Discover what's on in Bantry and around the Sheep's Head peninsula with our up-to-date events calendar!Search the event calendar below for some great West Cork events. Check out our many festivals, great live music, courses, guided walks and more. Our events guide covers all the guided walks, festivals, craft courses, sailing trips, foodie events and gigs in Bantry and on the Sheep's Head. It's the perfect place to find out what's on in Bantry this weekend or start planning your trip to the Sheep's Head for one of next year's great festivals. Don't forget, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like more information on what's on along the Sheep's Head Way over the next few days or in the months ahead!
Irish Folk Singer-Songwriter will be performing live in Bantry!
This nostalgic evening of ‘Song and Story’ features all of Johnny’s many Hit Songs, including Muirsin Durkan-Boston Burglar- Those Brown Eyes-Long Long Before Your Time etc plus some from his new album. His songs are haunting, evocative and beautifully presented with many in the folk and ballad style.
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Johnny McEvoy has been one of the most enduring and talented singer/songwriters in these islands over the past 50 years. His concert performance is second to none with his songs beautifully delivered in truly artistic fashion and storytelling of the finest order.
Johnny McEvoy will be live at the Maritime Hotel on Friday 2nd March 2018
Tickets are €30 each and are available on ticketmaster or at hotel reception.
Doors open at 7.30pm and show begins at 8.30pm
The Maritime is offering a stayover special for this event. €85pps for 1 Night Bed & Breakfast + Ticket. Contact the hotel directly to book!
Legendary country singer Mike Denver will be live in Bantry March 2018!
Ireland’s most popular “Country’ singer Mike Denver has once again had a recent sellout Nationwide Tour with ‘Full Houses’ at Concert venues North and South.
His show is an excellent mix of Mike Denver ‘Hits’, ‘Country’ Classics and middle of the road ‘Hits’. With his excellent Band and a super stage show, this promises to be the ‘Concert Tour of the Year’.
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From Ireland Mike Denber, known as “The Galway Boy”, is one of Ireland’s top Entertainers.Having celebrated 13 years in the entertainment scene this year, he is regarded as the best band for dancing. His shows are always high energy feature all of his hits. Songs like ‘Wasn’t that a Party’,’ ‘Tommy K’, ‘Galway Girl’, ‘Paddy’, and ‘Hills of Donegal’. If you’re looking for a good night of entertainment, you will not be disappointed!
Mike Denver & Friends are at The Maritime Hotel on Sunday 25th March 2018. Tickets are €30 each and are available on ticketmaster or at hotel reception. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Supporting acts include Philomena Begley and Ray Lynam.
The Maritime hotel is offering a stayover special for this event. €80pps for 1 Night Bed & Breakfast + Ticket. Contact the hotel directly to book!
The West Cork Chamber Music Festival is the highlight of the summer for many music lovers who make the annual pilgrimage to Bantry.
Over the course of this festival, almost one hundred international musicians perform thirty-six concerts in beautiful Bantry House and St. Brendan’s Church, Wolfe Tone Square, Bantry.
2018 marks the 23nd anniversary of the acclaimed festival.
Among the musicians scheduled to perform in 2018 are Mairéad Hickey,Peter Spissky, Luigi Gaggero, Alina Ibragamova, and the Dudok Quartet.
This is the festival where the music lover can hear the finest works in the repertoire as well as world premieres of some exciting new music. Each year audience members from throughout Europe, the United States and the Middle East arrive in this small fishing town in a remote corner of West Cork.
The West Cork Chamber Music Festival is not just a week of extraordinary concerts in a fabulous setting. It is also a summer meeting-point for top young ensembles, where advanced students have the opportunity to immerse themselves without distraction in the world of chamber music.
Morning talks, a violin making exhibition, young musician master classes, and a handful of free events run throughout the week.
It is important to pre-book your tickets, as the festival is known to sell out! Tickets for the West Cork Chamber Music Festival can be booked on the festival website or by calling the West Cork Music office.
The West Cork Literary Festival presents an extensive programme of readings, workshops, seminars, panel discussions and children’s events. A literary festival for everyone!
At the heart of the West Cork Literary Festival’s extensive programme is the schedule of five and three day workshops in Coláiste Pobail Bheanntrai. These workshops cover such subjects as the novel, travel writing, script writing, poetry, creative writing for beginners, writing for children and much more.
West Cork Literary Festival Events
The main evening events are held in the Maritime Hotel and in recent years have featured Mary Robinson, Ahdaf Soueif, Lord Melvyn Bragg, Sir Michael Parkinson, Michael Palin, Nuruddin Farah, Michael Morpurgo, Michael Holroyd, Annie Proulx, Margaret Drabble, Fay Weldon and many more.
There are free readings in Bantry Library and Bantry Bookshop, afternoon seminars, book launches, panel discussions, coffee and chat events and an opportunity for Munster novelists to enter the JG Farrell Award.
Another great highlight for aspiring writers is the opportunity to schedule a session with West Cork Literary Festival’s Editor in Residence who will go over, discuss, and appraise your work. A unique opportunity!
Pick and choose the events and workshops you’d like to attend using the festival’s website simple booking system: http://www.westcorkmusic.ie/literaryfestival/workshops
Masters of Tradition is a five-day traditional music festival held each August in the West Cork town of Bantry
Masters of Tradition Festival features a series of performances, covering the full spectrum of Irish traditional music. The performances take place in Bantry House, one of Ireland’s most exquisite historic mansions, and in one of Bantry’s other special venues, St Brendan’s Church.
The event provides a platform where subtle and sometimes obscure elements of Irish traditional music can be heard. By seeking the heart of the music we find a universal voice that has widespread appeal reaching across many cultural and musical barriers.
The festival is headlined by its Artistic Director, Martin Hayes, the fiddler from East Clare, whose distinctive touch and extravagant virtuosity has brought the tradition to new levels. His famous trance-evoking sets with Dennis Cahill have mesmerised audiences all over the world and will do again this summer!
Check out the full programme at http://westcorkmusic.ie/mastersoftradition/programme
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