RTÉ lyric fm Broadcasting LIVE from the 2017 West Cork Chamber Music Festival

Posted on: Thursday, 15th June 2017 @ 2:50pm

Four concerts will be broadcast live from the 2017 West Cork Chamber Music Festival. So, if you can't make your way to Bantry this year, you have the opportunity to hear the action on RTÉ Lyric fm and via the European Broadcasting Union.

We've had as many as 47 MILLION people listen from all over the world to our concerts with thanks to RTÉ lyric fm and the EBU.

Monday 3rd July

Event 29.  - 8pm Main Evening Concert - Bantry House 

Wednesday 5th July

Event 48. - 8pn Main Evening Concert - Bantry House

Friday 7th July

Event 61. - 11am Coffee Concert - St Brendan's Church 

Event 66. -  8pm Main Evening Concert - Bantry House 




Posted on: Friday, 02nd June 2017 @ 11:18am

This year West Cork Chamber Music Festival will debut a Fringe Festival  to bring this world class music for free out into the community for non-festival goers to experience and enjoy.

The Fringe Festival will add 8 performances, 3 workshops plus a series of pop-ups through-out the week. Events can be found on the main programme page.

Musicians and singers:
Alex Petcu, Caitriona Frost, Behn Quartet, Ensemble Dagda, Fiona Gryson, Katie Hyland, Mairead Hickey, Voice Trio

Free Performances
The 8 performances will take place around lunch time in a wide variety of locations
such as Whiddy Island, Garnish Island, St James Church Durrus and Bantry town enabling the local community to engage more fully with the festival as well as adding to the festival atmosphere.


Monday 3rd July, 12.00, Bantry Bay Hotel
Alex Petcu and Sinéad Frost– Bang and Crash!!

Percussion workshop for under 12s
Alex and Sinead will perform with congas, bongos, snare drums, cymbals and much more! He will need help from the kids to play shakers, rainsticks, tambourines and using their bodies to create sound!

Tuesday 4th July, 12.00, National Learning Network, Donemark, Bantry
Alex Petcu and Sinéad Frost– Bang and Crash!!

Alex takes his show outdoors! (weather permitting)

Friday 7th July, 5.30pm, Bantry Bay Hotel
Voice Trio are giving a workshop to  members of the various choirs around the Bantry area

Any questions contact   - West Cork Music Office 027 52788 Deirdre O’Donovan 0838452144 /

We are delighted to have the support and sponsorship of the OPW this inaugural year