Masters of Tradition Announce Festival Line-Up – Featuring Donovan, Christy Moore, Róisín Chambers, Eimear Coughlan and More

Live music will finally make a welcome, but restrained, return to West Cork this month when Masters of Tradition takes place in Bantry from Wednesday 19th – Sunday 23rd August.

The 2020 Masters include Donovan, Christy Moore, Steve Cooney, Cormac Begley, Ye Vagabonds, Dónal McCague, Tommy Fitzharris, Caitlín Nic Gabhann, Ciarán O Maonaigh, Róisín Chambers, 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.

With indoor gatherings currently restricted to a maximum of 50 people, there will be limited tickets available for each of the three live concerts in the Maritime Hotel. Covid regulations will be meticulously observed and ticket-holders will receive detailed guidance on the latest safety procedures. Each concert will also be filmed and made available for streaming.

The musicians will also revive the secret concert series and will create a series of films in favourite locations such as Bantry House, Whiddy and Garnish Islands, and Future Forests that will be streamed during the Festival. More details of these streamed concerts will be announced nearer the time.

West Cork Music would like to thank the Arts Council, Cork County Council and Failte Ireland for the generous funding which has enabled Masters of Tradition to take place this year.

If you would like to book any of the live concerts at this year’s Masters of Tradition, you can ring the Festival office from Monday 10th August at +353 (0) 27 52788. You can book a maximum of 4 tickets for each live concert. Online booking is not available for the 2020 Masters of Tradition. 

Please note, the online concerts can only be booked through the festival’s Vimeo channel and not through the office. Concerts will only become available for booking after the concert has been uploaded to Vimeo.  If you would prefer to book your ticket in advance, please ring the Festival office on +353 (0) 27 52788 

For more information on all Masters of Tradition concerts visit

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