Since our first festival in 2016, Ortús musicians have been committed to bringing our music out of the concert hall and into the community with energy and enthusiasm. These performances have included libraries, Kent Train Station, Cork Airport, Marymount Hospice, The English Market, Hayfield Manor and St. Raphael’s Centre for adults with disabilities. Last year we performed at Blackrock Castle Observatory incorporating the current observatory facilities and a selection of music inspired by the night sky.

We are particularly passionate about nurturing young ensembles. In collaboration with our educational partners at Cork ETB School of Music and MTU Cork School of Music, various young ensembles will participate in interactive Masterclasses with visiting Ortús musicians.

Our concerts and interactive workshops in Primary and Secondary schools have been very popular over the past 8 years.

Outreach for 2024

There will be 2 Masterclasses sessions with the students of Cork ETB school of music, one of these being a percussion workshop. 

  • Cork City Library will host a free short concert on Wednesday 28th February at 4pm as part of our Outreach programme.
  • Sunday 3rd March, we have a student platform concert in the foyer of the MTU Cork School of Music at 1.30 before the closing concert of the festival at 3pm.