Midleton Arts Festival Press Release


Midleton Arts Festival Celebrates Creativity and Community

The Midleton Arts Festival is a vibrant and welcoming weekend that promotes, expresses and celebrates the bountiful creativity in Midleton and East Cork. Main Street comes alive with art filled shop fronts, public performances, busking, open studios and film installations. The festival features all facets of the arts and has something for all ages, including film, animation, a creative playground, fine art, sound art, sculpture, craft, music, dance, literature, poetry and drama. Event details can be found on our website: https://midletonartsfestival.com/schedule-2017/ Workshops and events offer a chance to join in with the art that happens locally throughout the year. Organised and directed by local artists, who voluntarily contribute their time and resources to the running of the festival, it offers opportunities to try new art forms and engage with others in the community. The festival is a highly enjoyable experience whether you are participating actively or just chilling out listening, watching, exploring. Midleton Arts Festival promotes art as a catalyst for change and growth within its community, and as a wonderful way to explore, share, reflect and express yourself. It aims to bring the community together through the arts.

“Midleton Arts Festival is rapidly emerging as one of County Cork’s leading Arts Festivals. With its strong emphasis on making the arts accessible for all, it brings together great artists and great audiences to enjoy and participate in a programme of events that range from the cutting edge of contemporary art to the traditional”

– Ian McDonagh, Arts Officer, Cork County Council

Midleton Arts Festival would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Friends of Midleton Arts Festival include: AIB, Cork County Council, East Cork Municipal Council, Garryvoe Hotel, IMRO, Market Green, Park Hotel, Sage Restaurant

Midleton Arts Festival Launch


Everyone is welcome to come down to the Courtyard and find out what’s in store for Midleton at this year’s art festival. The artists that are organising the events will be there to talk about their plans. Live music, screening of highlights of last year’s movie, craft, junkyard fun and animation for kids, Family friendly free event.

The event will take place on Sunday 30th April from 4 pm – 6 pm in The Courtyard (Next to Sage). Look forward to seeing you all there!

Ger Wolfe and Special Guest Sean Kelleher

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Midleton Arts Festival with the collaboration of Skylark Music presents an intimate gig with GER WOLFE, with special guest SEÁN KELLEHER, join us on another magic night in An Seomra.

The event will be held in “An Seomra”, the quiet room at the back of Wallis’ bar, on the second Tuesday of May.
This is a platform for music lovers to enjoy live original music performed by its creators. It is an opportunity to join a culture of live music appreciation that is witnessing a revival.
The success of the last showcases is proof of that.

There will be a cover charge of €12 to pay musicians and to cover the cost of this event, the likes of which is much needed in Midleton.


Doors will open at 7.45pm and the event will kick off at 8:00 pm SHARP.
Please come and be part of the next showcase.

Mask Making

We are delighted with the new posters, flyers, postcards and schedules that arrived from the printers last week. To celebrate, a few of the MAF artists got together to make cardboard masks and headed down to the Farmer’s Market on Saturday to distribute some of the postcards. Thanks to everyone who took the time to stop and chat with us. We received wonderful support from the people at the market and we hope to meet everyone again during the festival.