Culture Night 2018 – Events at The Courthouse Gallery and in Ennistymon

From music to film and art, there is something for everyone at The Courthouse this Culture Night – All events are FREE

12 noon:
For Culture Night 2018 the Monastery Boys of the CBS Ennistymon will offer a presentation of what culture means to them.

Through music, dance, drama and poetry, the students will express how their lives are influenced by the culture that surrounds them. All support appreciated.

5.30 – 7pm: Book Launch / Marie Connole’s new art book ‘Illumination: Scéalta na Mara’ will be launched with a reception at the Gallery, with a short talk from the artist, and a screening of the folklore and stories gathered at the ‘Tea Time Tales’ workshop held in May

8-10pm: The Silver Branch film screening and Q&A
Five years in the making, The Silver Branch charts the rural life of The Burren through ‘farmer-poet’ Patrick McCormack, as this fabled landscape is threatened. A plea for the protection of our wild places and and a tale of adversity, this acclaimed documentary will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, Katrina Costello.

10pm – midnight: Music from local musician and composer Simon O’Reilly
(NB this event will be held at Oh La La, our neighbours on Parliament Street)
O’Reilly is a guitarist, composer and producer based in Lahinch on the west of Ireland where he has his studio. He has worked with some of Ireland’s finest musicians including The Contempo Quartette, Davey Spillane, Twin Headed Wolf, Kila, Luka Bloom, and The Monks Of Glenstal amongst others. He has written music for award winning films and many documentaries including Sundance award winner The Summit. His 2016 solo album Evolve was Nailer9s Irish Times album of the week and was in 2FMs Dan Hegarty’s top 10 albums of 2016.

Throughout 2018 Simon will be performing his new live show around Ireland. His live music ranges from Downbeat to Drum and Bass beautifully blending live hypnotic electronics with layering and looping of Pedal Steel Guitar and multiple effected electric guitars. He performs both solo and with accompanying musicians such as double bass, cello percussion and guest vocalists.