On 10th October, the West Cork Mental Health Forum, in association with the HSE, present West Cork Sound and Vision; a celebration of the Arts and Wellbeing to mark World Mental Health Day. Taking place in the West Cork Hotel, Skibbereen from 11am to 3pm this free event brings together arts and health practitioners to deliver inspirational talks, workshops and performances across a broad spectrum of artistic mediums.
The event will open with a talk by Prof. Pat Bracken, Clinical Director of West Cork Mental Health Services.
A major fundraiser, in support of those currently journeying with cancer, will take place in the West Cork Hotel on Friday, October 25th, from 9 pm ‘til late. Families who have been touched by cancer have come together to organise this evening which has been very well supported.
WEST Cork musician, John B Murphy, has been nominated for a Best Original Film Score award at the prestigious ISFMF film music festival in Zagreb.
The Croatian festival, which honours Clint Eastwood and Ryuichi Sakamoto with lifetime achievement awards, will take place from Oct 23-26, 2013.
THE annual ENGAGE Bandon Arts Festival presents a finely tuned medley of literature, music, dance, visual arts and theatrical delights in the scenic town known as the ‘Gateway to West Cork’ from Thursday, September 26th to Sunday, September 29th across ten venues.
THE annual Engage Bandon Arts Festival presents a finely tuned medley of literature, music, dance, visual arts and theatrical delights in the scenic town known as the ‘Gateway to West Cork’ from Thursday, September 26th to Sunday, September 29th across ten venues.
Celebrating its sixth birthday in 2013, amongst the highlights of this year’s packed four-day Festival programme is a multi-sensory installation at The Farm featuring performance artist Aideen Barry, a phosphorescent food installation by Domestic Godless and a site specific performance by the Irish Modern Dance Theatre choreographed by John Scott. more »
If you would like to join this choir please come along at 7.30pm on September 4th. Although we meet in St Peter’s Church, Bandon, we are not a religious choir – we sing all kinds of songs: popular, classical, religious, folk etc.
Brian Casey is a West Cork native, who is most comfortable with an instrument in hand. Returning to the seclusion of Sheep’s Head Peninsula, after University, he set up a recording studio – if peace and quiet, along with beauty, is the stuff of inspiration Brian has returned to the right place. However, as he says ‘the isolation comes with good and bad, particularly with regard to trying to establish a career in music/recording.’
Blending folk, blues and acoustic pop he creates a musical tonic to soothe the soul that encourages optimism in the face of adversity – namely poor weather and bad news.
No surprises? Well, not quite. Tradiohead take the songs of Radiohead and re-imagine them using instruments more often associated with Irish traditional music – Occupy Oxford, if you will.
The quartet play songs from classic albums like The Bends, OK Computer and Kid A, as well as more recent Radiohead records like Hail To The Thief and In Rainbows.
THIS year’s Bandon Walled Town Festival , incorporating the Harp Gathering, will provide superb family fun , much of it free of charge, over the weekend. Bandon Walled Town Festival is this year marking the 400th anniversary of the granting of the charter to the town of Bandon.