Something for Everyone on Culture Night in Mayo

Announcing a night of free entertainment, art and culture events around the county for Mayo Culture Night on September 22nd are Joanne Grehan, Director of Services Mayo County Council; Rhiannon Brosnan; Cllr Michael Loftus, Cathaoirleach MCC; Anne Fitzgerald; Ellen Shaw; and Kevin Kelly, Chief Executive MCC.

Announcing a night of free entertainment, art and culture events around the county for Mayo Culture Night on September 22nd are Joanne Grehan, Director of Services Mayo County Council; Rhiannon Brosnan; Cllr Michael Loftus, Cathaoirleach MCC; Anne Fitzgerald; Ellen Shaw; and Kevin Kelly, Chief Executive MCC.

Audiences in Mayo will be treated to an exciting and varied range of free events and activities as part of this year’s Culture Night, on September 22nd, with something to suit all tastes.

In Achill - art and music will be on offer in the beautiful surrounds of Bunnacurry Monastery, as well as a bus tour with traditional musicians and an evening exploring the islands culture.

In Ballina - Market Square will be bouncing with performances from Galway based, South African born, rapper Sweetlemondae, Folk Singer Steo Wall, 4-piece a capella group Landless, as well as local Mayo act Doppler; also, a late-night trad session in Ballina Arts Centre, and renowned DJ, Donal Dineen, who will play in Katie's Corner.

At Blacksod Lighthouse - celebrate great female icons with strong connections to the area including D-Day heroine Maureen Sweeney, nationalist writer Olivia Knight, Actress and Author Eileen O' Casey, modernist Sculptor Gerda Fromel, and 20th Century, Hollywood star, Carmelita Geraghty.

In Carracastle - enjoy song, storytelling, and crafts, where traditional Irish farming practices will be celebrated, while in Turlough at the Museum of Country Life, you can learn about St Gobnait and the folk history of bees in everyday life.

In Castlebar - there will be an interactive walk for children, a food and drink tour for adults, while younger adults can enjoy African beets from DJ Mtoolz. Also in Castlebar, you can learn to make ceramics or play an instrument, and there is an opportunity to hear African women exploring their identity through hair.

Kiltimagh, Killala and Inisturk will offer trad sessions in while multicultural Ireland will be celebrated with food, drink, dance, and stories from the diverse communities in Claremorris, Ballycroy and Westport town.

Westport also hosts a wide selection of music from Jazz to big bands, choirs to trad as well as a printmaking workshop, a talk on art and literature, and an open evening at Westport House.

More activities to follow. See Culture Night Mayo Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter or contact Culture Night Co-ordinator, Audrey Robinson on info@mayoculturenight.ie.

 

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