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Wicklow People (West Edition) - - WHAT’S ON -

1 CON­CERT: Singer-song­writer Jack O’Rourke will per­form at the Court­house Arts Cen­tre in Ti­na­hely on Satur­day, Septem­ber 28 from 8.30 p.m. Af­ter first com­ing to promi­nence with his ode to mis­un­der­stood youth, ‘Silence’ (which be­came a torch song for the Ir­ish Mar­riage Equal­ity Ref­er­en­dum), Jack’s debut al­bum Dream­catcher reached num­ber five in the Ir­ish al­bum charts and drew huge crit­i­cal praise. A nat­u­ral melody writer and lyri­cist, Jack com­bines that most dif­fi­cult and del­i­cate of writ­ing traits – the abil­ity to con­vey the per­sonal whilst mak­ing it universal. A key to his suc­cess is hav­ing made him­self iden­ti­fi­able to mu­sic fans of many tastes, yet still keep­ing enough in the back­ground to make fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion pos­si­ble. From win­ning the Nashville-based In­ter­na­tional Song­writ­ing Award to play­ing his Dream­catcher al­bum live with an orches­tra at Cork Opera House, Jack’s fledg­ling ca­reer has seen many high wa­ter marks and now he is set to em­bark on an­other phase of his jour­ney. Tick­ets cost €15/13. To book, visit www.court­house­arts.ie or call the Box Of­fice on 0402 38529. 2 BRAY LIT­ER­ARY FES­TI­VAL: Hav­ing of­fi­cially launched on Cul­ture Night, Bray Lit­er­ary Fes­ti­val re­turns with a jam-packed sched­ule, cram­ming an un­be­liev­able 14 events into three days, from Fri­day, Septem­ber 27, to Sunday, Septem­ber 29. Events take place in Bray Town Hall, the Har­bour Bar and Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre and in­clude a lit­er­ary lec­ture, an evening with John Boyne and Jess Kidd, eco-po­etry, a dis­cus­sion with mu­sic jour­nal­ist Al­lan Jones, the po­etry sa­lon, food sto­ries and much more. With the ex­cep­tion of the evening with John Boyne and Jess Kidd (tick­ets cost €12/10), all day-time tick­ets cost €5 and can be bought on the door. Day passes can be pur­chased for €15 while week­end passes are €25. Work­shop places must be booked in ad­vance by email­ing blfwk­[email protected] For the full pro­gramme, visit braylit­er­aryfes­ti­val.com 3 TINY DANCER: DJ Donal Di­neen will hit the decks in the Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre at 3 p.m. on Satur­day, Septem­ber 28, for a spe­cial mu­sic set just for chil­dren. Smaller folk aged from ba­bies up to nine years old can bust a move to dance tunes from ev­ery era and cor­ner of the globe. Tick­ets cost €7 for adults and €5 for chil­dren (un­der-ones go free but any­one danc­ing needs a ticket) and these are avail­able from the Mer­maid. 4 KILA IN CON­CERT: Kila will bring their unique mix of trad and world mu­sic to the Hot Spot Mu­sic Club in Grey­stones on Satur­day, Septem­ber 28. The band, led by the O Sn­odaigh broth­ers – Colm, Rossa and Ro­nan – are al­ways en­er­getic and in­spired and re­tains its won­der­ful sense of mu­si­cal ad­ven­ture. Tick­ets cost €18–€22 and are avail­able from the Hot Spot. Lim­ited seat­ing is avail­able but must be booked in ad­vance. Doors will open at 8 p.m. with the show get­ting un­der way at 9 p.m. 5 STAGE DOOR: Mu­si­cians Ciaran Olo­han and An­naliesa Evans will per­form a spe­cial show at The As­gard Theatre, Lower Main Street, Ark­low on Septem­ber 27 at 8 p.m. ‘Be­yond the Stage Door’ is a unique con­cert cre­ated by the Wick­low singers that will show­case high­lights from movies, mu­si­cals and theatre. Ciaran has toured in­ter­na­tion­ally with var­i­ous pro­duc­tions in re­cent years. An­neliesa has also trav­elled the world, per­form­ing on shows aboard lav­ish cruise lin­ers. Tick­ets cost €18 and can be booked on­line at www.gr8events.ie. 6 BOOK LAUNCH: Award-win­ning poet Jane Clarke will launch her se­cond po­etry col­lec­tion on Fri­day, Septem­ber 27, at 7 p.m. in Bridge Street Books, Wick­low town. ‘When the Tree Falls’ comes four years af­ter the pub­li­ca­tion of Jane’s highly ac­claimed debut ‘The River’, which was the first po­etry col­lec­tion to be short­listed for the Royal So­ci­ety of Lit­er­a­ture’s On­daatje Prize. Jane lives in Glen­malure and has won a num­ber of awards through the years, in­clud­ing the in­au­gu­ral Lis­towel Writer’s Week Poem of the Year Award, voted for by the pub­lic, at the Ir­ish Book Awards 2016.

7 ECOTRAIL WICK­LOW: Over 1,000 par­tic­i­pants are ex­pected to take part in the first ever Ecotrail Wick­low. Start­ing and fin­ish­ing at Bray seafront on Satur­day, Septem­ber 28, par­tic­i­pants will have the choice of four dif­fer­ent trail dis­tances that will take them from the shore of the Ir­ish Sea to the top of the Wick­low Moun­tains. Wick­low will be­come the tenth Euro­pean des­ti­na­tion to or­gan­ise the in­ter­na­tional trail run­ning race. The four chal­leng­ing dis­tances (18km, 28km, 45km and 80km) will go through some of Wick­low’s most iconic lo­ca­tions, such as Bray Head, Kill­rud­dery, Great Su­gar­loaf, Pow­er­scourt Wa­ter­fall, the Wick­low Way, Lough Tay or the Round­wood Reser­voir.

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Kila kick off their win­ter tour in Grey­stones – SEE NUM­BER 4.

Poet Jane Clarke – SEE NUM­BER 6.

Jack O’Rourke – SEE NUM­BER 1.

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