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The Jig

Griff Fm back with a bang for 2015

Griff Fm is back for one week only, broadcasting live from the 2nd – 6th February. The student station which is run by Griffith College Cork’s Journalism students, goes live once a year for one week only. This year will see the return of many familiar voices from throughout the past two years, as well as a host of new and talented presenters.

Clon’s pSoken Wrod starts New Year in style

THE pSoken Wrod was out of the blocks for the New Year in flying style in Clonakilty recently. Afric McGlinchey led an evening rich in spontaneous poetry, well rehearsed verse and music. The five-word-challenge (Epiphany, convoluted, relic, stab, softly) drew such inspiration that the judges were stumped, the eventual winner of the pint being Joe Harte.

Brian Kennedy plays the Briery Gap, Macroom this February

THE Briery Gap is delighted to announce the long awaited return of the internationally celebrated talent that is Brian Kennedy to Macroom on Saturday 7th February. Brian Kennedy survived a childhood on the infamous Falls Road, West Belfast at the height of its hellish history against all the odds to carve an extraordinary career in Music.  In his own words he says, “I shouldn’t have become a singer really, given

Kenmare author publishes first novel

AWARD-winning Kenmare poet, writer and playwright Penelope Thoms has just published her new book Seanchai (The Storyteller). The Carnegie Arts Centre in Kenmare will host a book launch for Penelope and Seanchai at 6pm on Friday, 23rd January. Copies of the book will be available for signing and purchase. Copies of the book are also available at the Kenmare Bookshop.

Award-winning West Cork author publishes new children’s book

AWARD winning West Cork author James Lawless has just published a new book, a collection of children’s stories called The Adventures of Jo Jo; most of the stories in the book are set in West Cork. Jo Jo is an endearing but sometimes mischievous eight-year-old little girl who has a great imagination. She can talk to animals and she loves the woods where many of her adventures take place.

Psoken Wrod celebrates first anniversary

Clonakilty’s Psoken Wrod, founded by Nick Smith, is now a year old. The pSoken Wrod is an open mic night of poetry and short stories, held at De Barra’s on the first Tuesday of every month. The name was originally a misspelling, but took off and has now become a fixture, complete with logo of a ‘rod’ or talking stick, which harks back to the old seannachai days when whoever

Schull Community College students go ‘Back to the 80s’

Grab your Rubik’s cubes, your leg-warmers and your blue eye shadow and join the students of Schull Community College as they head ‘Back to the 80s’ in the college’s annual Christmas production which takes place in the school’s Sports Hall on Wednesday next, December 17th and Thursday, December 18th. The Transition Year students will bring you on a musical journey to the era that brought us Michael Jackson, ‘Dirty Dancing’