Irish Tour Dates: SEP 2017



Fri    1.  Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray  w/ Dónal Lunny
               Main Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Doors 7.30pm / Stage 8pm
Tickets: €22/€20   
Online Booking

               Booking info: +353 1 272 4030

Sat  16.  Oriel Centre Dundalk Gaol, Dundalk, Co. Louth  Solo Gig
               Doors 8pm / Stage 8.30pm
Tickets: €20  Online Booking
Booking info: +353 42 932 8887   Email

Fri  22.  Culture Night @ The Muckross Schoolhouse, Killarney  w/ Dónal Lunny
The National Park, Killarney, Co. Kerry
Doors 7.15pm / Stage 8pm
Admission Free
               Pre-booking of ticket essential: +353 64 6670165 (after 12.30pm daily)

Sat  23.  Draíocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown  w/ Dónal Lunny
The Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15
8pm / Tickets: €22/€20   Online Booking
               Booking info: +353 1 885 2622   Email

Thur 28.  Cork Folk Festival  Solo Gig w/ Maighread & Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill
at Triskel Christchurch, Tobin St, Cork City
8pm / Tickets: €22/€20   Online Booking
Booking info: +353 21 427 2022


Simon Murphy 2007


Thur 28. September 2017 – Cork Folk Festival (Solo Gig)


Andy Irvine Returns To Ballydehob Maritime Festival

The Ballydehob Fastnet Maritime and Folk Festival is six years old and is celebrating in style!

Since its inception the festival’s programme has grown in standard and variety, and the West Cork village continues to host a string of extraordinary musicians and eclectic events. This year the festival organisers launch the most ambitious programme to date, which will secure Ballydehob’s place on Ireland’s music festival calendar.

The 2017 festival will run over 4 days, Friday June 16 through to Monday June 19. The festival features 3 international headliner acts. Andy Irvine returns to the festival after last year’s sold-out concert, while John Spillane appears at the festival for the first time. Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly will also perform over the course of the weekend, and there will be over 30 performances throughout the village from international artists.

There will also be an Artisan Food & Craft Market, and the weekend will consist of Maritime Themed Events, Maritime Song Sessions, Maritime Food Tasting Stalls and a Maritime Talk about the C S Alabama, all leading up to a swinging Shanty Party on the Sunday night. For the Shanty Party, pirate costume is encouraged but not compulsory, with a prize for best dressed pirate.

Festival organiser Dick Miles says, “The festival is run entirely by volunteers, a collection of music lovers and festival buffs who share a vision to promote the arts and bring people to the remarkable and unique corner of the world that is Ballydehob, West Cork. I am very excited by the prospect of the high quality performers that we have been lucky enough to attract to the festival.”

Most events are free. Tickets for Andy Irvine are €16, available from Ballydehob Post Office and Email or call 085 8343145 for details.