Áit Iontach/Áit Fein
We all – whether born there, or choosing to live there – have a love of our own place. The Annascaul Artists Group expresses that affinity through their artistic endeavours, and are delighted to share these works as participants in Féile na Bealtaine 2018.
We have a new and exciting venue this year – Joan’s Café Nua & Gallery on Main Street, Annascaul, and we are organising a surprise event at our opening.
The Opening will take place at 8.30pm on Friday, May 4th 2018. The Exhibition will continue from 10.30am to 6.30pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday – May 5th to 7th inclusive.
Participating artists include:
- Monica Phelan
- Kate Landers
- Marie Kennedy
- Abe Boland
- Úna Ní Shé
- Eloise Flannery
In addition, Art Therapist Ellie Flynn will be present to explain & display her work, along with some pieces by children from the village.
If you fancy some singing at sundown then head to Patcheen’s Pub, Main Street, Annascaul. The jollity kicks off at 9pm and continues til we can’t sing anymore. This Thursday the 19th May.
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
The Annascaul village market has started again today and will be running every Sunday 10-3
Pop in if your around the village and show your support for our local crafts.
“August Bank Holiday in Annascaul is Beerfest Bank Holiday”
ANNASCAUL , Co. KERRY – The community and publicans of Annascaul, Co. Kerry are inviting all to the 8th annual Annascaul Beerfest which will be held in the village on August Bank Holiday Weekend July 31 – August 2 2015.
The festival has grown over the last 7 years and this year we will again be hosting the event between Friday and Sunday. The 2014 event raised €6,000 for Kerry Cancer Support Group and €2,000 for the local school.
2015 will also see donations being made to good causes such as Down Syndrome Kerry.!
We will be announcing details of the 2015 event in the new year so stay tuned!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the latest and definitive information.
For additional information see our Facebook page or Tweet us @scaulBeerfest