Kerry Arts and Culture night will be celebrated in Castleisland and Scartaglin on this Friday night, September 18th.
If you want to avoid that ‘put on’ feeling of many such events then Come away O Human Child to the Waters and the Wild – where singing and music come as naturally as breathing to the many fine exponents – and spontaneity is the order of the day or night – and beyond – even!
Celebrations in Scart
If you want to make a night of it you could take in the celebrations at the Heritage Centre in Scartaglin between 8pm and 10pm. There will be music and song with guests: Mick Culloty, PJ Teahan, Mary Lawless and and Uileann Pipe recital from Carmel O’Leary. Admission is free and singers, storytellers and dancers are welcome.
Or you could stay in the Maine Valley and head to Browne’s Bar. There you can enjoy traditional music, set dancing and singing from 7-30pm. You’re invited to enjoy a night of culture and tradition in a venue widely renowned for its traditional music sessions.
Lively Pub Environment
You can experience the music, song, set dancing / brush dancing in a lively pub environment as it is, was and will be. The third Friday in September each year has become an important date in the Irish arts and culture calendar. Culture Night, which takes place across the whole country, has been created to give everyone an opportunity to explore and experience arts and cultural events in their local area free of charge.
“Culture Night is a great initiative and what better way than something new and get the whole family out to enjoy the quality of cultural activity that happens right across the county.’’ said Cathaoirleach of Kerry, Cllr. Pat McCarthy.
Culture Night Kerry Brochure
Full details on all the events can be found on www.culturekerry.com or from the Arts Office on 066 7183541. To download the Culture Night Kerry Brochure go to www.culturekerry.com or contact Sharon O’Keeffe at firstname.lastname@example.org or for further information you can contact Kate Kennelly, Kerry County Council Arts Officer on Tel: 066 71 83541.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand.
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.
Mr. Yeats could have written those lines from his ‘Stolen Child’ poem about the terrible events rolling away before our eyes throughout Europe at this very moment for the world is indeed more full of weeping than we can understand.