Daily schedule for Clonakilty International Guitar Festival 2015


This weekend will see an exciting array of acts performing as part of this weekend’s Clonakilty International Guitar Festival in Cork. 

The festival will run from Thursday, September 17th to Sunday, September 20th in venues across Clonakilty, the four-day event will include performances from Rusangano Family, the Minutes, Mama Kin, Valerie June & more.

Clonakilty International Guitar Festival 2015 daily breakdown:

All times subject to change. -there will be unannounced mystery performances and pop up gigs around town throughout the weekend-

Thursday, September 18th:

1pm Scoil na mBuachaillí – Workshop with Khyam Allami 
9pm DeBarra’s Valerie June – €15
9pm Shanleys Acoustic Session

Friday, September 18th:

Educational Programme: 
1pm Scoil na mBuachaillí – Workshop with Richard Gilewitz  
1pm Gaelscoil – Workshop with Jim Murray 

Session Trail:

11am Farmers Market – Rawney
6pm  Culture Night DeBarra’s – Sam Amidon w/Thomas Bartlett (The Gloaming)
7:30pm  Acoustic Forum -O ‘Donovans Hotel – €7
9pm  Shanleys – Leonard Podolak & Matty Gordon
9:30pm Scannells – Paula Gomez Band
9:30pm Faheys – LandCrabs
10pm The Courtyard – JNL Band
11pm DeBarra’s – The Octopus Project 

Saturday, September 19th

12pm   The Parish Centre -Ukulele Le Cheile FREE
1pm    Hunky Dory Music Shop – Steve Cooney 
3pm    Hunky Dory Music Spillers Lane – Richard Gilewitz 

1pm    Music Generation Express Bus, Emmet Square – Songwriting – FREE
2pm    Music Generation Express Bus, Emmet Square – Rusangano Family – FREE 
7:45pm – The Parish Centre – Vespertine Quintet & guests

Tickets: €10 // Show Start 8pm

Session Trail:
1:30pm – Shanleys – Casey Black
2pm -DeBarra’s – Rachel Sermani 
2-6pm -The Jam Van – Clonakilty-
2:30pm – The Library – Supertonic Guitar Ensemble
???  -MJ O Neill’s -Mystery Performance – ?? 
3:30pm – Con & Mauras – Arthuritis
3:30pm – DeBarra’s – Khyam Allami
4pm – Hunky Dory Music Shop – John Haggis
4:30pm – Shanleys – Mo Kenney
5:30pm – DeBarra’s- Mama Kin
6pm – Scannells – Cookie & the Vaudevilles
6:30pm – Caseys – Kings of Kudos
7pm – Mick Finns- Eugene Brosnan
7:30pm – DeBarra’s – Rusangano Family 
7:45pm – The Parish Centre – Vespertine Quintet & guests
8:30pm – Fahey’s – Brian Casey
9pm – The Emmet Hotel – Sam Clague
9pm – Shanleys – The Festival AllStar band 
9:30pm – JC O’Sullivans – Jazz Jam
9:30pm – The Brewery Bar- Trad Session w/Jim Murray
10pm – The Galley – Cat Called Dog
10:30pm – The Courtyard- Shookrah
11pm -DeBarra’s – The Minutes

Sunday, September 20th

1pm      Music Generation Express Bus, Emmet Square – Songwriting FREE 2:30pm   Hunky Dory Music Shop – Spillers lane – Pat Hatchett Reggae Guitar
4pm – DeBarra’s – Jeffery Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band – Tickets €10

Session Trail:

10:30am – Richys – Breakfast with the inkspots
12pm -O’Donovans Hotel – Mama Kin
1pm -Inchydoney Hotel – Les & Sam Clague
2pm – Shanleys – Richard Gilewitz, Stephen Housden & Margaret Deegan
2pm – DeBarra’s – Joel Plaskett

TBA mystery location – keep an eye on our social media  – Setmaker

4pm – DeBarra’s – Jeffery Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band
5pm – Scannell’s – Dave & Friends
5:30pm – The Galley – The Church 
6pm – Bernies – The Funky Squad
6:30pm – Shanleys – LOWmountain
7pm – Con & Mauras-  Lucy Peach
7:30pm – DeBarra’s – She Said
8pm – Finns – Wayward Folk
9pm – Shanleys – Festival AllStar Band
9pm – Faheys – The Vincents
10pm – Debarras – B-Positives

See below for line-up and daily breakdown for the Clonakilty International Guitar Festival 2015. For more information visit

The Festival is run by a not for profit voluntary organisation of music lovers who strive to make the festival accessible to all with over 85% of the events across the 3 days of the festival are entirely free.

Shows on sale:
Valerie June De Barra’s | 17th September 2015 | On Sale Now
The Acoustic Forum;  O’Donovans Hotel |  Fri 18th September | Doors: 7pm Show: 7.30pm Book tickets online
Guitar Festival Workshops– all workshops unless stated are €7/€5 for students and unwaged. Special deal of €14/€10 (students and unwaged) gets you into all ticketed workshops.

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