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Quiet Lights announces lineup for Cork City return with Martin Hayes, John Francis Flynn, Aoife Nessa Frances & more

Quiet Lights announces lineup for Cork City return with Martin Hayes, John Francis Flynn, Aoife Nessa Frances & more

Quiet Lights Festival has announced its return for its fifth year to Cork city, taking place from 24th – 27th November 2022 with a full festival lineup of Irish and international folk, trad and experimental music.

Islander presents the festival which features this year:

  • Martin Hayes
  • John Francis Flynn
  • Aoife Nessa Frances
  • laine Howley
  • Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin
  • Aoife Ní Bhríain
  • Rachael Lavelle
  • Cinder Well
  • Molly O’Mahony
  • The Bonk
  • Poor Creature
  • Elaine Malone
  • Raelach Records
  • Myles O’Reilly’s Ambient Pharmacy
  • Diarmuid Ó Meachair
  • Máire Carroll
  • Niamh Bury
  • Ora Cogan
  • Cuar
  • Niamh O’Brien
  • Matthew Xavier Corrigan
  • Slapbang
  • + More To Be Announced

Martin Hayes and John Francis Flynn will play Live At St. Luke’s. There’s a special focus on Irish traditional Raelach Records, featuring a free lunchtime concert at UCC in association with FUAIM, curated by label founder Jack Talty, on the Friday of the festival. Máire Carroll performs a concert of Philip Glass’ Etudes on the Triskel’s Steinway piano as the festival’s opening show this year while  SlapBang (Lina Andonovska & Matthew Jacobson) and Cúar (Neil Ó Loclainn) bring some experimental sounds to the festival. Plug’d will host The Bonk and Rachael Lavelle.

The programme also features very international artists such as Ora Cogan (Canada) and Cinder Well (USA).

Myles O’Reilly’s Ambient Pharmacy at St Peter’s – where Myles and his fellow artists Simon O’Reilly and Gareth Quinn Redmond will create a 3 hour soundbath on the Sunday of the festival that people can wander in and out of as they wish.  Admission is free and all are welcome.

“We’re finally back to a full festival this year after managing to host a fully live, but restricted, festival last year just before covid restrictions were re-imposed. We’d like to welcome everyone back into some of Cork’s venues to witness the amazing musicians that we have coming to our little festival this year. We’re very proud of our line-up showcasing some of Ireland’s most exciting artists, as well as some international artists joining us from the US and Canada. We think there’s something for everyone and we’re looking forward to seeing you at a show.”

Festival Director Jonathan Pearson:

A full line-up of talks and conversations are to be announced soon.

Tickets are on sale now:

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