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July 18th – 30th

Now in it’s third year the Skibbereen Arts Festival continues to expand in exciting ways and once again they have put together an amazing programme that is sure to thrill lovers of art, film, comedy and music.

Running from Friday 22nd July to Sat 30th the festival will feature some of the very best music, film, poetry and comedy from around the country and beyond.

Musical highlights include the world’s best Céilí band ‘The Kilfenora Céilí Band’, acclaimed classical group ‘The Dublin Guitar Quartet’, Legendary Irish band ‘Scullion’, ‘Cór Bean Cuil Aodha with Peadar Ó Ríada’, Irish Rockabilly sensations ‘TV Jones and the Tomahawks’ and a special Canon Goodman Gala traditional concert with ‘Nollaig Casey & Arty McGlynn and Dermot Byrne & Floriane Blancke’

Readings include a special evening with the internationally acclaimed poet Paul Durcan and an afternoon reading by award-winning Tipperary poet Michael Coady

The Sound and Vision strand is a major part of the festival and features a selection of film screenings and sound installations in various venues around the town. Highlights include an outdoor screening of Skibbereen native, Gerard Hurley’s new film ‘ The Pier’, and a screening of Pour La Suite de Monde by legendary cinéma vérité film-maker’s Pierre Perrault and Michel Brault - accompanied by a live score by 3epkano. Sound installations include a performance by Cork’s The Quiet Club and ‘A l’écoute’ by internationally acclaimed French sound recordist Guillaume Beauron.

Exhibitions: Various unusual venues around the town will host exhibitions ranging from Ukranian artist ‘Sergei Sviatchenko’ to work by the third year students attending the DIT BA Visual Arts Degree Course on Sherkin Island.

Comedy: Irish comedy sensation Colm Murphy will be bringing his unique brand of zany comedy to the Town Hall for a special show.

Workshops include filmmaking by Conor Horgan, poetry writing by Michael Coady and traditional guitar accompaniment by the legendary Arty McGlynn

Full details on this years programme can be seen at
Box Office: 087 1260327


Friday 22nd:  Dublin Guitar Quartet – Abbeystrewry Church 8.30pm

Sat 23rd: Paul Durcan – Abeystrewry Church 8pm
The Kilfenora Céilí Band – West Cork Hotel 10.30pm

Sun 24th: Canon Goodman Gala Concert with
Nollaig Casey & Arty McGlynn and Dermot Byrne & Floriane Blancke
– Abeystrewry Church 8pm

Mon 25th: Outdoor Screening of ‘The Pier’ – Abbeystrewery Church Grounds 10pm

Tues 26th: Cór Bean Cuil Aodha – Abbeystrewry Church 8.30pm

Wed 27th:  Pour La Suite Du Monde – Town Hall 8.30pm

Thurs 28th The Red Baloon – Town Hall 1pm

GAA Archive Screening – Town Hall  8.30pm

Fri 29th      Live Sound Performance with Gillaume Beauron 6pm

Comedy Night with Colin Murphy – Town Hall 9pm

Rockabilly Night with TV Jones and The Tomahawks – Eldon Hotel 10.30pm

Sat 30th: Scullion and Si Schroeder – Abbeystrewry Church 8.30pm

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