Listen & Watch

Re-experience the first days our 2019 West Cork Chamber Music Festival

RTÉ Lyric fm

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Booking will open:

Gold Friends ~ Jan 2020
Silver Friends ~ Feb 2020
General ~ Mar 2020

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Our 2020 Programme will be announced late December. You can see programmes from other years from the Archive pulldown menu, above right.

Meet the Artists

Biographies and images of artists appearing at our festival in 2020 – and through the years.

Violin & Bow Making

Ireland’s only annual exhibition of fine contemporary violin and bow making, displaying instruments and bows from some of the leading makers working in the field today.

Composition Competition

Annual String Quartet Composition Competition for Irish citizens and residents under 35


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