“A great story can sometimes make a great tune. The pantheon of Irish traditional music is filled with great tunes. Magnificent titles abound like “The Wheels of The World”, “The Enchanted Lady”, “The King of the Fairies”, “Upstairs In A Tent”.Continue reading “Tell your stories for Arts North West!”
Poetry and Story inspired by Landscape and Myth, a community writing project hosted by Monica Corish.
Friday, 8 PM on June 5, 12, 19 and 26 on the Glens Centre YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/channel/UC1nSAQVlxdV9AyrIM_xh5-w
Featuring poems, stories and song from Shane Leavey, Dermot Lahiff, Paula Lahiff, Maggie Kilcoyne, Tara Baoth Mooney, Margaret Timoney and Tom Sigafoos.
This event is a fundraiser for North West STOP, which provides counselling support for people at risk of suicide. Donations through their website, www.northweststop.ie
Broadcasting from The Glens in Manorhamilton on the day of Cruinniú na nÓg will be music created by the talented young people of North Leitrim.
Academy Award winner, and singer-songwriter, Glen Hansard, will provide online masterclasses for a dozen teenagers in North Leitrim in songwriting.Continue reading “Cruinniú na nÓg Events”
We are offering a unique opportunity for budding songwriters as part of this year’s Cruinniú na nÓg youth festival. Given the lockdown we are all enduring at present, Academy Award Winner Glen Hansard, has kindly stepped up to facilitate online songwriting workshops for teenagers based in North Leitrim. 12 young people will be afforded the chance to hone their skills with one of Ireland’s most talented songwriters. Hansard busked the streets of Dublin before finding success with The Frames in the 1990’s. He then found international fame when he starred in The Commitments and Once, receiving an Academy Award, with Marketa Irglova, for Best Original Song in the latter.
Under the direction of Hansard, we are privileged to offer this wonderful initiative which will culminate with ‘live performances’ of the completed songs recorded at the Centre for broadcast on June 13th, the national day of celebration for young people. This will be co-ordinated by Kila musician, Rossa Ó Snodaigh, his teenage son Tarach, and film-maker, Róisín Loughrey.
Taking place over the month of May via Zoom, this is a rare opportunity for teenagers to avail of, with one of the shining lights of the Irish music scene. Participation is free with funding from the Arts Council and Leitrim County Council. .
Brendan Murray, The Glens Centre at 086 3325369 or email@example.com
The word is out about a truly splendid CROSSING BORDER OPEN MIC happening this Saturday and we are delighted to announce the line-up of Contributors. Showcasing ‘an across the lines ethos’ and celebrating talent and diversity.
Do join us for this event at The Glens Centre You Tube Channel
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SAT 9 MAY, 8PM
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Supported by Across the Lines IFI Programme
Graphics by Phoebe Dick
The Across the Lines IFI funded programme has in the past three years supported Open mic nights, cross border creative writing and song writing sessions in Enniskillen, Blacklion and Manorhamilton. The Open mic nights are about connecting ordinary people who like to perform through their music, poetry, readings, etc. Now as we all are focused on keeping well through this global pandemic, with closed/restricted borders and administrative lock-down, the values underpinning our previous Open Mic get togethers are all the more relevant.
This virtual event also presents an exciting opportunity to connect performers and audience who haven’t been able to physically attend previous Open Mics in this region.
This sparkling new play tells of the roller-coaster life of a forgotten Irish celebrity and invites a modern audience to reassess her legacy as a freelance artist at a time in Ireland when most women were expected to be fulltime housewives.Continue reading “Pre-show dinner in OstaW8 and ticket deal!”
Dark Daughter Productions Present
SUNDAY AFTERNOON DELIGHTS
Original Stories & Music on “Forgotten Irish Women”
See the two shows for 15euro!Continue reading “Sunday Afternoon Delights!”
From Aoife Scott to Freddie White, there is a gig for everyone this Spring in The Glens!Continue reading “Music at the Glens this Spring!”