In 2021, we presented the very best artists and music from across Ireland and the rest of the world, so recorded five concerts in unique venues on Valentia Island, The Chapel, Royal Holloway, University of London and from the Cambridge home of celebrated Chopin specialist, Turkish concert pianist Gülsin Onay, for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. To donate and support the work of the Festival, please click here.
From outdoor music performances and a Family Concert to up close engagement with our featured composer, Jonathan Nangle, we brought some of our live Festival events back to Valentia.
our 2021 events
From outdoor, pop-up musical experiences to concerts in some of Valentia’s beautiful venues, we are excited to bring our live festival events back to the island. We are also committed to bring you the very best artists from across Ireland and the rest of the world, so we have a selection of concerts planned for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
Land, sea, sky
We are delighted to announce Marcella O’Connor Killorglin-based film maker as the winner of our 2021 Festival Digital commission to launch the Festival on 12th August.
our 2021 festival artists
Visit our catalogue of associate festival performers, ensembles, composers and artists, who we will be working with and showcasing this season.
On how to support us, where to purchase a ticket for a 2021 event, to access details for our online concerts, scroll through our helpful faqs page for find out more.
Our COVID-19 statement
Though we remain optimistic about the prospect of the festival running this summer, we are very aware of the uncertainty still facing us and are planning for a number of eventualities. In all of these plans, safety is the number one priority.
For 2021, we are looking to host a blended festival of both online concerts and opportunities with a selection of in-person music events and outdoor activities on Valentia Island.
We are putting numerous policies in place to ensure a secure environment for all visitors, artists, and festival staff, carefully monitoring our plans against the government regulations and industry guidelines. Our policies and planning will be frequently reviewed and adapted, as required in response to the evolving situation.