Action packed night of culture guaranteed
CULTURE Night in Killarney kicks off at 5pm on Friday, September 22, with the annual Visual Artists’ Showcase which features an exhibition of art at Government Buildings on New Road.
Art works selected this year include drawings and paintings, works that have been digitally produced as well as contemporary photography.
Creative Ireland Kerry has a youth choral open session taking place for young people aged 8 to 18 years at Killarney House from 5pm and Killarney House itself is open for free tours between 6 and 7pm.
Kerry Film Festival has secured a screening of the first Irish short film to be nominated for an Academy Award. The film is called ‘Return To Glennascaul’ and features Orson Welles. It takes place at Killarney Cinema from 7 to 7.30pm.
Killarney Cultural Centre will be a hive of activity this year with events running from 5.30pm through to 10.30pm.
Pure-Back to Basics kicks off the schedule and is led by DB O’Connor who promises to offer an insight into sean nós singing and how it is the basis for understanding all forms of Irish music. It will be followed nicely by a traditional session from Killarney Comhaltas at 7pm.
At 9pm, St John’s Mill Theatre will present ‘She Had A Ticket In Mind’ which features stories of legendary and contemporary Irish women. Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine will be in concert at Muckross Schoolhouse & Traditional Farms and all tickets for that must be pre-booked.
At the same time a Feast of Folk will take place at St. Mary’s Church of Ireland and will feature Tim O’Shea & Spraoí Chiarraí.
There are events in Fossa and Castleisland this year and in Scartaglin the launch of the 2018 ‘Handed Down Series’ that is part of the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail will take place. The very best of Sliabh Luachra Talent will also be in performance at Tureencahill Community Centre and in Rathmore.
Cathaoirleach Municipal District, Cllr Niall Kelleher, along with Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer at Kerry County Council and Eileen O’Donoghue, Killarney Municipal District Officer, were in Killarney House and Gardens this week to mark Culture Night. Also included are twins, Ollywan and Ewans Evans, Cian O’Sullivan, Roisin O’Sullivan, Eileen O’Donoghue, Killarney Municipal District Officer, Maeve McGrath, Artist Director, Kerry Film Festival, Kate Kennelly, Kerry County Council Arts Officer, Harry O’Donoghue, Killarney House and Gardens, Fiona O’Connor, Actor .