Clonakilty International Guitar Festival Announces New Additions

Clonakilty International Guitar Festival (CIGF) line up just got even better with then newest additions to the 2019 lineup, The latest additions include Dublin’s noise-pop sextet THUMPER, Dundalk’s hip hop brother duo TPM, BOUTS will be bringing their pop-grunge noise rock with big pop hooks; balladeers THE MARY WALLOPERS; one half of songwriting duo The Lost Brothers, Mark MCKOWSKI joins forces with Western Australian fingerstyle guitarist ROD VERVEST to form MCKOWSKI & VERVEST (IRL/AU); Also from Australia- songwriter MELANIE HORSNELL and award winning contemporary folk duo THE MAES. Clonakilty International Guitar Festival will take place 16th-22nd September 2019.

Full list of additions:

THUMPER (IRL)
THE MARY WALLOPERS (IRL)
TPM (IRL)
THE MAES (AU)
MELANIE HORSNELL (AU)
MCKOWSKI & VERVEST (IRL/AU)
BOUTS (IRL)
JORDAN RUN (IRL)
EVE CLAGUE (IRL)
MIDE HOULIHAN (IRL)
EOIN O NEILL (IRL)
SAM CLAUGE (IRL)
THE CLAGUE BROTHERS (IRL)
RUNAWAY RETROS (IRL)
STRANGE ANGELS 

Also added to the this year’s line-up is the cinematic screening of ‘Come On Up to the House’ by Myles O’ Reilly which tells the story of when Footsbarn Theatre Company came to the Dingle Peninsula and staged several nights of shows with live music from Ye Vagabonds, Lisa O’Neill, Cormac Begley, Interference and Glen Hansard. Myles O’Reilly will be holding a workshop on guerilla film making after the screening. Footsbarn and their Big Top also visited CIGF- check out Glen Hansard’s performance in Clon at last year’s festival, filmed by Myles O’Reilly https://youtu.be/K8w2EtoWWWk

CIGF has recently been awarded for the second time the esteemed E.F.F.E. (European Festival Association) Label for 2019-2020. The E.F.F.E. festival community, facilitated by the European Festivals Association, consists of festivals that stand for artistic quality and have a significant impact on the local, national and international level. 

As with every year the majority of the festival shows are free across the week with the goal to make live music accessible to all. Clonakilty International Guitar Festival remains a proud not-for-profit voluntary organisation.

Clonakilty International Guitar Festival will take place 16th-22nd September 2019.

DETAILS ON TICKETED SHOWS

WED 18TH SEPTEMBER
THE BLINDBOY LIVE PODCAST
FESTIVAL HALL, SHOWGROUNDS, PARK ROAD, CLOGHEEN, CLONAKILTY
CO. CORK, P85 D654
DOORS 7:30PM
START 8PM
TICKETS: €25 (+BOOKING)
TICKET LINK: 
https://secure.tickets.ie/Listing/EventInformation/39898/cigf19-blindboy-boatclub-live-podcast-clonakilty-industrial-halll-18-September-2019

THURS 19TH SEPTEMBER
CIGF19: ALASH ENSEBLE (TUVA)
DeBarras, 55 PEARSE ST CLONAKILTY
CO. CORK, P85 RH95
DOORS: 9PM
START: 9:30PM
TICKETS: €20 (+BOOKING)
TICKET LINK:
https://secure.tickets.ie/Booking/EventTickets/39893/cigf19-alash-ensemble-de-barras-19-September-2019

FRI 20TH SEPTEMBER
CIGF19: THE ACOUSTIC FORUM – 
HOST: GEORGE LOWDEN & GUESTS PIERRE BENSUSAN, SIOMHA, AARON O SULLIVAN MORE TBA
O’DONOVAN’S HOTEL, 44/45 PEARSE STREET, CLONAKILTY, CO. CORK P85 V205
DOORS: 7:15PM
START: 7:30PM
TICKETS: €8 (+BOOKING)
TICKET LINK: https://secure.tickets.ie/Listing/EventInformation/39897/cigf19-acoustic-forum-odonovans-hotel-20-September-2019

FRI 20TH SEPTEMBER
CIGF19: JAMBINAI (KR)
FESTIVAL HALL, SHOWGROUNDS, PARK ROAD, CLOGHEEN, CLONAKILTY
CO. CORK, P85 D654
DOORS: 8:45PM
START: 9:30PM
TICKETS: €18 (+BOOKING)
TICKET LINK: https://secure.tickets.ie/Listing/EventInformation/39950/jambinai-clonakilty-industrial-halll-20-September-2019

BLINDBOY BOAT CLUB (IRL) | JAMBINAI (KR) | PIERRE BENSUSAN (FR) | GEORGE LOWDEN (NIRL) | ALASH ENSEMBLE (TUVA) | HAWKSLEY WORKMAN (CAN) | THE MARY WALLOPERS (IRL) | HYMN FOR HER (US) | JOHN SPILLANE (IRL) | THUMPER (IRL) | ADAM MCGRATH (NZ) | BILL SHANLEY (IRL | TPM (IRL) | THE MAES (AU) |QADASI & MAQHINGA (SA) | EMILY WURRAMARRA (AU) | SÍOMHA (IRL) ELAINE MALONE (IRL) | MELANIE HORSNELL (AU) | KALYNA RAKEL (CAN) || AARON O’SULLIVAN (IRL) | SAM CLAUGE (IRL) | THE KATES (IRL)  | CRYWANK (IRL) |  | SING ALONG SOCIAL (IRL)  | FUSION (IRL) | BOUTS (IRL) | MCKOWSKI & VERVEST (IRL/AU) |MOORS & MCCUMBER (US) | JORDAN RUN (IRL) | GOD ALONE (IRL)  | PAULA K O BRIEN (IRL) | EADAOIN COSTLEY (IRL) | THE CLAGUE BROTHERS (IRL) | DAVE LORDAN (IRL) | EVE CLAGUE (IRL) |
 KING PALLAS (IRL) | BANDJAXD (IRL)  | LOWmountain (IRL)  | THE CLAQUE (IRL)

http://clonguitarfest.com/

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