A Thank You from the Festival Team

Posted on: Wednesday, 30th August 2017 @ 10:54am

Big thanks to everyone who contributed to our 2017 festival - our wonderful musicians, volunteers, staff, the Red Cross, our Friends and Donors, transporters, our beautiful venues ... and not forgetting our amazing audience - thank you all and see you next year!!!!
Next year's Masters of Tradition will appear from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th August 2018. We'll keep you posted on what's going on!

West Cork Music’s Masters of Tradition gig at the Ellen Hutchins Festival

Posted on: Monday, 14th August 2017 @ 11:51am

Masters of Tradition is delighted to be collaborating with the Ellen Hutchins Festival which runs from 19 - 27 August.

On Saturday 26 August, Masters of Tradition musicians Mick O'Brien [uilleann pipes] and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh [fiddle] will be playing at the Botanical Art Demo which runs from 2pm - 4pm at Future Forests, Kealkil.

Award-winning botanical artist Shevaun Doherty will be demonstrating her exquisite art live and members of the Hutchins family will be present with a pop-up exhibition of Ellen Hutchins memorabilia.

Click here for more information on the Ellen Hutchins Festival.






Bantry Bay will soon come alive to the sounds of the best in traditional music

Posted on: Wednesday, 09th August 2017 @ 2:01pm

Bantry Bay will soon come alive to the sounds of the best in traditional music as the 15th Masters Of Tradition festival takes place in the town of Bantry from 23rd to 27th August.

Internationally renowned fiddler, and Artistic Director of the festival, Martin Hayes, will be joined by the talents of Dennis Cahill, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Colin Dunne, Steve Cooney, Cathal Hayden, Seamie O’Dowd, Stephen Hayden, Len Graham, Jack Lynch, Kate Ellis, John Carty, Mary MacNamara, Sorcha Costello, Slow Moving Clouds, Mick O’Brien, Neil Ó Loclainn's Cuar and more, to celebrate Irish Traditional music in its purest form.

Performances take place in Bantry House, one of Ireland’s finest historical mansions, and in one of Bantry’s other special venues, St Brendan’s Church in the town Square. Masters of Tradition will draw to a close with a special concert with Martin Hayes on fiddle, Dennis Cahill on guitar, and many special guests, on Sunday, 27th August, at Bantry House. Tickets for concerts can be booked online or by phoning the Festival office on +353 (0) 27 52788

Masters of Tradition is generously supported by the Arts Council, Failte Ireland, Cork County Council, RTÉ Lyric fm, Bord na Mona and UCC