Secret Song

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 is 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.

We are looking forward and planning 2021 already.

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Published Photos :

Secret Song @ Levis Corner Bar, Cork

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Secret Song 2019 at Levis Corner House

 

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2015 LINE UP : 

Sam Clague & Band

Mide Houlihan

Stuart Solo & Dolcie & Letitia

Anto Noonan ( Armoured Bear)

Liam Frost

Anderson

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

Silk

Hilary Woods

Paul Dunworth

Kulini

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)

Ports

Ye Vagabonds

2017 LINE UP

Nick Timothy

The Worry Dolls

Cormac Lally

Clare Sands

Gavin Moore

Ye Vagabonds

Rowan

SJS Smith

Daoirí Farrell

Clare Sands

Ocelots

Marlene Enright

Anna Mieke

Porter Head

Christoff Bear

Niall Connolly

John Blek

Young Folk

2018 LINE UP

Maiden Radio

Joan Shelley

Landless

Pete Coe & Co

Susan O’Neil (SON)

Xabi Basterra

Niamh Regan

Kevin Ryan

Aindrais de Staic

Old Time Rags

Anna Mullarkey

Landless

Bridget Kearney

Peter Coe

Joey Wright & Bands

Brooke Sharkey

Rozi Plain

2019 LINE UP

Cormac Lally & David Jackson

Mick Flannery

Caoilian Sherlock

Aoife Scott

Síomha

Susan O’Neil ( SON)

Míde Houlihan

Robert Sarizin Blake

Taobh Eile

Les SalAmandas

Rose Cousins

Moxie

The Man Whom

First Class & Coach

Cry Monster Cry

Clare Sands

Session Americana

2020 Everyone stayed home …

2021 Line Up being planned. Stay posted. 

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