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Heritage Week 2018

Alchemy Music Presents

Poetry & Music of County Wicklow

A Series of Concerts for Heritage Week

Jane Clark – Poet
Cormac Breatnach – Susato Whistle
Eamon Sweeney – Guitars

Bray 18 Aug:
Bray Library, Florence Road 1pm, Kinvara Nursing Home 3pm

Tinahely Library 25 Aug 1pm
St Kevin’s Church, Hollywood 25 Aug 8pm

Féile Londubh 2018

Féile Londubh Programme

Alchemy_Feile_Londubh_2018 (pdf 1.5mb)

Friday 13th April

4pm: Way with Words, Wicklow presents an lllustration workshop for 6-8 year olds with Oisín McGann. Mobile Library outside Ashford Heritage Centre. FREE.
7 – 8.30pm: Festival Launch Concert Nun’s Cross Church, Ashford. FREE. Performances by Perfect Friction (award-winning traditional group from Wicklow), composer Elaine Agnew & students of Nuns Cross NS & Scoil Coróine Mhuire NS, poet Nell Regan & students of Coláiste Chill Mhantáin KWETB.

Saturday 14th April

1pm: Lunchtime Concert: Emerging Artists – Michael Stedman (guitar), Ava Dodd (Soprano), Eric Sheeran-Purcell (Piano). €5/€3. Ashford Heritage Centre.
2.30pm – 5.30pm : A writing workshop along the ‘Seamus Heaney Woodland Walk led by writer David Butler and naturalist Richard Nairn.
Meet at the Ashford Heritage Centre to car pool to Devil’s Glen Woods. €10/€5. Sponsored by Coillte.
8pm: If Music and Sweet Poetry Agree: Concert: Nun’s Cross Church, Saturday 14th April. Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin – ‘Ireland Professor of Poetry.’
Music from Aoife Doyle (singer), Greg Felton (Piano), Cormac Breatnach (Susato whistles) €15/12, Family (2+2): €30
Nun’s Cross Church, Ashford.

Sunday 15th April

10am, 10.45am, 11.30am: Baby music workshops (under 1yr) – Anna Newell & Eamon Sweeney. Limited to 4 babies plus one guardian per baby for each workshop: €7.50. Booking Essential. Ashford Heritage Centre.
10–11.30am ‘Fighting Words’ Children’s Story Workshop 6-10yr olds. Fun and imaginative workshop, Free, booking essential. Scoil Coróine Mhuire.
12.15–1.15pm: Judi Curtin – Bridge Street Bookshop presents the best-selling children’s author. 8–12yr olds. €3. Ashford Heritage Centre.
12.30pm: Toddler Music (2-5yr old) workshop with Eamon Sweeney €5 per child. Limited to 15 children plus guardians. Scoil Coróine Mhuire NS.

Culture Night 2017

Alchemy Music Presents

A varied musical evening for all ages and tastes

Friday 22nd September, 7pm – 9pm

Nun’s Cross Church, Ashford, Co. Wicklow

Alchemy Music are delighted to host a free-of-charge Culture Night celebration of music for all the family!

Linda Ferguson – Community Musician
Mike & Marta Nielsen – Jazz Guitar and Accordion
Perfect Friction – Traditional Irish

Wicklow Music & Health Gathering

Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
11am-1pm Thursday 1 June

Highlighting the efficacy of arts engagement as a component of the Recovery Model of Mental Health care and to spotlight some of the valuable work taking place in Wicklow in recent times.

•    Presentations on the recent work in Wicklow
•    Discussion led by Kevin O’Shanahan on the role of the arts in supporting mental health
•    Testimony of the therapeutic benefits of music as a component of the Recovery Model
•    Musical performances, including The Claddagh Rogues
•    Tea & a chat


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