Exciting Internship Opportunity with West Cork Music

Posted on: Tuesday, 11th April 2017 @ 11:56am

West Cork Music is now in its 22nd year of delivering world renowned festivals

Would you like an opportunity to join the team at a major international festival? Get real world, behind the scenes knowledge and experience of what makes a great festival come together? If so, the Festival Intern position with West Cork Music might be just what you are looking for.

This year we are inviting applicants to intern and experience both the West Cork Chamber Music and West Cork Literary Festivals. The successful candidate will gain experience of the exhilarating world of festivals and meet top artists in their fields.
Working alongside the experienced festival team this is a unique experience providing a invaluable opportunity for the right candidate.

Click here for a detailed role description.


Posted on: Wednesday, 05th April 2017 @ 10:04am

Make the most of your summer holidays and visit Bantry for the 2017 West Cork Literary Festival, taking place from the 14th to 21st of July. The festival have announced a star studded line-up of guests including: Graham Norton, Colm Tóibín, Laureate for Irish Fiction Anne Enright, John Boyne, Paula Meehan, Eimear McBride, Dame Marina Warner, Dermot Bolger, Ian McGuire, Tomi Ungerer, Carol Drinkwater, Min Kym, American poet Maggie Smith, Emma Jane Kirby, Mia Gallagher, Mike McCormack, Billy O'Callaghan, Eileen Battersby, Laureate na nÓg PJ Lynch, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Jon McGregor, Shane Connaughton, Trish Deseine, Melissa Harrison, Sarah Perry, and many more.

Festival Director Eimear O’Herlihy says “I hope that you will be as excited as I am about the incredible range of Irish and international writers taking part in this year’s festival. There is such a wealth of talent out there across all genres from poetry to literary fiction, memoir to children's literature, journalism to nature writing, music to food writing, travel and place-based writing to short stories and writers whose work crosses several genres. I have really enjoyed reading so many new works over the past twelve months and I’m delighted to share some of my discoveries with you.”

In a week packed with readings, workshops, interviews, seminars and children's events, audience members can also enjoy a dip into Bantry Bay at the Festival Swim, attend a reading on the LÉ Samuel Beckett navy vessel, zen out with Yoga on the lawns of Bantry House, walk the landscape of the Wild Atlantic Way, or call into the West Cork Letter Cafe to write to a loved one.

Those wishing to hone their writing skills can attend seminars on diary writing, book reviewing, how to attract a literary agent and writing restaurant reviews. Writing workshops will be given by by Alissa Nutting, Vona Groarke, Lara Marlowe, Dave Lordan, Jan Carson, Dean Bakopoulos, Doireann Ní Ghríofa and Phoebe Smith. Cork singer songwriter John Spillane, who tutors the Festival's Song Writing workshop, will close the week with an evening of song and story in the intimate setting of Ma Murphy's.

The West Cork Literary Festival runs from July 14th to 21st and is generously supported by The Arts Council, Cork County Library and Arts Service and Fáilte Ireland. Booking is now open on, Telephone: 027 52788/9 LoCall: 1850 788 789.