Festival of Music on Heir Island

Festival of Music on Heir Island

The ever evolving Festival of Music on Heir Island will take place from 4th to 8th June 2024, with events featuring on Sherkin Island and in Baltimore too.

For the third time, 25 amateur classical musicians, many of whom are doctors from the European and Irish Doctors orchestras, with a few friends thrown in for good measure, will make music on the West Cork island, and this year’s festival will be bigger and better than ever!

In addition to open rehearsals and the finale concert at the Boathouse on Heir Island on Saturday 8th at 12.15pm, the Festival will also be bringing music to Community Centre on Sherkin and St Matthews Church, Baltimore with concerts on Friday 7th .
The festival programme also includes an evening of storytelling and folk music on Wednesday 5th which will take place at the Boathouse on Heir. Everyone is welcome!

As part of the Festival, FOMOH will be raising money for Lisheens House,  which the festival has supported previously. The event is supported by Creative Places West Cork Islands – a huge thank you to Creative Places for their support!
St Mathews Church with be a ticketed event on the 7th of June with the proceeds going to refurbishing the building. The link shared here is to the ticketing for the Baltimore event.


Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday June 4th, 5th and 6th, 5:30-6:30pm  – Informal sharing of music events, Heir Island.

Wednesday 5th June: Storytelling with Padraig O’Brien & folk music with the Harte sisters until late, Heir Island.

Thursday 6th June: ceilí at The Boathouse, Heir Islanders and Friends

Friday 7th June: Concert at Sherkin Community Centre, Sherkin Island.

Saturday 8th June: Final concert, Heir Island.


Find out how to get to Heir Island – just a 10 minute boat trip from Cunnamore Pier, near Skibbereen.

The event is finished.


Jun 04 - 08 2024


05:30 - 14:30




Heir Island


Heir Island Retreat Centre
+353 (0)87 2856757
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