Fastnet Maritime and Folk Festival 2020
June 19 - June 21
The 2020 Fastnet Maritime and Folk Festival takes place in Ballydehob from June 19th to June 21st 2020 with a huge range of performers already confirmed to take part.
Among those appearing this year will be Martin Carthy and John Kirkpatrick, Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly, Richard Grainger, Jim Mageean, Pat Sheridan, Dick Miles. Andrew Mackay and Carole Etherton, Andy Kenna, Dave Morton and Tom Patterson, The Cork Singers’ Club and many many more.
A highlight of the festival is the Maritime song competition which is sponsored by IMRO, with cash prizes totaling €250. Entrants must perform their song live in Ballydehob on Saturday June 20th 2020. Songwriters may enter the competition by emailing lyrics of their song entry to moc.liamg@77selimkcid. Closing date by email is midnight on the 13th of June, closing date by conventional post is 10th June. All entries must be posted to Richard Miles, Cooragurteen, Ballydehob, County Cork, Ireland,
Songwriters must be available to perform their song live at the festival, and all must have legible copies of songs for the competition given to the judges at the commencement of the competition.
Pictured Jackie Daly, Matt Cranitch and Martin Carthy. Credit Finola Finlay.