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Glow: Variations on a Theme at the Catherine Hammond Gallery in Skibbereen

It’s autumn! To visually echo the shift from late summer to autumn, a group of nine artists interpret the theme of “Glow” at the Catherine Hammond Gallery in Skibbereen in September and October. Whether experienced as a continues source of light, vibrating electric colours, or gently changing luminosity, the theme is explored through a variety of media, painting, printing, sculpture and glass. Participating artists are Tom Climent, Eamon Colman, William

Take part in Bantry’s first yoga festival this October 7th-9th

Set amongst the stunning Atlantic coast and taking place in iconic locations around Bantry town, this three day festival offers a unique, honest and diverse collection of yoga forms for all to experience. Showcasing some of the country’s top yoga teachers along with an eclectic selection of eastern dance, music, martial arts, meditation and laughter, this is a festival designed for those who want relax, re-connect and embrace the good life.

Shawn Cuddy & Friends in Concert

Saturday 8th October at 8:30pm The cream of Irish Country is coming to Macroom with Shawn Cuddy, Kathy Durkin and Richie Kavanagh performing all of their hits for one night only in Cork as part of their nationwide tour. Shawn and his band, known as one of the most hardworking in the business, have been performing for over 25 years with numerous awards and hit singles to their name. Joining

Island photographer Robbie Murphy brings Sherkin to Organico, Bantry

Robbie Murphy has lived on Sherkin Island, West Cork, since he moved there with his family shortly after he was born. As well as working on the island, farming oysters, he photographs it, and it is fair to say that Robbie really knows his subject and captures his stunning images with an unerring eye. To view these large prints is to be transported to Sherkin, to feel the weather, hear

Crosshaven goes wild for Gemma’s art!

IRISH wildlife artist Gemma Best presents an exhibition of pastel drawings in Cronin’s Pub, Crosshaven. Her highly detailed and realistic drawings include squirrels, foxes, puffins and badgers and other animals that can been seen in the Irish countryside.

October is festival month in Kinsale!

WHAT’S ON IN KINSALE IN OCTOBER October is festival month in Kinsale with three major events taking place: Kinsale Gourmet Festival – 7th-9th October Kinsale Walking Festival – 15th & 16th October Guinness Kinsale Fringe Jazz Festival – 28th-31st October

Ger Wolfe @ The High Tide Club Sat Sept 24th, 8pm

Over the last twenty years Ger Wolfe has released seven CD’s of original material. He is well known for songs such as The Curra Road, The Lark of Mayfield and She Scattered Crumbs, and his lastest album is entitled ‘I Have Been Loved’. Needless of fad or fashion, Ger is reflective and independent in mind and nature and his musical talent sees him plough through the Irish musical landsacpe. A wonderful poet and composer,

Patrick Bergin to star in ‘Murder at Shandy Hall- the Musical’

BIG screen legend Patrick Bergin is set to star in Ireland’s first musical murder mystery and an adaptation of a best-selling book written by Michael Sheridan. ‘Murder at Shandy Hall’ 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

Culture Night at Clonakilty Community Arts: Sean Nós Dancing Workshop with Gerard Devane 

Astna Square, Clonakilty, Culture Night 2016: Friday the 16th of September 2016. 7pm. Free   For Culture Night 2016, Clonakilty Community Arts is delighted to host a Sean Nós workshop with the 4th generation dancer Gerard Devane from Connemara who is a master of this old style art form. The event is free and everyone is welcome. “…the dance is centuries old, It is a proud dance. The most important thing for

Full Schedule announced for Clonakilty International Guitar Festival

Thursday 15th- Sunday 18th September Clonakilty International Guitar Festival shares its full schedule for this year’s festival which takes place this week, Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th September when some of the world’s greatest guitarist will descend on the small seaside town in the southwest.

Conal Gallen returns to the Briery Gap

Saturday 24th September at 8:30pm – Tickets €25 Ireland’s Ambassador of Comedy Conal Gallen is returning to Macroom with his hilarious new one man stand up show, Only Joking, which is jam-packed with hilarious jokes, stories and songs which will have you in stitches from start to finish! Conal has been writing a whole set of brand new material along with some firm fan favourites to give his audience, what

Mrs Shakespeare, The White Horse, Ballincollig, September 29th

Following on from a successful and award winning year where they appeared Off Broadway, Stratford Upon Avon, Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, The Old Joint Stock Theatre in Birmingham and Bristol Shakespeare Festival Ian Wild’s play Mrs Shakespeare starring Irene Kellher is coming to The White Horse, Ballincollig, September 29th.

Dr Strangely Strange @ The High Tide Club Wed Sept 14th, 8pm

Doctor Strangely Strange was formed in Dublin in 1967 by Tim Booth (vocals and guitarist) and Ivan Pawle (vocals, bass and keyboardist). They then teamed up with Tim Goulding (multi-instrumentalist and aspiring painter) and began rehearsing and living in a house owned by Goulding’s then girlfriend and backing vocalist Orphan Annie (a.k.a. Annie Xmas). The tenants nicknamed the house ‘The Orphanage’. The group’s sound was experimental irish folk music and

Cork Culture Night Secret Gig is …….. Brian Deady

Brian Deady presented by Cork City Council in Association with The Good Room. Brian Deady has just been revealed as the much-anticipated Cork Culture Night Secret Gig, which will take place in Cork on Friday September 16th as part of Culture Night. This year Culture Night Cork City will involve over 100 venues and 200 free events. A host of music, theatre, film, visual arts, exhibitions and guided tours will take place and

Seventh Annual Cork City Book Fair Saturday, 10th September

Munster bibliophiles have been left waiting a little longer this year for their annual bookfest. The knock-on effect of a re-scheduling of other events has resulted in the Annual Cork City Book Fair moving from its usual slot on the last Saturday of August to Saturday 10 September. All indications are that the wait will have been worth it. The venue is the Gresham-Metropole Hotel on MacCurtain Street with doors

The Happy Pear at Girls Only Weekend at the Celtic Ross in aid of the Irish Cancer Society

NOW in its 9th year the annual Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Weekend in West Cork is the only one of its kind in the country! This exceptional weekend is in aid of Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society and takes place at the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery from 7th – 9th October. The Happy Pear duo of Stephen and David Flynn will have their

The Rock Art Show, Blue House Gallery, Schull, 9th September to 30th September

This exhibition was installed at the Cork Public Museum between October last year and March this year. It was the first time that a public exhibition of Prehistoric Irish Rock Art had been shown. The exhibition was put together by West Cork residents Finola Finlay and Robert Harris and an expanded version will be brought to the Blue House Gallery in Schull, opening on the 9th of September 2016. If

Frankie Gavin & De Danann to open Briery Gap Programme!

After a turbulent number of months, the outlook is now brighter for Briery Gap as a bumper Autumn/Winter programme will begin shortly. We would like to sincerely thank the whole community and local businesses for their help, encouragement and assistance during this time. This help has enabled us to continue our cinema programme at the Castle Hotel, open a new Box Office just four doors up from the Briery Gap

Music and Silence Festival on Bere Island

This September a unique festival celebrating the power of music and silence will take place on West Cork’s Bere Island. Music and meditation are combined in the Music and Silence festival programme (16-18 September) to give visitors a chance to reflect, contemplate, and refresh their senses in the company of one of the world’s leading experts on mindfulness and meditation. The festival programme is led by Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB,

Drew Holcomb at The White Horse Ballincollig, Saturday 3rd September

Drew Holcomb brings his solo show The White Horse, Ballincollig, September 3rd with support from The White Horse Guitar club. “Music is medicine” according to Drew Holcomb and he has used it to find hope and meaning in the sorrow and confusion of life. Starting out as a solo artist he later created Drew Holcomb and the Neighbours which includes his wife Ellie and their music has been featured on

The BIG SING returns to Bantry

The West Cork BIG SING community organisation will once again be bringing a BIG SING event to Bantry for the FeelGood Festival on Saturday 15th October and YOU are invited to take part!

Paula Gomez and Stephen Housden @ The High Tide Club Fri Sept 2nd

PAULA GOMEZ is a singer-songwriter who has spent some years living in West Cork but now resides in Madrid. Paula will make a welcome return to The High Tide Club along with the very talented guitarist/singer/songwriter Stephen Housden. Paula’s sound is influenced by blues, folk and rock and her compositions have been noted as highly original, with a strong melodic sensibility. Her sound combined with her wide vocal range and

Emily Mae Winters : Foreign  Waters New EP out now

Anchor, as heard on Mark Radcliffe’s BBCR2 Folk Show, BBCScotland and Folk Is Not a Rude Word in May/June Born in England, raised in and around the rugged coasts of southern Ireland, Emily Mae Winters’ haunting folk songs are quickly permeating the folk and song writing scene. Her formative years were spent living in Clonakilty, Co. Cork where she immersed herself in a local music scene. Influenced by the sounds

Niall Connolly set for Bantry gig in September

Cork-born, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Niall Connolly brings the urgency to folk and the finely-crafted story to indie rock. Born in 1977, alongside the birth of punk, his work bears evidence of the roots and influences that made him a songwriter: early years listening to Nirvana on the Walkman, Leonard Cohen on his sister’s stereo, and the steady stream of bands and songwriters emerging from the 1990’s Cork music scene. He blends

Tasty island dressing adds to the flavour of A Taste of West Cork Food Festival 9-18th September

The annual A Taste of West Cork Food Festival takes place from 9th-18th September 2016 and in addition to a jam packed programme of events on the mainland, it uniquely offers a chance to soak up the sights on the Islands off the West Cork Coast. The combination of land and sea, town, village and islands within this vibrant festival highlights the pre-eminent position of West Cork for food and fun along the popular

Pauline Scanlon & Band play The White Horse Ballincollig on Thursday 8th September

This summer saw the release of her first solo album in ten years since Red Colour Sun with Gossamer, reminding fans why Lumiere member Pauline Scanlon is a force within Irish music. Creating a bridge between the traditional while also acknowledging shifts in contemporary music, Scanlon has her finger on the pulse of the Irish music scene. She brings her beguiling sound to The White Horse, Ballincollig, September 8th. Gossamer, produced with long time collaborator John Reynolds, continues the folk tradition

The Redneck Manifesto added to Clonakilty International Guitar Festival line-up – Only show this year

Other new additions to this year’s festival include Adrian Crowley | The Vespertine Quintet | Steve ‘Smiley’ Barnard Spook of the Thirteenth Lock   Clonakilty International Guitar Festival is delighted to announce THE REDNECK MANIFESTO will be bringing their impassioned live show to this year’s festival which takes place 15th-18th September.  The quintet of Mervyn Craig, Matthew Bolger, Richie Egan, Niall Byrne and Neil O’Connor will be performing new material

Making Ireland Modern 1916-2016

St. Peter’s Commemorative Centre 8 Sept – 1 October Making Ireland Modern is a touring Project in ART for the 1916-2016 commemorations and will explore the relationship between architecture, infrastructure and technology in the building of a new nation spanning a period of one hundred years from 1916-2016.     Constructed as an open matrix of drawings, photographs, models and other artefacts, the exhibition presents ten infrastructural episodes – Negation, Electricity, Health, Transportation, Television,

Comedy Weekend at The Maritime Hotel, Bantry

Banish the winter blues and laugh yourself silly at The Maritime Hotel in Bantry this November as Tommy Tiernan and comedy trio Foil, Arms & Hog take to the stage across one hilarious weekend of comedy. Tommy Tiernan performs his show, Under the Influence, on Friday, November 11. One of Ireland’s most popular comedians, Tiernan is currently winding up his month long residency at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Tiernan takes