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.
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.