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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Venue to be confirmed. Please stay up to date and follow our Facebook Page.

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.

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.

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.

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.