Birr Area Events
IN –SITES/ÓN CHEAPACH, Birr Theatre & Arts Centre: 7pm – 8.15pm
A touring exhibition featuring artists Monica de Bath, Lisa Fingleton and Gareth Kennedy exploring how, in different ways, they address our relationship with a constantly changing environment. Curated by Denise Reddy. The In-Sites artists along with local photographer Tina Claffey will be there to discuss their works. Booking Essential – 05791 22911
IRISH-AMERICANA, Leap Castle, Clareen: 8pm – 10pm
A not be missed evening of folk music inspired by the historical influences of Irish traditional music in America with banjo player and vocalist, Greg Cotter and button accordionist, Mary Flanaghan. Booking Essential - 05793 57400
SONIC POLLINATORS, Birr Theatre & Arts Centre: 8.30pm – 9.30pm
Composer Karen Power with the Quiet Music Ensemble who use their unique skills as improvisers, listeners and interpreters, to create a musical dialogue using recordings of bees, plants and their surrounding habitats in Offaly. Experience a synthesis between music and nature’s pollinators. A creative Ireland co-commission organised by Offaly and Laois County Councils. Booking Essential – 05791 22911
MICHAEL BULFIN @ BOORA, Lough Boora Discovery Park Visitor Centre: 6.30pm – 8pm
For a unique perspective of Boora, join artist Michael Bulfin on a walk through its nature and landscape, focusing on his artwork ‘Sky Train’ and his creative response to Boora’s natural and industrial heritage. Bulfin is a renowned Irish artist with a body of work that constantly explores, interprets and defines facets of interconnectivity with the natural world. Booking Required 05793 40010
ART THROUGH CHILDREN – A VIRTUAL EXHIBITION, The Thatch, Crinkill: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Come and curate an Open Air Virtual Art Exhibition drawing on the works of Crinkill National School, with the exhibition projected from a 1940’s style Phone Box! Step In, Select, Step Out, Enjoy!
DAVID RONEY AT HOUGHS, J.J. Hough, Main St, Banagher: 8pm ‘til late
A fascinating look into the world of artist David Rooney talking about his illustration work spanning three decades; the screening of a series of videos combining original music/songs and artwork; a performance of songs from this debut album ‘Bound Together’ and artwork samples from ‘1916 – Portraits and Lives’, The Royal Irish Academy.
SOIL – FOOD – SOUL, The Growery , nr 1 Oxmantown Mall, Birr: 4pm – 6.30pm
Music, Performance & Tai Chai! A unique event in Birr’s ‘social garden’ - The Growery - includes Paul Seery performing Irish tunes and Indian classical music on his homemade sarods and a mesmerising introduction to Tai Chi and Daoist practice with Yónguán Lóng Táorén, a Tao Monk from Qixing Táijí Tao Temple and Monastery.
Edenderry Area Events
TRAD MANIA with Ballyboy Comhaltas, Dan & Molly’s Traditional Thatched Pub Ballyboy: 9pm & THE BEST OF TRAD with Rhode Comhaltas, Ballybryan National School: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
A great night in store with local comhaltas groups playing up a storm with lively music, song, story telling and all things trad.
FIND YOUR VOICE, Edenderry Youth Café: 6pm – 7.30pm
An Open Mic Night showcasing the work of the Edenderry Rockers. Brought to you by Music Generation Offaly Westmeath in partnership with Youth Work Ireland (Midlands) and Edenderry Youth Café.
SNAP, CRACKLE & POP, Eden School of Music, Edenderry: 8pm
Enjoy the musical exploits of the accomplished students and teachers of Eden School of Music.