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Ballincollig Winter Music Fest's tenth edition brings mesmirising lineup

Wednesday, 5th December, 2018 4:45pm

Ballincollig Winter Music Festival is set to celebrate its tenth anniversary with a bumper lineup next month.

The festival celebrates a decade in January and features a host of national and international headline artists at the White Horse music venue in Ballincollig.

This year, the festival includes free music events, traditional Irish music sessions, workshops and an expanded series of community events.

Retro country soul outfit The Delines get proceedings underway on Wednesday 23 January. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, The Delines features vocalist Amy Boone and acclaimed novelist and songwriter Willy Vlautin.

Thursday 24 January sees Dublin singer-songwriter Cathy Davey take to the White Horse stage to perform songs from her latest album, ‘Live at Dublin Unitarian Church’. The same night sees the White Horse Guitar Club at the Cork Opera House with some special guests.

Friday 25 January’s concert features Andy Irvine, regular visitors to The White Horse Donal Lunny and Paddy Glackin, as well as rising folk star Lisa O’Neill. The gig will take the form of a song cycle, with more names to be added over the coming weeks.

Saturday night’s concert will feature 14-time Grammy award-winning dobro guitar player Jerry Douglas, performing with support from Cork’s own Greenshine. Douglas’ sound graces more than 1,500 albums with artists such as Garth Brooks, George Jones, Paul Simon, James Taylor and Emmylou Harris.

Finally, Grammy award-winning West Virginian Tim O’Brien will close proceedings on Sunday 27 January with Jan Fabricious delivering their unique style of old-time and bluegrass music.

"We’re really looking forward to what will be our tenth Ballincollig Winter Music Festival,” says festival organiser Joe Carey. “We have a new addition of a community events programme, kindly support by the Cork City Council, which we will be announcing details of in the coming weeks.”

The Ballincollig Winter Music Festival takes place from 23-27 January 2019. Tickets for concerts are available at or Limited tickets for events are also available from The White Horse bar. Tickets for White Horse Guitar Club are available at the Cork Opera House box office.

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