Unless you have come from another planet you will know that this part of Ireland is famous and renowned for traditional music...and that Clonakilty in particular is perhaps the local mecca for Music every night.  There are formal concerts, sing arounds and sessions every night of the week somewhere in the town. You will also have a choice of venues and styles on most nights...mostly free.

If you play or sing you will be most welcome to contribute, but don't make yourself invisible...let them know that you want to take part. The locals love to welcome new players and singers; after all they play and sing all year round to each other so it's nice to get something new, but you must respect the reserved seating area for musicians only. Join them if you can...it's great fun so get there early for a good seat...and the no smoking policy now makes it easier to breathe.