Celebrating Singing – Annascaul Village June 3rd – 5th

As the summer kicks in the Annascaul Singing Club is spreading its wings a wee bit. Over the Whit Bank Holiday, 3rd – 5th June, the club will host a gathering, ‘Celebrating Singing’, to mark its first birthday.
With the help of Kerry County Council’s Arts Office and kind support from the wider community of the peninsula there will be series of free workshops and singing sessions taking place in Annascaul Village throughout that weekend.At 10am-12noon on Saturday 4th June at Scoil Bhreac Chluain, Annascaul village, Laine Henderson, formerly lead singer of Riverdance’ will coach folk who bring a song they would like to sing and help them with singing style.Then from 3pm-5pm guitarist Pat Johnson known for his stylish playing while with reggae combo ‘Avatar’ will give guidance on how to use the instrument effectively. Supportive advice on accompaniment will also be on offer.
Sunday 5th June from 12noon- 2pm will see Niamh-Varian-Barry who worked with folk stars ‘Solas’ will focus on helping to develop performance technique and simple harmonies

The classes are for adults of all abilities including beginners and are absolutely free.

At the Annascaul Community Hall also on Sunday, amazing children’s entertainer Ruti Lachs will have the children singing, dancing, and most importantly laughing. Big-hearted Ruti will lead a session for babies to 6year olds from 2pm-3pm and and then 7-12 year olds from 3.30 to 4.30pm. Once again these are free. However every child must be accompanied by an adult. See also: https://www.facebook.com/Music-Tots-with-Ruti-135128023247232/

Though the classes are free the club asks people to book in advance. There are fifteen places available on the voice and performance classes, twenty places for the guitar workshop and thirty places at the children’s event.

To book simply ring 083-1246634

Annascaul Tidy Towns AGM 2015: 13th June2016 8pm 

The 2015 Annascaul Tidy Town AGM will be held in the Community Centre on Monday 13 June 2016 at 8 pm.

The first item on the agenda will be the adoption of the minutes of the previous AGM (for 2014) held on 3 March 2015. If  you were at the previous AGM please take a moment to read through the minutes so they can be agreed:

AGM Minutes 2014

Another important function of the AGM is the election of a management committee for the rest of 2015-16. Under the group’s constitution the committee has 6 members:

• Chairperson
• Secretary
• Treasurer
• PRO
• 2 ordinary members

If you wish to be nominated, or nominate someone else please bring a form with you on the night:

Nomination Paper

Inch Beach Nature Walk: Saturday 21 May

20130517_153129Meeting at Sammy’s coffeeshop at 2pm on the 21st of May, Bernard Goggin, a naturalist with a lifestime’s experience of nature, will take people on an informative and exciting tour of Inch Beach. ALL welcome.

On the walk, Bernard will provide an introduction to the flowers of the dunes and driftline, and explain how Inch spit was created and what threats it now faces.

This is an easy beach walk for all demographics.

More details: http://www.antaisce.org/events/inch-beach-nature-walk

‘Celebrating Singing’

As the summer kicks in the Annascaul Singing Club is spreading its wings a wee bit. Over the June Holiday Weekend, 3rd – 5th June, the club will host a gathering, ‘Celebrating Singing’, to mark its first birthday.

With the help of Kerry County Council’s Arts Office and kind support from the wider community of the peninsula there will be series of free workshops and singing sessions taking place in Annascaul Village throughout that weekend.

At 10am-12noon on Saturday 4th June at Scoil Bhreac Chluain, Annascaul village, Laine Henderson, formerly lead singer of Riverdance’ will coach folk who bring a song they would like to sing and help them with singing style.

Then from 3pm-5pm guitarist Pat Johnson known for his stylish playing while with reggae combo ‘Avatar’ will give guidance on how to use the instrument effectively. Supportive advice on accompaniment will also be on offer.

Sunday 5th June from 12noon- 2pm will see Niamh-Varian-Barry who worked with folk stars ‘Solas’ will focus on helping to develop performance technique and simple harmonies

The classes are for adults of all abilities including beginners and are absolutely free.

At the Annascaul Community Hall also on Sunday, amazing children’s entertainer Ruti Lachs will have the children singing, dancing, and most importantly laughing. Big-hearted Ruti will lead a session for babies to 6year olds from 2pm-3pm and and then 7-12 year olds from 3.30 to 4.30pm. Once again these are free. However every child must be accompanied by an adult. See also: https://www.facebook.com/Music-Tots-with-Ruti-135128023247232/

Though the classes are free the club asks people to book in advance. There are fifteen places available on the voice and performance classes, twenty places for the guitar workshop and thirty places at the children’s event.

To book simply ring 083-1246634

TOM CREAN FESTIVAL- June 17th – 19th June

TOM CREAN FESTIVAL
2016

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13260006_1678523652398154_1007052317318350525_nFRIDAY 17th JUNE 2016
Welcome to the Festival 5pm
Welcome gathering in the Jerome Connor Gallery upstairs in the South Pole Inn, displaying 29 portraits of the Endurance crew by Irish Artist Medbh Gillard. Introduced by Mike Shea our very own Irish explorer from Dingle.Cliff Wedgbury will be showcasing a couple of his new Antarctic ballads.

FRIDAY 17th JUNE 2016
Exclusive Talk by Michael Smith 7pm
In the Conor / Crean Centre
Limited to Crew members and above. This talk is new and specially prepared for this years Tom Crean Festival.

Make sure you sign up early.

http://www.micksmith.co.uk

SATURDAY 18th JUNE 2016
TOM CREAN ENDURANCE WALK 8am
Buses leaving Annascaul at 7am
Are you ready for the challenge. Following a 19 mile mountain walk through the hills of West Kerry, finishing at Tom Crean’s Pub the South Pole Inn. Annascaul Walking Club maintain a great spirit of enjoyment, fun and achievement. This is limited to 200 brave participants. Click on the image beside to sign up. Medallion are being presented this year by the Crean O’Brien family.

SATURDAY 18th JUNE 2016
TOM CREAN’S JOURNEY: AN IRISH DANCE EXPEDITION
7.30pm in the Conor / Crean Centre
BRAND NEW SHOW IN THE CONNOR CREAN CENTRE
Being Launched by Michael Healy-Rea
Martin Percival former Riverdance and Lord of the Dance lead dancer, has produced and stars in his very own Tom Crean tale. The Irish dance play is both heart warming and engaging, with fantastic dancers and guest starring Dingle’s own David Geaney. Great for both Tom Crean fans and Irish dancing fans alike.

SUNDAY 19th JUNE 2016
TOM CREAN TRAIL
1pm in the Tom Crean memorial garden
A ramble through Tom’s footsteps, taking in his homestead, Minard Castle where he sign up for the Royal Navy and laying of flowers at his graveside.

Support us and join in
With exclusive rewards for supporters
Tickets are also available in the South Pole Inn
http://www.tomcreanfestival.com