Cork Folk Festival kicks off next Wednesday 30th September and carries on until Sunday 4th October. The lively festival sees a host of traditional acts in all different shapes and sizes taking centre stage in venues across the city and county. With over 200 national and international acts filling up Cork venues with their fantastic trad music, the Cork Folk Festival is definitely not to be missed.
If you want to experience real Irish history and culture through music then this is the festival for you. Acts not to be missed this year include Jimmy McCarthy, Peadar O Riada, Paddy Glackin & Donal Lunny, Paddy Keenan. Want to see what a trad group is all about? Make sure you catch Dervish, Danu, Cherish the Ladies, The Voice Squad, Treelan or Buille.
Our very own CEC teacher Lynda is performing at The Roundy Bar on Friday 2nd October at 9pm so make sure you pop in to see her sing her heart out with some special guests.
But you don’t have to just sit and watch, you can get involved in the competition for budding songwriters, song classes, Irish dancing classes and singers club events.
A full list of all the events are available at www.corkfolkfestival.com
Events are either free or very reasonably priced so there is no excuse not to get in on the action!