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The Jig

Big names confirmed for Eyeries Family Festival

Eyeries Family Festival 18th – 20th July 2014, take great pleasure (and are very excited) in announcing that West Corks’ very own, Danica Holland will be performing a few songs for the Friday crowd before the Festivals’ official opening by Mr Neil Delamere himself! “Danica is a sensational talent, she’s West Cork – we’re West Cork and we are delighted that she is able to perform for the crowd this

West Cork Fit Up Theatre Festival brings top class drama to a venue near you

It seems like only yesterday that a few brave actors, writers and technicians gave of their time and talent to instigate the touring of top class professional theatre to small venues in West Cork.   For the past five years The West Cork Fit-up Festival has toured professional theatre to the remotest parts of West Cork, playing in small village halls from Sherkin to Kilcrohane, regardless of the weather. The

Adrigole GAA Festival Weekend

IT’S all happening in Adrigole over the last weekend in July as the picturesque Beara village welcomes visitors from far and near for the 2014 Adrigole GAA Festival. One of the highpoints of the summer on the Beara Peninsula, this year’s festival is once again packed with family fun, top musical acts and much more.

Music industry workshop – Briery Gap Theatre, Macroom – July 17th

Sullane Sessions, a new acoustic concert series hosted by the Briery Gap, Macroom presents an all age’s music industry workshop on Thursday July 17th at 2pm. This free event will give young musicians and music enthusiasts an opportunity to learn from industry professionals working in all aspects of the music industry including song writing, management, production, radio, music videos and more.

Joan McGraw Memorial Concert, July 23rd, Clonakilty

The second Joan McGrath Memorial Concert will take place on July 23rd in the Church of Ireland, Clonakilty at 7.30 pm. Organised by the  Clonakilty group of Amnesty International, this follows last year’s very successful inaugural concert in memory of Joan McGraw, who founded the local group over 30 years ago. Clonakilty violinist and composer Justin Grounds  has put together an eclectic programme of music from the Renaissance, Baroque and

The Circle Group exhibition of paintings in Skibbereen

The Circle Group, Anne Crossey, John Simpson, Ian Humphreys and Monica Boyle will be held in Skibbereen as part of the opening trail for the Skibbereen Arts Festival.   The exhibition opening and reception is at 7pm on Friday, July 25th with Peter Murray, Director at the Crawford Gallery, Cork at 44 Bridge Street, Skibbereen.   The Exhibition runs from Friday 25th July until Monday 4th August.  

Jane Austen Book Club author heads weekend line-up at West Cork Literary Festival

JOIN Karen Joy Fowler, best-selling author of “The Jane Austen Book Club” as she reads from “We Are Completely Beside Ourselves”, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Prize for best American novel 2014, at the West Cork Literary Festival in Bantry this Friday night.   Other highlights for the weekend include Rupert Isaacson who will talk about his new book, “The Long Ride Home” at 2.30pm on Friday, July 11th, There will