Special Events

The festival will also host some Special Events outside of the concert and session circuit.

The Devil’s Crew
Friday 17th June 2016 in Nicky’s Bar at 9.30pm

A special performance of music, poetry and song, re-visiting Peadar Kearney’s lesser-known composition, ‘The Devil’s Crew’, which was inspired by his own experiences of Easter Week 1916.

This lively and entertaining performance has been written and directed by Des Geraghty and will be introduced by Eva Kearney, grand-daughter of Peadar Kearney – who himself is best known as the author of Ireland’s national anthem. Narration by Martin Whelan, with additional music, song, poetry and visual imagery provided by Liam O’Connor, Séan McKeon, Pat Goode, Des Geraghty and Eva Geraghty.


A Recital with John O’Dwyer
Saturday 18th June 2016 on Garinish Island at 3pm

An intimate recital with John O’Dwyer with special guests Sean McKeon and Liam O’Connor.


Mass with Cór Cúil Aodha
Sunday 19th June at 11.30pm in Glengarriff Church

Cór Cúil Aodha will perform at Mass on the Sunday morning at 11.30am. So if you’re looking for some spirituality after the weekend this is the place to go to hear this reknowned choir along with Peadar Ó Riada.


A Sunday Session with Siobhan Peoples, Blackie O’Connell and Cyril O’Donaghue
Sunday 19th June at 4pm in Jim’s Coffee House

Wind down after a mad weekend with some great tunes from this trio of masters.