HARVEST MOON MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 – Schull Village, 5 – 6 September

Staying true to its core, this year’s line-up, yet again, promises a wonderful weekend of fabulous music, with many on those on the line-up playing for the first time in this beautiful corner of West Cork.

With an incredible local singer Songwriter kicking off the weekend’s events at 5pm Friday in Hacketts Bar,  the festivities quickly unfold with music  to be found the length and breadth of the village in this two day festival including O Regan’s Bar, the Blacksheep, The Corner House, Casa Diego Tapas Bar and, of course, in the beautiful setting of Grove House.

This hidden gem of a festival also holds dear the premise of being a festival for everyone to suit all tastes!   This year’s festival is no exception with a line-up that includes contemporary folk, trad, rock, acoustic latin, folk/blues, salsa, disco, gypsy swing, electronica, Cuban percussion and a very cool bunch of DJs spinning funk, disco, soul, deep house and dance through-out the weekend.

The Harvest Moon is also based firmly on a policy of free admission to all music acts through-out the weekend!  (This is with the exception of a single ticketed ‘food & music’ event taking place at Grove House on Friday 5th – call 028 28067 to book tickets for this event.)   Put this together with its fantastic policy of mixed genres and its ruling moto – ‘a festival for everyone in a village with a big heart’ – is most definitely one that is true to its word!

A decidedly added (and tasty) bonus to this year’s festival is the two superb food events being organised in collaboration with the Taste of West Cork Food Festival at Grove House on the Colla Road.    Friday Evening plays host to a ‘tasting and music’ event with music by the super talented duo Colin Vearncombe and Maurice Seezer while Saturday afternoon boasts an outdoor event for the whole family with Dublin-based band, Saint John the Gambler, providing some gypsy swing style of refreshment against the backdrop of a mini food market where local producers will be offering yummy things to eat and buy. All in all, its fair to say, Harvest Moon 2014 promises to be another magical musical (and food) Experience!

For more information on this year’s line-up and other events, please see the festival website on

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A little bit of Broadway in the heart of West Cork!

On Tuesday 29th July, the Skibbereen Arts Festival is presenting a selection of performances at four landmark locations in ‘4 Plays in a Day’.

To start the day, Wild Productions will wake us up with their comedic play ‘Mrs. Shakespeare’.  Performing at the stately Liss Ard House, Irene Kelleher will play a female patient in a mental hospital, who thinks she is the reincarnation of writer, William Shakespeare. Back to set right her mistitled ‘Hamlet’, she is set on a rewrite for a new play with a more feminine perspective called ‘Ophelia’.

Following on from there, Karen Minihan of Playacting Theatre will present her one-woman play, ‘Eileen’ at West Cork Arts Centre. The story of a middle-aged country woman facing the divorce from her farmer husband. The play deals with the stigma of being a divorcee in a traditional, rural town.

Schull Drama Group will present five revue sketched by Harold Pinter. Written in the late 1950s, these are all early works by Pinter. They all focus on an aspect of an incident which may or may not have happened. The five sketches are ‘Special Offer’, ‘Request Stop’, ‘Last to Go’, ‘The Black and White’ and ‘Trouble in the Works’.

To finish off this rather dramatic day, the award-winning Kilmeen Drama Group will present their production of JM Synge’s ‘The Playboy of the Western World’. Winner of the 2013 RTE All-Ireland Drama Finals, and performed at the Abbey Theatre, Kilmeen are now bound for America where they will tread the boards in October. Make sure you see it here first!

Each performance is individually priced but for the hardcore theatre buff there is a special day ticket for all of the performances at €20.

For more information and booking please check out the Skibbereen Arts Festival website at , or phone the box office at 087 126 0327 for ticket information.


Harvest Moon Music Festival, 6th – 8th September

There are ticketed and non-ticketed gigs in various locations around the village – Just follow the pints….and the music!

Line -up  includes:

The Saxy Lady Boys; The Ceili Allstars; John Walsh; Mongoose ; Seany K and friends; Wiggle;  the Eskies; Paul Tiernan and Tony Davis; JoJaris; Jim Murray and Richard Lucey; Rag Order; Camilla Griehsel Vearncombe and Maurize Seezer; Gypsy Rebel Rabble; SpeedKlunge; Moon Coin; Mick Callaghan; Dott;  Schullduggery;  Him and Me , Gik and Shane, Wan Pablo and others…..

Ceili Allstars

The Marquee @ Mixen Market Headline event

Music from 3pm until midnight!  Bands include Wiggle, The Saxy Lady Boys, The Eskies, Gypsy Rebel Rabble, Mick O Callaghan , Crayonsmith and SpeedKlunge. 

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Beer and Wine Bar on-site together with food and coffee stalls and facepainting and Hoola Hooping for kids. 

Tickets €25 if bought online, €35 if bought on the day   (Children under 12 go free)

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Harvest Moon Music Festival 2012

A fantastic weekend of music taking place in beautiful Schull village 7th – 9th September. This year’s line-up is now finalised, tickets and info are now available on our website.

Our headline event, The Marquee @ Grove House, takes place Saturday 8th September and features the Ceili Allstars, Interference and Fred – Tickets are €20 and are available on our website or in Schull village. Fantastic Free gigs all weekend at various locations around the village. Also, an open Mic event, feast of local food and crafts @ the Sunday market, outdoor music, facepainting for kids (and adults too) and a Sunday afternoon Gubbeen BBQ with Music by Tony Davis and Paul Tiernan.
For more information on line –up, venues and tickets:


Phone: 085 2180484