The Homebirds Music Festival

A brand-new festival and musical extravaganza is set to entertain both young and old and bring music to numerous locations in the fabulous seaside town of Youghal in County Cork on the 18th, 19th and 20th May 2018.

The inaugural Homebirds Music Festival, is a collaboration between Cork Arc Cancer Support House and Cry104fm (Community Radio Youghal). It will be a fundraising event for the two groups.

Over 40 eclectic musical acts will descend on Youghal and spread across 18 venues filling the town with music from one end to the other showcasing the
amazing talent of the region.

The stunning location of St Mary’s Collegiate Church will host 3 spectacular concerts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday including acts such as Don Mescall, Mike Hanrahan, Roy Buckley, Jack O’Rourke, Gina, Frank Ryan, Caroline Fraher and more.

The Homebirds Music Trail will see free music being played in every venue in the town over the 3-day festival. Beginning at the Quality Hotel on Redbarn’s fantastic Blue Flag Beach (Performers will play on the sun terrace overlooking the beach on Saturday and Sunday afternoon),  and taking in Farrell’s Summerfield Bar, The Marine, Clancy’s Bar and Restaurant,  The Walter Raleigh Hotel, Hennessy’s Bar, The Quays Bar and Restaurant, JD’s, Moby Dicks, The Central Star, The Anchor, The Old Imperial Hotel,  The Nook,  St Mary’s Collegiate Church, The Red Store Bar and Restaurant, Berties, The Point Bar and  Bru Na Si.

So far, the Confirmed acts for the FREE Music Trail include:
Bog The Donkey, August Walk, Myles Gaffney, Hell For Leather, The Vinyls, Full Circle, Stepping Stones, The Savage Yanks, The Moll Goggers, The Elation, Jack Colbert, Emily Aherne, Blackest Crows, Jamie Stanton, Hank Wydell, Geoff Gould, Southern Outlaws, Brendan McCarthy, Dr. Dec and The Side Effects, Ellie Budds, Bobby Lee, Mick Mangan, The Vespas, Youghal Pipe Band, Super Skunkz, The Gypsy Fish Band, The Imokilly Band, The Bounty and The Cider Wasps. Additional performers will be listed as soon as they are confirmed.

Whatever your taste in music there will be something to suit everyone over the weekend. Music will be played nonstop on a staggered timetable to ensure that visitors to the festival can stay in the town and adjoining venues to enjoy the atmosphere all day long.

All money raised from the festival will go to Cork Arc Cancer Support House and Cry104fm.

The Homebirds Music Festival, over 30 acts, across 18 venues, 1 weekend, 1 town.

For more information visit the website



Published by Quality Youghal

Previously, a hotel and self-catering resort located on Redbarn's Blue Flag beach in County Cork, the property is now a Care Centre comprising of 3-bedroom homes and 2- bedroom apartments.

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