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,

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,


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. .


Brendan Murray, The Glens Centre at 086 3325369 or


Tin Tabernacle Tunes with Little John Nee

The great Little john Nee gets help to scavenge instruments downtown Manorhamilton

There’s music everywhere. If there wasn’t, life would be intolerable. The birds sing opera and the bees hum along. The Glens Centre presents, in collaboration with Leitrim Sculpture Centre, a unique live art performance event as part of the Creative Counties project, funded by Creative Ireland.

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