Ac­tion packed night of cul­ture guar­an­teed

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

Photo by Va­lerie O’Sul­li­van

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 .

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