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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

Kids Festival Carnival Workshops

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As part of the International Cork Folk Festival 2011 Goldiefish events is hosting a series of free children’s carnival workshops every Saturday in September at the Cork City Central Library, Grand Parade for the 2nd Annual Folk Festival Carnival Parade

Goldiefish events have teamed up with the Cork Folk Festival to bring you a month of carnival workshops in the lead up to our 2nd annual festival parade. We’re looking for children of all ages to come along and make their own instruments, masks and hats every Saturday in September at the Cork City Central Library on Grand Parade. So why not drop in make something, get involved and participate in our parade which will be held on Sunday 2nd October.


If you want to take part in the parade, just walk along or clap participants just turn up outside Brown Thomas on Patrick Street at 1.30pm on Sunday 2nd October. We’ll be kicking off at 2pm and heading down Oliver Plunkett Street to the Ceile Mor on Grand Parade.

The workshops will start on Saturday 10th September and will run until Saturday 1st October and will run from 10am – 2pm. The workshops are suitable for all ages and are free of charge.

For more info please contact Goldiefish events at 021 4270475, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or check out our website at


Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 September 2011 11:51

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