Fastnet Maritime & Folk Festival
June 14th – 17th 2019
Most events are free except the Headline Concert and the workshops. Please go to the Maritime Festival website if you want to book in advance.
For the first time, we are lucky to have John Kirkpatrick, who will be appearing as part of a duo with Martin Carthy. Martin and John embark on a rare Ireland duo tour and will be appearing in concert as Headliners, Sat June 15th 2019, Ballydehob Community Hall 7 PM, admission 18euro. 2019 marks a debut appearance for powerful singer Geoff Higginbottom.
marks this festival’s 7th year running. Coordinator Dick Miles is pleased to welcome Martin Carthy back to the festival for the second time, along with old favourites such as Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly, Steve Turner, Richard Grainger and many more. For the first time, we welcome Tom Lewis. Sea songs, shanties, dance, craft market, artisan food and craft stalls, sea songwriting competition, music in the pubs and Ballydehob Community Hall. Most events are free except for headline concert.
Supported by IMRO, Ballydehob Community Council, Cork County Council and the local community. The Ballydehob Fastnet Maritime Folk Festival takes place every June.