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It's Culture Night tonight so a great chance to get out and maybe see some things you didn't know Newry and Poyntzpass had to offer. All events are free.

Newry City

Newry Library

3.45pm-5pm

Storytelling for the All the Family

Nóra Ní Raghallaigh, the well known seanchaí from Rann na Feirste in the Donegal Gaeltacht, will sing songs, recite verses and tell stories suitable for the whole family.

Scéalaíocht don Teaghlach le Nóra Ní Raghallaigh

Cuirfidh Nóra, an tseanchaí aitheanta ó Rann na Feirste i nDún na nGall  amhráin, scéalta agus rannta i láthair do theaghlaigh. Deis iontach atá ann binneas Gaeilge na Gaeltachta a chloisteáil!

Sean Hollywood Arts Centre

5.30pm: Ceramic Workshop with Amy Mackle – numbers limited

5.30pm: Art Exhibitions from John Bannon and Joe Leigh Corrigan

7pm:  Dance Workshop with Ripton Lindsay, Caribbean, reggae, hip-hop specialist

8pm: A Night of Communication Through the Arts featuring:

Whiskey for Breakfast, folk group from Rathfriland playing Irish and Scottish ballads.

Sheila Smyth and the Changemakers - Sheila Smyth is a composer, musician and social entrepreneur.  Showcasing  “Changemakers”,  a group of inspirational and talented people who are on a recovery journey.  Their music is both victorious and deeply moving.

Steve Lally – Storyteller - The exceptionally talented Storyteller and Visual Artist Steve Lally, working for over 15 years in the arts. Writing his own material as well as re-imagining folktales, myths, legends and story songs ranging from ancient Celtic epics of Ireland and beyond of adventure and romance

Media Screening Exhibition by Richard Kelly (parental guidance)

Richard Kelly Visual Artist originally from Co Mayo now living in Co Down. Working for over 20 years as an artist, uses mixed mediums, oil, acrylic on canvas and specialist in graphite work. The style of art, more commonly known as "outsiders Art" primarily conceptual surrealism work inspired by past masters such as Rubens, Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Raphael whilst looking at cultural influences of years gone by.

Brick Smith songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Lisburn and has recently begun work as a solo artist after spending most of his life in bands. His music nods towards his influences- Tom Waits, Laura Marling, Paul Simon, Nick Cave and Jeff Buckley.

Trad Jam Finale – features all the acts taking part in Culture Night.

Newry Museum

6 - 9pm Museum Exhibitions will be open to the public.

New artefacts, five new cases, and new interactive displays along with two new temporary exhibitions, 'Centre Stage: A History of Performing Arts in Newry and Mourne' and 'An Excursion into the History of the Newry and Warrenpoint Railway' means you will have something new to see.

7.30 – 9pm

A night of music with Traditional Arts Partnership (TAP), was founded in 2011, to celebrate and develop further the musical heritage and culture of south Armagh and (just as importantly) to develop the social skills and self-confidence of young musicians. TAP’s philosophy can be summed up in these three words ‘ceol with soul!’ and the members firmly believe that music belongs to us all, that tunes should be played with a smile.

Gaeláras Mhic Ardghail

7.30pm

For Oíche Chultúir sa Ghaeláras (Culture night) Gaeláras Mhic Ardghail presents  Mná an Mhisnigh, a talk and exhibition on the role of women in the Irish Language revival.

A Celebration of Women's Role in the Irish Language Revival - short talks, exhibition, presentation, supper.

Fáilte roimh chách.

Riverside Church 8pm

Riverside Church in Newry are hosting Albuquerque band Singing Pilgrims an intergenerational duo performing Celtic, traditional and original music that is so much more than melody and rhythm. Their songs are personal expressions of the path they have walked together for over two decades and their story is woven into the fabric of each tune.


Poyntzpass

As one of the major supporters of Culture Night Poyntzpass has a multitude of free events for everyone.

Petty Sessions

Till 10pm: Local Scenes Exhibition by Acton Artist, Evelyn Boyd

Face the World Exhibition by Justin Kelly

Poyntzpass Historical Society Museum

5.30 - 7.30: Collection of local artefacts, photographs etc.

O'Hanlon's Pitch

6pm: A game of 2 halves Gaelic/Rugby game with children from local schools and Banbridge Rugby Club

O'Malley's Farm Shop

6 - 8pm: Potato and Fruit Tasters

Jim O'Loughlins Yard

6 - 9pm: Classic Car and Vintage Vehicle Display

Village Square

6.30 - 7.30pm: Traditional street games 

7.30pm: Poyntzpass Silver Band

8pm: Jammin at Petty Sessions

British Legion

6.45pm - 7.15pm: Olivia Daly School of Irish Dancing

8.30 - 9pm: Emma Donnelly School of Music and Performing Arts

Rices Hotel

7 - 9pm: Local Boys can Sing, Acoustic Folk Rock and food specials from 5pm

TPM Credit Union

8, 8.30 and 9pm: The Pass Players present 3 performances of a short sketch by local playwright Frank Watters

Canavans Bar

9.30pm: Drumming Exhibition

Ye Olde Dyke Inn

10pm till late: Traditional music with Fireside Folk and guests

 

 

 

 

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