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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.  For the first time, we are lucky to have John Kirkpatrick, who will be appearing as part of a duo with Martin Carthy, 2019 marks a debut appearance for powerful singer Geoff Higginbottom, 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 15th 2019, Ballydehob Community Hall 7 PM, admission 18e.
This year in the Aisling Art Gallery we also feature a Maritime Art Exhibition of photographs and paintings  “Cois  Mara” by Siobhan and James Arnold [admission free]

 

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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