Fiddle Fair at Cork Folk Festival

Gala Concert to Celebrate our 30th Anniversary

Live at St. Luke's. Friday 30th September

Back in 1992 when we got the notion to start a Fiddle Festival in McCarthy's Bar in Baltimore we could never in our wildest dreams have imagined that we'd still be here 30 years later.

Originally conceived as a weekend of traditional Irish fiddle music featuring acts from Cork city and county, it has evolved over the years to become what it is today, an eclectic mix of folk music from every corner of the world. Each May crowds flock to the picturesque seaside village of Baltimore in West Cork to hear some great music in the relaxed and intimate atmosphere that the festival is famous for. It has hosted many of the great artists from a vast array of countries, and all of them want to come back to sample what truly is one of the very best festivals of its type on the planet. 

To celebrate our 30th anniversary we're delighted to present Fiddle Fair at Cork Festival. Featuring some of our all-time favourite acts, from way back in the early 90s, right up until the present day, with musicians from Sweden, Finland, Shetland, Scotland and from every corner of Ireland. As well as some great tunes we’ll also be bringing the Fiddle Fair vibe to the big smoke for what promises to be a very memorable evening. We hope you can join us!




Cork County Council  Pure Cork