Internet Scam claiming to be from Clon Guitarfest

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its been brought to our attention that the dark side of the internet is using our guitar festival to scam musicians….sophisticated fraudulent emails have been sent to many musicians around the globe claiming to be on behalf of the guitar festival and offering a place in our lineup for this years event replacing an artist that cannot attend! These are false and untrue! A ‘Vicky Boss’ is mentioned in the fraudulent message and two of the mail addresses being used are & –

We have discovered that other festivals (much bigger than ours!) too are a victim of this scam & needless to say we have notified the Irish Gardai.

So friends PLEASE! be safe out there in your inboxs! & contact us directly if you have recieved a similar message.

”Beware of false EMAILS , which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves…”

A pubic safety warning from Clonguitarfest….’the little festival that could..’

CIGF19 First Wave..

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soon we will unearth the first treasures of Clonakilty International Guitar festival 2019….

there will be guitars…..

……many many guitars …

..& other beautiful instruments….

16th – 22nd of September….#guitartown is calling you…




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soon we will be living in the future

and it will be Clon guitar fest 2019..

the dates are the 16th -22nd of September

join us ……

CIGF18 Line up announced

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its happening again…
but this time its bigger & longer…
the festival will become a week long event –
We’ve invited The World Famous Footsbarn Travelling Theatre Company to town…
& we’ve a beautiful new Venue -Their Big Top Circus Tent –



Please Sign up to our new mailing list…

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Clon guitar fest have just set up a new mailing list at our website – please sign up asap so we can harvest your details and sell them to massive corporations before the onset of the new GDPR legislation…….
….big news coming soon….

CIGF18 – details coming soon…

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Hello friends…
Details for this years Clonakilty International Guitar Festival will be coming very soon….
Keep your eyes peeled and your mouse hovering on ……

CIGF18 Presents: Marc Ribot (US)

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its happening again…

with a new album due in January 2018 Clon guitar fest are honoured to host Tom Waits arch collaborator and guitar wizard Marc Ribot’s only Irish date of the new year on Sunday 21st of January 2018….
2 years ago Ribot stunned a sold out audience at DeBarra s with his virtuosity…
next year will be no different!
Tickets on sale Thursday 2nd of November


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TALOS’s Clonakilty Guitar Festival Show will now take place on Friday the 1st of December .
Refunds will be available until the 25th of October for those unable to make the re-scheduled date –
Tickets can be purchased for this event here.
TALOS shows are selling out very quickly on both sides of the Irish Sea

What happens when the largest Folk Alliance in the world meets the best damn little guitar festival in the land?

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This September Clonakilty International Guitar Festival are proud to partner with Folk Alliance International to present the first ever FAI European conference right here in Guitartown! This pilot event will see the cream of folk artists and rising stars perform showcase events in the prestigious & historic music venues for which west Cork is famed, before dovetailing seamlessly into the 13th edition of the Clonakilty International Guitar Festival. West Cork is rightfully proud of its food and scenery but the other natural resource we have is a vibrant musical culture and it is this alchemy which will draw Folk Alliance delegates from all over the globe to our corner of paradise. As well as the panel discussions and showcase concerts, the event will also include the presentation of the FAI Lifetime Achievement Award to Donal Lunny for his contribution to traditional music over his stellar career. Lunny will join Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger and Mavis Staples in receiving this award.

The following shows have also now been added to an all ready jam packed festival lineup with tickets available to festival goers! Tickets on sale now!

FAI & CIGF Presents:
Laura Cortese (US) & Moxie (IRL)
DeBarra’s Folk Club, Clonakilty :
Tuesday 19th September 9pm
Tickets: €15 (+booking)
FAI & CIGF Presents:
“In The Round“ with: Wallis Bird, Mick Flannery, Lisa O’Neill, John Smith.
DeBarra’s Folk Club, Clonakilty
Weds 20th September 9pm
Tickets: €20 (+booking)
FAI & CIGF Presents:
“In The Round“ with: John Spillane, Mide Houlihan, Steve Poltz, Sam Clague
Shanley’s, Clonakilty :
Thursday 21st September 3:30pm