THE village of Ballydehob can look forward to a bumper weekend of traditional Irish music, song, dance and entertainment as part of the 2013 Ballydehob Traditional Music Festival which will take place in the village on the weekend of Friday, March 22nd – Sunday, March 24th.
Headlining this year’s festival line-up is one of Ireland’s finest traditional groups The Raw Bar Collective.
SKIBBEREEN Comhaltas are organising their sixth annual Feile Cheoil on next Sunday, March 3rd in Rossa College starting at 11am.
The Féile Cheoil is a day of music competitions on a wide variety of instruments along with competitions in singing, recitation and comhrá gaeilge for Under 8, Under 10, Under 12 and Under 16 age-groups.
ONCE famously described as “licentious, festering reprobates” and “leprous anti-establishment scumbags” and banned from playing in their home country, it’s difficult to overestimate the shock and awe The Boomtown Rats inspired in late 70s Ireland.
MUSIC Generation Cork City is delighted to announce the North Monastery Secondary School as one of the latest additions to the programme, in partnership with the Cork Academy of Music Outreach project. more »
WEST Cork Chamber Music Festival’s Workshop on Writing for String Quartet will take place on Friday, February 8th from 9.45am – 4.30pm at CIT Cork School of Music.
The Workshop will be led by composer Deirdre Gribbin with the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet. more »
ROCK superstar Sting is the latest act to be confirmed for this year’s Live at the Marquee festival in Cork.
The former Police frontman will be performing his most celebrated hits, stripped down with a five-piece band as part of his Back to Bass Tour.
Tickets for the gig on July 1st are on sale from Thursday, January 31st through www.ticketmaster.ie and on 0818 719 300.
MANY West Cork pupils are among more than 10,000 children from schools all over Ireland are preparing for Peace Proms, a very special series of 14 concerts beginning this month.
IN recent years it has been a common conundrum figuring out what to do on St. Stephen’s Night to continue on the festive celebrations.
WINDINGS, widely regarded as one of the hottest acts on the Irish Musis scene are playing at De Barra’s in Clonakilty this coming Friday.
Windings are a five-piece rock/alt/pop/indie/folk/ band from Limerick who over the past few years have performed with the likes of Daniel Johnston, Smog/Bill Callahan, Bob Mould, Okkervil River, Caribou, Iron And Wine, Villagers, Teenage Fanclub, Kurt Vile, and Modest Mouse, amongst others.
This year the concert will again be supporting a most deserving local charity, the Society of St Vincent de Paul, which does such sterling work in helping those in need in the local Community, particularly at this time of the year.