Festival season around the country’s lower reaches continues.
Cork, already thrown down with jazz, folk and early music, adds another recurring fest to its list with the second bi-annual Friary Cork Festival, running October 20-24 at the Friary bar on
Shandon Street North Mall.
Music, food, alcohol, films and other shenanigans are a go throughout the festival in the newly-resurgent city-centre venue.
Sez Mike D’Arcy:
The festival is aimed at people who are appreciative of the wide range of art, music and the artisan skills of the local producers and aims to showcase some of the great facets of what makes Cork great to a wider audience; many of whom may have reached these shores in the last few years.
To highlight a few; On Saturday DJ Ian Richards will present a history of Cork music since the 1960’s until today including tracks by the likes of Microdisney, 5 Go Down to the Sea and The Frank and Walters. Alternatively we have DJ Ian Fiasco bringing Global Sounds in Cork, recognising the music of our multi-cultural city. We also have Jim X Comet reprising his fantastic Planet Funk club night from the much missed Half Moon Club, as well as hosting a lot of talented local musicians throughout the festival.
St. Patrick’s Distillery will bring their multi-award winning range and tell the story of how their artisan distillery came to be. Records and Relics will encourage you to try on and play with relics from the past in their interactive afternoon. Deja View screening club will showcase some of the best of Cork film makers with food by Cool Beans.
There ye are now, la’.