LEGENDARY American musician, Ricky Skaggs, leads the line-up for the 2014 Masters of Tradition Festival in Bantry, Co. Cork. Credited with ‘single-handedly saving country music’ he will be performing in a very special concert with Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill. Curated, once again, by Martin Hayes, the Festival also features tin whistle player Mary Bergin, singer Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Ghost Trio featuring Iarla Ó Lionáird, Ivan Goff and Cleek Schrey
AFTER twenty-nine years in its current location, West Cork Arts Centre is moving to a permanent home in a purpose-built, signature building in the heart of Skibbereen. An auction in aid of the new West Cork Arts Centre will take place online at www.morganodriscoll.com on Tuesday 5 August from 6.30pm.
A NIGHT of traditional Irish song and dance is set to bring Skibbereen alive, with a Sean Nós session on Friday 1st August at 9pm. The session will be part of the Skibbereen Arts Festival which is holding events in a variety of locations around the town from the July 25th to August 2nd.
MENTAL health is a subject that has traditionally been brushed under the carpet. This makes it an issue that is stigmatised and not spoken about. This year’s Skibbereen Arts Festival wants to smash that stigma with programme of events and talks enabling openness and inclusivity whilst celebrating difference.
THE August at the Amphitheatre concerts at Baltimore’s Glebe Gardens, presented by Baltimore Fiddle Fair feature a top class line up this August, There are five shows in total running from August 3rd to August 22nd and tickets are on sale now through.
It’s festival time again and Original Reggae & Hip Hop Music Festival Mid-Summer Mango is gearing up for its third year with two weekends of gigs across two towns and six venues in West Cork. Ballydehob 25-27th July This year, the good vibes festival kicks off in Ballydehob where Local Reggae DJ Neisha starts the party in Rosie’s Bar with a free gig at 10pm on Fri 25th
THE 2014 Castletownbere Festival of the Sea looks set to be the best yet with a host of entertainment and activities for young and old throughout the first week in August. This year’s festival runs from Friday, August 1st to Friday, August 8th inclusive and is organised by the Castletownbere Development Association (CDA) who are an entirely voluntary and non-profit organisation made up of members of our local community.
At the opening of ‘Sun, Sea and Land’ an exhibition of photographic prints by Niall Duffy which opened recdntly at the Allihies Mines Museum were (l-r): Tadhg O’Sullivan, Vice Chairman Allihies Parish Co-op; Anne McNally, Secretary, Allihies Parish Co-op; Niall Duffy and Aoife O’Sullivan, Allihies Parish Co-op who also opened the show. Pic: John Eagle
In Pictures – Official launch for “Only Ever Yours” by West Cork author Louise O’Neill in Clonakilty
Eyeries Family Festival 18th – 20th July 2014, take great pleasure (and are very excited) in announcing that West Corks’ very own, Danica Holland will be performing a few songs for the Friday crowd before the Festivals’ official opening by Mr Neil Delamere himself! “Danica is a sensational talent, she’s West Cork – we’re West Cork and we are delighted that she is able to perform for the crowd this