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Programme Announced!!!

Posted on: Wednesday, 06th June 2018 @ 2:06pm

Opening CEOLCHOIRMThe programme for the 2018 Masters of Tradition has now been announced and you can view it online here. General Bookings opens next Wednesday 13th June and you will be able to book online from that date.

Our Gold Friends and Masters of Traditions Sponsors have priority booking - you can find out more about supporting our festivals and the benefits involved here.

And if you'd like to be sure of getting a Masters of Tradition brochure in the post, get in touch with your address details, and we'll send one out as soon as they're printed - another week or so yet.

The festival is now in its 16th year and runs from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th August.


Artistic Director Martin Hayes, the renowned fiddler from County Clare, will once again open and close this year’s Masters of Tradition. He will be joined by Dennis Cahill, David Power, Steve Cooney, Tríona Marshall, Cormac Begley, Navá, Marla Fibish, Peadar Ó Riada, Karan Casey, David Whyte, Murphy Beds and Stephanie Keane. See full listing here and click through for more details.

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. There will be extra strands of music talks and secret concerts this year featuring Karan Casey, David Whyte, Peadar Ó Riada and a selection of surprise guests.

On the final day, Martin Hayes will be in conversation with the Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons in a special event in the Maritime Hotel.

Masters of Tradition provides a platform where subtle and sometimes obscure elements of Irish traditional music can be heard. By seeking the heart of the music we find a universal voice that has widespread appeal reaching across many cultural and musical barriers.

Masters of Tradition is generously supported by the Arts Council, Cork County Council and Failte Ireland.