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

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