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Poetry & Story inspired by Landscape and Myth

Featuring poems, stories and song from Shane Leavy, Dermot Lahiff, Paula Lahiff, Maggie Kilcoyne, Tara Baoth Mooney, Monica Corish, Margaret Timoney and Tom Sigafoos.
This was event is a fundraiser for North West STOP-Suicide Prevention, which provides counseling support for people at risk of suicide. Donations can be made through their website www.northweststop.ie

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Cruinniú na nÓg 2020

Cruinniú na nÓg 2020

Cruinniú na nÓg this Saturday on The Glens Centre YouTube channel features some wonderful talent that was facilitated by singer/songwriters Glen Hansard & Tadhg MacDhonnagáin.We are proud to say that RTE Junior will be featuring this event as one the nationwide highlights!Thank you to CreativeIrl & Leitrim County Council for their support!

Posted by The Glens Centre on Thursday, June 11, 2020

Cruinniú na nÓg this Saturday on The Glens Centre YouTube channel features some wonderful talent that was facilitated by singer/songwriters Glen Hansard & Tadhg MacDhonnagáin.

We are proud to say that RTE Junior will be featuring this event as one the nationwide highlights!

Thank you to Creative Ireland & Leitrim County Council for their support!

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Arts North West on Ocean FM

‘The Glens Centre is proud to present its very own, inhouse, radio show on Ocean FM.

Arts North West is a new, 30 minute, arts magazine featuring the cream of talent in North Leitrim, Sligo & Sth Donegal.

Tune in to to every Thursday at 9.30pm with a repeat every Sunday.

Podcast will go live from Thursday, immediately after the show.

The Arts Page on the Ocean FM website can be accessed here where you can see access the previous shows!

Episode one featuring Rossa O’Snodaigh, Musician, Louise Kennedy, Writer and Philip Delamere, Leitrim Arts Office

Episode two featuring Johnny Gogan, Filmmaker, Maeve McGowan from the Hawkswell Theatre Sligo and Ciaran McAuley & Steve Wickham.

Episode three featuring Monica Corish, Sean MacDiarmada Summer School and Pat McCabe – “The Galway Spike”

Episode four featuring Hawk’s Well Director, Marie O’Byrne, speaking about the National Campaign For the Arts.(Award-winning ex-RTE journalist, Susan O’Keeffe, gives us a brief on the Yeats Society Sligo and its upcoming festival. Poet Brian Leyden reads his provocative new prose piece, Mansplaining WB Yeats.

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Poetry and Story Inspired by Landscape and Myth

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

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Glen Hansard at the Glens Arts Centre

Glen Hansard performs at the Newport Folk Festival 2018.

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. .

Contact;

Brendan Murray, The Glens Centre at 086 3325369 or director@theglenscentre.com