Listen & Watch

Violin & Bow Making

Our annual exhibition of fine contemporary violin and bow making displays instruments and bows from some of the leading makers working in the field today.

The exhibition runs alongside our West Cork Chamber Music Festival and is located in the Old Cinema, Bantry.

The exhibition is comprised of makers from both Ireland and abroad and presents a rare opportunity to try the instruments and bows of makers whose work is recognised and appreciated internationally. Some of the makers work at their benches, and all are available to meet and to discuss their work.

Most of the instruments and bows are available for sale, and a maintenance and repair service is also available. In addition, talks around the instruments and their creation are scheduled during the week.

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