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Curtains close on West Cork One Act Drama Festival

festival winners with the adjudicator Paula Dempsey and the West Cork Drama Festival Committee.

Posted on: 6th December, 2016 in Arts & Entertainment

The West Cork One Act Drama Festival drew to a close last night after adjudicator Paula Dempsey announced the results. In the Open section Haulbowline Theatre Group’s moving production of ‘A Small Family Murder’ by Simon Brett was awarded first...

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Clonakilty author Louise O’Neill nominated for prestigious literary prize

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Posted on: 6th December, 2016 in Arts & Entertainment

Seven Irish novels, including Clonakilty author Louise O’Neill’s ‘Asking for It’ are among 147 titles that have been nominated for the €100,000 International DUBLIN Literary Award, the world’s most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published...

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Drama extravaganza at Rossmore

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Posted on: 8th November, 2016 in Arts & Entertainment

It will be a Cork drama extravaganza at this year’s One Act Drama Festival in Rossmore with four West Cork drama groups competing along with five other groups from Cork and one from Tipperary. Drama groups from Skibbereen, Schull, Kilmeen...

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CCAC involved in project exploring new methods of treatment for psychological issues related to migration

Posted on: 8th November, 2016 in Arts & Entertainment

Arts in Health is a fast-emerging field that has developed in response to interest regarding the diverse ways in which the arts contribute to health, wellbeing, social inclusion and healthcare practice across a range of settings. The potential of art...

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Exciting line up for Guinness Kinsale Jazz Festival 2016

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Pictured at the launch of the  2016 Guinness Kinsale Jazz Festival at Actons Hotel was Margaret Rablega, Actons Hotel with  Kinsale Jazz Festival Club members.
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Monday, 19th September 2016

EXCITING LINE UP FOR GUINNESS KINSALE JAZZ FESTIVAL 2016
Plans are well underway for the 2016 Guinness Kinsale Jazz Festival, with a bumper programme for the Kinsale ‘fringe’ Festival from 28th-31st October. The Kinsale Jazz Festival runs concurrently with the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival and always attracts visitors from near and far.
As well as the popular residencies in many of the Kinsale hotels and bars, this year Kinsale welcomes Chicago born Lila Ammons, who has won fans of blues to jazz to bossa, performing in the US Midwest and at Europe's largest Boogie Woogie, Blues, and Jazz Festivals. 
Lila will be accompanied by legendary jazz musician and impresario Billy Crosbie at The Trident Hotel on Friday 28th October from 5-7pm. She will then travel around various Kinsale venues accompanied by Jack Crosbie.
Also, a fabulous French Marching Band called ‘The French Connection’ will roam streets of Kinsale as troubadors. This spectacle is bound to cause great excitement as they surprise people in various venues around Kinsale.
Both acts are also scheduled to play in the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival over the October Bank Holiday Weekend 28th-31st October 2016.
“We are very much looking forward to welcoming Lila Ammons and the French Connection to Kinsale as we know there is an appetite for jazz and blues and the Jazz weekend remains a popular date in the Kinsale calendar,” said Jack McGouran, Jazz Programme Musical Director.
There are several gigs from lunchtime to late in over 20 venues throughout Kinsale over the October Bank Holiday weekend. The Guinness Kinsale Jazz Festival Programme will be continually updated on www.kinsale.ie

Editor’s Notes: Lila Ammons
Lila Ammons, born in Chicago, has forged a path in music that

Posted on: 11th October, 2016 in Arts & Entertainment

Plans are well underway for the 2016 Guinness Kinsale Jazz Festival, with a bumper programme for the Kinsale ‘fringe’ Festival from October 28-31. The Kinsale Jazz Festival runs concurrently with the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival and always attracts visitors from...

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Briery Gap premieres Ireland’s first musical murder mystery

Patrick Bergin who plays Dr Philip Cross in ‘Murder at Shandy Hall’. It is the first major production to be hosted by The Briery Gap Theatre in Macroom, County Cork, since the building was damaged by fire in May. The musical opens in the company’s temporary home, The Riverside Park Hotel in the town, on Thursday, October 13 and continues over 6 nights. It also runs at Cork’s Opera House for one night only on Thursday, October 27. Also included are wife and mistress, Mrs. Laura Mary Cross (Stephanie Shine) and governess, Effie Skinner, (Geraldine Barry Murphy)

Posted on: 11th October, 2016 in Arts & Entertainment

Briery Gap Theatre will host a theatrical milestone this October with Ireland’s first musical murder mystery, starring stage and film actor Patrick Bergin. ‘Murder at Shandy Hall – The Musical’ premieres on October 13 at Riverside Park Hotel. The there...

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How scary can you make your Leap scarecrow?

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Posted on: 10th October, 2016 in Arts & Entertainment

The Leap Scarecrow Festival returns on October 20, running until October 31. This year the organisers aim to spread the fun and laughter a bit further by inviting everyone in West Cork to get creative and enter their Scarecrow Competition...

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Island photographer Robbie Murphy brings Sherkin to Organico

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Posted on: 10th October, 2016 in Arts & Entertainment

An exhibition of work by photographer Robbie Murphy will run in the café at Organico until November 19. Robbie Murphy has lived on Sherkin Island, West Cork, since he moved there with his family shortly after he was born. As...

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