casey, Emma O’Sullivan, Jacques Nutan €15

Cork School of Music 8pm Buttons & Bows; Jackie Daly, Seamus & Manus McGuire & Garry O’Briain, Danny Maidhcí Ó Súilleabháin, Duane Andrews & Aaron Collis (Newfoundland),Caoimhe & Eimhear Flannery, MC Matt Cranitch. A Musical Tribute to Seamus Creagh €20

Live at St. Luke’s 8pm Ye Vagabonds + Tiz McNamara €17 + booking fee

An Spailpín Fánach 9.30pm Boxcar Bertha + Ron Kavana €10

The KINO 10.30pm THE HENRY GIRLS + The Harvesters + Clare O’Mahoney €15


Sunday 2nd October

An Spailpín Fánach 12.30pm Fiddle Concert Manus & Seamus Maguire, Matt Cranitch & Geraldine O’ Callaghan, Gerry O Connor, Sorcha Costello & Seamus Sands €10

City Hall 2-5pmCéilí Mór Allow Céilí Band, Seán Ó Sé, Douglas Comhaltas Céilí Band, Caller William (Hammy) Hammond €5 family, €10

St Peters Church 2.30pmCork Pipers’ Club- Ceiliúradh Micheál Ó Riabhaigh €10

The Oliver Plunkett 5pmTír na nÓg, Nichole Maguire +Rob Halligan €15

An Spailpín Fánach 5pm Concertina/BoxDuane Andrews and Aaron Collis, Jackie Daly, Niall Vallely, Cliona Hally & Aidan Coffey €10

Cork Opera House 8pm Mick Flannery & Band support Hanora George €22.50

An Spailpín Fánach 8 pm Cork Singers Club, 1916 Event, Barry Gleeson,Paddy Galvin – Irish Songs of Resistances free

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