West Cork Chamber Music Festival and Festival Whiddy Island

West Cork Chamber Music Festival

The West Cork Chamber Music Festival is coming to Whiddy Island, as part of the Fringe Festival six young quartets will be performing a series of concerts.

Each day during the Chamber Music Festival Fringe musicians will give a free concert in various locations in and around Bantry and West Cork including the Old School House on Whiddy Island.

The West Cork Chamber Music Festival lasts for nine days, there are five concerts, three masterclasses and a talk most days. There are instrument making workshops, the hundred or so invited musicians are without exception superb, the programming combines the challenging and the unknown with the familiar and the whole town is taken over for rehearsals.

Bantry House is the main concert venue along with the small single-aisle church dedicated to St Brendan, whose legendary Brendan Voyage began in this part of Ireland. All the venues have an intimacy that is vital for chamber music and Bantry House itself is renowned for the atmosphere created in the candle-lit Library and the House’s extraordinarily beautiful setting at the head of Bantry Bay. All events are within walking distance of the central hotels and one can find oneself crossing the Square in the company of world-famous musicians. The intimacy of place and venue creates a special community of musicians and music-lovers.

Fringe Festival musicians will include; Omnis Quartet, Calathea Quartet, Treske Quartet, Aradia Quartet, Inis Quartet, Lanuaria Quartet, Westland Baroque

The Old School House on Whiddy Island are delighted to be hosting a secret concert as part of the Fringe Festival.

More information will follow.

You’ll find the full programme here. 

How to get to Whiddy Island.


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Jun 23 2023 - Jul 02 2023


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