Baltimore Fiddle Fair 2018

Baltimore Fiddle Fair 2018

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 8.30pm

Baltimore Fiddle Fair
10–13 May 2018
Baltimore, West Cork, Ireland

The Baltimore Fiddle Fair has built a loyal following of music fans from all over the world who return to the seaside village year after year. This year’s festival again features world-class national and international acts.

American acts include international superstar Rhiannon Giddens making her only Irish appearance of 2018; Californian siblings Brittany and Natalie Haas playing their first ever European show; folk sensation and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon; and, from New York, The Murphy Beds with Stephanie Coleman.

From UK there’s Manchester’s finest Dezi Donnelly & Michael McGoldrick, and Scottish rising star Ryan Young with Jen Butterworth. Scandinavia is represented by magical Swedish trio Ahlberg, Ek and Roswall, and the festival finishes with a rare Irish appearance by legendary Breton band Penoú Skoulm.

Top-class Irish acts include Belfast trio The Ulaid with Duke Special, Clare duo Elaine Hogan and Sheila Garry, Donegal duo Ciaran Tourish and Kevin Docherty, Cork-based multi-national conglomerate The Underskore Orchestra, and a very special Scots/Irish collaboration with Heidi Talbot, Brendán Begley, John McCusker and Paul Meehan.

These intimate concerts will be held in venues across Baltimore, including garden amphitheatres, small churches and cosy marquees. The Fiddle Fair will also include workshops, art exhibitions, album launches, boat trips, walks, talks and a plethora of sessions in and around the village.

Tickets for the 26th anniversary Baltimore Fiddle Fair are on-sale now. Many of the shows are already almost sold out so make sure to book your tickets now.

For full line up, schedule and ticket information, log on to

Festival Programme

Thursday 10th May
Saint Matthew’s Church, 8.30pm: Candlelit Concert with Dezi Donnelly & Michael McGoldrick

Friday 11th May
Fiddle Fair Marquee, 9pm: Ahlberg, Ek & Roswall
Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi

Saturday 12th May
Saint Matthew’s Church, 1pm: Elaine Hogan & Sheila Garry
Glebe Gardens Amphitheatre 3pm: Ciaran Tourish & Kevin Docherty
The Murphy Beds with Stephanie Coleman
Fiddle Fair Marquee, 9pm: Heidi Talbot, Brendan Begley, John McCusker & Paul Meehan
The Ulaid with Duke Special

Sunday 13th May
St. Matthew’s Church, 1pm: Ryan Young & Jen Butterworth
Glebe Gardens, 3pm: Sam Amidon
The Underskore Orchestra
Fiddle Fair Marquee, 9pm: Brittany & Natalie Haas
Penoú Skoulm

For more, visit the link below.


Rhiannon Giddens - Wayfaring Stranger

Mike McGoldrick & Dezi Donnelly - The Full Set (RTÉ) Part 1

Ahlberg, Ek & Roswall -live på Kulturmagasinet i Sundsvall.

Elaine Hogan & Sheila Garry (Doyle's Castle & The Visit of Ned Lahane)

Ciarán Tourish, Cathal Hayden & Kevin Doherty at Kilkenny Arts Festival

The Old Churchyard - The Murphy Beds w. Stephanie Coleman

Leaving Friday Harbour - John McCusker (arr. Gordon Cree)

Ulaid & Duke Special - Lon Dubh Loch Lao

The Pain I've Endured Since Last Year

Sam Amidon - My Old Friend

Right n' Tight (Official Video) The Underscore Orkestra

Brittany and Natalie Haas.MOV

Pennoù Skoulm - Trinkan - 2008

Published on 15 April 2018

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