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The 9th Fastnet Maritime and Folk Festival will be held from the 19th – 21st June 2020

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  stalls, workshops, sea songwriting competition,  music in the pubs and main stage near Ballydehob pier.
This year we are pleased to welcome Martin Carthy back to the festival for the third time, along with old favourites such as Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly.  John Kirkpatrick,will be appearing as part of a duo with Martin Carthy,The Concert last year was sold out, early purchase of concert tickets is advised.
2020 marks a debut appearance for lyrical singer Gemma Khawaja, and also Keith Kendrick and Sylvia Needham. See the guest page for full details.
Most events are free except the Headline Concert and the workshops. Please go to the tickets page if you want to book in advance. Martin and John embark on a rare Ireland duo tour and will be appearing in concert as Headliners, Sat June 20th 2020, Ballydehob Community Hall 7 PM, admission 20e.
This year in the Aisling Art Gallery we also feature a Maritime Art Exhibition of photographs and paintings .

 

Have a look at Tom Vaughan’s beautiful video of Ballydehob from the air, to get an idea of the surroundings.

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