ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: ‘Cork Sound Fair 2018’ needs your help

24 January 2018
By Elaine Murphy

Arts & Enterteinment

Where: St Peter’s, North Main Street and Cork City Gaol, Sunday’s Well, Cork City
When: Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th March 2018

Tickets available via

Cork Sound Fair – a new, non-profit arts and music event is set to take place on March 23rd and 24th in the stunning surrounds of St Peter’s Church and Cork City Gaol, with the aim of giving local and international artists a platform to showcase experimental sound through installations and live performances.

The two day event will transform the majestic 12th century church and former 19th century jail with light and sound of artists like Autumns, Beatrice Dillon, Cliona Ní Laoi, Static, and many more. In order to do this, Cork Sound Fair has set up a crowd fund to raise key funds to pay for equipment, venue rental, and support the artists taking part. With nearly 50% of the target reached to date, organisers are calling on YOU to get involved and be a part of this ambitious new event.

If you want to help out, you can donate, pick up a ticket, or order one of the Cork Sound Fair merch packs at their fundit page. Every little helps, sign up quick as the campaign closes on February 8th.


Cork based artists African Fiction, Static and Robert Curgenven are set to be joined by Derry native Autumns for the opening night of live performances in St Peters Church, North Main Street. Attendees will also be greeted by a new sound installation unveiled by Isochronal, a collaboration by artists Kevin Callaghan and Thomas Penc, who exhibited work in the National Sculpture Factory on Culture Night.

The following day, Cork City Gaol will host sounds from Dublin and London in the shape of Davy Kehoe, Dream Cycles, Ellenberger Trio, Nadir, Soft Stone, and a live closing set and Irish debut from Beatrice Dillon. Award wining designer, Dearbhla O’Beirne and visual artist Clíona Ní Laoi, are set to transform the Gaol using projections and coded installations. And that’s not all, other artists on the bill include: Belacqua, Gadget and the Cloud, Little Movies, Kyteler, Nadir, Soft Stone, and Warrior.

See the full Cork Sound Fair at



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