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The Jig

Bach, Baroque cello, captivating contemporary dance – A weekend of performance at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

THERE is a treat in store for lovers of classical music and contemporary dance at Uillinn this coming weekend. At 8pm on Friday 27th November, Bach’s unaccompanied cello suites become the subject of Soliloquy, a collaboration between acclaimed cellist Eimear Reidy and contemporary dancer Inma Pavon, in a performance spanning composed score to spontaneous improvisation. Bach’s unaccompanied cello suites can be imagined as a musical soliloquy, like those of Shakespeare,

John Grant at the Cork Opera House

FOLLOWING the release of his hugely-anticipated third album Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, and following on from his back to back sold out shows in Dublin last week, John Grant returns to Cork Opera House on January 28th as part of an extensive UK and Ireland tour for early 2016.

West Cork features in new book about Irish sea swimming spots

SEVERAL West Cork beaches feature in At Swim is a new book about the sea and our relationship to it. Written by Brendan MacEvilly and based on an idea by Brendan and Michael O’Leary, the book is part guidebook, part travelogue and part analysis of our relationship to the sea.

The Improvised Panto – It’s a different panto every night!

FOR the fifth year running ITSA Theatre Company returns to Cork Opera House this December with its hugely successful show The Improvised Panto, and this year the Improv Panto is going all grown up, bringing mayhem, mischief and stockings full of Christmas craic to the Cork Opera House MAINSTAGE!

An evening with Johnny McEvoy in Macroom

JOHNNY McEvoy has always been highly acclaimed for his excellent shows and his forthcoming nationwide concert tour is eagerly awaited by his legion of fans to celebrate the release of his first studio Album in 10 years “Basement Sessions 2”.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane comes to the Carnegie Arts Centre

THE Carnegie Players production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane, directed by Mary O’Sullivan, comes to the Carnegie Arts Centre stage in Kenmare from Friday, 29th through Sunday, Monday, 30th November. The 1996 play is set in Leenane, a small town in Connemara, and tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early forties, and Mag, her manipulative ageing mother. Mag’s interference in

Kenmare Choral Festival set for 4th-6th December

FOLLOWING the success of its Third Choral Festival last year, the Kenmare Choral Festival Committee is extending a warm welcome to all choirs to come and participate in the 2015 Kenmare Choral Festival from the 4th to the 6th December. The Festival will bring the beautiful art form of choral music to the local public and visitors alike through concerts, workshops, competitions and other events on the weekend.

Cape Clear documentary wins at Kerry Film Festival

A FILM about Cape Clear Island, Aonrú has won Best Documentary at Kerry Film Festival 2015. The short documentary directed by Dominic de Vere and produced by Jason Gaffney received the award at a packed closing ceremony at the Malton Hotel, Killarney recently. Aonrú has been officially selected for every major Irish film festival in 2015 and will show at the Cork Film Festival in November where it has been