The Clonakilty International Guitar Festival is a celebration of the guitar. It is not starch-collared or stuffy-nosed; from virtuosos to noodlers, all are welcomed and exalted!
The Festival is run by a not-for-profit voluntary organisation of music lovers and we are very proud of the rich, relaxed, educational, exciting & artistic environment our festival creates in our beautiful seaside town.
It consists of a number of headline performances over the course of 7 days from world-class Irish and International artists. Woven around these performances is a free session trail encompassing a diverse range of venues in Clonakilty, including pubs, the library, the butcher's shop, the parish hall, the church and the streets themselves. As an investment in the future of west Cork's music-making community it also contains an extensive educational programme including workshops, demonstrations and school visits from headline artists.