The Cork Folk Festival returns this year for its 39th celebration of music and entertainment. The festival has taken place every year since 1979 and the amazing Kate Rusby from Yorkshires will headline this year’s festival.
The festival takes place over 5 days from 3rd – 7th of October. Performances will take place in music venues, concert halls, bars and on the Streets of Cork city. The festival as always will feature concerts with international, established artists and workshops, lectures, children’s entertainment, and some traditional set dancing.
The Cork Folk Festival is a family event and always has something for every member of the family, from the young to the old. There is something for every taste from Bluegrass to Cajun music, set to sean nós dancing and singers clubs to singer songwriters. There is also a pub trail map which allows you to plan your evening of entertainment and enjoy as many acts as possible in an evening.
Many of the events are free with some ticketed events which can be purchased from https://tickets.peoplesrepublicofcork.com/
The county and city of Cork also has a wide selection of local attractions for you to enjoy including The English Market, St. Patrick’s Street, Fitzgerald Park and Cork Public Museum, St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork City Gaol, Blackrock Castle Observatory, Crawford Art Gallery, Fota Wildlife Park, Blarney Castle and the Blarney Stone, Cobh and Kinsale. This gives you the chance to mix up some site seeing with some of the best folk music entertainment.
Cork city will be alive for the 5 days of the Cork Folk Festival and the excitement around the city will be electrifying and a real treat for the family. If you are planning to bring the family down to Cork over the course of the festival, why not make it a festival to remember and hire a campervan for 4 days for your road trip and accommodation in Cork. Blarney Caravan & Camping Park is a short 15-minute drive from Cork city with all the necessary facilities that you will require to park up your campervan and enjoy a comfortable stay in Co. Cork. Our 2017/2018 model campervans can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people with plenty room and facilities for you to relax and get ready for an evening of the worlds best folk and traditional music.
So, go on and treat the family to a short break that they will cherish forever and book your campervan holiday with Celtic Campervans for the Cork Folk Festival in October.