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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

Festival Gallery

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Cork Folk Festival Arts @ Civic Trust House

50 Popes Quay, Cork.

Phone 021 4215150

Session Americana

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You sneak up on Session Americana. Oh, not literally, as you can discover them in an ever-widening circle of clubs and festivals, three studio records and one live set, and on a new, as-yet-untitled 10-song release due this spring (listen to early mixes of "Easier " and "Goldmine"). But, after nearly ten years, Session Americana still feels stumbled-upon: every show seems a welcome surprise, not least to them. Find them and you happen upon a long-running song swap among old friends, veteran musicians facing each other over a round bar table…

Together they are poised to bring a fresh approach to the music of Seán Ó Riada in his home ground of Cork as part of the 2011 O Riada anniversary year. With Johnny MacCarthy & CIT Cork School of Music Traditional Group.








Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 August 2012 09:08

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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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