It is with great pleasure that Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich presents our Samhain Programme with a plethora of new events and programmes for all as we transition from Summer to Autumn signaling the arrival of the dark nights as we approach Samhain.
We are delighted that children will to the building to develop their creative skills in our drama school Aisling Óg along with a new series of Na Bopóga for young babies and toddlers with plenty of singing, art and storytelling. We will have a magical family event in celebration of Halloween based on Gráinne Holland and Mr Ando’s beautiful, Ceol na Sióg, where we will have an art workshop and beautiful family concert.
We are delighted to be celebrating 30 years of Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiach and this year more than ever, it is so fitting that Coláiste Feirste will launch their special art exhibition courtesy of their fantastically talented pupils, which will launch in Dánlann Dillon at the beginning of October. We will have the best of literary offerings with the launch of a new book, Bláth na dTulach, an anthology encompassing innovative Ulster writers edited by Belfast writer, Réaltán Ní Leannáin and published by Éabhlóid. Along with these events, we will host a range of classes and courses including Irish classes, Yoga with Dúnla and Sean-Nós singing classes with Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde.
Gráinne Ní Ghilín, Director of Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich stated,
Given the long period we’ve spent apart, our events team has come up with a cracker of a programme that celebrates friendship and enriches us all through partnership. Our principal funder, the Arts Council, and Coláiste Feirste will both exhibit their art collections in Dánlann Dillon and in Na Ballaí Bána galleries. The school was founded under our own roof 30 years ago, and we couldn’t be happier the pupils’ work will be gracing our walls.
Róisín McDonough, Chief Executive, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
As the principal funder through our National Lottery funds, the Arts Council is delighted to support the Cultúrlann as it continues on its remarkable 30-year journey of bringing people and communities closer together through shared enjoyment of great arts.
Digital copies of the programme are available and downloadable here.