Here’s the line-up for 3 Rivers Rising, a new three-day folk festival for St Luke’s
Folk fans are in for a treat this summer.
A weekend of folk and traditional music from all over Cork will take place at various locations around St. Luke’s Cross on June 10th and 11th, 2022.
The ‘3 Rivers Rising’ festival will see a jam-packed schedule of concerts, free to attend shows, sessions and discussions at Live at St Luke’s, Henchys and the Wine Tavern, all organised by The Good Room in association with Cork City Council Arts Office.
The name is a nod to the three main rivers of county Cork; the Lee, the Blackwater and the Bandon and the tradition of music and song in Cork, from Sliabh Luachrá in the north west to the Muscraí Gaeltacht to Cork city and out to the East.
Here’s a look at what’s happening over the weekend:
The Live At St. Luke’s the opening concert will feature a performance from the celebrated sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird with composer Cormac McCarthy, songwriter John Spillane, Karan Casey trio joined by Niall and Caoimhín Vallely plus local poet Julie Goo.
The following afternoon, Saturday 11th June, at 1.30pm there will be a free concert at Live At St. Luke’s including the legendary Sliabh Luachra players Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch, the sean-nós singer from the Muscraí Gaeltacht Nell Ni Chronín and the reknowned folk musician Jimmy Crowley with Eve Telford.
Later Rianoír will perform a free concert outside Henchy’s Pub at 5.30pm.
On Saturday night, another huge lineup of Cork based artists plays Live At St. Luke’s, including illustrious songwriter and troubadour John Spillane, Eoin Ó Riabhaigh & Friends, Trá Pháidín, who blend folk with psychedelic and experimental influences and Les SalAmandas, an indie-folk duo based out of Ballydehob.
You can keep the party going on Sunday, June 12th from 4pm with a free Sunday Session in Henchys Bar.
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