The 38th Cork Folk Festival took place from 28th Sept to 1st October in 2017.
This is a video of what happened during the 4 hectic days of the festival. The Video was grant aided by a Creative Mentoring Programming Fund from the Arts Council, Cork City & Kerry County Councils.
Look our for performances from Donovan, Andy Irvine, Na Mooneys, featuring Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh Steve Cooney, Dermot Byrnes & Bríd Harper, De Dannan’s famous duo Frankie Gavin and Alec Finn, with Aidan Coffey and Colm Murphy. Other concerts featured Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly, Granny’s Attic (Warwick), Máire Ní Chathasaigh, Nollaig Casey and Mairéad Ní Chathasaigh, Sean Ryan & Brendan Begley, Joe O Donnell & Shkayla, Geanntrai, Mary & Sorcha MacNamara and many, many more….
Since its birth in 1979, Cork Folk Festival has earned a reputation for bringing together some of the biggest names on the traditional and folk scene – as well as championing some of its up-and-coming stars. Set in Cork city, is has a unique atmosphere, taking in 14 of the city’s famous venues, but the festival feels intimate, despite its diversity in venues. Whether it’s local foods; tripe and drisheen, or a bodhrán workshop, fiddle concert or trad session that you’re after, the festival is well catered and all at minimal cost. Put short, it’s an old school festival for audiences who appreciate world class acoustic music.