Marking Time – Art Trail

VISUAL ART
Venue: Clonakilty Library, Kent Street, Maulnaskehy,
Town: Clonakilty
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm

All ages event | Partially wheelchair accessible

The Marking Time Art Trail is a collection of photographs and textile pieces exhibited in three locations across Clonakilty Town: the Library, The Community Arts Centre and the new dome at the Community Gardens. The works included were originally exhibited in the Glucksman Gallery in University College Cork during the summer of 2017. Clonakilty Friends of Asylum seekers are delighted to present them in their home town for Culture Night (and in the library until October 4th). The images and works were created by and with the residents of Clonakilty Lodge Direct Provision Centre. Further associated Culture Night activities will be taking place in the Community Gardens in A Night at the Culture Dome presented by Culture Le Chéile.

Clonakilty Friends of Asylum Seekers has been reaching out to and finding ways to offer friendship and support to residents of the Clonakilty Lodge Direct Provision Centre for many years. Sharing music, arts and crafts, yoga, homework club, community garden and social activities are just some of the supports they facilitate. They celebrate with those who have been granted leave to remain and try to relieve the stress of the many of those who wait for a decision about their future.
Please make contact if you need support or if you would like to join us in extending the hand of friendship to those who do.

Author Talk: You never know what you’ll find in your attic

TALKS & TOURS
Literature
Venue: Skibbereen Library, North Street
Town: Skibbereen
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Join Ellen Alden for a lively talk as she presents the inspiration and research behind her historical fiction novel, Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke.

“You never know what you’ll find in your attic” – Ellen was fortunate to find American Civil War letters from her Irish Immigrant great, great grandfather to his wife and children living in Massachusetts. In tracing Florence Burke’s life, Ellen discovered that he was a Great Famine survivor originally from West Cork. Come hear about the Burke’s extraordinary journey to America, and their struggles to survive in their newly adopted country.

TOMBOLO – a site responsive art project

VISUAL ART
Venue: Brow Head,
Town: Mizen Peninsula
Time: 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Tombolo is a site responsive art project that takes place each September on Brow Head, Mizen Peninsula, West Cork. This year eight artists will partake in a two-week residency on the Tombolo headland, during this time the artists will develop and produced a series of site responsive sculptural installations. The participating artists this year are Emily Robyn Archer, Kari Cahill, Sophie Gough, Hazel Mc Cague, Rosie O’Reilly, Felix Power, Theo Shields and Anna Wylie.

Geography, locality, topography, heritage, community and history will play a role in this artistic engagement; drawing from the local and national history of the peninsula, studying the relationship between the land masses and ocean, and integrating knowledge from the surrounding communities.

The residency will culminate in a ten-day exhibition in which the public are invited to journey to the tip of the peninsula to experience the site and the works that respond to it. In addition to the exhibition site, there will also be scheduled cultural activities happening throughout the opening and closing weekends at Brow Head. These will include a walking tour of the exhibition trail hosted by a local historian and one of the Tombolo artists and live music performances in nearby O’Sullivan’s pub, Crookhaven. Other happenings include Lay of the Land pop up food stall and Bosca Beatha, the mobile sauna. To support and find out more about this project visit their fundit page and www.layoftheland.ie.

Lay of the Land are a visual arts organisation creating and curating site responsive projects in Ireland. Our projects create greater accessibility to the arts in rural communities while allowing the visual arts to stand alone as a valuable and necessary cultural activity and experience. We believe that the interconnection of art, nature and people can be transformative. We support emerging artists whose practices focus on the landscape, and where themes of environment, community, heritage and collaboration are intrinsic to, and reflected in their work. Our projects include exhibitions, residencies, dialogue, short term projects and workshops in an ever growing number of locations throughout Ireland.

Explore Improv with actor Alison Glennie

THEATRE & DANCE
Venue: Cope Foundation Gallery & Shop, Harte's Courtyard
Town: Clonakilty
Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible | Booking required

Actor Alison Glennie explores improv through theatre games, in this intergenerational, inclusive, community workshop.

Part of Cope Foundation’s 60th Anniversary – Together we can do great things. Cope Foundation’s vision: “A society where people of every ability can live life to the full.”

Cope Foundation’s mission: “To enhance the lives of people with an intellectual disability and/or autism; working in partnership with them, their families and local communities, to provide a range of person centred services and supports. These will enable each person to live life to the full, influence the decisions that affect them, and actively participate in their community.”

Mitchelstown Miscellany

Literature
Venue: Kingston College Chapel, Kingston College
Town: Mitchelstown
Time: 2:30pm - 5:00pm

All ages event

Mitchelstown Writers read from their own work including stories, poetry and memoir. There will also be a musical interlude.

Mitchelstown Writers meet in Mitchelstown Library on Fridays from 10:30 to 12:30pm. The group has published two Anthologies called ‘Mitchelstown Miscellany’ and ‘Another Mitchelstown Miscellany’ and a number of the group have had stories and poems published in ‘From The Well’ series of short stories, ‘Around The Farm Gate’, ‘Then There Was Light’, ‘The Holly Bough’, ‘Woman’s Way’ and ‘The Avondhu’.

Cork Craft & Design Market

TALKS & TOURS
VISUAL ART
Venue: Main Foyer, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road
Town: Cork
Time: 4:00pm - 9:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Cork Craft & Design are hosting a Craft Market in the County Hall Foyer. Come along and see fantastic work some of Cork’s most accomplished crafts people and designers. On show will be some wonderful work in jewellery, ceramics, textiles, woodwork and much more. On the night you can meet the talented artisans who produce this fabulous work and also a chance to see live demonstrations of traditional skills. Work will be on sale during the evening.

Cork Craft & Design (CCD) is a voluntary organization promoting professional craft makers in Cork City and County.

 

County Hall is delighted to host a jam-packed evening of Culture Night events. Find locally made treasures at the Cork Craft & Design Market; explore diary writing in workshops with memoirist Alice Carey; delight kids and kids at heart with Dowtcha Puppets’ Listen Janey Mac, Arran Towers’ The Tallest Smallest Circus Show, and balloon art from Aaron the Balloon Man; chill out to jazz trio Filology with poet Bernadette Gallagher; and enjoy readings from award-winning bilingual poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa while artist Hazel Hurley illustrates your view from the 17th floor.

Global Stories

THEATRE & DANCE
Literature
Venue: Carrigaline Library,
Town: Carrigaline
Time: 5:00pm - 5:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Stories are central to our lives and to every culture in the world. Whether surrounded by polar wastes or tropical rainforests, people everywhere have always dramatised their hopes, joys, fears and sorrows in the form of stories, told, written and sung… A team of students from Cork School of Music’s drama degree course will perform stories from the Cherokee, the South African, the Irish and the Eastern European traditions.

Steve Poltz – All Ages Show

MUSIC
Venue: Levis Corner House, Main Street
Town: Ballydehob
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible | Booking required – email leviscornerhouse@gmail.com or text 086 8370518

Steve Poltz, from Halifax in Canada’s Nova Scotia is regarded by his musical peers as one of the most prolific and talented singer songwriters of our time. Steve performs an All Ages, child friendly Gig in the ‘OutBack’ of Levis Corner House, IMRO Award winning venue.

Born among the hearty seafaring folk of Canada’s Halifax, Nova Scotia, Steve Poltz is regarded as one of the most talented and prolific songwriters of our time. His songs have been among the longest running ever on the Billboard Top 100 and they regularly appear in movie soundtracks and television shows.

Any musician who has travelled as extensively as Poltz will have their share of colorful road stories, but Poltz’ adventures read like a bucket list. Poltz recalls meeting Elvis Presley at a small airport and beaming proudly as The King hugged his sister for an inordinately long time. Growing up in Palm Springs, California, he trick-or-treated at Liberace’s house and was Bob Hope’s favorite altar boy. His rich and colorful legacy is the stuff of legend, but it is his distinctive style of songwriting that has caused the world to offer up its stages, clubs, and alleys.

To see Steve to perform live is one of the most entertaining shows a human could ever see. Frenzied, aggressive, hilarious, and heartbreakingly sincere. He can take an audience from laughter to tears and back again in the space of the same song. As relentless as he is in concert, he is also the guy who famously co-wrote the timeless ballad “You Were Meant For Me” with platinum-selling songwriter Jewel.

Levis Cornerhouse, West Cork Public House in the hands of the same family for over 100 years, winner of Irish Pub of the Year and IMRO Munster Music Venue. Event Listings at www.leviscornerhouse.com

Bandon Culture Trail

TALKS & TOURS
Literature
VISUAL ART
MUSIC
Venue: St Michael's Centre, South Main Street
Town: Bandon
Time: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

All ages event

The evening will start at 5p.m. with a reception and launch at the St. Michael’s Centre on South Main Street. This will be followed by a talk on local history by Clare McCutcheon.

The trail will move on to Bandon Library at 6pm where there will be an exhibition of photographs by local photographer Dan Holland around the themes of local people and landmarks. Well-known local tenor Michael Lawlor will then treat people to a number of the wonderful songs of Percy French.

The trail will next move to the CETB Adult Education Centre at 6.45pm for a performance by the High Hopes Choir which is made up of people affected by homelessness. This amazing choir has previously performed for President Higgins and at the European Parliament.

At 7.15pm, transport will be available to take people on the short journey from the Adult Education Centre to the next venue on the trail, The West Cork Heritage Centre. Rae McKinlay will conjure images and emotions with her storytelling in this most atmospheric of venues.

The final leg of the Bandon Culture Trail 2017 will see people moving up North Main Street to the Town Hall at 8.30pm for the centrepiece of the evening: two hours of music, performance and delicious ethnic food to the backdrop of an exhibition of art work from the Bandon Day Care Centre.

Ceolchoirm le Bernie Pháid

MUSIC
Venue: Shanley's Piano Bar, 8 Connolly Street
Town: Clonakilty
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Ceolchoirm leis an amhránaí agus an cumadóir Bernie Pháid ón Daingean, ag casadh amhráin ón a halbam nua, SÍOL, ina nasctar amhráin ó thraidisiún na hÉireann le bailéid Mheiriceá.

Singer songwriter Bernie Pháid sings songs form her latest album, SÍOL, where she weaves Traditional Irish and American folk songs.

This event is supported by Oireachtas na Gaeilge, Foras na Gaeilge and the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Recycled Rythyms

THEATRE & DANCE
VISUAL ART
MUSIC
Venue: Clonakilty Community Arts Centre, Astna Square,
Town: Clonakilty
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Clonakilty Community Arts Centre will host a week of creative, fun and informative workshops all building up to the finale event on Culture Night.

  • Tuesday 19th – Vocal workshop – Exploring using the voice and singing together.
  • Wednesday 20th – Patterns of Rhythm – A workshop using printing, painting and fabric to decorate and personalise instruments to be created in the Recycled Rhythms workshop.
  • Thursday 21st – Recycled Rhythms – A workshop combining sustainability and music making. Rubbish and unwanted household items will be used to create instruments including djembes, hand held frame drums and shakers.
  • Friday 22nd – Culture Night! – All workshop participants are invited to meet for the final workshop at 5.30pm with community music practitioner John Bowker. John is the creator of Tribal Spirit Drumming and is also a very talented facilitator working with many different groups of people across Ireland, encouraging people to make magical music through drumming and singing.
    At 7pm, we will have a fun procession through the town and join Culture le Cheile event at the Culture Dome in the Community Garden for an evening of song, drumming, tattooing, eating and fun.

All the workshops are accessible to everyone, from complete beginners to professional musicians, from children to adults. Come along and make beautiful music with us. Please call Lorraine on 086 312 1374 for final details and times of workshops.

Bureau of Surrealist Enquiries

Venue: Greywood Arts, Main Street
Town: Killeagh
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

All ages event | Booking required email create@greywoodarts.org or ring Jessica at 083 845 1750.

Welcome to the Bureau of Surrealist Enquiries, Greywood Arts’ interactive family-friendly evening making surrealist art, collages and writing surreal poems. Learn about the revolutionary cultural movement that aimed to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind – and enjoy a surreal snack!

Come up to our art studio to learn a little about famous surrealists like André Breton, Salvator Dalí, and René Magritte. Surrealism features the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur – ideas go straight from the subconscious to the page, without regard to rules or expectations. We will try out automatic drawing, collage-making, and the “exquisite corpse” technique for creating collaborative drawings and poems. Then, we’ll share the results with each other. Get surreal with us for Culture Night!

About Greywood Arts – Greywood Arts is a multi-disciplinary artist’s residency in Killeagh, East Cork. In addition to hosting visiting performing and visual artists-in-residence, Greywood programs arts events open to the local community.

The Voice of the Young Person Night of Culture

VISUAL ART
Venue: Cobh Youth Services, 16 Midleton Street
Town: Cobh
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

We are holding an open night, to display the art work that the young people of the service have completed. We are also holding a night of culture, where the young people can display food from their own countries. Throughout the year we have completed different art projects with the young people of the service. We will be displaying these art projects by having a night of culture within the youth service in Cobh. The young people will be displaying their own food and we will be inviting members of the public to attend this night.

Cobh Youth Services Ltd is a charitable organisation managed by a Board of Directors dedicated to providing a high quality service to all children and young people to empower them to reach their full potential. Within the service we have an afterschool programme which provides homework support for children aged between 7 and 12. We also provide activities when homework is completed. We have a Youth Cafe that is open 4 nights a week and a Saturday afternoon, within these hours we do Homework club, art projects, baking, and group work with the young people of the community.

Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Filology Jazz Trio with Bernadette Gallagher, and 'Illustrated Perspectives'

Literature
VISUAL ART
MUSIC
Venue: Vertigo, Floor 17, Cork County Hall, Carrigrohane Road
Town: Cork
Time: 5:00pm - 8:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Illustrated Perspectives | 5 – 10pm | www.facebook.com/hazelhurleydesign
Hazel Hurley, an artist from Clonakilty, will be creating a live illustration on the windows of the top floor of County Hall, celebrating the landmarks which can be seen and the culture of Cork county, as well as inviting Culture night goers to share stories and experiences of the landscape below to add to the illustration.

Bernadette Gallagher, Poetry and Filology Jazz Trio | 8 – 9pm | www.johnphilipmurray.com | www.facebook.com/JohnPhilipMurrayMusic

Bernadette Gallagher will read some of her recent poems, interspersed with tunes by jazz trio, Filology: David O’Connor, Guitar; John Philip Murray, Drums; and Pat Barrett, Bass.

There is a well-established tradition of words and music being performed as a complement to one another. Jazz music is defined by improvisation; the sense that something unexpected may arise from a melodic theme which suggests variations to the soloists who then improvise on that theme, finally closing out the tune with a return to the original idea. Short poems, in this instance, punctuate the melodies, adding further scope for chance to suggest new directions.

Doireann Ní Ghríofa | 9pm | Irish Language event supported by Oireachtas na Gaeilge | www.doireannnighriofa.com| Twitter: @DoireannNiG
Ná caill léitheoireacht ó Doireann Ní Ghríofa, scríbhneoir dátheangach a dhéanann iniúchadh ar na téamaí de breithe, bás, dúil, agus teaghlachas ina leabhair . Scríobhann sí “le cineáltas agus fiosracht daingean” (Poetry Magazine, Chicago) agus i measc a cuid dámhachtainí tá Duais Rooney do Litríocht Éireannach agus an Gradam Michael Hartnett.

Doireann Ní Ghríofa is a bilingual writer whose books explore birth, death, desire, and domesticity. She frequently participates in cross-disciplinary collaborations, fusing poetry with film, dance, music, and visual art.  She writes “with tenderness and unflinching curiosity” (Poetry Magazine, Chicago)​.

Paula Meehan (Ireland Professor of Poetry) awarded Doireann the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary 2014-2015. She has also been awarded The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, The Michael Hartnett Poetry Prize, and The Wigtown Award for Gaelic Poetry in translation (national poetry prize of Scotland). Three of her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize (USA).

Doireann’s publications include three Irish language collections Résheoid, Dúlasair, and Oighear (all published by Coiscéim), the pamphlet A Hummingbird, your Heart (Smithereens Press) and Clasp (Dedalus Press, 2015) whose “poems excel in their consideration of motherhood” (Poetry Magazine). Her poems appear regularly in literary journals internationally, and her writing is frequently broadcast on RTE Radio One. In 2016, she was selected as one of Poetry Ireland Review’s ‘Rising Generation’ of Irish poets.

This event is supported by Oireachtas na Gaeilge, Foras na Gaeilge and the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Dunmanway Cultural Treasure Trail

VISUAL ART
MUSIC
Venue: Dunmanway Community Garden, St Vincent's Park
Town: Dunmanway
Time: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

5.00 Dunmanway Community Garden, Tonafora, Bantry Road – Exhibition and workshop of traditional crafts.
6.30 Dunmanway Adult Education Centre, Park Road – Display of Art and Photographic Workshop.
8.00 Atkins Hall, Main Street – Dunmanway Community Choir and Historic Society exhibit.
9.00 St. Mary’s Church, Main Street – Ringing of Sam Maguire Community Bells

This Cultural event will give the people of Dunmanway a new cultural experience. Come and join in the community organised night. Come and try out butter making, basket making, traditional wood skills, photography, and ringing the bells. Dunmanway Community Garden will be hosting a range of exhibitions of traditional crafts. From butter making to basket weaving, traditional wood-work/green wood skills to home crafts. Come – see and try for yourself.

Dunmanway Adult Education Centre will have an art and craft display as well as a workshop on digital photography on how to capture and download and print your photos.

Dunmanway Community Choir will perform songs from all over the world with a cultural theme. Their performances as a group are powerful and fun.

In St Mary’s Church the newly installed Sam Maguire Community Bells will be rung. Listen to the story of how each bell has been given a theme depicting the story of Sam Maguire and the history of the town of Dunmanway. There are 8 bells and their themes are Sport, Wars and Revolution, Agriculture, People of Dunmanway, Migration, Religious Traditions, Educations and Arts and Industry and Commerce.

Cork ETB and Community Organisation

THEATRE & DANCE
VISUAL ART
MUSIC
Venue: Cork Adult Education Centre, New Street
Town: Macroom
Time: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Art Exhibition. Storytelling with Pat Speight. Blas nu Gaeilge: Amhránaíocht na Mumhan le Caitllín Ni Bheaglaíoch. A performance from Macroom Community Choir. To round off the evening a Session with musician and songwriter Ger Wolfe.

Seisiún Trad with Ballincollig Comhaltas

MUSIC
Venue: Ballincollig Shopping Centre, Main St.
Town: Ballincollig
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Traditional music, singing and dancing performed by Ballincollig Comhaltas Cr. Niall Ó Cathasaigh

Diary Writing Workshops with Alice Carey

TALKS & TOURS
Literature
Venue: County Hall, Carrigrohane Rd
Town: Cork
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Wheelchair accessible | Ages 16+ | Workshops at 5:50, 6:30 & 7:30pm | Booking required: Please email culturenightcorkcounty@gmail.com with your preferred time

If you’ve ever wanted to write a diary but weren’t sure how to start, or keep going, now’s your chance. Memoirist Alice Carey, author of From Manhattan to West Cork: Alice’s Adventures in Ireland, will be conducting half-hour workshops exploring the art of diary writing, what it is and isn’t, famous and not-so- famous people who’ve kept them, and what works and doesn’t in creating one’s own. Buoyed by fellow participants you’ll write an entry. Some will be read aloud and we’ll all end up a step ahead on one of the most exciting writing forms everyone can master.

Alice Carey started her first diary at age ten. Writing daily ever since, she has three books, several plays and numerous essays and articles to her credit. At the height of the AIDS epidemic, she volunteered for Gay Men’s Health Crisis – work that changed her life. She’s made a living as a waitress, substitute teacher, actress and model. She blogs for Huffington Post, and in 2016 she made her film debut in The Surf Report. Alice recently became a fashion commentator and model featured in the fashion blog and books Advanced Style and Advanced Style – Older & Wiser. Her Memoir, I’ll Know It When I See It, was published in the US in 2003. Her memoir, Manhattan to West Cork: Alice’s Adventures in Ireland, was published by Collins Press in 2016.

 

County Hall is delighted to host a jam-packed evening of Culture Night events. Find locally made treasures at the Cork Craft & Design Market; explore diary writing in workshops with memoirist Alice Carey; delight kids and kids at heart with Dowtcha Puppets’ Listen Janey Mac, Arran Towers’ The Tallest Smallest Circus Show, and balloon art from Aaron the Balloon Man; chill out to jazz trio Filology with poet Bernadette Gallagher; and enjoy readings from award-winning bilingual poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa while artist Hazel Hurley illustrates your view from the 17th floor.

Future Filmmakers

VISUAL ART
Venue: Cork Film Centre Gallery, Gunpowder Mills Centre
Town: Ballincollig
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

A screening of short films made by local young filmmakers, followed by Q&A. Selection includes films made by participants of the Cork Young Filmmakers Programme, and the ‘Future Filmmakers’ group who operate out of the Film Centre Gallery in Ballincollig throughout the year. Cork Film Centre will also host a team of students from Cork School of Music’s drama degree course performing stories from the Cherokee, the South African, the Irish and the Eastern European traditions.

The Cork Young Filmmakers programme of workshops is a county wide arts programme designed to encourage young people’s involvement in the arts and provide them with hands-on opportunities, which they might not otherwise have access to, to make short films. In addition, this process builds confidence and skills and promotes the social inclusion of young people in the wider community. The involvement of young people in this film making process encourages group work skills, collaboration and leadership.

Future Filmmakers is a weekly club involving 10-15 young people, age 14-19, who are keenly interested in film making. The group was set up in answer to a need expressed by young people for opportunities to build on their experiences at 1, 2 and 5-day workshops available to them through the Cork Young Filmmakers programme. Young filmmakers continue to meet and make films. The ‘club’, very like a youth club with a focus on film, provides a safe place and equipment, mentorship and supervision from professional filmmakers. Its structure is less formal than the workshop model. Young people get more opportunities to make films, develop stories and ideas, and grow in confidence and skills in telling their own stories.

This countywide youth arts programme has year on year been supported by Cork County Council to cover training, equipment and travel costs involved in offering this training to groups of young people, age 12 to 21, in youth organisations, schools and clubs throughout the county.

Cork Young Filmmakers is managed by Cork Film Centre, a resource-based facility focused on developing and promoting the film industry in Cork, first established in 1993. Cork Film Centre’s Core Services involve providing facilities, equipment, advice and expertise, for the creation of new work, and providing workshops and seminars to maximise the potential of artists/filmmakers of all ages. The centre organises screenings & exhibitions for filmmakers and artists.

Family History & Local History Open Evening

TALKS & TOURS
Venue: Blarney Library, The Square
Town: Blarney
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Visit the library during these special extended opening hours for assistance with family and social history research and to conduct assisted searches of computerized newspaper back issues.

Clonakilty Guitar Festival: The Burning Hell

MUSIC
Venue: De Barra's Folk Club, 55 Pearse St
Town: Clonakility
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of Canadian songwriter Mathias Kom, and the band has been on the road in one form or another since 2007, playing everywhere from the chaos of Glastonbury to the loneliness of the Arctic Circle, popping up in bars, festival tents, living rooms, abandoned bunkers, and a mental asylum in rural France along the way.

Musically, the lineup and sound of the Burning Hell has been ever-changing, running the gamut from introspective folk to hyperactive rock and roll. This means both that no two Burning Hell records sound alike, and that the band can adapt to its surroundings like a karma of anthropomorphic chameleons, taking the audience on a supermarket-cart ride through hooky, upbeat pop songs, dark ballads about pet euthanasia, and anthems for barbarians, economic conferences, and love.

In 2017, The Burning Hell is set to record and release their eighth full-length album, embarking on a tour that will take them from the Rocky Mountains to the Mountains of Mourne, across the Tyrrhenian and the Norwegian Seas, and many other places in between. Always restless, The Burning Hell looks forward to a year of new sounds, new songs, and new people to share them with.

About Clonakilty Guitar Festival
Every year in the third weekend of September, the world’s best guitarists descend on a small seaside town for a head banging, foot-stomping celebration of virtuosos, rogues and three-chord heroes.

Choirs For All

MUSIC
Venue: Drimoleague Parish Hall, Main Street
Town: Drimoleague
Time: 6:00pm - 7:15pm

All ages event | Partially wheelchair accessible

The Drimoleague Singing Festival presents a choir concert for all ages. Come and sing along as Accapellabella and other local choirs perform a programme full of fun. See festival website for more events taking place over the weekend.

The Drimoleague Singing Festival is a new festival which will take place from the 22nd  to the 24th September 2017. Devoted to showcasing singing – local, national and international – the festival will also encourage participation by at various events around our historic village.

Helica – An evening of visual art and dance

THEATRE & DANCE
VISUAL ART
Venue: Uilinn West Cork Arts Centre,
Town: Skibbereen
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible | Booking required for HELICA – call or email

Come along to Uillinn on Friday 22 September for Culture Night, a national event to support people to experience culture in their own locality. The evening will feature a guided tour of Susan MacWilliam’s exhibition, open studio and conversation with Cavan based visual artist Kim Doherty and a dance performance from soloist Sara Hernandez performing a part of a new work HELICA with insights shared by choreographer Helga Deasy with Q&A to follow.

Join us at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre for an evening of visual arts and dance. All are welcome to our galleries at 6pm for a wine reception and guided tour of the current exhibition Modern Experiments by Susan MacWilliams.

This will be followed by a conversation with Cavan-based artist Kim Doherty, around the intersection of arts facilitation and arts practice, as she concludes her studio residency at Uillinn.

Finally visitors are invited to a sharing of an excerpt (the completed work will be premiered on 21 October) of Helica, a colourful and vibrant dance performance, performed by Sara Hernandez and created by Helga Deasy as part of Uillinn’s Dance Artist in Residence Programme. A Q&A will follow, providing an opportunity for the audience ask questions about the work and dance as an art form.

 

West Cork Arts Centre works with local, national and international artists, arts organisations and other agencies to present a high quality visual art and dance programmes that offers the people of West Cork a broad and in-depth experience of contemporary arts. Education is at the heart of its activities with a wide range of events, residencies, workshops, community-based projects, partnership programmes, screenings, seminars, talks and tours on offer throughout the year. The unique and enriching opportunity to experience and work with real artworks and live artists is explored through many of its integrated and inclusive programmes.

In partnership with Cork County Council, West Cork Arts Centre, supports a growing and ambitious contemporary dance programme which presents opportunities for dance research, classes, professional development, performance and project work with communities both onsite and off, to increase public participation in this dance form and to make accessible, high quality cultural experiences for this rural community.

Joseph Walsh Studio Tours

VISUAL ART
Venue: Joseph Walsh Studio, Fartha
Town: Riverstick
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

All ages event | Booking required, tours at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm, contact event@josephwalshstudio.com with your preferred time.

Joseph Walsh Studio is pleased to participate for the first time in Culture Night and share an experience of the studio with everyone who has expressed interest in and support of the work. The tour includes the workshop and studio gallery, where new work will be displayed.

The Joseph Walsh Studio participation in this year’s Culture Night takes place during Decoding Craftsmanship II; the second in a series of events at Joseph Walsh Studio, Cork designed to put the studio at the center of a valuable creative dialogue, while also framing its ongoing commitment to creativity and excellence. Events include a two-day Rhino workshop followed by a one-day seminar, which features internationally renowned design practitioners, educators and thinkers such as Humberto Campana, John Makepeace, Gareth Neal, Günther Schnell and Chris Lefteri.

Joseph Walsh’s work has received recognition through its inclusion in Museum, Corporate, Liturgical and Embassy Collections as well as numerous Private collections. Awareness of the work has grown over the years through participation in international exhibitions while his work has been critiqued by curators, academics and the media.

“My work is an expression of my values; how I see things and imagine they should be; translated into an object while addressing issues. Issues of structure, form and the senses, of space, light, technology and ecology; embracing what is around us and seeking its future potential. The resolve and execution of the making process and the understanding of material, each play an important role in the refinement of this expression.” – Joseph Walsh 2009

Culture Night Webcast @ Blackwater Studios

MUSIC
Venue: Blackwater Studios,
Town: Glanworth
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible | Ages 16+

An evening of music and at Blackwater Studios, if you’re nearby please drop in or watch our live webstream on http://www.blackwaterstudios.ie/webcast.html. We’ll be hosting an evening of acoustic music, from traditional to rock (and a whole lot in between) with a variety of performers that have recorded here over the last while. The whole event will be streamed live also.

We’re a happy little studio located in Northeast County Cork in Ireland. We record a wide range of work; from local (and not so local) bands and songwriters to choirs and community groups. We’ve cleaned up old recordings, added polish and mixing expertise to work people have done at home… radio ads… voice overs for TV ads…sound effects for puppet shows and independent films…hypnotherapy cds…you name it, we’ve recorded it!

Medieval Experience

THEATRE & DANCE
TALKS & TOURS
VISUAL ART
Venue: Kanturk Castle,
Town: Kanturk
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Take a step back in time with our Medieval Experience for Culture Night 2017. Join us for a night of sword fighting, crafters, birds of prey, wolves, archery and more….

Join us in bringing history to life for Culture Night 2017 as we take a step back to ancient times at Kanturk Castle and relive the times our ancestors lived in. We will have craft workshops including Basket Weaving, Spinning, Pottery, Blacksmithing, Archery, Shield Making and Bow Making. We will also have our birds of prey and wolves exhibit as well as other animals on display. Take lessons from our Medieval Knights and learn to fight with sword and shield, axe, dagger and spear. We will also have historical talks about different ages from ancient Celts, Vikings, Norman Knights etc. Sit back and watch our specially trained warriors and shield maidens perform some dramatic combat displays. This is an event not to be missed. So for something a little different for Culture Night 2017 why not be a Medieval Knight!

Wild Boar Warriors are a Living History group that do theatrical / dramatic battle displays. We have a living history village with specialised trained warriors and shield maidens that fight with an array of weapons. We also have Wolves and Birds of Prey. We are available for all events, Weddings, Festivals, Clan Gatherings, Movie Extras, School Visits, Birthdays etc.

Mallow Arts Collective

Literature
MUSIC
Venue: Thomas Davis Street,
Town: Mallow
Time: 6:00pm - 9:30pm

All ages event

Fresh from organising their first festival, Mallow Arts Collective, will present Cultural Cafes – a unique music, song & poetry presentation in cafes open 6pm-8pm especially for the night – and the Culture Night Concert in St. James at 8:30pm.

Fastnet Film Festival: Short Films Screening

VISUAL ART
Venue: Dayroom of St. Gabriels, Schull Community Hospital, Colla Road
Town: Schull
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Fastnet Film Festival, which takes place in Schull on the last weekend in May every year, presents a special programme of short films screened at the festival over the years. Thanks to FFF, St. Gabriels, Arts For Health and The West Cork Arts Centre.

Open Evening and Music Seisiún

TALKS & TOURS
MUSIC
Venue: Skibbereen Heritage Centre, Old Gasworks Building, Upper Bridge Street
Town: Skibbereen
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Skibbereen Heritage Centre will have an open evening on Culture Night between 6 – 8pm where its exhibitions will be free of charge. Skibbereen Comhaltas will give a performance  at 6:30pm of music and dance in the Courtyard.

The Famine Story Exhibition – Learn about the Famine of the 1840s when one million Irish people died and at least another million and a half emigrated. Skibbereen became infamous as one of the worst affected areas in all of Ireland. The true enormity of the national tragedy is revealed through Skibbereen’s Famine stories.

Lough Hyne Exhibition – Discover Ireland’s first Marine Nature Reserve and unique salt-water lake. Find out about the history, folklore and formation of this renowned natural phenomenon at Skibbereen Heritage Centre’s Lough Hyne exhibition.

Music and Dancing Seisiún – Come along and enjoy a music session with the Skibbereen Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann group who will give a musical and dance performance in the Courtyard of Skibbereen Heritage Centre at 6:30pm in celebration of Culture Night 2017.

Cobh Confraternity Band

MUSIC
Venue: The Bandstand, John F. Kennedy Park
Town: Cobh
Time: 6:15pm - 7:15pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Bandstand music recitals have been popular since the mid 19th century, Cobh Confraternity Brass & Reed band (this year celebrating its golden jubilee) keep this tradition alive. For this special recital the band will perform many audience favourites from their wide and varied programme.

Global Stories and Dance

THEATRE & DANCE
Venue: Whitechurch Community Complex,
Town: Whitechurch
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Students of Johnny Hanrahan present Tales from Many Lands followed by an hour-long dance display from Whitechurch’s local Zumba instructors with music and dance encompassing Latin American, Jazz, African beats, country, hip-hop and pop. All welcome to join in the dance fitness party atmosphere.

Stories are central to our lives and to every culture in the world. Whether surrounded by polar wastes or tropical rainforests, people everywhere have always dramatised their hopes, joys, fears and sorrows in the form of stories, told, written and sung… A team of students from Cork School of Music’s drama degree course will perform stories from the Cherokee, the South African, the Irish and the Eastern European traditions.

Zumba Fitness is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. While many of the types of dance and music featured in the program are Latin American inspired, classes can also contain everything from jazz to African beats to country to hip-hop and pop. Whitechurch’s local Zumba instructors Siobhàn & Toni will give an hour display of the weekly dances that take place as part of there Zumba classes.

Traditional Irish Music, Song & Dance with Clonakilty Comhaltas

THEATRE & DANCE
MUSIC
Venue: Astna Square,
Town: Clonakilty
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Join Clonakilty Comhaltas branch members for what promises to be an enjoyable evening on the streets of Clonakilty.

Traditional Irish music, song and dance play an important role in maintaining and developing Ireland’s cultural identity. This event will showcase some of the well-known tunes, songs and dances associated with the locality and throughout Ireland.

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann promotes Irish cultural traditions both nationally and internationally through music, song, dance and various forms of spoken word performance. The Clonakilty branch of Comhaltas was founded in 2014 and aims to provide a platform for those interested to come together and perform at various events including the nationwide Fleadh festivals and local events. Our branch holds classes from October to April in Clonakilty.

Geantraí in Concert

MUSIC
Venue: Cobh Library, Casement Square
Town: Cobh
Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Cobh Library is delighted to present a concert of Irish traditional tunes and airs by local musicians Geantraí and guests. Geantraí, whose name translates as happy, playful music, is a collective of young trad musicians from the Cork ETB School of Music in Cobh, under the direction of Jenny Uí Loingsigh. Expect a fantastic night of traditional tunes & airs, song and dance.

Project Cleansweep, an exhibition of work by Dara McGrath

VISUAL ART
Venue: Sirius Arts Centre, Old Yacht Club, Westbourne Place
Town: Cobh
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Project Cleansweep, an exhibition of work by Dara McGrath, takes its name from a UK Ministry of Defence report issued in 2011 that assessed the risk of residual contamination at sites in the United Kingdom used in the manufacture, storage, and disposal of chemical and biological weapons from World War I to the present day.

The work looks beyond the risk assessment to the ways that landscapes are psychologically charged by their history, examining the sites of the official investigation, including those used for both chemical and biological weapons activities during the Cold War. McGrath’s investigations followed traces that lead, predictably, to military bases and government facilities and, more surprisingly, to grocery stores and holiday parks. Over 4,000 sq km of the landmass in the UK was appropriated for military use in the 20 th century. The images take the viewer into the country lanes of Dorset and Devon, the Peak District, the woodlands of Yorkshire and out across the open rolling countryside of the Salisbury Plain, all the way from the coastlines of East Anglia, the West Counties and Wales to the remote Scottish Highlands and the Irish Sea.

Considering our inheritances of the past, the places pictured here become interstitial; they seem to exist between past and present, public and private, civilian and military. Here, too, the pastoral myths of the bucolic British landscape — of simple nature, a golden past — are disrupted by material realities embedded in the landscape itself.

Dara McGrath is a photographic artist based in Cork City, Ireland. His photo works look at transitional spaces, in-between places where architecture, landscape and the built environment intersect, where a dialogue – of absence rather than presence – is created. Recent exhibitions include Belfast Exposed, Format Photo Festival, Espace Lhomond Paris Photo, New Irish Works II, PhotoHof Salzburg, Gallery of Photography Dublin, Photo Biennale Thessalonika, Centre Des Beaux Arts Brussels, Voies-Off Arles, Venice Biennale of Architecture, Landeskrone Photo, Kaunas Photo Days, Singapore Photo Festival, Photo Week DC, Copenhagen Photo Festival. McGrath is the winner of the Remote Photo Prize 2017, the RAC Photo Award 2017, the AIB Arts Prize, European Now Award, a Solas Prize and was recently nominated for the Prize Pictet 2016.

Oíche Ghaelach le Gaeilgeoirí Chois Móire

THEATRE & DANCE
MUSIC
Venue: Fermoy Youth Centre, Ashe Quay, Rath-Healy
Town: Fermoy
Time: 6:30pm - 10:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible | Irish language event supported by Oireachtas na Gaeilge

Bí linn d’oíche amhránaíochta agus scéalaíochta le Gaeilgeoirí Chois Móire! Join us for an evening of Irish language, song and stories!

This event is supported by Oireachtas na Gaeilge, Foras na Gaeilge and the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Mitchelstown Young Filmmakers

VISUAL ART
Venue: Forrest Hall, New Square, Brigown
Town: Mitchelstown
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

A screening of the short films made by local young filmmakers through their involvement in two-day and week-long filmmaking workshops from the ‘Cork Young Filmmakers’ Programme, hosted by CDYS and supported by Cork County Council.

In 2016 in conjunction with CDYS, a newly set up service in Mitchelstown for young people, Cork Young Filmmakers presented a one-day workshop to 10 young people. They learnt the basics of filmmaking and made a short film. The workshop was very successful at a number of levels; engaging young people in an arts activity in the new local initiative at Forrest Hall. The result was an award winning short film- ‘Wi-Cri’. Following this success the 2016 Creative Community Award enabled a week long filmmaking programme in July 2017, in Mitchelstown. With full take-up of 21 places and huge interest form young people from Fermoy, Mitchelstown and surrounding areas, two more short films are made. All will be screened on Culture Night to a local audience, alongside other award winning films made by young filmmakers and screened at the annual First Cut! Youth Film Festival.

A new and dedicated youth space has been set up in Mitchelstown under Cloyne Diocesan Youth Services. It has come about through a lot of lobbying and hard work on behalf of many people that work with and for the young people of Mitchelstown, They saw a huge gap in services for the teenagers in the town and decided something needed to be done. Along with this dedicated space a new youth worker, Victoria O Brien has also been appointed. CDYS hosted a one day Cork Young Filmmakers workshop. This workshop has had a huge impact on CDYS Mitchelstown with others showing interest in the creative arts especially filmmaking and are looking to establish a new group of film makers that would meet on a regular basis, share ideas & scripts and set about making a movie.

The Cork Young Filmmakers programme of workshops, is a county wide arts programme designed to encourage young people’s involvement in the arts and provide them with hands-on opportunities, which they might not otherwise have access to, to make short films. In addition, this process builds confidence and skills and promotes the social inclusion of young people in the wider community. The involvement of young people in this film making process encourages group work skills, collaboration and leadership. Set up in 2006 it is managed by Cork Film Centre, with continued funding and support from Cork County Council.

Cork Film Centre is a resource-based facility focused on developing and promoting the film industry in Cork, first established in 1993. First Cut! Youth Film Festival showcases new films by young filmmakers over three days packed with screenings, workshops, and talks by film industry professionals. It provides a valuable opportunity for young people to network and share their passion for making films with a wide group of like-minded people. Every type of film is screened: fiction, documentary, animation, music video and more. www.firstcutfilmfestival.com

Show and play followed by parade

MUSIC
Venue: Áras an C.L.G., An t-Sráid
Town: Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Buíon Phíobairí Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh -Ballingeary Pipe Band-was established in 1929 and this year the band would love to share their love of music with muintir na n-áite. Members of the public are invited to come and meet the musicians, discuss the various instruments, ask questions and maybe even give one a try. After the ‘show and play’ the band will march and play through the village-weather permitting.

Traditional Irish Music

MUSIC
Venue: Schoolyard Theatre and Arts Centre, Old Limerick Road
Town: Charleville
Time: 7:00pm - 8:15pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

A pre-theatre free music performance from Katie Holly and Catherine Horgan in the foyer of the theatre. Light refreshments will also be served.

An Evening at the Culture Dome

VISUAL ART
MUSIC
Venue: Clonakilty Community Garden, Dunmore Road
Town: Clonakilty
Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

A special evening of global culture in the Community Garden’s new dome.

Culture Le Chéile invites you to join us for an immersive evening of culture and entertainment, featuring fabulous food from across the globe, Mehndi bodyart and live music in the beautiful setting of Clonakilty’s new dome. The evening will feature a special performance by drummers from the day’s earlier Recycled Rythyms workshop as well as songs from lands distant and near. The dome is also one of the venues on the Marking Time Art Trail.

Culture Le Chéile brings together Clonakilty Friends of Asylum Seekers and The Clonakilty Community Art Centre.

Rossmore Theatre at Michael Collins House

THEATRE & DANCE
TALKS & TOURS
Venue: Michael Collins House, 7 Emmet Square
Town: Clonakilty
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Michael Collins House, in association with Rossmore Theatre will bring Irish revolutionary history to life with dramatic readings of poetry, speeches and song enacted throughout the museum for the duration of the night.

In an intimate and historical setting hear the poetry and words of the 1916 signatories, the laments of 1798, re-enactments of passionate political speeches, the heartfelt love letters between Michael Collins and his fiancé Kitty and more.
Michael Collins House is a new museum in Clonakilty, Cork dedicated to Irish patriot Michael Collins and the history of Irish Independence. Through guided tours, audio visuals, interactive displays and more, history is brought to life for all the family.

‘Listen Janey Mac’ by Dowtcha Puppets and ‘The Tallest Smallest Circus Show’ by Arran Towers

THEATRE & DANCE
Venue: Floor 16, County Hall, Carrigrohane Road
Town: Cork
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Listen Janey Mac | 7pm
See the history of Cork and Ireland with Janey Mac! Janey Mac and her puppy ‘Pepper’ make a wish in the magical stone circle in Aunty Megan’s back yard and find themselves transported back in time, trying to find each other and their way home. Janey meets a boy who lives in a ring fort who has trouble concentrating on his chores; helps Finbar and Dunbar pick a spot to build their church and has to rescue Pepper from the clutches of Gobnet, queen of the medieval slums; and still gets home in time for tea.

is a charming, fun exploration of the history of Cork and Ireland through puppetry and song. It’s and a mild cautionary tale reminding us all how lucky we are to live in the 21st century!

The Tallest Smallest Circus Show | 7:45pm
When a simple truck driver opens a magic box of circus props the show takes off all by itself! Will a clueless Ringmaster with no performers be able to prove the old adage “the show must go on”? He is going to require a lot of help if a show with jugglers, acrobats, daredevil clowns and performing elephants is to reach its finale.

County Hall is delighted to host a jam-packed evening of Culture Night events. Find locally made treasures at the Cork Craft & Design Market; explore diary writing in workshops with memoirist Alice Carey; delight kids and kids at heart with Dowtcha Puppets’ Listen Janey Mac, Arran Towers’ The Tallest Smallest Circus Show, and balloon art from Aaron the Balloon Man; chill out to jazz trio Filology with poet Bernadette Gallagher; and enjoy readings from award-winning bilingual poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa while artist Hazel Hurley illustrates your view from the 17th floor.

Taster Youth Theatre workshop

THEATRE & DANCE
Venue: The Mercy Centre, Bathview
Town: Mallow
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Wheelchair accessible | 11 to 18 years

This is a demonstration drama workshop – to show how a Lightbulb Youth Theatre session works. Our drama facilitator will run a typical workshop with current Youth members and anyone who would like to participate. All welcome to attend and join in!

Mammy through the Post Box

THEATRE & DANCE
VISUAL ART
Venue: The Blue House Gallery, Main Street
Town: Schull
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

All ages event | Partially wheelchair accessible

‘Mammy through the Post Box’ – another instalment in the life of Eileen O’Brien, written and performed by Karen Minihan.

When Karen first read her Monologue ‘Eileen’ in the Blue House Gallery for Culture Night in 2013, she was so taken with the audience reaction that she decided to perform the piece herself and so took to the roads of West Cork, performing over two years in halls, buses, hotel rooms, bars and galleries and the CAT Club in Cork.

In this next instalment the divorce that had begun in the first Monologue is finalised and she has moved out of the bungalow, the former family home. Mammy has taken ‘a turn’ and Eileen, of course, bears the brunt of the caring; despite the best efforts of her sister, Noelle, hapless brother Daithí and exuberant friend, Marilyn.’

Blue House Gallery Schull show a mixture of contemporary paintings, sculpture, photography and ceramics by West Cork, National and International artists.

Gaeilge, Ceol agus Rince

THEATRE & DANCE
MUSIC
Venue: An Naíonra, Halla an Chomhphobail, Sráid Mhór Thuaidh
Town: Youghal
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible | Irish Language event supported by Oireachtas na Gaeilge

Cur i láthair faoi stair agus bunús damhsa Gaelach; filíocht agus ceol ó Chomhaltas Eochaille. Bí linn agus labhair Gaeilge linn! Faoí cúranh Conradh na Gaeilge agus an Naíonra.

A relaxed evening of Irish conversation, with a talk about the origins and history of Irish Dance, poetry readings in Irish and music from Comhaltas.

Gaeilge agus Fáilte – cúpla focail nó níos mó.
Ag léamh scéalta agus dánta- Ciorcal Comhrá
Stair na Rinncí Gaelacha ó Nora de Bhíal.
Corn Píopa – Nora de Bhíal (muinteóir rinnce).
Reel – Zara Uí Bhrían (An Naíonra)
Canadh le chéile as Gaeilge – le Suzanne ar an guitar (An Naíonra)
Ceól ar na bPíobhaí Móra ó Katie agus Emma. ( íarr daltaí An Naíonra)
Roinnt Phoirt ó Conhaltas – íarr daltaí An Naíonra.

Story and poetry readings from members of an Ciorcal Comhrá, readings consist of stories on local saint Naomh Choráin from the Annals of Youghal by Cannon Samuel Hayman and writings of local author Annraoí Ó Liatháin.
History of Irish step-dancing from Nora Veale,
Reel: Zara O’Brien (An Naíonra)
Hornpipe: Nora Veale, Dancing Teacher, Welsh school of Dancing.
Sing along as Gaeilge le Suzanne and music from Comhaltas and past pupils of An Naíonra.

An Naíonra, Irish Medium playschool, is based in Youghal Community Centre and was established in 1980 by Conradh na Gaeilge.

This event is supported by Oireachtas na Gaeilge, Foras na Gaeilge and the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Heritage and Music

TALKS & TOURS
MUSIC
Venue: St Mary's Church, Church Hill
Town: Passage West
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm

All ages event | Partially wheelchair accessible

Marmullane Church will be open for an evening of heritage, music and song. Visitors can join a guided tour of the graveyard, learn about the history of the church and enjoy music performed on the new church organ.

From it’s spot on Church Hill, St Mary’s, Marmullane, overlooks the village of Passage West, famous for its genteel salubrity. When the congregation grew in the 19th century, the small 17th century church was extended before being eventually replaced by today’s building in 1839. The surrounding graveyard also grew.

Captain Roberts, who captained the Sirius on the first Cork-New York sailing done entirely under steam, is buried here. The history of the parishioners reflects the local history of Passage West: the rise and decline of wealthy gentry families, the seafaring exploits of its inhabitants and the shipbuilding trade in the town. The windows and memorial tablets remember men and women who lived in Passage West in the last two centuries.

For Culture Night 2017, the Church will be open for an evening of heritage, music and song. Visitors can enjoy a guided tour of the graveyard, and listen to music performed on the new church organ. This Henry Speechley & Sons instrument began its life in Romsey Methodist Church in Southampton. A generous local donor brought it to Marmullane in 2016. The organist, Roger Ellis, will perform a mix of popular and classical music, and accompany the parish choir.

Comharchumann Forbartha Mhúscraí

VISUAL ART
MUSIC
Venue: Ionad Cultúrtha an Dr. Ó Loingsigh, Ionad Cultúrtha an Dr. Ó Loingsigh
Town: Baile Mhúirne
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Ócáid shóisialta Tráthnóna Airneáin in Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh, Baile Mhúirne áit ina mbeidh cur i láthair spleodrach ó amhránaithe, ceoltóirí agus aithriseoirí Mhúscraí.

A social evening in Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh with a variety of Múscraí’s singers, musicians and performers.

Mar mhór-ócáid Oíche Chultuir 2017 i Múscraí beidh Tráthnóna Airneáin in IonadCultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh, Baile Mhúirne ag díriú ar ardán a thabhairtd’ealaíona traidisiúnta an cheantair, go háirithe an amhránaíocht ar an sean-nós,traidisiún béil na n-agallamh beirte & lúibíní agus an scéalaíocht. Tabharfar ardán doghuth ceoil an cheantair chomh maith mar chuid den ócáid, ag cloí le téama naGaeltachta Guth go Dubh. I measc na n-aíonna ar an oíche beidh amhránaithe, ceoltóirí agus aithriseoirí áitiúla, mar aon le cur i láthair spleodrach ó Bhuion phíobairíBéal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh.

Múscraí’s main event as part of Culture Night 2017 will be a Social Evening in Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh, Baile Mhúirne focusing on the traditional artsnative to the area, particularly sean-nós singing, the oral tradition of agallaimh beirte & lúibíní and storytelling. The area’s musical voice will also feature in the event,adhering to this year’s Gaeltacht theme Guth go Dubh. The evening’s stars will include local singers, musicians and performers, along with a special performance by the rnowned Ballingeary Pipe Band.

Wheelchair accessible | All ages event

KAOS

MUSIC
Venue: St. Multose Church, Church St.
Town: Kinsale
Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

KAOS will perform a number of pieces including ‘Palladio’ for string instruments and ‘Disco Lives’ for wind and brass. The orchestra will be collaborating with members from Comhaltas Ballinspittle, following their appearance together at Fleadh ceoil Chorcaí in April, as well as several singers from Kinsale Further Education College.

The night will also feature representative students and groups from each of the local primary schools, students from Kinsale Music Academy as well The Amoroso String Quartet. Come along for a great night of entertainment, with everything from classical to traditional Irish music, with some pop and film music in between!

Kinsale Amateur Orchestra Society (KAOS) is a voluntary community orchestra with a mix of children and adults from around 8 to 83! Our idea is to showcase a large range of arts activities in the Kinsale area and give a performance opportunity for young children who may otherwise only perform in exams.

Performance from Newmarket Pipe Band and Friends

MUSIC
Venue: TBC,
Town: Newmarket
Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Newmarket Pipe Band, who celebrate their 55th anniversary in 2018, will perform a recital including a selection of melodies and traditional airs. The band will be joined by other local musicians on the evening.

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Banna Píoba an Chuilleann – Bain triail as!

MUSIC
Venue: Cullen Pipe Band Hall, Cullen
Town: Cullen
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible | Irish language event supported by Oireachtas na Gaeilge

Bain triail as na píopaí nó na drumaí! Bronnfar duaiseanna orthu siúd a dhéanann sár iarracht. Ceolchoirm le baill an ghrúpa ar na píopaí, drumaí, ar an mbosca ceoil, ar an organ agus ar an bhfeadóg. Cuirfear sólaistí ar fáil.

Try out the drums or bagpipes with members of Cullen Pipe Band! The evening includes performances from Band members on the bagpipes and drums, conga drums, the accordion, organ and tin whistle and refreshments will also be served.

Buaiteoirí cór drumaí agus rannóg doird agus teanóir i gCraobh na hÉireann, 2017! Winners of the best drum corps and bass and tenor sections at the All Irelands in 2017!

This event is supported by Oireachtas na Gaeilge, Foras na Gaeilge and the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Claytopia

TALKS & TOURS
VISUAL ART
Venue: Craftyhands Ceramic Studio, Coach Horse Lane, The Square, Main Street
Town: Midleton
Time: 7:30pm - 10:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Celebrate the world of ceramics with a visit to the craftyhands ceramic studio. Gain insight and have a hands on experience with different ceramic techniques or try them all. Spend an evening in CLAYTOPIA. There will also be a pop up fine art exhibition by local artists. Wine reception.

Visitors to craftyhands ceramic studio on culture night can enjoy an evening of Claytopia! You will have an opportunity to try your hand at the many different aspects of ceramics. As you move around the studio, you can engage with traditional handbuilding techniques like coiling and pinching, slipware & burnishing, slab work and the building of more contemporary ware and sculpture, slip casting and throwing on the wheel. Demonstrations will be given by Susan and her team and more importantly you will have the chance to join in.

We will also have a fine art pop up exhibition by local artists as well as ceramic work.
Come along and enjoy the atmosphere of the studio, wine reception on arrival.

Busking the Night Away: A Mid-September Showcase of the Arts

THEATRE & DANCE
VISUAL ART
MUSIC
Venue: The Courthouse, Main Street
Town: Midleton
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

A fun-filled evening of performances, films and great music by local artists. Come see what Midleton Arts Festival is all about, why it’s a great asset for the town, and share your ideas for next year’s festival! Be greeted at the Courthouse by buskers outside. Come in to see highlights from this year’s festival including some of the best films, the Drum Circle, and ECMP’s RAW installation. Enjoy a showcase of Midleton’s finest theatre, dance, history, and artwork – plus music to get you moving! We’ll also let you in on a secret… the theme for next year’s festival!

Midleton Arts Festival: A mid-May celebration of the arts is a vibrant and welcoming annual festival that promotes, expresses and celebrates the bountiful creativity in Midleton and East Cork.

Give us a recitation!

THEATRE & DANCE
Venue: Tynte's Castle, Red Store, North Main Street
Town: Youghal
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Youghal Celebrates History, Youghal Little Theatre and Youghal Men’s Shed present a night of old favourite recitations performed by people who have made them their own.

Many people had favourite recitations ( IF, the Four Farrellys), the Cremation of Sam Magee, Dangerous Dan McGrew, Micheál Mór, the Night before Christmas, the Harpy, and so on) – these will be performed on the night by people who have made them their own. All are welcome. We would appreciate it if those who had a suggestion or a recitation would contact us beforehand.

Oíche Chultúir na hEochaille

THEATRE & DANCE
MUSIC
Venue: Mall Arts Centre, Emmet Place
Town: Youghal
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Aimed at teenagers | Wheelchair accessible | Irish language event supported by Oireachtas na Gaeilge

Tráth na gCeist, seisiún ceoil agus dioscó céilí, dírithe ar dhéagóirí agus á chraoladh ar Raidió Pobail Eochaille! A quiz, music and a céilí disco, directed at teenagers and broadcast on Youghal Community radio!

This event is supported by Oireachtas na Gaeilge, Foras na Gaeilge and the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Celebrate Youghal's Culture

VISUAL ART
MUSIC
Venue: St. Mary's Collegiate Church, Youghal
Town: Cork
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

A celebration of Youghal’s culture with opening proceedings by The Reverend Edwin Hunter; performance by Youghal Choral Society; history of St Mary’s Collegiate Church from Norman McDonald; and and a talk on famous Youghal Artists by Mary Roach.

The Thomas Kent Pipe Band

MUSIC
Venue: CYMS Hall, Parish Centre, McCurtain Street
Town: Fermoy
Time: 7:45pm - 8:30pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

This special performance from the Thomas Kent Pipe Band will include many Irish Tunes and some slow airs. In the event of bad weather, the performance will take place in the hall.

The band was formed with the founding of the pipers club in Fermoy in 1913. From 1918 to 1925 the band lay dormant due to the difficult conditions prevailing at this time, eventually disbanding in the late 40’s. In 1958, the band reformed and has been going strong ever since with young and older members. 2016 was an extremely busy year for the band, celebrating the Centenary of 1916 playing in many places in co Cork and Waterford, to name a few. Practise takes place each Wednesday night in the back hall of Fermoy C.Y.M.S from 7.30pm. We welcome new members, young and old, keeping up the tradition of a pipe band in Fermoy.

Bandon Concert Band

MUSIC
Venue: Town Hall, North Main Street
Town: Bandon
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Bandon Concert Band are a band coming into their own. They comprise of a wide age group (8 years and upwards) playing saxophone, flute, clarinet, euphonium to name a few instruments. The band is comprised of approx. 30 people from the wider community of Bandon and beyond. They really enjoy music and will be bringing you a mix of genres for this Culture Night performance.

Bandon Concert Band practice every Friday night at 19.30 in the Town Hall Bandon and provide tuition, leading to graded exams on all instruments on a Wednesday evening. Registration for new pupils will begin in September. Pre-register your interest on www.bandonconcertband.org.

Bantry Community Choir

MUSIC
Venue: Bantry Library, Bridge St.
Town: Bantry
Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Founded in 2014 with a belief in the benefits of music and singing to positive mental health and well-being for all, join Bantry Community Choir for a night of music by the Beatles to Mozart via traditional music and more.

Bantry Community Choir work in close partnership with West Cork Mental Health Services and West Cork Development Partnership. The choir strive to serve the community of Bantry and the wider community of Cork through quality choral music performances and through a friendly, supportive, inclusive environment of shared musical experience. With circa 25 members, we pride ourselves on a varied repertoire that caters to all audiences. We sing all sorts – from the Beach Boys to Mozart via traditional music and more. We believe that choral music can bring a sense of well-being to all of our lives.

Philosophy – Bantry Community Choir aspires to:

  • Camaraderie, friendship, support and unity
  • Developing a high standard of musical excellence
  • A high level of personal and group commitment
  • Highlighting the benefits and affirmative contribution of singing to positive mental health and well-being for all
  • Play a part in performing within the community

Freemount Comhaltas

MUSIC
Venue: Freemount Heritage Centre, Freemount
Town: Freemount
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

The programme will include singing, dancing, music, storytelling and poetry reading. There will also be an Art Exhibition by the local Sinsir Art club. Tea and refreshments will be served.

Knockraha Area Community Association

THEATRE & DANCE
VISUAL ART
MUSIC
Venue: Knockraha Community Hall,
Town: Knockraha
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

A concert encompassing cabaret, storytelling, Irish Dancing, traditional music and an exhibition.

Milford Comhaltas Culture Celebration

THEATRE & DANCE
MUSIC
Venue: Milford Community Hall, Milford
Town: Milford, Co. Cork
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Milford Comhaltas branch- Craobh Chill Bheoláin are again hosting Culture Night in Milford Hall at 8pm. This promises to be an evening of great entertainment with Irish dancing, set dancing, traditional music, storytelling, singing and recitation to be enjoyed. Refreshments will be served and a great evening of entertainment is guaranteed.

Craobh Chill Bheoláin – Milford Comhaltas – work to promote traditional Irish music and set dancing. We organise weekly adult set dancing classes during the winter and céilithe are held monthly from September to May. Traditional music classes for children are held weekly beginning in September with a variety of instruments being taught.

An evening of Music, Song and Poetry

Literature
MUSIC
Venue: Elbow Lane Inn, Market Place
Town: Fermoy
Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm

All ages events | partially wheelchair accessible

An Evening of Music, Song, and Poetry Reading performed by members of Fermoy Active Retirement Group, Fermoy Men’s Club and Market Place Poetry and Performing Arts.

Music performed by Pat O’Connor, Mo O’Connor, Tim Sheehan and Cross Quays, Singers, Fermoy Active Retirement Group Choir, Fermoy Men’s Club Singers, Mairead Scanlan, Carmel O’Connor, John O’Mahony, and Mary Higgins. Poetry read by Olive Corcoran, Ita Dempsey, Joan Ensko, Sheila Hazelwood, Kieran Moran, Pat O’Connor, Paddy Byrne, Mo O’Connor, Michael Dunne, Emmet Cronin and Maria Wood. M.C. for the night is Michael Dunne.

Market Place Poetry and Performing Arts Group meet every 2nd Friday in Elbow Lane Inn. They have visiting Poet’s and Workshops from Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Mallow. Provide a good amenity for any age Group and like to encourage new members to join.

Fermoy Active Retirement Group meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month in Fermoy Community Youth Center at 2.30. We have guest speakers at our twice monthly meetings. We run outings to places of interest, shows, theatre, cinema, and holidays. We run language, exercise, and art classes. We play Kurling twice a month. New members always welcome.

Rehearsed Reading of New Plays by Mary Angland & Aidan O’ Keeffe

THEATRE & DANCE
Venue: The Daily Grind, O'Brien Street
Town: Kanturk
Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Funeral Blues by Mary Angland
A chance look in the obituary column of the local paper leads two elderly neighbours into a discussion of death, local characters and that most essential of all jobs in the fabric of Irish life – that of the undertaker.

Part Two of The Ceann Toirc Trilogy: The Railway Tavern by Aidan O’ Keeffe
“Kanturk hasn’t always been kind to us, but it’s always been there for us”
Following on from the success of 2016’s The Mill Road Letters, comes Part Two of The Ceann Toirc Trilogy: The Railway Tavern.
August, 1998, and the rituals and routines in a Kanturk pub are rent asunder by an unexpected return. Sometimes, memories can’t wait…

Seating is limited and is assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Book signing: 'Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke', an Irish immigration story set in Ballinhassig

TALKS & TOURS
Literature
Venue: The Sportsman's Rest, Tullig More
Town: Ballinhassig
Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Come meet author Ellen B. Alden and local historian John L. O’Sullivan.

In an extraordinary act of fate, Ellen met John in Ballinhassig, over 5 years ago. She was yet another American researching her Irish roots…but John took the time to help her learn more about the Great Famine and the history of Ballinhassig in the 19th century. Although Ellen later discovered her family was from West Cork, she fell in love with the quaint village of Ballinhassig and chose to use it in her historical fiction novel, Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke. Ellen will be signing books and chatting with her Ballinhassig friends. All are welcome to this event!

Ó Ghuth go Dubh: Muireann Nic Amhlaoidh agus Síle Denvir ar Oileán Chléire

MUSIC
Venue: Club Chléire, Oilean Chleire, Oilean Chleire
Town: Oilean Chleire
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Tá gach rud cóngarach sa Ghaeltacht… is féidir suí i seomra beag le ceoltóirí de chaighdeán domhanda, seasamh ar imeall na cruinne, bheith sáite i gcultúr doimhin, saibhir, beo, bríomhar. Thógadh Muireann i nDún Chaoin i gCorca Dhuibhne, ‘s ta nascanna aici le Chléire agus le hInis Oirr Árainn chomh maith – ní nach ionadh gurb í Ambasadóir Gaeltachta Oíche Chultúir i mbliana. Is ó Indreabhán i nGaeltacht Chonamara í Síle, ealaíontóirí Gaeltachta ar an ardán idirnáisiúnta is ea iad beirt, buaiteoirí ghradaim, a guthanna cloiste ar fud an domhan agus i dteannta comhghleacaithe den scoth. Cé fios cén draíocht a chruthóidh siad i dteannta chéile? Oíche fíorspeisialta gan dabht. Is fiú taisteal don gceann seo a chairde.

Everything is close in the Gaeltacht – you can sit in a small room with world-class musicians, stand at the edge of the earth, immerse yourself in a rich and vibrant culture. Gaeltacht Culture Night Ambassador Muireann has links with Cape Clear and Inis Oirr, and grew up in Dún Chaoin. Síle hails from Indreabhán in Connemara. Both are musicians at home on the international stage. Who knows what magic voices, flute and harp will weave together? This will be a special and intimate gig worth travelling for.

Dunmanway Comhaltas

THEATRE & DANCE
MUSIC
Venue: Sam Maguire HomesteadDunmanway, Mallabracka
Town: Dunmanway
Time: 8:30pm - 11:00pm

All ages event

An evening of trad music, song, dance and storytelling will take place in the old farmhouse setting of Sam Maguire Homestead. Limited set dancing will take place if space allows. Refreshments and cupán tae will be served.

Comhaltas activities in Dunmanway
Dunmanway Comhaltas provide Ceili & Set dancing classes for adults and children from September to April and traditional music classes on all instruments as well as traditional singing classes. There is a monthly singing session night on the last Friday of every month and numerous Ceili during the year. For Further info call Derry on 086 275 8388

Embracing our culture, Glanworth 2017

THEATRE & DANCE
MUSIC
Venue: Glanworth Community Centre, Church Hill
Town: Glanworth
Time: 8:30pm - 11:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

Glanworth players are delighted to present ‘Embracing our Culture’ a celebration on this our national culture night. Featuring extracts from Irish Drama, song and dance to celebrate this wonderful occasion. A unique opportunity for Glanworth and the surrounding area to enjoy this free night showcasing the many talents we have as a community.

Traditional Seisiún

MUSIC
Venue: The Castle Hotel, Main Street
Town: Macroom
Time: 9:00pm - 11:00pm

All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

An evening of traditional music from Aghinagh Comhaltas, who celebrate their 40th anniversary next year. The group consists of young people and senior musicians, dancers, singers and storytellers.