Secret Song

Secret Song At Levis’ Corner House

Secret Song is an annual One Day Live Music & Spoken Word Festival that takes place in Levis Corner House, Ballydehob West Cork, Ireland.

Secret Song takes on the first Sunday of every October…. Up to 20 Acts performing throughout the ground and all floors of Levis Corner House.. Every Room we can find inside and outside.

Secret Song takes place once a year and it is a celebration of all artists and all the gigs that take place in Levis throughout the year..

Secret Song Festival is exactly as it is titled – a Secret. On the day, everyone moves from room to room, to the back garden, from the Parlour, to the ‘Outback’ without knowing who is playing.. We’ve even had ‘a gig’ in a cupboard.. The performers themselves do not know who else is playing until the day. They are given (at best) a time and a place to be. Every year audiences take a leap of faith and purchase tickets for the day, without knowing the names of the performers. Every year it sells out.

We welcome established, ‘big’ names..and artists who are ‘unknown’ or unsigned. All amazing talented original performers. All on equal footing on the day. ( who knows who’ll end up in that cupboard 🙂 . .

‘Junior’ Secret Song takes place the next day..All the Ballydehob Primary School Children ( 5th & 6th class)  attend a shorter version of Secret Song with ‘musicians and spoken word artists from the previous day….a live performance just for schools. The children interact with the musicians throughout the building. Supported by Creative Ireland, Cork County Council &  Arts Council Ireland – That is truly a magic day..and at the heart of everything.


The Secret Song Festival took place 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019.

Secret Song did not place 2020 due to public health restrictions and the whole world turning upside down.

In February 2021, we recorded and broadcast online a very special Secret Song Program from Levis Corner House ( see line up below), without a Live Audience.

On Sunday, October 3rd 2021, Secret Song took place Levis Corner House. After 18 months of closed doors and restricted gatherings, this was a truly special day. Thanks to the support of the Irish Government’s Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport & Media ‘s Live Performance Support Scheme we were able to go ahead with Secret Song. One Day. 17 Performances throughout the building and outback. Artists performing as scheduled and popping up for ‘Tweeners’ in between gigs. New Collaborations. New Music. Old Favourites.All original.  Full list of performers below.Then SUNDAY, 02 OCTOBER 2022..we were back with a full house! & An Online Show.

❤️ The NEXT SECRET SONG is the first Sunday of the year 2023…

01 October 2023 Doors Open 2pm

As always Ticket Links were made available to the Levis Mailing List prior to general release. The Tickets Sold Out within an Hour.


Thank you Always


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📸 Many of the wonderful Photos below were taken by Magdalena Mitter ▵ Photography who came to the festival in 2019 : See more of her work at


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Secret Song 2019 at Levis Corner House



2015 LINE UP : 

Sam Clague & Band

Mide Houlihan

Stuart Solo & Dolcie & Letitia

Anto Noonan ( Armoured Bear)

Liam Frost


John Blek

Ger Woulfe

Jen Grant

Fir Beag

Nick Timothy

Gordan & Leonard Podolak

Stuart Wilde & The Bird Men

2016 LINE UP

Paddy Dennehy

Ger Wolfe


Hilary Woods

Paul Dunworth


Ian Whitty ( & Flor O’Rahilly)

Cormac Lally & David Jackson

Stuart Wilde & Dolcie Keogh

Mick Flannery

Tiz McNamara

Chris Murphy

Cormac O’Caoimh

John Hicks ( acc. Cornelia)


Ye Vagabonds

2017 LINE UP

Nick Timothy

The Worry Dolls

Cormac Lally

Clare Sands

Gavin Moore

Ye Vagabonds


SJS Smith

Daoirí Farrell

Clare Sands


Marlene Enright

Anna Mieke

Porter Head

Christoff Bear

Niall Connolly

John Blek

Young Folk

2018 LINE UP

Maiden Radio

Joan Shelley


Pete Coe & Co

Susan O’Neil (SON)

Xabi Basterra

Niamh Regan

Kevin Ryan

Aindrais de Staic

Old Time Rags

Anna Mullarkey


Bridget Kearney

Peter Coe

Joey Wright & Bands

Brooke Sharkey

Rozi Plain

2019 LINE UP

Cormac Lally & David Jackson

Mick Flannery

Caoilian Sherlock

Aoife Scott


Susan O’Neil ( SON)

Míde Houlihan

Robert Sarizin Blake

Taobh Eile

Les SalAmandas

Rose Cousins


The Man Whom

First Class & Coach

Cry Monster Cry

Clare Sands

Session Americana

2020 Everyone stayed home …

2021 February

Lisa O’ Neil

Lisa Hannigan

Saint Sister

Les SalAmandas

Susan O Neil

Mick Flannery

2021 October 

Les SalAmandas 


Sun Collective 



Cormac And Cliodhna Begley 



Cormac MacDiarmada (of Lankum) & Ruth Clinton (of Landless) 

Kevin Murphy Seti The First 

I Have A Tribe 



2022 October

Sonny Casey

Les SalAmandas

Jack O’Rourke

Maija Sofia

Dylan Howe ( Rowan)

Rachel Sermanni

John Blek

Marlene Enright

Seba Safe

Declan O’Donovan

Molly O’ Mahony

Niamh Regan

Susan O’Neil

Clare Sands

Rozi Plain