A celebration of the human voice in the heart of West Cork, The Drimoleague Singing Festival makes a welcome return to action this weekend with a very special headline act.

Running from Friday 24th - Sunday 26th September, Damien Dempsey is the festival opener on Friday 24th September, playing an intimate show at All Saints Church in Drimoleague.

After the extended Covid hiatus, Dempsey's eagerly anticipated return to the live arena comes ahead of his acclaimed new concert film Love Yourself Today, which opens in cinemas on November 5th.

Another welcome guest at Drimoleague this year is BBC Folk Awards Singer of the Year winner Rioghnach Connolly. No stranger to West Cork, with family connections in Glandore, Connolly will be singing in a double bill with TG4 Traditional Singer of the Year 2019 Thomas McCarthy.

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Other performers over the weekend include Sean Keane, Cathy Jordan, Johnny Duhan, Sarah Ghriallais and Greenshine and there will be outdoor singing sessions, workshops and talks.

The Drimoleague Singing Festival runs from Friday 24th - Sunday 26th September - find out more here.