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The Jig

Something for everyone at Bandon’s Engage Arts Festival

THIS year’s Bandon Engage Arts Festival (Thursday September 25th to Sunday September 28th) once again celebrates contemporary art in all forms and in providing a platform for a connection between art and the wider community. This belief informs the programme, which is, accordingly, varied and will give participants the potential to experience a very broad range of art forms.

Macroom’s Sulan Film Society Celebrates 20 Years

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Sulan Film Society, Macroom. Dedicated to bringing films that range from artistic to deeply moving true stories, the Film Society caters for the alternative movie goer who seeks more than the usual glossy blockbuster! Films selected by Sulan Film Society take real life situations and dramas and portray them as fairly and accurately as possible, whilst maintaining a strong storyline.

County Cork – a cornucopia of free Culture Night events

Culture Night, a night of totally FREE entertainment happens this coming Friday, September 19th, throughout the County of Cork from Castletownbere in the West, Kinsale in the South, Duhallow in the North to Youghal in the East. Now in its fourth year, Culture Night is now firmly established and it is great to see the vast array of events taking place in towns and villages all across the County.

Local sports star launches Ahiohill Music Festival

BACK by popular demand, bigger and better than ever, Ahiohill Music Fest returns on Fri 3rd and Sat 4th Oct. This year the event runs over two nights and with such a lineup of headline acts, it promises to be another great weekend. The Music Fest kicks off on Friday night  at 8pm with local duo Roxy John and Frank to warm up the crowd. Then in what promises to

Red Molly at the White Horse, Ballincollig

GRACING stages from Denver to Denmark, from Australia to Austin, Red Molly is renowned for their live shows. Four-time featured artist at MerleFest, breakout stars at RockyGrass, and the darlings of the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, the “Mollies” bring audiences to their feet, whether it’s on a grand festival stage or in an intimate concert hall.

Murphy’s video wins ADFX Award

A popular video created for Murphy’s When It Rains It Pours smartphone app has won a coveted marketing award in Ireland’s ADFX Awards. Dubbed the ‘Irish advertising industry’s Oscars’ the ADFX Awards took place this week at Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin and it is the latest in a number of awards won by the Cork-based brand for its app.

Singer Songwriter Declan O’Rourke plays Macroom’s Briery Gap this month

Declan O’Rourke was a latecomer to the Dublin singer-songwriter scene. But, in his mid-twenties, within months of discovering Dublin’s bustling songwriter open-mic circuit, O’Rourke found himself in the mix with the likes of Paddy Casey, Gemma Hayes, Damian Rice and many other Irish singer-songwriters. In 2004, Declan released his debut album, Since Kyabram. ‘Galileo (Someone Like You),’ his debut single, has been covered by numerous artists including Josh Groban, and