Running from Friday 31st May to Monday 3rd June, this years’ event features a fantastic line up of artists performing in different 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! Here’s a quick lowdown of our exciting programme.

EFFIE NEILL and the BARRY DOYLE BAND will be kicking off the dance night programme when she takes to the stage in the hall on Friday night, 31st May.

Effie has been going from strength to strength since winning the Cowboys & Heroes singing competition in 2023, and her subsequent single ‘Country Is Best’ has resonated with listeners as it surpasses 100k plays online. Her brilliant voice has lead to further exposure on The Hot Country TV Show and Effie’s audience has expanded as her music is heard beyond these shores.

Whilst performing since a very young age, it’s fair to say that her recent success brings a great new talent into the wider Irish Country Music scene.

Tickets available at the door on the night.

We’re delighted to welcome Effie and the band to Ballydehob and look forward to a brilliant evening of music and dance.

On Saturday, 1st June, we’re proud to welcome MICHAEL ENGLISH and BAND for another great night of entertainment.

In truth Michael hardly needs an introduction. Born in Castledermot, County Kildare, and known for his powerful vocals, his musical ability has earned critical acclaim and a loyal fan base across Ireland and beyond. He has toured extensively with sell out concerts in Europe, the United States, and Australia, and his stage presence has had a lasting impact in the Irish music world.

For the 2nd year running, Michael took home the “Male Vocalist of the Year” award at The Sunday World Country Music Awards 2018, and in 2023 his single ‘Home Away From Home‘ joined his brilliant catalogue of singles released during an illustrious career.

Tickets available at the door on the night.

A true country music legend.

And on Sunday, 2nd June, we’re proud to welcome DECLAN NERNEY and BAND for another great night of entertainment.

A huge name in Irish country music, Declan has a massive following and charts on a regular basis in Ireland and the UK. His recordings are sought worldwide, and with a career that has spanned over four decades he has won numerous accolades and scored countless hits with his collection of trademark songs.

So ‘Where’s The Party’? – Ballydehob Country Music Festival of course! 🙂

Tickets available at the door on the night.

Don’t miss this, a night to enjoy with one of the best.

This year the fabulous Bar Trail features an exciting line-up with STACEY BREEN, DEE MORRISSEY, EDDIE CAREY, SHAUN LOUGHREY, SHANE MOORE and GER HEALY.

And in an afternoon of fun on Sunday, prizes will be awarded for best dressed cowboy, cowgirl, and kids in western outfit, followed by the Cowboys and Country All Stars Parade in Main Street with the Carney School of Dancing. Ger Healy (The Singing Jarvey) will be topping off the outdoor entertainment with live music on Main Street.

And don’t forget our fantastic raffle. The draw takes place on Monday evening and there’s some super 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. Raffle tickets will be available from all local bars, shops, the post office, and our committee members.

We look forward to seeing you over the June bank holiday for another great weekend!