Culture Night 2017


Culture Night Cavan 2017

Friday 22 September 2017                            




TURF by rowan tolley company

TURF invites the audience on an investigative journey, punctuated with provocative, fiercely athletic and beautifully detailed movement. Situated somewhere deep within the Irish soul, it tells the story of one life, but many selves.   This theatre piece talks to us about our relationship with the bog.   It is written and performed by Frank Farrell, Longford native and directed by Rowan Tolley.

Venue: Tomregan Parish Hall, Ballyconnell, Co Cavan



ANKOR, a European movement based arts practice community, Russell Brown, Maria Kerin Helle Kvamme, Patricia Mc Kenna and Dr. Mairead Vaughan.  



Vickers Vimy at Cavan County Museum


Vickers Vimy a five piece collective formed by Ed Drea & Fintan Hanley best described as folk/roots.  They are a Galway based band and take their name from one of the the most celebrated cross Atlantic adventures, the flight of the Vickers Vimy from New Foundland to Clifden, Connemara in 1919. They  return to Cavan County Museum following two previous successful visits.

Venue: Cavan County Museum

Contact No:  353 49 8544070




Loughan House Bee Smith and Tony Cuckson hosting Culture Day with residents showcasing their art, craft, music, stories and poetry.  

Venue:     Loughan House Open Prison



Printing and Pottery, Poetry and Prose, Music and Song...Go where it flows... Market House, Blacklion

Maria Bagnoli printmaking workshop and Jim Fee hand built pottery workshop.
Followed by performances by Claire Maguire, singer/song writer, Sean McManus, button accordion, Bee Smith, poet/write and Tony Cookson, writer/storyteller.

Venue: Market House



Cavan Town

Busyness by Kim Mc Cafferty


A world premier of Busyness created by Kim Mc Cafferty especially for Con Smith Park, Cavan.   Four acrobats and dancers invite you to take a fresh perspective on our society’s glorification of being busy.  

Venue: Con Smith Park


Ceol sa Caisleán


Cavan Town CCÉ Entertaining the residences, families and general public of Castle Manor Nursing Home with Traditional Music and Dance.

Venue: Castle Manor Nursing Home



Bullock Lane Open Studio at townhall, Cavan with Matuesz Lubecki, Artist

Venue: 2nd floor, Townhall, Cavan

Contact No: +353 (0) 49 436 5441 - Mobile: +353 (0) 87 149 7257



The Automated Orchestra by Robbie Perry


The much awaited opening of the interactive musical exhibition born from a body of work through the last decade, created and constructed from recycled materials and re-purposed objects.


“Punk Opera” - A new performance built from raw energy, where wild stories are told through Machines, Beliefs and the Netherworld. Created by Robbie Perry (musician) with his 'Automated Orchestra', Philip Doherty (spoken word) and Niamh McCormack (opera singer).

Venue: Townhall Cavan Arts Space


Contact No: +353 (0) 49 436 5441 - Mobile: +353 (0) 87 149 7257


Reavy's Musical Cavan


A group of musicians and admirers of the Maudabawn composer, Ed Reavy will played 20 compositions by the great man which he dedicated to places and people from his native Cavan.

Venue: Meadowview


Art and Crafts Edel Crowe, Bee Creative and Backyard Presents Music and Dance


Celebrating children’s arts and crafts, dance, music and song for 5 years to 12 years. Performances by Cavan String School, Kyle Riley, Little Folk, Aoibhneas School of Music, Caidreamh Traditional music group, Cavan Set Dancers, Marion Crowe Set and Sean Nos dancing and Pascal Lyons Irish Dance School.

Venue: The Backyard Arts and Cultural Centre

Contact No: 049 4331092  


Armagh Rhymers and Eddie Lenihan


Bí linn d’oíche scéalaíochta agus shiamsaíochta leis an Seanchaí Eddie Lenihan agus  na Armagh Rhymers! Beidh na Rhymers ag damhsa agus ag casadh amhrán ar an tsráid le daoine  a mhealladh isteach sa leabharlann.


An evening of storytelling and entertainment with Eddie Lenihan and the Armagh Rhymers! The Rhymers performed on the street and drew people into the library for some great storytelling.


Contact No: 028 3752 2299



An Exhibition of Prints and Drawings kindly loaned by Tyrone Guthrie Collection, Centre, Annaghmakerrig.

Venue: Johnston Central Library, Cavan


Contact No:  +353 (0)49 4378500



Listening Rooms and Dotti was a Deer

NYAH Comhaltas Branch brings traditional arts and the photographic archive to Bridge St, Cavan for an extravaganza of traditional arts.   Musicians include: TG4's Gradam Ceoil 2017 Singer of the Year: Rita Gallagher, Frank Kelly, Donegal, All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, Eamon Maguire, Seamus Fay, Cathal Lynch and the Cavan Bucks.

Open studio with Jackie O Neill at Dotti was a Deer.

Monster Open Session at Farnham Arms Hotel: Martin Donohoe, Gary Lynch and Mairead Lynch.

Venues: One Hour Photo, Mc Cauls Bar, J and B Hope Store and dottiwasadeer studio, Bridge St, Cavan


Cavan Genealogy


Meet the Genealogist, discuss family roots and access the rich resources.


Venue: Genealogy Office


Contact No: +353 (0) 49 4361094




'Lone Wolf'

A performed reading by Larry McCluskey of 'Lone Wolf' a one act play by John McManus, “following in the footsteps of the great Tom Mac Intyre.”


Venue: Cootehill Library, Cootehill, Co Cavan






Design and make the Big Friendship Jigsaw painting workshop with Isabella Bazzani for all ages.

Performance by Boyle Singer Songwriter Collective who are a unique group based in Boyle open to anybody of any age from anywhere, who write and perform their own songs, with or without instrumentation and from Glangevlin,  Jason Mc Govern and his band  with traditional and folk music. 


Venue: Dowra Courthous





Praising a cultural landscape - in words and music with Heather Brett, poet and Rafal Szydlowski, violinist.  Ian Rachael Elliott , invite you to join them in the charm of Corravahan House to hear poetry, music and the origins of their heritage home. 

Venue:   Corravahan House, Drung




Milltown Culture

An evening of music and culture including a walk to Drumlane Round Tower.

Venue: Drumlane Community Centre, Milltown

Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm




A Feast of Music, Drama, Song and Dance with Millrace Drama Troupe, local artists and the Castletown Accordion Orchestra

Venue: St. Kilian’s Heritage Centre, Mullagh, Co Cavan





Breffni Photography Club Photographic Exhibition

“Our exhibition with feature a variety of images by our members including this year's winning images from the Virginia Show”, Desmond Connors, founding member of the Club. Members will be on hand to answer all your questions about their work, photography in general and the benefits they have found in joining an IPF Affiliated camera club. 

Venue:    The Meeting Room, Skelly’s Costcutters, Main St, Virginia  Email: and




The Lost Brothers and Art Exhibition entitled '93 Years of Inspiration'

The Ramor Theatre present


93 Years of Inspiration – An exhibition by Elizabeth McKenna

Now 93 years young, Elizabeth McKenna has been painting and drawing for as long as she can remember. From her days at school sketching the celebrity actress of the day, Shirley Temple, for her school mates, to her time in the College of Art under the guidance of Sean Keating through to her work as a fashion artist for McBirney’s, art has been a major part of her life. Nowadays, Elizabeth paints almost every afternoon, when the light is best. She works in oils, acrylics and watercolour with subjects ranging from seascapes and landscapes to flowers and birds.


The Lost Brothers are an Irish musical duo consisting of Mark McCausland and Oisin Leech, formerly of  The 747s. Their first album Trails of the Lonely was released in 2008.

Leech appears on Arctic Monkeys' cover of Baby I’m Yours lead vocals with Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner..

The band appeared at the BBC Electric proms in 2008 and played a string of festivals since then including Glastonbury Festival, The Electric Picnic and SXSW

In 2010 The Lost Brothers recorded their second album, So Long John Fante, The album received positive reviews in The Irish Times, Hot Press,  and the Irish Examiner and saw the band perform live on The Late Late Show and on BBC’s The Culture Show. 

In 2011, the band travelled toNashville  where they recorded new material which became their third album, The Passing of the Night.

Later that year the band were invited by Barbara Orbison, to record a song for the 75th Roy Orbison anniversary album.

In 2014, The Lost Brothers recorded their fourth studio album, New Songs of Dawn and Dust,  in Liverpool  with producer Bill Ryder Jones. 

When all the dust settles, The Lost Brothers will remain.

Forging ahead.

On the path.

 Determined to get there.

 Wherever "there" is.


Venue: The Ramor Theatre

Contact No: 049 8547074


Virginia Show Centre Multicultural Evening


Experience the heritage, singing, dancing and cultural sharing of local and new communities from Virginia, Zimbabwe, Lithuania and Latvia and more.


Venue: Virginia Show Centre



Michelle Boyle Exhibition Preview and Interview with the Artist

Open invitation to a Cavan preview of Michelle's solo exhibition 'This is where I belong this exact
spot' which will be in Cow Shed Theatre Space, Farmleigh House Dublin from September 27th-
October 15th.
From 7-8pm there will be a recorded studio interview of Michelle speaking about her working
process and inspirations. The conversation will be recorded live in the artist’s studio with acclaimed filmmaker Neasa Ni Chianain from 7-8pm.

Venue:  Garryross Studio, Garryross School, Virginia, Co Cavan



Uillinn Arts and Health Residency with Kim Doherty, Cavan Based Artist

Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre in Skibbereen County Cork, will co-host a conversation with Cavan-based artist Kim Doherty, around the intersection of arts facilitation and arts practice, as she concludes her studio residency at Uillinn, in partnership with Cavan County Council, Arts Office.   Kim is investigating the narrative and the notion of boundaries in her work.

Live broadcast at 6pm. 


      Additional Comhaltas Listing from Comhaltas Headquarters

Mullahoran Comhaltas Groups    Mullahoran Hall 8pm, to 9pm

Members of our branch will join together to play music, dance and sing in the alotted time. It will be a relaxed performance with the emphasis on inclusion. Members of the local community, parents and general public will be invited.


Cavan Arts Office

Johnston Central Library
Farnham Centre
Farnham St

049 437 8549




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