Traditional Music Festival

April 13th – 15th 2018

This year’s headline concert on Sat 14th is one of Ireland’s most treasured traditional groups Danú who will be returning home from a tour of USA to perform in Ballydehob. Festival workshops take place on Saturday morning April 14th with Mairead Casey (fiddle), Conal O Gráda (flute), Clíona Halley (concertina) and Nell Ní Chronín (singing). The annual festival céilí with current All-Ireland Champions The Shandrum Céilí Band takes place on Sunday, April 15th at 3pm. We also have a superb line-up of musicians coming to play in our pub session trail.

March 31st – April 2nd 2017

The 11th annual Ballydehob Traditional Music Festival will headline Frankie Gavin and De Danann on Sunday April 1st. Other popular musical events include the Céilí with Shandrum Céilí Band, the three-day music session trail, many instrument workshops and a street session competition.



For more information and to book spaces in workshops check out the festival website!

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Danú performing Ten Thousand Miles



Ballydehob, the Gateway to the Mizen Peninsula in West Cork is the best of many worlds. It's rural charms, rich heritage and natural beauty epitomise the traditional Ireland that visitors love so much. It is also unabashedly and confoundingly modern in its diversity of people and trade. The area is well known for its artists, writers and alternative types. Now it is home to a growing number of innovators and trend setters, some who found it and couldn't leave, many who left and came back, and mostly those who held down the fort for the rest of us. Our home is rich in tradition, culture, music and craft nestled on Roaringwater Bay along the Wild Atlantic Way. Have we got a story for you! Pull up a stool.

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