The 2016 Fastnet Maritime and Folk Festival takes place in Ballydehob from June 17 to 19 this year with a huge range of performers already confirmed to take part.
Among those appearing this year will be Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly, Richard Grainger, Baggrinkle Shanty Group, Steve Turner, Jim Mageean, Pat Sheridan, Dick Miles, Jim Bainbridge, Andrew Mackay and Carole Etherton, Andy Kenna, Rattlesnake County, Hookes and Crookes and Monkeys Fist, Hytteu Norwegian Male Choir 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 euros. Entrants must perform their song live in Ballydehob on Sat June 18 2016 Songwriters may enter the competition by emailing moc.liamg@77selimkcid. Closing date by email is midnight 14 June an closing date by conventional post is 10th June. All entries must be posted to Richard Miles Cooragurteen, Ballydehob, County Cork, Ireland.
Interested Songwriters may also turn up at the festival and must have legible copies of songs for the competition given to the judges at the commencement of the competition.