For ten days in September some of the world’s greatest guitarists will descend on a small seaside town in the southwest of Ireland.

Now in its 17th year The Clonakilty International Guitar Festival is a celebration of the guitar. It is not starch collared or stuffy nosed. From virtuosos to noodlers, all are welcomed and exalted for a week of festivities from the 10th – 19th of September 2021. 

The Festival is run by a small not-for-profit group of music lovers. They are very proud of the rich, relaxed, educational, exciting and artistic environment the festival creates in their beautiful seaside town.

For the duration of Clonakilty International guitar Festival the whole town becomes a stage with performances & events happening in all manner of venue from the local schools and library to the bars and butcher shops.

The majority of events are free throughout the festival with some select ticketed shows.

Check out the full list of acts for this years festival below