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The Fastnet Maritime and Folk Festival is an international festival based in the picturesque village of Ballydehob, West Cork, featuring Maritime and other Folk music.Song Writing Competition[ Maritime] which is sponsored by IMRO

Sea songs, shanties,Song Writing Competition, workshops, Craft Stalls, a new Maritime play plus music in the pubs and a Fundraising Concert in Levis Corner House.

A new Maritime play MERMAID a story of alienation and belonging written by Terri Leiber and presented by Creative Co-op at Levis Corner Bar on 18 June at 8pm and again Tues 20 June 8pm and Weds 21June 8pm


This year we are pleased to welcome back Steve Turner to the festival along with old favourites such as Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly., and for the first time Martyn Wyndham Read The Concert last year was sold out, early purchase of concert tickets is advised.Another first appearance for the Festival is Clare Sands confirmed for The Outback. Levis Corner House on the Saturday, she has played and co written with Steve Cooney, Susan o Neill and Liam O Maonlaoi

2023 marks the tenth year of the Festival, Merfolk an international folk ensemble who sing magical songs of waterways and the sea. See the guest page for further details.Tim Browne will be joined by Pat Fleming and Maria Cotter

Most events are free except the Fundraising Concert and the workshops. Please go to the tickets page if you want to book in advance., Sat June 17th 2023, Ballydehob Levis Corner House .

Have a look at Tom Vaughan’s beautiful video of Ballydehob from the air, to get an idea of the charming surroundings.

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