Sunday 18 November 2018

Cosy Fire Sessions

A cosy fire has long been at the centre of an Irish winter. From nights spent socialising around the fireplace to the great Irish tradition of sharing music and craic around a roaring fire, the Bord na Móna Hearth Sessions are a celebration of those warmer winter moments with friends and family.

This year, Bord na Móna is set to ignite even more of these moments as they invite pubs with the cosiest firesides across the country to compete for the chance to host an intimate 'Acoustic Hearth Session' of their own. Nine pubs in Cork have been shortlisted - DeBarra's Folk Club in Clonakilty, South County Bar in Douglas, The Square Bar in Bandon, Baker Street Bar in Gurranabraher, Connollys in Leap and Charlie Maddens Bar in Timoleague. Cork City also has three entries with The Shelbourne Bar, Oval Bar and Costigan's Pub.

Now in its second year, the Hearth Sessions will feature a stellar line up of Irish talent with Cork's own Stephanie Rainey as well as Little Hours and Ye Vagabonds playing acoustic sets against the backdrop of a roaring fire in the first week of December.

Supported by the Vintners Federation of Ireland, pubs across the country were invited to participate, heroing their own hearth, to host one of three, hotly anticipated Hearth Sessions. Votes can now be cast on the Bord na Móna Fuels Facebook page up to November 20. Go to Hearth Session by visiting page.