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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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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Classical music performance – Diantando

DIANTANDO – light classical music with Antoinette Baker and Diana Llewellyn These two highly-trained and professional musicians will delight audiences. Diana will play the Violincello and Antoinette, Piano. This will be a gem of a concert – not to be missed. Venue: Shanley’s Bar Time: 3 p.m. BIOGRAPHY The duo, Diantando, was formed in 2015 […]

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Singing on the train with Clonakilty Voices

Singing on the train with ‘Clonakilty Voices’ and Main event in Emmet Hotel Clonakilty Voices” under the stewardship of Sean Ruddy, Denise Goggin and Karen O Reagan, have been wooing audiences in Clonakilty and west Cork for years. This is the third time they have performed at the festival. This year, they are going to […]

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Clonakilty Youth Orchestra with Justin Grounds

Once again, we are delighted to welcome back the Clonakilty Youth Orchestra and their founder and conductor, Justin Grounds. It is always a treat to see the zest and enthusiasm of young musicians and the festival always wants to encourage their artistic growth. Come down and listen to the musicians of the future and the […]

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The Clonakilty Jazz Collective

The Clonakilty Jazz Collective 4 PM Saturday 17th June, Clonakilty Jazz Collective, outdoor stage during the Street Carnival in Pearse Street with Josephine Smyth (vocals), Justin Brett (keyboards),Pat Barrett (bass), John Philip Murray (drums), Moze Jacobs (sax) 3-5 PM Sunday 18th June, the Clonakilty Jazz Collective (a slightly different line-up) play an indoor concert at […]

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