The small festival with the big reputation

Posted on: 4th April, 2016

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

Above: Le Vent Du Nord

One of Ireland’s best small music festivals, The Baltimore Fiddle Fair, takes place from May 5-8. From humble beginnings in 1992 this remarkable festival has grown a little in size and a lot in stature, and truly does get better with age. Its reputation is built mainly on its consistent ability to present an innovative programme of world-class national and international acts in intimate settings in the beautiful seaside village of Baltimore; once again they are presenting a line-up that is simply amazing for 2016.

International acts this year include the Irish premier appearance of the incredible Quebec group Le Vent due Nord, the return of sensational Shetland band Fiddlers’ Bid, New York duo Dylan Foley and Dan Gurney, multi-national band the Outside Track, the Irish premier appearance of exciting new Scandinavian trio Fru Skagerrak, the amazing Cajun/Old Timey duo Dirk Powell and Courtney Granger, Canadian superstar Pierre Schryer with Dermot Byrne and Steve Cooney, Manchester fiddle prodigy Emma Sweeney and the very first Chinese artist to appear at the festival, Ling Peng.

Top class Irish acts include the legendary Frankie Gavin, Noel Hill and Arty McGly, The Gloaming’s Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh with Mick O’Brien, and the stunning instrumental duo Brid Harper and Tony O’Connell.

These intimate concerts will be held in unique venues across Baltimore, including garden amphitheatres, small churches and cosy marquees. The Baltimore Fiddle Fair will also include a host of additional events including top class workshops, art exhibitions and a plethora of great sessions in and around the village.

For many musicians and music lovers, the annual pilgrimage to the Baltimore Fiddle Fair is the musical highlight of the year and this year’s festival promises to be no exception.

Tickets for the 24th anniversary Baltimore Fiddle Fair are on sale now. For full line up, schedule and ticket information, log on to www.fiddlefair.com

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13th April, 2018  ·  

An evening on the 'Balance of Feeling Good' by Clonakilty Gaa Club Health and Wellbeing Committee followed by Guest Speaker, Cork GAA Chairperson, Tracey Kennedy.

Paddy Duggan, former Principal of Clonakilty Community College, will be MC on the night, facilitating a discussion on getting the balance of feeling good.
Contributors on the night are Colm Sheehy, Conor Murray, David Lowney, Denis Murphy, Eoghan Deasy, Sean McEvoy, Thomas Clancy and Treasa O'Brien.
Topics covered will range from awareness and responsibility to yourself and others to the benefits of exercise and nutrition.
The evening is suitable for everyone aged 16 and over from players, members of the community, parents of young and adolescent children, etc.

This is a public event, free of charge and everyone is invited and very welcome to attend.
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12th April, 2018  ·  

The Cast of Harold Pinter’s ‘No Man’s Land’ are on their way to the All-Ireland finals, having won 26 awards, including five best of Festivals, at the Amateur Drama League of Ireland annual three act festivals. The play ‘No Man’s Land, by Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize Winning Author is directed by Jennifer Williams.

One last opportunity to view this multi award winning play at Skibbereen Town Hall, on Saturday 14th of April, before the finals.

Having met by chance in a pub, two aging writers continue a long night of drinking and reminiscing in a stately London home. As the night wears on, their conversation wanders through memories long forgotten or invented. Is their encounter real or a delusion? Are they strangers or do they share a past history? When unexpected guests intrude upon an increasingly surreal evening, the atmosphere quickly changes from friendly to threatening, and the encounter becomes a game of survival.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by emailing schulldramagroup@gmail.com

For more information please contact hilary.mccarthy6@gmail.com
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