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Largest Céilí Band in the World

Join the Band

Register online

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

Festival Gallery

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Cork Folk Festival Arts @ Civic Trust House

50 Popes Quay, Cork.

Phone 021 4215150

London Lasses & Pete Quinn

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'The best female group in Irish music is The London Lasses. Easily. No debate. Incredible musicians and singers.’ Bill Margeson, Irish American News

We celebrated our tenth anniversary in 2010 with the release of our fourth album, By Night & By Day. Over the past decade we’ve been delighted to bring our music to some of the world’s most prestigious festivals and concert halls, including Cambridge Folk Festival, the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Glastonbury, Ballyshannon, Philadelphia Irish Festival and the Royal Albert Hall, where we performed the first ever BBC Proms Céilí as part of the 2008 season.

Our latest album features the stellar talents of our two newest band members, Co. Kerry flute player Elma McElligott and Co. Down vocalist/harpist Brona McVittie. They join long-standing band members Karen Ryan (fiddle/mandola), Elaine Conwell (fiddle),Maureen Linane (accordion) and Pete Quinn (piano/keyboard).










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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

For information on other festivals in Cork city please see the following link:

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