The Cobh Maritime Song Festival kicked off last night with a concert in the Sirius Arts Centre and the festivities continue throughout the weekend, along with the South of Ireland Pipe Band festival, the Farmer's Market, etc.
I didn't get down last night for the opening, but no doubt I'll sample the music and atmosphere over the next few days.
The video above is of the French group Nordet who will be performing in Cobh over the weekend. (see the festival website at for further details).
Below are the lads from Perły i Łotry of Poland singing "The Boys of Killybegs" at a Shanty festival in Langesund, Norway in 2006. By the way Perły i Łotry means "Pearls and Rascals".
It should be a great weekend in Cobh!