New Island Of Geese Amphitheatre To Host Event During Culture Night

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The Island of Geese site will be opened for an event during Culture Night on September 23. File photo

THE new amphitheatre at the Island of Geese site will be the venue for one of town’s events during Culture Night next month.

‘Firestorm’, a new and innovative fire show, takes place at  Island of Geese Amphitheatre on Friday, September 23.

Meanwhile, 30 events will take place in September with the support of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media’s Local Live Performance Programming Scheme 4.

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Gaelic Roots take to the stage at Dúchas Comhaltas Centre, Tralee on 24th to showcase traditional Irish music and contemporary and traditional Irish dance, and alternative pop singer-songwriter and musician Laurie Shaw performs at The Greyhound Bar, Tralee on 30th.

To celebrate Culture Night on 23rd, Catherine Young Dance presents a new piece inspired by Ukrainian folk dance at Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School, Tralee and also in Tralee,

The events will take place across Kerry’s five Municipal Districts and cater to all tastes and ages, with music, vocal, spoken word, dance and fire performances programmed at a variety of times, with most events being free of charge.

Ceol am Lóin kicks off the September programme with four outdoor lunchtime concerts on 1st – Niamh Varian Barry (violin) and Méabh Ní Bheaglaíoch (accordion & vocals), 8th – Máire Begley (vocals & accordion) and Mary Conroy (guitar), 15th – Cáit Ní Riain (singer & piano) and Mark Crikard (violin), and 22nd – Clíodhna Ní Bheaglaíoch (violin) and Eoin Ó Beaglaíoch (concertina), at An Díseart, Dingle.

Also, at An Díseart, are the bi-lingual Samhlaíocht Sessions, which will take place in the Chapel on 3rd (with poet Simon Ó Faoláin, dancer Zoë Uí Fhaoláin & singer & musician Gerry O’ Beirne) and 4th (with poet Áine Moynihan, pianist Louise Nic an tSionnaigh & fiddler Feargal Mac Amhlaoibh).

The Binneas Úibh Ráthaigh outdoor traditional music concert series continues with Peter and Rosaleen Mullarkey (fiddle, accordion, guitar & vocals) and Kevin Larkin (bodhrán) performing on 2nd at Mannix Point Camping & Caravan Park, Cahersiveen.

The National Folk Theatre’s Turas will continue throughout the month in Siamsa Tíre.

On 10th, the Fabre Ensemble will present Spanish Renaissance choral masterpieces by Cristobal de Morales at St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney.

Sliabh Luachra accordionist Bryan O’ Leary will perform with Matt Griffin (guitar) and Mikie O’ Gorman (fiddle) on 11th in ANAM: Arts & Cultural Centre, Killarney. Singer-songwriters and musicians Lorraine Nash (8th) and Cathal Flaherty (13th) will also perform in ANAM.

The Live in Killarney Series supports Night-Time Economy with solo concerts from 9.30-11.30pm on 12th (Jackie O’ Mahony), 13th (John MaGann), 14th (Aidan Moynihan), 15th (Donal Lucey), 16th (Colm O’ Mahony), 19th (Kieran Healy), 20th (Shane Kennedy), 21st (Cathal Flaherty), 22nd (Donal Shine) and 23rd (Ray K) in the Gleneagle Ballroom. Kerry Writers’ Museum in Listowel will be hosting Rambling Sessions on 15th (storyteller Sonny Egan), 23rd (poet Victoria Kennefick & storyteller Seán Lyons) and 29th (storyteller Frances Kennedy & The Seanchaí Ramblers).

Back to Culture Night and Muckross Schoolhouse, Killarney hosts musicians Cormac Begley and Liam O’ Maonlaí, and St. John’s Theatre, Listowel presents an evening of theatre (Nicholas Makin’s short play A Dead Man’s Dreams), poetry (Victoria Kennefick & Séamus Barra Ó Suilleabháin), storytelling (Seán Lyons) and music and song (Larry Beau).

Finally, Maureen Sullivan, Chris Savage, Mary Donegan and Dave Shapiro perform Irish traditional, folk, country and contemporary music and songs at Carnegie Arts Centre, Kenmare. Further details of these events are available on the Arts Office website and Kerry County Arts’ social media channels.

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