Events and Festivals in Cork
Sounds from a Safe Harbour
September 17th – 20th 2015 – New Music Festival for Cork – Sounds from a Safe Harbour
Sounds from a Safe Harbour is a brand new festival of music, art and conversation that will bring a huge international creative cast to Cork this September 2015 to celebrate the port city’s place on the world’s stage in a unique setting. Sounds from a Safe Harbour has been in the making for two years, by Bryce Dessner of The National and Cork Opera House CEO, Mary Hickson.
In a unique and unified gesture, many of Cork city’s artistic spaces will participate in hosting the festival including Cork Opera House, The Everyman Palace Theatre, UCC, Port of Cork, Triskel Christchurch, Firkin Crane, Crawford Art Gallery, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Sternview Gallery and many more. There will also be an extensive music trail programmed throughout the city.
Highlights include ‘Wave Movements’ – a new composition by Bryce Dessner and Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) – performed at Cork Opera House by the RTE National Symphony Orchestra and accompanied with film by the celebrated Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto. Choice Music Award Winner’s “The Gloaming” as well as a collaboration between Lisa Hannigan and Aaron Dessner.
Events at the Cork Opera House
Only a short walk from the Clarion Hotel, Cork Opera House in Cork city centre offers an all-year programme of concerts and events to suit all tastes.
Live At The Marquee
The Clarion Hotel Cork is the closest hotel to the Marquee Cork. With a full summer schedule of concerts, the Clarion Hotel Cork is ideally located close to the Marquee.
Pulses of Tradition
Pulses of Tradition – back in Cork this summer
A definite must-see for fans of trad music & dance, the much-acclaimed traditional Irish music, singing, and dance show, ‘Pulses of Tradition’, runs at Triskel Christchurch Cork every Thursday and Friday night until September. The show is truly authentic and engaging and offers an intriguing insight into what Irish culture is all about. It features some of Ireland’s best loved traditional musicians and (world) champion Irish Dancers Andrew Vickers, Tereza Bernardova and Ciara Callanan-Ryan, along with singing sensation Elaine Cormican. This show has been described as “a high energy, engaging show in an intimate setting. Excellent Irish dancing & music. A must see if you're in Cork!”
The stunning and intimate setting of Triskel Christchurch is of course another reason to go. This beautiful 18th century building was a former church and it has retained most of its original features. It is located beside Bishop Lucey Park, between Grand Parade and South Main Street.
The show will run from June 4th to September 11th as follows:
June 25, 26
July 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
August 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
September 3, 4, 10, 11
Grand Finale is on Fri 11th Sept with a start time of 8pm
The Decades Festival
The Decades Festival is happening on the 21st and 22nd of August with over 30 Cork City Licensed outlets celebrating a decade of their choice in music and promotions. The Decades is Irelands largest fancy dress party where owner/managers ,bar staff and consumers are encouraged to get into the Decade of their choice. There are prizes on the weekend for best bar staff , best female , male and best couple fancy dress independently judged. The participating outlets will be shown on the new Decades Festival web site, www.decadescork.com so check out for details.