By Bobby Green

There’s something beautiful happening in Cork that’s been put together by Cork Opera House’s Mary Hickson with a curated line up by Bryce Dessner of The National and it’s taking place around Cork City from September 17th to 20th.

Billed as a festival of music, art and conversation there’s so many ripples on this ocean of festivities for people to experience that its hard to choose what to treat yourself to, and a lot of it is free. There is some truly remarkable offerings this festival will be serving up such as Wave Movements, this is a new composition by Bryce Dessner and Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire. This is going to be the centre piece of Sounds from a Safe Harbour. It will be performed at the Cork Opera House by the RTE National Symphony Orchestra and accompanied with a film by the celebrated Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Heima, by Sigur Ros and The National’s Mistaken for Strangers will also receive screenings along with the music that is at the heart of this event that really does place Cork on the world map of great artistry.

There are too many acts to mention but their website is again so beautifully designed and easy to navigate you’ll be taken aback by the menu of what will be on offer over the 4 days that Sounds From A Safe Harbour is taking place. There’s an image surrounding this festival that just compels you to be impressed by it. The whole look and feel of it has restored my faith in this whole industry of how music and art is presented. If you want to be part of something special then Sounds From A Safe Harbour is happening all over Cork from September 17th to 20th, come along and be a #shipster

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