Number Of Events In October As Part Of Local Live Performance Programme

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A spectacular fire and aerial circus show will take place in Tralee at the end of October.

THERE will be 35 events taking place in October with the support of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media’s Local Live Performance Programming Scheme 4.

The events will take place across the county and there’s something for everyone, with music, vocal, storytelling, fire and aerial circus performances programmed at a variety of times, with most events being free of charge.

In the Tralee Municipal District, four-piece traditional Irish music band The Rising, who put their own unique twist to tunes, are performing at the Dúchas Comhaltas Centre at the Kerry Sports Academy on Saturday, October 1.

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Tralee Bay Wetlands present Classical Delights at the Lakeside Café on 9th, 16th and 23rd, featuring musicians Lucy White, Anna Connolly, Dovile Baltoniene and Emma Shanahan, who will be playing a mixture of popular classical pieces, and music from movies and musicals.

As part of An Turas Mór, there will be spectacular fire and aerial circus shows on October 30th at the Island of Geese Amphitheatre.

In the Castleisland/Corca Dhuibhne Municipal District, Dingle Food Festival kicks off the October programme with eight outdoor concerts on 1st and 2nd on the Quay and Orchard Lane Stages.

There will be performances by Kay and Patrick Crouch, Tommy O’ Sullivan, Emer and Tadhg Twomey, Jeremy Spencer, Mike Coult, Eoin Duignan, Caroline Keane, Tom Delany, Teresa Horgan, Dréimire, Donal Murphy, Matt Cranitch and DJ Aaron O’ Sullivan, featuring traditional Irish, folk, bluegrass, jazz, swing, country and world music.

Also on October 1st, Beo Binn Live presents world music group Punjabi, trad sessions with Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich, Kyle MacAulay, Jeremy Spencer and Seán Leahy, and the world’s first Irish dance music show SuperCéilí, at Paul Geaney’s Beer Garden.

Accordionist Bryan O’ Leary, joined by guest musicians, will play Sliabh Luachra music at Scartaglin Heritage Centre on 14th and Turrencahill Community Centre on 21st.

The Patrick O’ Keeffe Traditional Music Festival are having a 30th Anniversary Sliabh Luachra Concert featuring 30 musicians on 30th at the River Island Hotel, Castleisland.

The Killarney Municipal District see the Live in Killarney concert series in the Gleneagle Ballroom continue with Shane Kennedy (1st), Barry McGrath (7th), Colm O’ Mahony (8th) and Donal Lucey (22nd). Sliabh Luachra musicians Bryan O’ Leary, Matt Griffin (guitar) and Mikie O’ Gorman (fiddle) will perform at ANAM on October 9th.

In Listowel Municipal District, St. John’s Theatre are hosting Folk Saloons featuring music, song and storytelling with Steve Wall and Cáit Ní Riain (6th), Kate Dineen, Ukrainian baritone Maksym Lozovyi and Sliabh Luachra musicians (13th), and the Flyshop Blues Band and Megan O’ Neill (26th).

The Kerry Writers’ Museum’s Rambling Sessions featuring music, song, dancing, poetry and storytelling continue with Matt Dean and Friends (6th), Gabriel Fitzmaurice and Mickey McConnell (13th), Bryan Murphy and John McGrath (20th) and Daisy Kearney and The Seanchaí Ramblers (27th).

In the Kenmare Municipal District, singer-songwriter Mary Culloty O’ Sullivan brings her one-woman musical about the eighties to the Carnegie Arts Centre on 9th and singer Grace Foley performs hits from famous female artists there on 13th. Tenor Dr. Gavan Ring and pianist Dr. Louise Thomas will perform the Ballads of a Bogman: The Sigerson Clifford Song Cycle on 16th at the Daniel O’ Connell Memorial Church, Cahersiveen.

The Binneas Úibh Ráthaigh traditional music concert series concludes on 21st with Peter and Rosaleen Mullarkey and Kevin Larkin performing local pieces from the Inny Valley at Dromid Community Centre.

Further details of these events are available on the Arts Office website and Kerry County Arts’ social media channels.

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