With 2022 marking the 50th anniversary of the first songs he ever wrote and also his first paid gigs, Irish folk singer-songwriter Luka Bloom shares with Mary O’Brien how he plans to mark the occasion by recording a special collection of 50 songs spanning his 50-year career. In 1972, I […]

Multi-instrumentalist Rawney (aka Ciarán Calnan) is an independent artist hailing from Clonakilty. Having played in various bands from the age of twelve, most notably Setmaker, he has been focusing on solo endeavours of late and his debut EP ‘Say It Loud’ is due for release on July 8. Rawney’s sound […]

St. Barrahane’s Church Festival of Music, Castletownshend celebrates its 40th festival with a first concert on Thursday, July 14 and continuing on each successive Thursday until August 18. The concerts are held in the beautiful setting of  St, Barrahane’s Church. The church, well-known for its’ Harry Clarke stained-glass windows, boasts […]

Bantry Development and Tourism Association invites everyone to join a mid-summer multicultural celebration at the Bantry Kupala Festival 2022 on Saturday, June 25 from 12-4pm. This festival is well known around West Cork for supporting artists from all backgrounds and this year’s programme features a unique range of artists from […]

The ninth international Fastnet Maritime and Folk Festival take place in Ballydehob from June 17-19, 2022. A merger of ‘Sliabh Luachra’ instrumental music and Irish and UK maritime songs and traditions, the festival concert at Ballydehob Levis Corner House on Saturday, June 18 features Tom Lewis, Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly, […]