As the famous Irish song goes ‘We Brought the Summer With Us’!
Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich are delighted to present our summer programme with events and courses in abundance as we gear up for the indigenous festival of Lúnasa. There will be an Aisling Óg virtual summer scheme with plenty of activities to develop and nurture young creative skills. We are delighted to once again be part of Féile an Phobail, the biggest community festival in Ireland with fantastic music sessions courtesy of the super talented Zoe Conway and John McIntyre and the musical gem, Emma Ní Fhíoruisce not to mention our live concert which will welcome the Lúnasa festival kicking off at 8:30pm Friday the 31st July. The concert will be streamed on Cultúrlann’s Facebook and YouTube in celebration of Celtic festival Lúnasa with the best musicians from home and abroad.
We will also whoop with delight as fringe festival, Liú Lúnasa returns in a virtual capacity with a three day Intensive Course, an energetic concert, a panel discussion and flagship event, the Slam poetry with fantastic prizes up for grabs.
Ciarán Mac Giolla Bhéin, Director of Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich stated,
We have a wealth of entertainment, provided by amazing talent, in this programme, talent that is deeply rooted in our natural cycles and in the ancient Celtic calendar. We have a special celebration planned for the Lúnasa festival with another spectacular online concert, in partnership with Féile an Phobail. We have plenty to keep our young people engaged and entertained during the summer as we look to the sky to explore the solar system and life-giving sun. Towards the end of August we will bring our Liú Lúnasa celebrations to you with a variety of events planned that will give us all a lift.
Carál Ní Chuilín, Minister for Communities also stated,
It is fitting that an award-winning organisation like Cultúrlann which is at the heart of the community in west Belfast and serves as a custodian of our language, arts and culture is celebrating Lúnasa with its programming. And what a harvest of talent is on offer – music, literature, art, Irish classes, and storytelling. We are living in very different times but what the COVID-19 pandemic has shown me is that while art and cultural centres may not have foreseen the impact of this virus, they have shown tremendous flexibility, commitment and resilience to not only deal with it, but to continue operating, albeit in a completely different landscape than what we are all used to.
This is but a taste of our events, further information on all our events, workshops and courses can be found in our programme available on www.culturlann.ie
Please click on the link below for the programme.