Go to Cork for folk’s sake

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More news this week of spe­cial­ist fes­ti­vals in the off­ing for au­tumn, with the Beamish Folk Fes­ti­val the most re­cently an­nounced.

It will take place in Cork from Septem­ber 30th to Oc­to­ber 3rd, and per­form­ers al­ready signed up in­clude Gemma Hayes, Shane MacGowan, Eddi Reader, Sharon Shan­non and Iarla Ó Lionáird. There will also be smaller-scale sets in pubs around the city, as well as work­shops, céilís and mar­kets. cork­folk­fes­ti­val.com

The Water­ford In­ter­na­tional Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, in­cor­po­rat­ing four pro­grammes (the Light Opera Fes­ti­val, the High School Fes­ti­val, the Gospel Fes­ti­val and the Fringe Fes­ti­val) will run from Novem­ber 2nd to 13th, and prom­ises an ex­ten­sive spread of mu­si­cal and the­atri­cal acts for all ages. wa­ter­fordintl mu­sicfes­ti­val.com

Mean­while, res­i­dents of Bal­ly­mote, Co Sligo, are gear­ing up for the Tem­ple House Fes­ti­val (Septem­ber 10th to 12th). Acts for the mu­sic and arts event in­clude The Un­der­tones, The Wail­ers and New Young Pony Club, with DJ sets from Peter Hook and Terry Hall. tem­ple­house­fes­ti­val.com

Lee happy: Eddi Reader

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