Cork County Council Special Music Events in West Cork

The Municipal Districts of West Cork & Bandon/Kinsale are launching the second year of the Special Music Event Scheme which is a great community initiative endeavouring to bring the business and voluntary music communities together to promote their local town. It follows on from a very successful launch last year where an excellent standard of music was provided by the various Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann music groups.

Cork County Council provides funding for the event of €6,000 (€1,000 per town), assists with advertising and liaises between the music and business groups.

Cork County Council recognizes the contribution that these music events can make to the lives of people in the county with cultural and social benefits as well as increasing local economic activity, and the aim of this music event scheme is about creating opportunities for engagement and participation in the Arts will also enhancing the towns vibrancy as a visitor destination.

This scheme has encouraged and promoted music events that involve significant voluntary input while also encouraging the local business groups to work with the voluntary groups to promote their local town.

This year the scheme has been expanded to include other community music groups such as bands playing brass music. Each town applied for funding to hold 4 music events free of charge to the public on the town streets during the months of May, June, July and August, and a mixture brass band music covering a wide genre of popular music and songs as well as traditional music, song and dance will be performed during these events. The interest and enthusiasm shown by the local business associations and the community music groups who have come together under this scheme should ensure a successful and enjoyable outcome for all.

The programme of events are as follows:

TOWN

MUSICAL GROUP

DATE AND TIME OF EVENT

LOCATION OF FREE MUSIC EVENT

BANDON

Newcestown Comhaltas

13/05/2017 Saturday 2.30pm-4pm

Old Permanent TSB Building, South Main Street

BANDON

Bandon Concert Band

24/06/2017 Saturday 11am – 12.30pm

Bandon’s Farmers Market Area

BANDON

Newcestown Comhaltas

08/07/2017 Saturday 2.30pm-4pm

Old Permanent TSB Building, South Main Street

BANDON

Bandon Concert Band

26/08/2017 Saturday 11am – 12.30pm

Bandon’s Farmers Market Area

BANTRY

Bantry Comhaltas

01/07/2017 Saturday 1.30pm-3pm

Top of Bantry Square (opposite Tourist Office)

BANTRY

Bantry Comhaltas

15/07/2017 Saturday 1.30pm-3pm

Top of Bantry Square (opposite Tourist Office)

BANTRY

Bantry Comhaltas

12/08/2017 Saturday 1.30pm-3pm

The Pier, Bantry

BANTRY

Bantry Comhaltas

26/08/2017 Saturday 1.30pm-3pm

Top of Bantry Square (opposite Tourist Office)

CLONAKILTY

Conakilty Brass Band

25/05/2017 Thursday 7pm-8.30pm

Astna Square, Clonakilty

CLONAKILTY

Conakilty Brass Band

30/07/2017 Sunday 3pm-4.30pm

Astna Square, Clonakilty

CLONAKILTY

Clonakilty Comhaltas

06/08/2017 Sunday 3pm-4.30pm

Astna Square, Clonakilty

CLONAKILTY

Clonakilty Comhaltas

13/08/2017 Sunday 3pm-4.30pm

Spillers Lane, Clonakilty

DUNMANWAY

Dunmanway Comhaltas

25/05/2017 Thursday 11am – 12.30pm

The Plaza Square, Dunmanway

DUNMANWAY

Dunmanway Comhaltas

22/06/2017 Thursday 11am – 12.30pm

The Plaza Square, Dunmanway

DUNMANWAY

Dunmanway Comhaltas

03/08/2017 Thursday 11am – 12.30pm

The Plaza Square, Dunmanway

DUNMANWAY

Dunmanway Comhaltas

24/08/2017 Thursday 11am – 12.30pm

The Plaza Square, Dunmanway

KINSALE

Ballinaspittle Comhaltas

09/07/2017 Sunday 3pm – 4.30pm

Jim Edwards Plaza, Kinsale

KINSALE

Ballinaspittle Comhaltas

21/07/2017 Friday 5pm – 6.30pm

Jim Edwards Plaza, Kinsale

KINSALE

Ballinaspittle Comhaltas

05/08/2017 Saturday 3pm – 4.30pm

Jim Edwards Plaza, Kinsale

KINSALE

Ballinaspittle Comhaltas

24/08/2017 Thursday 6pm – 7.30pm

Jim Edwards Plaza, Kinsale

SKIBBEREEN

St. Fachtna’s Silver Band

27/05/2017 Saturday 2pm-3.30pm

The Bridge, Skibbereen

SKIBBEREEN

Skibbereen Comhaltas

17/06/2017 Saturday 1.45pm – 3.15pm

The Square, Skibbereen

SKIBBEREEN

St. Fachtna’s Silver Band

08/07/2017 Saturday 2pm-3.30pm

The Square, Skibbereen

SKIBBEREEN

Skibbereen Comhaltas

12/08/2017 Saturday 1.45pm-3.15pm

The Bridge, Skibbereen

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