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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.