A message from our Artistic Director, Martin Hayes. Due to travel restrictions he will not be able to attend in person this year, but will be present virtually on screen.
We are just days away from the opening of this year’s Masters of Tradition and final preparations are now underway.
The three live concerts in the Maritime Hotel sold out in record time, but if you weren’t able to book, the good news is that you can catch two of those concerts as part of this year’s Virtual Programme. This programme also includes a series of films in favourite locations such as Bantry House and Whiddy and Garnish Islands, Future Forests and Ma Murphy’s Bar which will be streamed each evening of the Festival.
This year’s line-up includes Donovan, Christy Moore, Ye Vagabonds, Steve Cooney, Cormac Begley, Dónal McCague, Tommy Fitzharris, Caitlín Nic Gabhann, Ciarán O Maonaigh, Róisín Chambers, Pádraig McGovern, Eimear Coughlan and Francis Cunningham.
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. This week he spoke to the Southern Star about the Festival and you can view the interview below.
For more information on the Virtual programme for this year’s Masters of Tradition, and how to book, check out our Virtual Programme pages here.
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 around the scheduled hour for its release. If you would prefer to book your ticket in advance, please ring the Festival office on +353 (0) 27 52788.
We would like to thank the Arts Council, Cork County Council and Failte Ireland as well as our friends at OPW, Bantry House, Whiddy Island, Future Forests and Ma Murphy’s Bar for their generous support, which has enabled Masters of Tradition to take place this year.