The West Cork Chamber Music Festival – 28 June-7 July:
This will be the most impressive celebration of chamber music in Ireland including musicians, masters and students, established composers and apprentices, string players and wind players, solo sopranos, vocal consorts and many more who will all gather in Bantry for 10 days of intense music making. There are up to six concerts each day, plus up to four 90-minute masterclasses, a series of pop-up fringe events, public artist interviews and talks. There is even a class on what to look for when choosing an instrument. Tickets are €50, visit