We are busy putting the final touches on this years’ festival, coming February 8 to 10. When I’m not working on the festival, I work as a choreographer. I split my time between west Cork, on Oileán Chléire, and on the road touring with shows. My family are from Ballyphehane and Turner’s Cross but I grew up in Ballincollig before we moved back into town.
I started working on the festival about six years ago and it’s been going from strength to strength.
We are all artists in our own right and I guess the festival is about showcasing the best experimental and contemporary music and performance.
It’s a bit of a love buzz for us for Cork as well — we love showing off all the great things the city has to offer.
I am getting better at switching off from the work emails at the weekend though.
As usual, the festival will sprawl through the city’s streets and venues with more than 50 music, art, and theatre performances.
Amble through a weekend wonderland of pop-up shows, public art events, and creative discussion in the shops, venues and outdoor spaces to discover some of the freshest high-calibre Irish and International artists.
Some exciting names on the bill include: The Bonk, Gyda Valtysdottir, Lemoncello, Myles Manley, John Francis Flynn, Rachel Lavelle, Acid Granny, Maija Sofia, Tonnta, Ping Pong Social and there’s so much more.
With both established and rising stars of the Irish music scene playing across the weekend as well as international performance artists, as ever the festival will be filled with some real world-class talent. Gain access to events through single event tickets, or with Bundle Passes (€25 plus booking fee for three shows).
Tickets on sale now at www.uticket.ie.
See quarterblockparty.com for full festival details