Culture Night 2021: Connacht

Culture Night takes place across the country on Friday 17 September, 2021. Here’s a list of some of the events on in Connacht:

Galway

Rural Beats from Co. Galway

The team at Unboxed take to a secret location in rural Galway to combine live vinyl beats and visual projections, which will be broadcast from trusty ’91 Mercedes camper van, Benny.

Time: 9pm-11pm
For enquiries, call 086 833 8070

Let’s Go Outside at Ballyglunin Station

Make your way to Ballyglunin Station to enjoy a night of art and music, with a performance from young zydeco band The Barcelo Brothers, along with collaborative art exhibition Amach’s Amach. Organised by Three Rings.

Ballyglunin station previously featured in 1951 John Wayne film The Quiet Man, in which its fictional name ‘Castletown’ was given. Signage for Castletown still remains, marking the station’s appearance on the silver screen.

Ballyglunin Station

Time: 6pm-9pm
For further information, call 087 967 7732.

Mayo

Westport Jazz

A gathering of jazz artists perform outdoors for audiences at Culture Night. Jazz trio Ain’t Misbehavin’ will play, among an array of other acts including jazz and roots artist Joanne Keegan.

Jazz trio Ain’t Misbehavin’ will perform at Westport Jazz

Time: 9pm-11pm
Location: Clew Bay Hotel, James Street, Westport, Co Mayo
For more information, phone 086 844 4870 or visit Westport Jazz on Facebook.

Walk ‘n Talk Arts and Creativity

Linenhall Arts Centre presents this walking tour of art, creativity and culture. The talks will be hosted by five artists and will take place at Lough Lannagh.

Linenhall Arts Centre

Time: 5:30pm-8pm
For further information, call 094 902 3733 or visit The Linenhall’s website.

Roscommon

Martin Parr – 40 Years of Photography in Ireland

Martin Parr, esteemed British documentary photographer, exhibits photographs he took of a changing Ireland over a 40-year span.

Parr has been photographing in Ireland since the 1980’s

Time: 3pm-8pm
Location: Roscommon Arts Centre, Circular Road, Roscommon
For more information, call 09066 25824, or visit the Roscommon Arts Centre’s website.

Traditional Irish Music, Song and Dance

Members of Keadue Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann present a night of traditional Irish music, dance and storytelling at Keadue Heritage Park.

The event will take place outdoors at Keadue Heritage Park

Time: 7pm-9pm

Sligo

Bog go Bog

Bog go Bog yoga is a family friendly event

Miriam Needham will guide a family friendly yoga session through the Irish language, encouraging relaxation and mindfulness.

Ages 8+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult participant)
Time: TBC
Location: Abbeyquarter North, Sligo
Booking essential – email to book free tickets.

Made in Sligo – Demo and Workshop

This crafts demo and workshop will feature special guests including Mary Copper of Markree Woolcraft – who will be spinning fleece into wool. Rachel Quinn will run a drop-in ceramics workshop for four participants at a time, using air-drying clay.

Made in Sligo run these crafts demos and workshops

Time: 4pm-6pm
Location: Henry Lyons, Lower O’Connell Street, Sligo
No booking required.
Find out more here.

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Ava Farrelly
Ava Farrelly is a travel journalist for travel2ireland, ITTN and TravelTimes. With a background in arts, culture and lifestyle, Ava has a keen eye for the most visit-worthy destinations and all their attractions.

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