Tickets for in-person performances are on sale at www.clonguitarfest.com
The Clonakilty International Guitar Festival makes a triumphant return next week, September 10th – 19th, for its 17th iteration, as organisers attempt to once again electrify the streets and crash the internet of the coastal town with the sweet sound of those six strings.
For 10 days, the festival promises to do what they always do: celebrate the virtuosos, the three-chord heroes, the freak-out noiseniks and the bedroom noodlers. Joined by some of Ireland’s most exciting and innovative independent musicians, the festival will stage outdoor performances, virtual premieres, and hybrid gigs (livestreamed with audience).
The programme welcomes John Spillane, John Francis Flynn, Windings, Dani Larkin, Clare Sands, Pretty Happy, Kyle Macaulay & Nicole Ní Dhubhshláine, Red Sun Alert and many, many more; and virtual premieres of work from Eve Clague, Joshua Burnside & Laura Quirke, Lonely and the Moose, Myles O’Reilly.
And a new addition this year is the Guitartown Cinema – a roving outdoor cinema that allows audiences to experience the online festival in a way that recreates the communal atmosphere of pre-pandemic gatherings.
The festival also continue their longstanding association with Culture Night on Friday 17th of September, with some special events.
Explore the full programme, and book tickets, at www.clonguitarfest.com
All of the festival’s events have been prepared in compliance with current health and safety measures.
CIGF is a volunteer-led community group of passionate music fans and can only continue this year thanks to the support of the Arts Council, Cork County Council and committed local sponsors.