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Cork Folk Festival is the city’s main festival of traditional music and has taken place annually in September since 1979. The tireless voluntary committee’s mission since then has been to provide an urban platform for the indigenous music, song and dance of the Muskerry Gaeltacht, Sliabh Luachra and West Kerry as well as to attract premier national and international exponents of folk and traditional music to the city.

Cork International Choral festival is one of Europe’s best-loved choral festivals and was founded in 1954. Famous for its high competitive standards and friendly welcome, the festival attracts over 5,000 singers from across the world who come to compete in 10 major competitions and to enjoy the music from some of today’s finest professional choirs in the Gala concert series. There’s plenty of fringe events too and a great festival atmosphere.

As a registered not-for-profit charity, over the past 16 years, the Cork LGBT+ Pride Festival CLG has grown in attendance, popularity and success, to become the main regional LGBT+ Pride event in Ireland, attracting the largest on-street attendance after the St.Patrick’s Day celebrations, and is now one of the premier fixtures on the annual festival calendar in Ireland.

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival has been one of Ireland’s most famous cultural events and a key jazz festival worldwide for over 30 years. The local organising committee is based in Civic Trust House.

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The Irish Association of Youth Orchestrasis the national support and resource organisation for youth orchestras in Ireland. IAYO represents over 5,000 young musicians in 108 youth orchestras in Ireland and assists in the development of youth orchestras in all parts of the country. Each year the IAYO hosts a festival of youth orchestras when young musicians from across the country perform in the National Concert Hall and have a chance to display their talent and hard work on a national platform.

IndieCork is Ireland’s festival of independent cinema, and the largest festival for short films. We also screen a selected number of features and documentary films. IndieCork is managed and programmed by a team with over 30 years experience in the international film industry.

The Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality, incorporating Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company and Smashing Times Youth Arts Ensemble, is dedicated to the promotion, study and practice of the arts and equality. Based in Dublin, the company’s Communications department is based in Civic Trust House.

Suishe Inclusive Arts was created by arts practitioners working in the COPE foundation to work with other organisations in Cork to ensure that the Cork arts scene is fully inclusive. Suisha is involved in a number of international projects and networks on an ongoing basis.

The following arts workers are based in the Civic Trust House co-working space:

Cara Holmes is an award-winning film editor and director. Cara creates provocative, critical and innovative documentary films.

Elder Writers of Cork is a voluntary community initiative supporting senior to write their life stories and working to produce a new regular publication. 085 1967361

Ó Bheal Poetry events : Cork’s monthly poetry event features poetry films, a poetry writing challenge, featured guest poets and an open-mic.

Strive Theatre specialises in the development, production and touring of original work. 

The following companies avail of Civic Trust House’s postbox service and are contactable at the house address:

Cork Film Centre

Cork Orchestral Society

Cork Midsummer Festival

Cork Young Film Makers

First Cut Youth Film Festival

Irish Georgian Society Cork Chapter

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