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What We Do

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 & literary experience to Ireland.

We promote the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, 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.

Outside of our festival-filled summer season, our Concert Series runs in the spring and autumn each year, featuring Irish and international soloists and ensembles in West Cork venues. West Cork Music is committed to presenting performances of the finest of music all year round.

And we promote Education activities in a variety of ways, including: as part of our Festivals; through the music-in-schools programme, Tuning Up; through READ ON, and; weekend traditional music and literary Retreats.

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

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Our sponsors

Arts Council Music
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
Cork County Council