The small festival with the big reputation

Le Vent Du Nord

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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11th October, 2017  ·  

Submarines, American Sailors, and the Underwater War in Irish Waters, 1917-1918
by Dr John Borgonovo in The Parish Centre, Clonakilty
on Thursday Oct 26 2017 at 8.30 pm

In 1917, unrestricted submarine warfare by German U-boats brought the United States into WWI and created a crisis in Britain. To defeat the submarine menace, an American naval fleet was dispatched to County Cork, bringing about 10,000 sailors with it. This talk will explain the circumstances of this extraordinary event, and how Cork residents dealt with their unexpected American guests.

Dr John Borgonovo is a lecturer in the School of History at UCC. His publications include Spies, Informers, and the 'Anti-Sinn Féin' Society: The Intelligence War in Cork City, 1920-1921; The Dynamics of War and Revolution: Cork City, 1916-1918; Exercising a close vigilance over their daughters: Cork women, American sailors, and Catholic vigilantes, 1917-18; Something in the Nature of a Massacre: The Bandon Valley Killings Revisited (with Andy Bielenberg). His latest publication (with co-authors John Crowley, Donal Ó Drisceoil and Mike Murphy) is the highly acclaimed and magnificient Atlas of the Irish Revolution. In July of this year, he organised a very successful conference on Winning the Western Approaches - Unrestricted Submarine Warfare and the US Navy in Ireland 1917-1918.
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11th October, 2017  ·  

Apple Juicing Day in Clonakilty next Sunday Sept 30th. All welcome to bring their apples from 2-6pm to the Clonakilty Community Garden (on entrance road to Clonakilty Lodge).

Building on the success of its inaugural 2016 event, local voluntary environmental organisation Sustainable Clonakilty invites people to bring along their apples and press them to extract their own juice to take home, using the group's Apple Press.

Volunteers will be at hand to assist in the procedure. Bring along your apples washed; clean containers to freeze your juice (milk/juice bottles or cartons, plastic bottles with caps); clean, sterilised glass bottles to pasteurise with swing caps or suitable for 26 mm diameter metal cap.

A limited number of new 3 litres juice bags that are suitable for freezing and pasteurising, can be purchased for a nominal fee on the day also.

This is a free community event and donations will be welcome to cover costs.

For further information, please contact Xavier at xavierdubuisson@gmail.com or text at 086/0476124.
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