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Running later this month, the Cork Folk Festival is one of Ireland's most treasured festivals and will feature over 35 events across multiple days.
The 44th edition of the Cork Folk Festival kicks off this month, and the full lineup has newly been announced.
Featuring 35 events and performances from over 200 musicians, the annual festival takes place across the city from Wednesday 27th September to Sunday 1st October. It's one of the longest running and most beloved folk festivals in Ireland.
— Cork Folk Festival (@CorkFolkFest) September 11, 2023
Headlining the festival this year is a trio of Irish musicians: accordion maestro Sharon Shannon, blues and jazz singer Mary Coughlan and senator and singer Frances Black.
The festival feature concerts held at several iconic Cork venues, including Cork Opera House, The Everyman, and Triskel Christchurch. The five performances at Triskel Christchurch include a performance from banjo legends Damien O'Kane and Ron Block as well as a tribute to the late singer Diarmuidín Ó Súilleabháin.
Waterford singer Karen Casey will be presenting the world premiere of The Women We Will Rise, a theatrical song cycle.
Co-organiser Jim Walsh spoke at the festival launch. "We’re delighted to present this year’s folk festival which is going strong for 44 years, looking forward to the 50th! Enjoy the weekend of music, song, and dance.”
You can find out more about tickets and the festival's lineup here!
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