West Cork Masters of Tradition

West Cork Masters of Tradition Festival

Masters of Tradition is a five-day festival held each August in West Cork and featuring a series of performances covering the full spectrum of Irish traditional music.

Established in 2003 The Masters of Tradition Festival’s mission is to give recognition to the masters of this music. Being a master of traditional Irish music doesn’t always entail dazzling virtuosity. The ability to channel the deep feeling of the music or the ability to reimagine the music is just as important. Equally valued virtuosity of thought, feeling and musical ability.

In past years the Festival has been headlined by its Artistic Director Martin Hayes, the fiddler from East Clare, whose distinctive touch and extravagant virtuosity have brought the tradition to new levels. His famous trance-evoking sets with Dennis Cahill have mesmerised audiences all over the world.

The 2023 programme will be available shortly here.

The event is finished.


Aug 23 - 27 2023


All Day

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