Find out what's on across the West Cork islands with our online events calendar!Our events listings are packed with festivals, regattas, workshops, courses and more across West Cork's eight islands. If you're planning a trip to Bere, Dursey Heir, Cape Clear, Garnish, Sherkin, Long, or Whiddy islands, this is the place to find out what's on during your West Cork trip. Search our events calendar by date or category to find the experience that's perfect for you. A stay in West Cork isn't complete unless you've experienced a trip to the West Cork islands. So, head out to the islands, enjoy their beautiful land and seascapes, and immerse yourself in the very best of island life. Go on, get out there!
Develop your vocal skills with a professional voice coach on West Cork’s Sherkin Island
Learn how to sing with freedom and confidence in this vocal workshop led by professional singer, voice teacher, and music director Brian O’Donnell. Brian served on the faculty of SUNY Brockport in New York where he teaches Voice Classes and directs the College-Community Chorus, and is now based in Kilcrohane on the Sheep’s Head peninsula.
In addition, he has served on the faculty of Roberts Wesleyan College and the Spoleto Vocal Arts Symposium in Spoleto, Italy. As a singer he has performed in professional productions of 1776, Forever Plaid, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof and the Rink. In addition he has sung on Broadway with the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players and in Italy as part of the Spoleto Vocal Arts Symposium.
As a Music Director, he has directed over 75 musicals. Favorites include the Sound of Music, Godspell, Rent, Hair, Legally Blonde, Avenue Q, and Into the Woods.
Learn how to sing with freedom and confidence during Sherkin Island’s sixth annual Vocal Workshop with Brian Clickner. Brian hails from Rochester, New York and is a professional singer and has performed on Broadway. He is also a voice teacher and music director.
Who should attend?
Anyone who loves to sing!
What does the workshop offer?
-Morning group sessions from 10am-12pm
-Topics covered include breathing, discovering your
maximum resonance, singing with emotion, and
-Afternoon individual sessions from 1pm to 4pm.
-The seminar will culminate in a public concert
What do I need to bring?
Participants should bring sheet music of two solo compositions they would like to work on for the week.
Transport and Accommodation
-Ferry transport by Vincent O’Driscoll. Contact him at 087-244-7828 regarding times and rates.
-To secure overnight accommodation, contact The Islander’s Rest at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Brian Clickner for further details via Chris Daly: 087 225 7833, or email email@example.com
The Bere Island Festival is fun for all the family. The packed programme is full of events from heritage talks, regatta fun, biathlons and puppet shows! There’s something for everyone on Bere Island this week …
Details to follow – the programme below is from a previous festival and gives a sense of what will be on! Mass at the Holy Year Cross 6.30pm Beach storage environmental art project (Outside Post office) 10:30 Children’s summer camp The “REC” 12:30 – 3:30pm Children’s summer camp (The “REC”) 12:30 – 3:30pm Children’s Sports Day in Rec 2pm Water sports in Rerrin Village For more information on all events, contact the Bere Island Project Office on 027 75099
Fit up festival theatre (Lecture Theatre Rerrin) 8.00pm
Tuesday Aug. 8th
Children’s summer camp (The “REC”) 12:30 – 3pm
Children’s puppet show with Denis Kiely in the Heritage centre 3pm
Race night in aid of the heritage centre (The Hotel) 9pm
Wednesday Aug. 9th
Bere Island “in times gone by” (Heritage centre) 2pm
Table quiz in Hotel 8pm
Thursday Aug. 10th
Kids Biathlon (Community Centre) 2pm
Kids fancy dress, Talent show and Disco (Heritage centre) 5pm
Bere Island Bingo Night (The Hotel) 8:30pm
Music in Dessies 10pm
Friday Aug. 11th
Adults Biathlon (Oileáin Na gCaorach, West End Ferry Pier) 7.30pm
Music in Dessies
Music in the Hotel with Gaelic Brew 10pm
Saturday Aug. 12th
Walk the pole
Cycle the plank
Raft race 2pm
Mass at the Holy Year Cross 6.30pm
Beach storage environmental art project (Outside Post office) 10:30
Children’s summer camp The “REC” 12:30 – 3:30pm
Children’s summer camp (The “REC”) 12:30 – 3:30pm
Children’s Sports Day in Rec 2pm
Water sports in Rerrin Village
For more information on all events, contact the Bere Island Project Office on 027 75099
Ceolchoirm Rúnda – a secret concert – is planned for Whiddy Island this summer!
Enjoy a secret concert on Whiddy Island as part of the Masters of Tradition Festival – a celebration of the very finest traditional Irish music. If you want to find out who’s performing, you’ll just have to come along! Booking is essential for this event, which is part of a series of secret concerts in interesting locations around Bantry town!
What better place to experience brilliant music than an island on Bantry Bay?