Visual arts – 2017 COAF Exhibition Trail

    2017 COAF Exhibition Trail The 2017 Clonakilty Organic Arts Festival has a great list of visual art exhibitions that will be available to visit throughout the festival and beyond…… Michael Collins House: 7, Emmet Square, Clonakilty Revolutionaries, Jim Fitzpatrick Revolutionaries is an exhibition of prints of Irish revolutionaries by famed Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick, known […]

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Music

Special musical moments at the Clonakilty ‘Organic’ Arts Festival 2017: – Transmission club – Friday 16th June, De Barras – single launch, 10pm – Clonakilty Youth Orchestra with Justin Grounds – Saturday 17th, Courtyard Bar, noon – Scoil na Buachailli music concert – Saturday 17th, De Barras, 1:00pm – Clonakilty Brass Band – Saturday 17th, […]

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Drama, literature and poetry

All acts of drama, lectures, readings and poetry from the Clonakilty ‘Organic’ Arts Festival 2017: – A celebration of Bloomsday – Friday 16th June,Clonakilty post office and De Barras Folk Club Starts at noon at PO – History of Celts, Ledgeworth’s poetry , Mediaeval Castles and ringforts – Friday 16th June, Library, 11am – Free […]

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Psoken Wrod with guest speaker Margaret O’ Driscoll

Molly’s Cafe, Clonakilty, 8pm Sunday June 18th Poetry reading by Margaret O’Driscoll at Molly’s Café and Wine Bar (@mollyscafeandwinebar) which serves soups, snacks, tapas, hot meals, cakes, tea, coffee with a choice of 800 wines and 350 craft beers plus spirits. Margaret O’Driscoll is a busy mother of seven and grandmother to eleven. She is […]

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Hello festival!

Hi everyone, I hope you are looking forward to the third Clonakilty ‘Organic’ Arts Festival. Why Organic? Well a lot of festivals, as good as they are, don’t go far enough in promoting the talent in their local areas. Clonakilty Arts Festival is ‘Organic’ because we want to grow, nurture and show case the wonderful […]

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Festival closing event – Shanleys Bar

Dave Lordan will read from The Boy in The Ring, his 2007 book of poems based on his experiences growing up in Clonakilty in the 80s & 90s. The book won both major national prizes for debut poetry collections, the Kavanagh & Strong Awars – it was the first book ever to do so & […]

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The Klutz Band

The Klutz Band..by day, normal men…by night, preachers of the devils music..rejoice and be merry Venue: De Barras Time: 9pm, Sunday 18th, 9pm

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Colette Forde – One Act Drama, ‘Innit’

‘Innit’ A one act, written and performed by Colette Forde. ‘Kelly Roberts’ is a fifteen year old foul mouthed girl from Manchester, waving the dole flag of the working class with her heartless Mam. Her school has roped her into appointments with a psychologist and now Kelly is going to open her heart and soul […]

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Clonakilty Folk Group & Me Dazza Acapella singing group

Me Dazza – Are an Acapella singing group with a wonderful range of songs, from Eastern European to Gospel, led by the astute and creative Clodagh Simonds. They are making their second appearance at the Clonakilty Organic Arts Festival. Venue: Clonakilty Hotel Time: 6:30pm Clonakilty Folk Group, led by the talented and vastly experienced Sigrid […]

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