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The Jig

Funding confirmed for summer festivals

A NUMBER of summer festivals are set to benefit from national funding of €1.3 million that has just been confirmed.   Fáilte Ireland has provided approximately €32,000 for the West Cork Chamber Music Festival and €40,000 for the Kinsale Arts Festival in West Cork as well as €36,000 for the Cork International Choral Festival; €20,000 Cork Mid Summer Festival and €15,000 Cork Film Festival.

West Cork singer / songwriter to play Trinity Ball

CORK Singer Songwriter Daniel Murphy from Bantry is to play this year’s Trinity Ball which takes place this Friday night April 4th. Daniel’s slot at the major event was announced last night as part of the final line-up for the sold out ball.   Singing under the name Danny Battles, the rising star will play the prestigious ball which is attended by more than 8,000 revellers and is considered Europe’s

Fred & Alice – Love in the time of OCD

FOLLOWING on from its critically acclaimed sell out tour in 2013, CallBack presents Fred & Alice – Love in the time of OCD at the Briery Gap, Macroom on April 13th as part of a new national tour, details of the tour can be found on www.callbacktheatre.com.   It’s not easy to get by in this crazy old world is it? But Fred and Alice have discovered that all you

Mystery thriller is debut novel by West Cork-based writer

SHADOW Campus, a mystery-crime thriller by Kathleen Kelley Reardon, author of nine nonfiction books, has been published as a trade paperback and e-book by Blue Mustang Press, Boston.   A young professor, on the eve of tenure, is found hanging and nearly dead in her university office. Her brother, Shamus, a builder by trade, leaves his small New England town for Los Angeles to be with the sister he has

Indiependence Festival 2014 officially launched

THE Indiependence music & arts festival returns this August Bank Holiday weekend with a stellar line-up of fantastic international and Irish acts. It’s Indie’s fifth anniversary at Deer Farm, Mitchelstown and after last year’s sell out festival, organisers have managed to keep ticket prices at their affordable best while attracting some of the best names around.   US hip hop legends Public Enemy will bring the noise as they top

Mind Your Head at the Firkin Crane Theatre

HOSTED by Youth Work Ireland Cork (YWIC) ‘Mind Your Head’ is a concert and information evening taking place at the Firkin Crane Theatre in Cork on Friday, March 28th celebrating positive mental health.   The event aims to highlight the importance of young people getting involved in their community, and through these activities, promote positive mental health. YWIC has chosen music as a means of communicating this message and the

Ballydehob Traditional Music Festival 2014

THE village of Ballydehob in West Cork can look forward to a bumper weekend of traditional Irish music, song, dance and entertainment as part of the 2014 Ballydehob Traditional Music Festival which will take place in the village on the weekend of Friday, April 4th – Sunday, April 6th. Headlining this year’s festival line-up is one of Ireland’s finest traditional groups Four Men and a Dog.  

Kinsale Arts Festival announces launch of Now Wakes The Sea 2014 open submission exhibition and award

NOW in its fifth year, Now Wakes the Sea promotes the work and profile of outstanding emerging visual artists in Ireland and wider Europe to an international audience. Hosted annually as part of Kinsale Arts Festival, submission is open to all artists who have not yet had a major solo show, with an overall winner exhibiting in the 2015 festival.   Now Wakes the Sea will be once again selected

Festival line-up announced as Masters of Tradition tours the USA

TO coincide with the Masters of Tradition eight day tour of the USA beginning, West Cork Music has announced the line-up for this summer’s Masters of Tradition from 20th – 24th August.   Artistic Director and renowned Irish fiddler Martin Hayes will be joined by some of the most compelling artists in Irish music today. Singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, Cleek Schrey and Ivan Goff of Ghost Trio, Dennis Cahill, Steve

Fuaim Festival 2014 brings a world of music to Cork

Duke Special, John Spillane, Loudest Whisper, Yurodny, The Vanburgh String Quartet, Nick Roth, Scullion, The Quiet Club, Mel Mercier, The West Cork Ukulele Orchestra, Paul O’Donnell, Colin Dunne, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Niall Vallely, UCC Choir, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Kate Ellis, Jeff Weeter, Julie Feeney, and new and emerging student talent all join forces to celebrate University College Cork’s unique role as a cultural leader in the city and region.