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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

Red makes a welcome return to Macroom!

With a career spanning five decades, Red Hurley is one of the most successful solo male singers in Irish show-business history and remains one of Ireland’s best loved entertainers. Brian “Red” Hurley started singing in 1969 and has been recording and singing all over the world ever since. Principally known as a solo artist, he has also performed with various bands including, in his early career, some of Ireland’s top show bands.

Sam Clague announces November shows

WEST Cork singer/songwriter Sam Clague has announced a string of November shows in support of his acclaimed EP “Balloons”. The tour will kick off in the Triskel Christchurch, Hallowe’en night and will culminate on the 18th of November with a special show in the intimate surroundings of De Barras’ Folkclub. These will be Clagues last Irish dates of the year as he is set to take his EP to India for the winter

The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow comes to Cork

ROLL up, roll up to Cork Opera House for one of the highlights of this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival! Following on from his phenomenal success at this year’s Electric Picnic, Jerry Fish brings his Electric Sideshow to Cork with a cornucopia of style and panache this October bank holiday weekend. Jerry Fish’s majestic, magnificent and at moments macabre Electric Sideshow delivers all manner of musical delights and wonders; in

The Boomtown Rats play the Cork Opera House

ONCE famously described as “licentious, festering reprobates” and “leprous anti-establishment scumbags” and banned from playing in their home country, it’s difficult to overestimate the shock and awe The Boomtown Rats inspired in late 70s Ireland. Fronted by “one of Ireland’s greatest lyricists” (Hot Press), they set out to “disrupt, disturb and question what it meant to be young in the Ireland of the mid-70s”. They return to Cork following a

Heineken Sound Atlas brings a taste of Tokyo to Cork

Music fans set for a one off music experience in Havana Browns After stealing the show at Electric Picnic, HEINEKEN Sound Atlas is bringing its Tokyo inspired record store to Havana Browns on Thursday, October 15th.

Comhaltas Macalla na hÉireann 2015 at the Briery Gap

THE Briery Gap Theatre in Macroom has been chosen as the only venue in Cork to host the Comhaltas Macalla na hÉireann 2015 on Tuesday, October 20th from 8pm. Each year the National Tour assembles a fine mix of established artists together with up-and-coming young stars drawn from all four Provinces of Ireland. These are blended together into a fast-moving and colourful show which appeals to both the connoisseurs and peripheral

Little festival with a big feel good factor

As the ‘LittleThings’ mental health campaign has highlighted, it’s the little things that can make a big difference to how we feel on an everyday basis. From healthy eating and exercise to social interaction and creative activities; these are just some of the things that can help us all cope better with life’s ups and downs. Depression affects one in ten people in Ireland at any one time.