About Us

West Cork Music was established in 1995 and has grown from a small voluntary organisation to a company which is dedicated to bringing the highest calibre of musical experience to Ireland. We promote the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, now in its 21st year, which has become one of the leading chamber music events in Europe, attracting local, national and international audiences alike. We also organise the West Cork Literary and Masters of Tradition festivals and educational activities as part of our Festivals and through the music-in-schools programme, ‘Tuning Up’, in partnership with Cork County Council, visiting 50 schools throughout the county each year.

Our commitment to excellence and distinctive West Cork identity have secured us special place in the Irish cultural landscape.

For more about how and why we do what we do:

Registered Address: West Cork Music Ltd., 13 Glengarriff Road, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland
Registered in Ireland Number: 264810
Charity Number: 12097


West Cork Music complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland.  Click here to view our Goverence Code (2015) .

West Cork Music is committed to achieving the standards set out in the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising under the ICTR Fundraising Best Practice. Click here to view our Resolution regarding the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.

West Cork Music's Directors will be available to view soon.

Click here to view West Cork Music's Salary Bands.

West Cork Music's Directors biographies will available to view soon.

Click here to view West Cork Music Ltd Memorandum and Articles of Association.

Complaints, feedback and comments should be addressed to Sara O' Donovan, Marketing and PR Manager, West Cork Music, 13 Glengarriff Road, Bantry, Co. Cork.

ANNUAL REPORT  West Cork Music's objectives, activities and achievements can be found in our most recently published annual report.  Click here for 2015 Annual Report and Statement of Accounts. Click here to view our 2015 Audited Accounts

DONOR CHARTER  West Cork Music's policies on fundraising, use of donations, financial controls and feedback are outlined in this document.  Click here for the Donor Charter.


Chairman: John Horgan
Chief Executive: Francis Humphrys
Honorary Patron: President Michael D. Higgins
Honorary Friends: Dr Michael Mortell, Dr John O'Conor, Dr Geoffrey Spratt
Board of Directors: Daniel Coleman (Secretary), John FitzGerald, Eamonn Fleming, Evelyn Grant, Mary Hegarty, Denis McSweeney, Fergal Conlon

Artistic Leadership & Administrative Staff

West Cork Music is led and managed by artistic and administrative teams dedicated to creating and delivering high quality programmes. Our contact details are below - we're always happy to hear from you.

CEO West Cork Music & West Cork Chamber Music Festival Artistic Director
Francis Humphrys: clodaghwcm(at)eircom.net

West Cork Literary Festival, Festival Director
Eimear O'Herlihy

Masters of Tradition Artistic Director
Martin Hayes


Marketing & Literary Manager
Sara O' Donovan: +353 (0)27 52788 / sarawcm(at)eircom.net 

Finance & Box Office Manager 
Grace O'Mahony: +353 (0)27 52788 / gracewcm(at)eircom.net 

West Cork Chamber Music Festival Programme Coordinator & Executive Assistant to CEO
Maeve Murphy: +353 (0)27 52788 / maevewcm(at)eircom.net 

Bookings and Reception
Muriel Lumb: +353 (0)27 52788 / westcorkmusic(at)eircom.net

Read On Project Manager
Clodagh Whelan: +353 (0)27 62788 / clodaghwcm(at)eircom.net

PR – Kearney Melia Communications : Jean Kearney +353 (0)87 252 7495 • jean(at)kearneymelia.com
                                                                  Louise Barker  +353 (0)87 773 4241 • 7734241louise(at)kearneymelia.com

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