DAMIAN O’Rourke has organised a number of live performances at the Swive Stage in Shannon Town Centre.
“We had the first one on September 7, the next one will be on the 21st and it’s every second Wednesday until October 19,” said Damian.
He said it is following on from the Wings festival, which was held in the summer.
“We had a good reaction to that and this ties in with Phase 4 of the Live Local Performance Scheme from the County Council. Instead of doing one big event I thought it’d be nice to have a continual thing, where people can come mid-week and look forward to the next one.”
There will be a diversity of performers, he added.
“The first night we had two acts, the next three events we will have three performers per night. There will be a nice mix of poetry, music, storytelling, tunes, songs and stuff. There will be an array of performers that are local to Shannon and some from beyond Shannon as well. Hopefully we’ll get a nice buzz going in the town.”
Backing is being provided by Clare County Council Clare Arts Office and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
Next Wednesday’s show will see performances from Blaise Phelan and Frankie McGiviney, Mikey and Stoney Wall, as well as Colm Gavin and Aengus Devine.
Owen Ryan has been a journalist with the Clare Champion since 2007, having previously worked for a number of other regional titles in Limerick, Galway and Cork.