Sirius Arts Centre Announces the programme of main events for
The COBH MARITIME SONG FESTIVAL 2008 Please note this was the programme for 2008 and the festival is now taking one year off to research a new way ahead for future development of this unique event.
Friday 30 May - THE FESTIVAL BEGINS!
7:30pm pm Opening night concert in the Sirius Arts Centre, The Old Yacht Club Building Featured Artists Include:
MOONSHINE (with Johnny Moynihan) with Johnny Collins and Jimmy Mageean(England) Four 'N' Aft (England) Perły i Łotry(Poland) - JUST ADDED! Tickets €15
SATURDAY 31 MAY
12:00pm Workshop in Sirius Arts Centre SAIL HO! A Shanty workshops with Johnny Collins and Jim Mageean Learn about the history and traditional uses of shanty singing from two of the best shanty men in the UK - this is a 'Voices On' workshop, so be prepared to SING! Admission €5.00
12:00 - 2:00 Children's Workshop in the Commodore Hotel HARBOUR LIGHTS - with artists Marie Brett & Nic Piperfor ages 7+ Make beautifully decorated glass lanterns. Sea Creatures, boats, shells, mermaids and FUN! Everyone will make a faulous glass night-light artwork to take home Admission €5.00 per child or 3 children for €13 PLACES ARE LIMITED PREBOOKING ESSENTIAL! CONTACT SIRIUS AT 021 481 3790 TO BOOK YOUR PLACE!
From 12:30 onwards - FREE MUSIC IN THE COBH PROMENADE with Four 'N'Aft (UK) Perły i Łotry (Poland) Nordet (France) (Please note: music will be moved to Centre Gallery at Sirius if weather is bad)
2:00PM - A Private Session with Four 'N' Aft Bella Vista Hotel The Liverpool Group will sing ballads and shanties in the Residents Bar Admission FREE
Saturday 31 May 8:00pm - PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE! Cobh Heritage Centre
PATRICK STREET (with Andy Irvine) with Moonshine(Ireland) Nordet (France) Tickets €23.50
Sunday 1 June
1pm - Cobh Town Centre
SOUTH OF IRELAND PIPE BAND COMPETITION for additional information on this event please visit the link on this website Admission FREE
COBH FARMER'S MARKET and FRENCH MARKET Trading on Kennedy Pier and main streets of Cobh from Noon onward.
Beginning at 1:00pm
ALL COMERS SESSION IN THE ROARING DONKEY PUB Top of the Hill, Cobh Admission FREE
7:30pm - Christ Church, Rushbrooke (15 minute walk from Sirius Arts Centre)
MARTIN HAYES AND DENNIS CAHILL with The Johnson Girls(America) Perły i Łotry(Poland) Admission €23.50
Monday 2 June 3pm onward - Festival Closing Session in the High Chaparral Bar An informal music session with Festival Guests (including: Nordet/Perły i Łotry /Johnny Collins, members of the Johnson Girls) & Friends in the High Chaparral Bar, Ballymore, Cobh.
--FREE "FRINGE" EVENTS --
Friday 30 May from 6:15 - 7:00pm An Acoustic Performance by The Johnson Girls in the Waters Edge Hotel Admission FREE
Saturday 31 May from 4:30 - 5:15 An Acoustic Performance by Four 'N' Aft and friends in Ryan's pub Admission FREE
Saturday 31 May from 4:30 - 5:15 an Acoustic Performance by The Johnson Girls with Johnny Collins and Jim Mageean in Kellys Pub Admission FREE
Sunday 1 June from 4:30pm - 5:15 An Acoustic Performance by Four 'N' Aft and friends in Kellys Pub Admission FREE