Friday 16 September join us in Cavan to celebrate Culture Night 2016. Our highlights include: the exhibition 30 Years, Artists, Places, a screening of Broken Tale by Konik Artists, Áine Cahill, The Henry Girls and the launch of Cois Tine, a new music initiative.
Outdoor screening of Broken Tale by Konik Artists
Broken Tale animation by Konik artists Pawel and Kasia tells the journey of a girl into the heart of the wilderness, to the lake hidden deep in the primeval forest. Her guide and mystical guardian is a moose. The story is based on the Swedish folk tale about a girl and a moose. “Broken Tale” was shortlisted for the final competition at the International Visual Arts Festival InSpiracje 2016 in Szczecin, Poland. The animation has qualified for the 28th International Film Festival in Girona; Stockholm - Fringe Festival STOFF 2016 and Baboró International Arts Festival for Children in Galway.
The screening will be accompanied by the amazing sound of Mal O’Reilly “Goddess Drum” and a selection of other animations and the opportunity to taste delicious food from Picardie Bakery.
Venue: O Rourke side of Townhall, Cavan 8.30pm to 9.45pm
30 Years, Artists, Places – Major Touring Irish Art Exhibition
The exhibition marks 30 years since Local Authorities embarked on providing for the arts locally. This art commissioned and acquired by local authorities, exemplifies the work of local government supporting artists in their own communities over the past 30 years.
The exhibition curated by Muireann Ní Chonaill includes; Tony O’Malley, Alice Maher, Robert Ballagh, John Kindness, Norah McGuiness, Sean McSweeney, Sean Lynch and John Shinnors alongside emerging artists such as Jenny Brady, Julie Merriman and David Stephenson and others. Cavan artist, Jane Mc Cormack is represented in this selection with her work SWIM, a series of 11 photographs on tile commissioned by Cavan County Council. Tom Conaty, poet responded to this work with a series of poems. The exhibition in Cavan marks the half way point for this tour and will be accompanied by an education programme.
Venue: Townhall Cavan and Johnston Central Library 6.45pm
Áine Cahill at Cavan County Museum
BBC Music nominated Aine Cahill’s recent Glastonbury gig as one of the Festival Top 11. Áine from Castletara in Cavan is receiving plenty of air play and attention recently. She is compared to Adele, Amy Winehouse and Lala Del Ray but even these favourable comparisons don’t describe the power and emotion that Áine brings to her soulful performances. Her most popular songs Black Dahlia and White Piano are a testament to her masterly song writing ability. Áine Cahill speaking about music “I don't know if there was an exact moment when I said, 'Right lads, I'm going to be a singer.' I just love music, I love writing it, singing it, listening to it. My music was always just an outlet for me, I never thought 'This is the job for me,' y'know? But I think since I was 17 I could never see myself doing anything else.”
Venue: Cavan County Museum, Ballyjamesduff at 8pm
Cois Tine Launch
A new initiative launching on Culture Night, Cois Tine is a vehicle for the creation of new soundscapes in music and the spoken word. In partnership with Cavan County Council, Cavan Institute and Music Network, Cois Tine is offering a series of residencies to musicians and their collaborators. This pilot programme aims to develop, diversify and enrich music culture through providing an invaluable resource and sanctuary where artists can work in concentrated harmony. Bringing together the influences of County Cavan and beyond, it is intended that Cois Tine will serve as a musical junction, that artists will avail of the facility to realise new and existing projects, share skills and influences, engage with the county and its people and generally be inspired by the environment to be productive, creative, collaborative and innovative
Venue: Killygoan, Cavan at 9pm
The Henry Girls at Ramor Theatre, Virginia
The Henry Girls are three sisters from Co. Donegal. Their music is infused with the rich cultural heritage of their native Donegal but with a transatlantic flavour. Over the last number of years they have become one of the finest Irish exponents of folk/roots music. The sisters have toured and collaborated on various other music projects, most notably Mary Black, Imelda May, Clannad, Sharon Shannon, The Hothouse Flowers, Donal Lunny, Altan and Dervish.
The Henry Girls are renowned for their captivating, heartwarming and often moving live performances. Those fortunate enough to have seen them ‘live’ on stage will all agree with the sentiments of The Irish Times who described the experience as ‘a joy’.
Booking Essential Ramor Theatre 049 8547074 www.ramortheatre.ie
Venue: Ramor Theatre, Virginia 8.30pm