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Concerts at Dripsey Castle

A magical night of folk music at Dripsey Castle.

Brìghe Chaimbeul

Brìghde Chaimbeul is one of the most exciting musical minds in the world of folk music today. She’s a master of the Scottish smallpipes – the bellows-blown, mellower and more emotive cousin to the famous Great Highland bagpipes – and she’s taken them to the global stage. A native Gaelic speaker from the Isle of Skye, Brìghde roots her music in her language and culture.

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Scottish Small Pipes Prodigy

She rose to prominence as a prodigy of traditional music, but has since begun a journey to take the smallpipes into uncharted territory. She draws inspiration from the world of interconnected piping traditions, including those from Eastern Europe, Cape Breton and Ireland, and her most recent album brings in influence from ambient, avant garde and electronic music. One can talk about Brìghde’s awards (BBC Young Folk Award; BBC Horizons Award; Songlines Top of the World...) and her wide array of collaborators (Caroline Polachek; Colin Stetson; Gruff Rhys; Aidan O'Rourke...) but after it all, her music speaks for itself. Haunting, entrancing, breathtaking, beautiful – this open-eared, understatedly virtuosic performer is transforming and creating new definitions for Scottish folk in the 21st century.

Wine and Refreshments Included

We’re delighted to bring Brìghde Chaimbeul's amazing solo show to Dripsey Castle Estate. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the performance will start at 8pm. A selection of meats and cheeses from local artisanal producers and wine / refreshments are included.

Fireside Music

You are cordially invited to an evening of amazing music in our ballroom. Be prepared to be astonished by Brìghe Chaimbeul's music reverberating around our ballroom.

Parking onsite

Using our eircode, P12WC86, drive straight up the avenue and follow the signs for the car park. Amble through our courtyard where wine and refreshments and waiting for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our goal is to create a restful, replenishing setting for all of our guests. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.

How many people will be there?

We set a limit of just twenty guests to our retreats to ensure a relaxing, calm environment.

Is accommodation included?

There are no accommodations included as this is a single day event.

How do I get to Dripsey?

Dripsey Castle Estate is located just 25 km outside of Cork City. You can view our location here, or contact us with any questions.