A New Festival Celebrating the New Wave of Irish Folk & Traditional

Islander presents ‘Quiet Lights’, an exciting new small-scale festival with a big heart, which aims to shine a light on the new wave of Irish folk and traditional talent that are quietly forging new paths, recollecting old tales and making new stories.

From Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September, music from the heart and for the soul will fill the city's nooks, crannies, chapels, and bars. The line-up features established and up-and-coming names like Katie Kim and Radie Peat, Lisa O’Neill, Ye Vagabonds, Caoimhín O’Raghallaigh, Slow Moving Clouds, Landless, Inni-K, Cormac Begley, Saint Caoilian, Dowry, Claudia Schwab, Elaine Malone, and more to be announced. 

The sound of toes tapping and string plucking will be found across various intimate Cork venues including Coughlan’s Live, Sirius Arts Centre Cobh, The Roundy, St. Peter’s and The Chapel at Griffith College. 

"I’m really excited to announce the first details of the inaugural Quiet Lights weekend in my hometown of Cork. It's going to be a beautiful blend of folk and traditional music in the music spaces of the city and beyond into the harbour. We’re utilising well-known music venues, but also some rather unique new spaces, which will add to the distinct and unique flavour of Quiet Lights." said Jonathan Pearson of Islander.

"These artists represent the absolute cutting edge of what has been a remarkable flourishing of folk and traditional music in Ireland in recent years, and I’m delighted to bring them together for an exciting weekend in Cork. We hope you can join us in the southern city for a bit of warmth as the evenings begin to lengthen and Autumn's pull draws in. It will be something quite different.”


For full line-up details and tickets visit www.quietlights.net

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