About

The 6th Fastnet Maritime and Folk Festival will be held from the 16th – 18th June 2017

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The Fastnet Maritime and Folk Festival is an international festival based in the picturesque village of Ballydehob, West Cork, featuring maritime and other folk music.
Sea songs, shanties, dance, craft market, maritime food stalls, workshops, sea songwriting competition, busking, music in the pubs and main stage on Ballydehob pier. There will also be an Art Expo throughout the weekend.
This year we are pleased to welcome Andy Irvine back to the festival for the second time, along with old favourites such as Richard Grainger, Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly, and many more. For the first time, we welcome Rosie Stewart, Róisín White, and Joe Stead. See the guest page for full details.
Most events are free except the workshops. Please go to the tickets page if you want to book in advance.
                                                                                                                                                          Have a look at Tom Vaughan’s beautiful video of Ballydehob from the air, to get an idea of the surroundings.