Islander and Quiet Lights would like to thank the following for their help in realising the first festival:

Louise Barker and all at Kearney Melia Barker, Shane O’Neill at SON Design, Ed and Joe at Live at St Luke’s/The Good Room, Edel and Hassey at Coughlan’s Live, Jim at Plugd Records and The Roundy, Eileen at St Peter’s, all the unreal staff at Griffith College especially Sinead O’Dea and Henrique, Veronika Schroeder, The Arts Council of Ireland, Paul Flynn, Síobhra Quinlan, Neva Elliott, Kate Ellis, Mary Hickson, Gary Sheehan, Miranda at Sirius Arts Centre, Aisling O’Riordan, Caoilian Sherlock, two fantastic interns Charlotte Bunworth on the socials and Kim McCarthy on production, Philip King, Geoff Travis & Jeannette Lea from Rough Trade, Tim Chipping from River Lea Recordings, Emma Kelly, Gary Meyler, Mike McGrath Bryan, Michael Carr, Barry Lennon, Kayne Coy, Cian Lawless, Úna Molloy, Claire Leadbitter, Vinnie Darmody, Crash Ensemble, Sean Mac Erlaine, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Diarmuid Mac Gloinn, Brían Mac Gloinn, Tony Clayton-Lea, Nick Rayner, John Spud Murphy, Marjie Kaley, all of the audiences who participated in the festival and all of the artists that lent their talents.


Quiet Lights is a unique and new little festival with a big heart, shining lights on the new wave of Irish folk and traditional talent that are quietly making waves, forging new paths, recollecting old tales and making new stories.

This unique happening will begin life on the streets of Cork city over the course of a weekend in September, where music from the heart and for the soul will fill the city's nooks, crannies, chapels, bars and more. We hope you can join us in the southern city for a bit of warmth as the evenings begin to lengthen and Autumn's pull draws in. It will be something quite different.