‘Culture Night’ takes place today Friday 22nd September, hosting arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes. Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed at participating locations and everything is available free of charge.
Click on the link for full details of all events taking place in County Wexford https://culturenight.ie/events/?location=45
Included below is the line up of artists for this years Culture Night celebrations in New Ross & the District –
New Ross Singers @ Dunbrody Visitor Centre, New Ross, 5.30pm –
New Ross Singers have been in existence since the early 80s. a community based mixed voice choir under the direction of Connie Tantrum and have been to the forefront of choral singing in New Ross, presenting an annual Christmas Concert and singing at various local events.
The New Ross & District Pipe Band @ New Ross Library Park 7.30pm –
For Culture Night , as well as a number of traditional band tunes, the repertoire will include: the bands interpretation of the ‘Game of Thrones’ Theme Music ; the much loved ‘Highland Cathedral’ ; the rousing ballad ‘Ye Jacobites by Name’ ; the haunting ballad ‘Land O’ the Leal’ ; the evocative ‘Gael’ ; as well as a number of traditional tunes on banjo , flute and bodhran . A terrific hours entertainment is promised . (Please note this event is weather dependent)
‘Elements in Motion’ Dance Film Screening @ Cabin Arts Hub, New Ross, 8pm –
What better night to debut our dance film based in New Ross than Culture Night, 2 Many Dance Moves and County Wexford Youth Film took part in a dance/film project in August 2017. Young filmmakers collaborated with local teenage dancers to make an exciting short film. The dance film is located in New Ross and includes many local landmarks including the new library park. The workshop was free to teenage participants and is a Creative Ireland initiative supported by the Arts department of Wexford County Council.
Hook Lighthouse, 6pm -10pm –
Hook Lighthouse is set to host its second annual Harvest Moon celebration this Culture Night, September 22nd 2017. Visitors can enjoy watching the sunset and the harvest moon rise over Hook Peninsula beneath the protective beam of the world’s oldest intact operational lighthouse. From 6pm the Lighthouse Visitor Centre will open especially late, and invites visitors to come along and find a spot on the straw bales around the fire-pits on the lighthouse lawns and watch nature at its best during the autumn equinox. Musician Brendan Keane will be playing some songs from his forthcoming album.
(Credit: Go raibh maith agat Claude Clancy)