guitarThis year’s festival features another brilliant line up of artists performing in various venues around the village. From free gigs in the bars to exciting star events in the community hall, it’s going to be a blast!

MICHAEL ENGLISH will be performing on stage on Friday night supported by THE TWO MIKES.

From Castledermot, Co Kildare Michael started his musical journey at the tender age of 11. He studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin and he now tours extensively all over Ireland, UK and USA. For the 2nd year running, Michael took home the “Male Vocalist of the Year” award at The Sunday World Country Music Awards held in Mullingar on February 5th 2018.

Not to be missed!

And on Sunday GERRY GUTHRIE and THE TWO MIKES are back in the hall for another great night of music.

Gerry is one of Ireland’s foremost headlining country acts and 2018 was his busiest year since the formation of his band. His ongoing success enables him to perform at premier venues and big festivals and events the length and breadth of the country and indeed in the UK, Scotland and at guest spots abroad.

We’re looking forward to welcoming him back to Ballydehob.

Dance night tickets for Michael and Gerry will be available in advance from local bars, shops, the post office, committee members and at the door on the night.

This year the fabulous Bar Trail features BEN CURRIE, EDDIE CAREY, SABRINA FALLON, BERNIE HEANEY, DER HURLEY, MICHELLE MAGEE, COLM KENNY, NOEL McKAY and BRENNEN LEIGH and more! There is also great outdoor music by the old bank at 3pm Sunday afternoon.

And don’t forget our fantastic raffle. There’s some great prizes to be won including a painting from the Aisling Art Gallery, three months gym membership at Harbour Hotel Schull, three free EDT driving lessons by Frank O’Driscoll, a €25 voucher for Hegarty’s filling Station, a dinner voucher for the West Cork Hotel, a dinner voucher for the Maritime Hotel, a hamper from Fields Supervalue, and a bottle of Brandy from the Irish Whip. and raffle tickets will be available from all local bars, shops, the post office, and our committee members. and the draw will take place on Monday evening, 4th June, in Rosies bar.

Keep an eye on our programme for further details and information about the bar trail as our schedule gets updated. We look forward to seeing you over the June bank holiday for another brilliant weekend!