Listen & Watch

Our Virtual Chamber Music Festival has drawn to a close and we would like to express our thanks to everyone who gave their support.

Our Virtual Festival could only have happened with funding from the Arts Council, the Crespo Foundation, Failte Ireland and Cork County Council as well as generous donations from ticket holders and subscribers from the original cancelled Festival. We would also like thank the 15 individuals who made further donations during the ten days of the Virtual Festival, enabling West Cork Music to increase musicians’ fees. The musicians are the heart of our Festival and are experiencing a loss of essential income due to the current situation. These donations have helped to make a difficult time a little easier for them. If you've missed a concert or want to watch your favourite again, all videos will remain available until close of business on Friday 31 July.


To soften the blow of losing the 2020 West Cork Chamber Music Festival, we are simultaneously releasing Lyric’s recordings of the 2019 Festival. Each week we’ll feature a performance on our social media.

See our Music Archive releases here

See our latest COVID-19 updates here

Virtual Programme

Our Full Programme of virtual events for 2020 is here!

Cancelled Programme

Our Full Programme of 2020 events, including both virtual and cancelled.

Meet the Artists

Biographies and images of artists appearing at our festival in 2020 – and through the years.

Violin & Bow Making – Cancelled

Ireland’s only annual exhibition of fine contemporary violin and bow making, displaying instruments and bows from some of the leading makers working in the field today.

Composition Competition

Annual String Quartet Composition Competition for Irish citizens and residents under 35


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