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Largest Céilí Band in the World

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All Traditional Musicians are invited to join the Ceílí Band at City Hall, Sign up via our website or email. We will have special accommodation deals for traveling musicians and concert tickets for local musicians who register to take part.

At 3pm on Sunday the 13th of October we aim to set the record for 'The World's Largest Irish Céilí Band' by having over 250 musicians playing for a Céilí Mór at Cork City Hall. For more info email:

Féach ar seo!

Songwriting Comp

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Cork Folk Festival Arts @ Civic Trust House

50 Popes Quay, Cork.

Phone 021 4215150

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick

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The super-duo are back together after 14 years. Great guitarist and singer Martin Carthy and virtuoso violin player Dave Swarbrick first became heroes of the British folk scene when they worked as an acoustic duo back in the 1960s, before Swarbrick went off to join the finest lineup of Fairport Convention. They were reunited in the early 90s, but Swarbrick then became so ill that the Daily Telegraph famously published his premature obituary. He has now recovered and, following an emotional reunion with the Fairports earlier this year, here is a new Carthy-Swarbrick album that is every bit as good as their earlier work.

They stick to the old formula, with Carthy singing and playing robust acoustic guitar, and Swarbrick switching between thoughtful accompaniment and rousing solos. Best of all are the fiddle tunes, which serve as a reminder that Dave Swarbrick is also an inspired writer. Welcome back. –Review of ‘Straws in the Wind’ by Robin Denselow










Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 August 2012 08:58

2013 Cork Folk Festival Artist Videos


John Spillane


Nollaig Casey & Arty McGlynn

Pádraig Rynne, Dónal Lunny & Sylvain Barou

Jimmy Crowley & Stoker's Lodge

I Draw Slow




Season ticket €98 covering all events over the 4 days. Tickets will be on sale here:

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Cork Festivals Forum

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Cork Festivals Forum

Open Air Market

Every year we have an food market on Grand Parade over the course of the weekend in conjunction with Goldifish Events.

For trade enquiries click here