COVID-19 Update March 24th

COVID-19 Update March 24th

In view of the high level of uncertainty about the Coronavirus pandemic, West Cork Music is suspending on-line bookings for the West Cork Chamber Music Festival and the West Cork Literary Festival workshops. The West Cork Music office is now closed and the Festival teams are all working from home.

At this stage, we don’t know if the Festivals will be able to go ahead as planned. However, we will let you know as soon as we have more clarity on the rapidly changing situation.Should it be necessary to cancel or postpone any of the Festivals our customers will be fully refunded or offered a credit note if preferred.

Festival artists, Friends and Donors will all be contacted individually.


We hope you might be interested in accessing West Cork Music’s Archive which features recordings of past Festival performances. See below for more details.

In the meantime, we hope that everyone stays healthy.

With best wishes from
the West Cork Music team

West Cork Music Archive

The West Cork Music Audio Archive is a comprehensive, searchable and free online resource providing past details of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival.

Here you will find wealth of information – from performance dates, artists, venues, and programme notes to audio and video. The aim of the archive is to present our entire seventeen-year collection of festival recordings in this online platform. Through this, we wish to make the festival accessible to a wider audience than is possible in our small venues or even through our radio audience. It also provides a wonderful opportunity for those who have visited us in Bantry to experience these performances a second time around.

Concerts from the 2019 West Cork Chamber Music Festival will be uploaded later in the week.

WCM Archive

Arts Council - funding music
Crespo Foundation
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
RTE Lyric FM
Creative Places West Cork Islands
Irish Examiner
Maritime Hotel
IMRO - Irish Music Rights Organisation