2020 MOT – Booking Opens

2020 MOT – Booking Opens

  Monday 10 August 2020

We are delighted to announce that booking for this year’s Masters of Tradition opens on Monday 10th August.

Donovan, Christy Moore and Ye Vagabonds will be amongst those performing at three live concerts in the Maritime Hotel, Bantry. This year’s line-up also includes Steve Cooney, Cormac Begley, Dónal McCague, Tommy Fitzharris, Caitlín Nic Gabhann, Ciarán O Maonaigh, Róisín Chambers, Pádraig McGovern, Eimear Coughlan and Francis Cunningham.

The musicians will also revive the secret concert series and will create a series of films in favourite locations such as Bantry House, Whiddy and Garnish Islands and Future Forests that will be streamed each evening of the Festival.

Artistic Director, Martin Hayes, usually features throughout the festival. Due to travel restrictions he will not be able to attend in person this year, but will be present virtually on screen.

With indoor gatherings currently restricted to a maximum of 50 people, there will be limited tickets available for each of the three live concerts in the Maritime Hotel. These will be available for pre-booking only. There will not be tickets available on the night. Covid regulations will be meticulously observed and ticket-holders will receive detailed guidance on the latest safety procedures. Some concerts will also be filmed and made available for streaming.

We would like to thank the Arts Council, Cork County Council, Fáilte Ireland and OPW for their generous support, which has enabled Masters of Tradition to take place this year.

If you would like to book any of the live concerts at this year’s Masters of Tradition, you can ring the Festival office from Monday 10th August at +353 (0) 27 52788. You can book a maximum of 4 tickets for each live concert. Online booking is not available for the 2020 Masters of Tradition.

Please note, the online concerts can only be booked through our Vimeo channel and not through the office. Concerts will only become available for booking after the concert has been uploaded to Vimeo.  If you would prefer to book your ticket in advance, please ring the Festival office on +353 (0) 27 52788

For more information our Masters of Tradition festival visit our Masters of Tradition homepage.


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