Eleanor Shanley and Charlie McGettigan open Music and Literary event in Ballinamore


Ballinamore Seán O’Heslin’s GAA club is hosting a major weekend of Music and Literature at Páirc Sheáin Uí Eislin next weekend.


The event starts with a big Cultural Concert on next Thursday night, 27 June with doors opening at 9.00pm.Eleanor Shanley along with Paul Kelly and Frankie Lane as well as Charlie McGettigan top the bill. Martin Donohoe and family bring some Irish traditional music and the Ulster Scots’ tradition will be represented by David Angus. Then there is Edwina Guckian with some sean-nós dancing, lilter Séamus Fay from Cavan and John Shanley and Paul McCarthy on the pipes. It is an exceptional evening of music and song and the admission is only €10. Full bar facilities. The event is part of the Dialogues Through Literature weekend which is supported by the IFI (International Fund for Ireland).You can book for this concert by ringing 087 6821566 or 087 6846578.


Then on Friday morning the Dialogues Through Literature Symposium starts at 10.30 with registration. Speakers include Carlo Gébler, Darren McCann, Claire Kilroy, Jennifer Johnston and Susan McKay. On the Saturday speakers include DBC Pierre, Michael Harding, Martina Devlin, Rebecca O’Connor and Ted Sheehy. There is a discussion on the Irish Language with Gordon McCoy, Seosamh Mac Donnacha and Eilís Ní Dhuibhne as well as a seisiúin as Gaeilge with Eilís Ni Dhuibhne. There is no charge to any of the Dialogues events on the Friday and Saturday and lunch is provided free as well. To book ring Caroline McCartin at Leitrim Co Library 071 9645546. 



22-Jun-13 by Colette Fox – PRO