Clonmel’s Junction Festival will be rich in everything

Pat Kinevane who appears in Fishamble's production of Forgotten during Clonmel's Junction Festival which starts this Friday, 5th July.
The Clonmel Junction Festival starts on Friday, July 5 and continues until the following Friday, July 12.

The Clonmel Junction Festival starts on Friday, July 5 and continues until the following Friday, July 12.

One of the highlights is a play called I Love Alice Love I, which will be staged at the White Memorial Theatre from Saturday to Monday, July 6-8.

The play is 75 minutes of captivating, stimulating, moving and funny theatre. At its core, it’s a love story between two people who have been together for almost 30 years. That it’s a love story between two women, is almost incidental.

Fans of Pat Kinevane’s 2012 Junction Festival hit Silent are in for another theatrical treat with Forgotten. A story of old age and how we view our elders, it follows the lives of four individuals living in four different nursing homes around Ireland.

The festival also presents The Meeting of Traditions with Frankie Gavin and Ghalia Benali on Friday, July 12th in Old St. Mary’s Church.

Two great musicians, both revered in their homelands and honoured around the world, will come together for one incredible night in Clonmel to perform a concert that is sure to be one of the highpoints of this year’s festival.

We Can Be Heroes, which will be staged at the Gordon Street car park from 8pm on Saturday, July 6 will celebrate the rock legends of the last 40 years with a medley of classics from bands including The Rolling Stones, The Cars, The Jam and, as the name suggests, the currently much in vogue David Bowie, intermingled with original music by the artists performing.

15 of the most exciting young rock musicians, based in Clonmel, including the talented emerging voices of Eoin Hally, Ruairi de Leastar and Kate Twohig have been working with rock musician and producer Gavin Glass creating this unforgettable evening. Glass will be joined by special guests Jack L, Paul Walsh (Royseven), Jerry Fish and Cat Dowling.

With a four-piece horn section and a string trio play throughout and the Junction Festival Choir enrolled for the finale numbers, We Can Be Heroes promises to be a very special event.

For more information see www.junctionfestival.com