FolkWorld #66 07/2018
© Kearney Melia Communications / Quiet Lights

Quiet Lights


7 - 9 September 2018

Cork City
Cormac Begley 
Landless and Saint Caoilian 
Inni-K and Elaine Malone 
Lisa O’Neill 
Caoimhín O’Raghallaigh 
Dowry and Claudia Schwab
Slow Moving Clouds 
Ye Vagabonds 
Katie Kim and Radie Peat

Music from the Heart and for the Soul


Slow Moving Clouds

Artist Video

In various venues in Cork City, Ireland, Islander presents ‘Quiet Lights’, an exciting new small-scale festival with a big heart, which aims to shine a light on the new wave of Irish folk and traditional talent that are quietly forging new paths, recollecting old tales and making new stories.

From Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September, music from the heart and for the soul will fill the city's nooks, crannies, chapels, and bars. The line-up features established and up-and-coming names like Katie Kim and Radie Peat, Lisa O’Neill, Ye Vagabonds, Caoimhín O’Raghallaigh, Slow Moving Clouds, Landless, Inni-K, Cormac Begley, Saint Caoilian, Dowry, Claudia Schwab, Elaine Malone, and more to be announced.

The sound of toes tapping and string plucking will be found across various intimate Cork venues including: Coughlan’s Live, Sirius Arts Centre Cobh, The Roundy, St. Peter’s and The Chapel at Griffith College.

"I’m really excited to announce the first details of the inaugural Quiet Lights weekend in my home town of Cork. It's going to be a beautiful blend of folk and traditional music in the music spaces of the city and beyond into the harbour. We’re utilising well known music venues, but also some rather unique new spaces, which will add to the distinct and unique flavour of Quiet Lights." said Jonathan Pearson of Islander.

"These artists represent the absolute cutting edge of what has been a remarkable flourishing of folk and traditional music in Ireland in recent years, and I’m delighted to bring them together for an exciting weekend in Cork. We hope you can join us in the southern city for a bit of warmth as the evenings begin to lengthen and Autumn's pull draws in. It will be something quite different.”

Islander is a music company based in Ireland, set up by Jonathan Pearson in 2017. It is a company that works with artists, projects and events in ambitious, forward-thinking ways. Islander was set up to represent a modern music company - a small but ambitious vessel from which to launch artistic projects of many kinds throughout Ireland and abroad, as well as being a welcoming space to grow the careers of artists. Islander works with Ye Vagabonds, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, This is How we Fly, Seán Mac Erlaine and many others. This year Islander will produce 4 tours in the 'Islander Presents' series, a documentary with filmmaker Myles O'Reilly, and a new Autumn festival in Cork city, ‘Quiet Lights’.

Photo Credits: (1) Quiet Lights, (2) Slow Moving Clouds, (3) Caoimhín O’Raghallaigh, (4) Claudia Schwab, (5) Cormac Begley (unknown/website).

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