Cork Folk Festival

Things to do in County Cork, Ireland - Cork Folk Festival - YourDaysOut
Cork, T23 E5RF, Ireland
Oct 3, 2018, 7:00:00 PM - Oct 8, 2018, 12:00:00 AM
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The Cork Folk Festival 3rd Oct -7th October is an annual music event that takes place in Ireland’s southern capitol, Cork.

The 40 year old festival is emerging as one of the most important folk & traditional music events in Ireland and has a growing reputation in Europe.

The Festival features over 50 free and ticketed events in venues across Cork city, including concerts, lectures, workshops, an open-air market and traditional Irish set-dancing.

The event has a strong focus on local Cork City, Sliabh Luachra and Irish Traditional and folk musicians and singers, so prepare for plenty of polkas, slides and harrier ballads.

Some events include:

  • The Food & Folk Open-air Food Market at Emmett Place on Saturday, 5 October will feature live music with Granny’s Attic, Club Ceoil Ballyphehane Balladeers, Aatma Indian Dance Group, and other music groups
  • Tall Tales for Children with Pat Speight in Cork City Children’s Library on Saturday, 5 October
  • The Céilí Mór with Ger Murphy and Ken Cotter on Thursday, 3 October
  • Dancing Tribute to Timmy the Brit – set-dancing classes with William Hammond, Saturday 5 October
  • Try the Pipes Day with Píobairí Uileann, Music Generation & Creative Tradition, Cork City Library, Saturday 5 October
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