The 7th Fastnet Maritime and Folk Festival will be held from the 15th – 17th June 2018
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, 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 second time, along with old favourites such as Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly, Steve Turner, Richard Grainger and many more. For the first time, we welcome Tom Lewis,. 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.