by Stephen Johnson NAMED for Ukranian nomads, “Scythian” (pronounced ‘SITH-ee-yin”) put on a show to remember at the Lake House in Tuosist recently. The band brought 90 of its American fans to Ireland this week on a tour that included performances in Dublin and Galway, but their show at the Lake House was the highlight of the tour.
Following on from last year’s successful Kenmare Lace Festival, the Kenmare Lace and Design Centre will host lace making workshops on Saturday, October 11th, and Sunday, October 12. Workshops will be offered in Kenmare Lace; Irish Crochet Lace; Limerick Lace, and Bobbin Lace. All are welcome, from beginners to more experienced lace makers. Booking is essential. To book, phone 064 664 2231 or 087 757 4411.
by Carol Gilbert EDDIE Hobbs, celebrity financial advisor, television presenter and author will host a Q&A after the screening of The Guarantee on October 30th next in Bantry. The new Irish feature film The Guarantee starring Love/Hate’s Peter Coonan, David Murray (Amber), Orla Fitzgerald (The Wind That Shakes The Barley), Morgan C. Jones (Vikings) and Gary Lydon (Calvary) will be hitting Irish cinemas on Thursday October 30th with a special
by Stephen Johnson THE award-winning film Lilting will be screened at the Carnegie Arts Centre, Kenmare at 7:30pm on Friday evening, October 10th, as part of the 15th Kerry Film Festival. Tickets are €7. A moving and sharply-wrought screenplay supported by several elegant performances marks Cambodian-born director Hong Khaou as a director to keep note of with his directorial debut.
by Stephen Johnson THE Kenmare Film Society has launched its autumn / winter schedule, with a programme of award-winning films from Sweden, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain, Australia, India, England and Italy. The next offering in the series is The Golden Dream, a joint Spanish-Mexican-Guatemalan road movie that follows the fortunes of four Guatemalan teenagers on a dangerous journey across the Mexican border into the United States.
by Stephen Johnson IN his new book just published, It’s the Little Things: Francis Brennan’s Guide to Life, the co-owner of the five-star Park Hotel in Kenmare and host of the hit RTE television series At Your Service, shows how he has lived a happy and successful life based on three key principles: caring, compassion and community.
THE Kilmeen Drama group return to DeBarras in Clonakilty this October to perform the one act play The Valiant. The play is set in 1920s America and tells the story of a young man awaiting execution for murder. In his eyes it was justifiable, but not in the eyes of the law, so he must now pay the ultimate price. Yet the Warden really doesn’t know who he’s executing as
by Eoghan O’Connell THE Kinsale Arts Festival, one of Ireland’s most colourful and vibrant arts events continues to bring entertainment and excitement to the West Cork town for the rest of this week. The festival now in its 10th year, has been a huge success and once more has attracted huge crowds from all over the country. Big names who have opened the festival in recent years include Jeremy
THE Briery Gap in Macroom is set to welcome two of Ireland’s best loved singer-songwriters next month, with Jimmy McCarthy on Saturday 4th October and Tommy Fleming on Friday 10th October. Following a capacity audience at Briery Gap’s re-launch last year, Jimmy McCarthy will return to Macroom to perform with his ‘Prophecy / Conspiracy’ tour. Having written songs for major Irish artists such as Christy Moore, Mary Black, Mary Coughlin
AN amazing evening of The pSoken Wrod and Verse Chord Verse took place in De Barra’s, Clonakilty as part of the Culture Ireland night and the opening of the Clonakilty International Guitar Festival. For the first time, the spoken word was accompanied by Kevin McNally, on guitar, mandolin and metallophone and Liam Aherne on electric guitar, with no rehearsal.