Festival Club


The Festival fun doesn’t stop when the Gala’s end – it simply moves to the Festival Club at the Clarion! It’s the perfect place to kick back and relax with festival choirs and guests, whether you’re in the mood to sing, dance, drink or mingle your way into the small hours.



The Big Sing with John O’Brien

The Big Sing 2015
With the ambition of ensuring everybody gets the opportunity to sing in the Festival, we invite you to come and take part in The Big Sing 2016, the festival’s big and bright participatory singing event. The Big Sing is open to everyone and admission is free. There’s no preparation necessary – just sing from, and for, the heart!




Afternoons in the Atrium

Afternoons in the Atrium - by Magdalena Bednarek
Afternoons in the Atrium provides a weekend of energetic and entertaining performances by national and international choirs in the fresh, modern setting of the Clarion Hotel, Lapps Quay. It’s the perfect setting for families and festival goers who want to relax in the hotel’s bright atrium and experience the festival atmosphere in full flow.


Festival Merchandise

Looking for a gift to bring home for friends and family or a Festival souvenir just for you? Look no further than the Festival’s merchandise shop, which is located in the foyer of Cork City Hall throughout the Festival. From bags and CDs to torches and t-shirts, our friendly staff will be delighted to help you choose your souvenir of a wonderful Festival week!


Festival Food & Craft Market

Food marketDuring this year’s Festival Market on Emmet Place, local street food and plenty of local produce lined the plaza. Delicious foods from the locality were on offer along with the usual favourite street food options you find at all Goldiefish Festival Markets.

The Cork International Choral Festival Market is produced by Goldiefish. They gather some of the finest food and craft producers together to showcase exactly what this part of the country is renowned for.