Clonakilty - Cork / Cork County

Clonakilty International Guitar Festival

CIGF21: Dani Larkin


Hailing from the Armagh-Monaghan border, Dani Larkin is a singer-songwriter and folk musician who is being heralded as one of Ireland’s finest songwriters.

In 2021 Dani added to line-ups at Folk Alliance International and The Great Escape. June 2021 saw the release of her eagerly awaited debut album, with Hot Press quoting it as “promising to be one of the most exciting contemporary folk albums this year” and The Last Mixed Tape giving it a whopping 9 out of 10!

She’s been artist-in-residence at Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival and has shared stages with the likes of Rufus Wainwright, Lisa O’Neill and Wallis Bird. She recently appeared at Ireland Music Week, Other Voices (Belfast and Ballina), Sound of Belfast and Output. 2020 saw her signing a management contract with Jawdropper Music.

A storyteller by nature, her music is inspired by the folktales she was raised with, intertwined with elements of traditional melodies and rhythms from around the world in a timeless tradition.

‘A powerfully arresting sound…‘ Ruth Smith RTÉ Radio One

‘Steadily emerging as a rising star on the Irish contemporary and alt folk scene.’ The Irish Times

‘Wowing audiences with virtuoso guitar playing and highly individualistic self- penned songs’. Songlines Magazine

Time: 6pm - 7.15pm

Genres: Music / Performance

Facilities: Bar

Address: DeBarra's, 55 Pearse Street


Phone: 023 8833381

No Booking Required

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Guitartown Cinema


2021 will see the inaugural arrival of Guitartown’s first outdoor cinema, transforming Emmet Square briefly and safely into a theatre of dreams.

On Culture Night and for three other screenings suitable for all ages on Saturday 18th  performances exclusively filmed for CIGF21 will premiere at iconic locations throughout the town as well as performances from Scoil na mBuachailli’s Scoilavision 21, a series of curated performances from Shanley’s famous piano bar and the world premiere of a new concert film recorded in Clonakilty by Ireland’s top music documentarian, Myles O’Reilly.

The Guitartown Cinema hopes to  re-create the communal benefits that shared musical experiences give us but in a safe and controlled environment.

Welcome to Movietown!

Please remember to follow all current Government Health and Safety Guidelines.


Time: 8pm - 9:30pm

Genres: Music / Performance / Screening

Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible

Address: Emmet Square


No Booking Required