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Get creative for Bealtaine

Clare County Library are celebrating creativity in older age with a host of events throughout the county during the Bealtaine Festival in May.This national arts event is now in its sixteenth year. The Bealtaine festival provides an opportunity to communicate traditions between the generations, to try something new, to share your talents or to come back to something you haven’t done for years. If you have an interest in céilí music an event not to be missed takes place on Tuesday, May 3, at 12pm in the DeValera Library, Ennis. Brian Lawler will give a talk entitled The Golden Era of Céilí Music and Dance from 1955-1970. During the period 1999 to 2004, Brian recorded interviews with 70 people associated with the period, including céilí band founders and members, promoters, dancers and radio personnel. He obtained a total of 42 hours of recorded material. He has put together a talk on the project that consists of a review of the …

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Celebrating creativity in older age

Clare County Arts Office is encouraging everyone in Clare to support Bealtaine, the national festival organised by Age and Opportunity, celebrating creativity in older age.As usual the Arts Office has been busy organising a number of events throughout the county, specifically for older people, as well as working with a number of organisations and artists to provide events that highlight the creative work older people are involved in all year round. Working with its partners, Glór and Clare County Libraries, there are lots to do and see over the month of May including exhibitions, concerts, lectures and theatre.The Clare programme of events will be officially launched by Mayor Christy Curtin in Glór on Tuesday, May 2, at 2pm when an afternoon tea dance takes place with music provided by Eoin O’Neill and friends.  This free concert is open to all and no booking is required.  For more information contact the Arts Office on 065 6899091 or email Arts@clarelibrary.ie.

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Ben’s Doolin cave artwork performance

WHEN young Clare soprano Ben Escorcio made it to the finals of the All-Ireland Talent Show last year it was evident that the talented singer’s future would bring him to some amazing places.

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Old Clare postcards online

IMAGES of Clare from days gone by are now available for the first time ever from the archives of Belfast’s historic Linen Hall Library. Members of the public can now buy the digitised images from the library through the internet.

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Drennan exhibition at the County Museum

AN exhibition of paintings by acclaimed Clare artist Doreen Drennan was recently launched at the County Museum in Ennis.

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Images of traditional boating heritage

AN exhibition of contemporary photography by Maurice Gunning, whose family hail from Scariff, has recently been launched in The Hunt Museum, Limerick. The exhibition explores Ireland’s traditional boating heritage and will continue to be showcased at the Hunt until April 27.

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A Collision of multimedia on show at Scariff Library

COLLISION, a collaborative show between Isabelle Gaborit and Simon Large, was launched in Scariff Library this week.

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Melbourne exhibition for Thomas Delohery

CLARE artist Thomas Delohery will have his first solo exhibition in Melbourne of Holocaust-related work this month.

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