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Music Day

Music Day

Hungarian Cellist, Peter Sybastian will perform on National Music Day ‘Love: Live Music’ on Friday April 8 alongside many other musicians at Danny Ryan’s Music Shop, Bank Place from 2-6pm.

Enjoy recitals, box players, fiddlers, guitarists and musicians of all kinds, as well as pupils from the Ryan School of Music and members of the County Tipperary Ryan Youth Orchestra (CTRYO) past and present. All visitors to the celebration are most welcome.

Easter Gala

Tipperary & District Flower & Garden Club is hosting a Gala Easter Demonstration in aid of Cystic Fibrosis the AOIFA Charity this year. It takes place in Ballyglass House Hotel on Thursday April 14, at 8pm. Tickets are €E12.

Slievenamuck Marathon

The Galtee Walking Club is getting ready to field its third Palm Sunday walking marathon on Sunday, April 17. The full marathon crosses the entire ridge from Bansha Woods to Moor Abbey in Galbally, but a half marathon is also provided for. To participate, you need to be a practiced walker and have a good sturdy pair of walking boots. No boots = no walk. Full details of the event are available on www.galteewalkingclub.ie or you can call Rody Tierney 087 2893506 or turn up at Rock an Thorabh car park on the day at 9am sharp.

Fonn Rince

This new sean-nós dance festival ‘Fonn Rince’ www.fonnrince.ie will take place at Tigh Roy, Ionad Cultúrtha in the Glen of Aherlow, Co Tipperary, from Friday April 8 to Sunday April 10.

The dance festival will feature some of the finest exponents of sean-nós dancing in a weekend of concerts, dance workshops, talks and informal dance sessions.

The official opening will take place on the Friday night at 8.30pm followed by a talk by Seosamh Ó Neachtain from the Conamara Gaeltacht on the history and tradition of sean-nós dancing. The evening will conclude with a concert of music dance and song hosted by celebrated singer Seosaimhín Ní Bheaglaoich from the West Kerry Gaeltacht.

Saturday will feature two dance workshops. The Community Centre, Lisvernane will be the venue for the morning dance workshop at 11am-1pm with tutor, Paul Moran (Galway)

The afternoon dance workshop will take place at the Community Centre, Galbally 2.30-4.30pm. tutor Mairéad Casey(Longford).

An informal dance session will take place on Saturday afternoon at 3.30pm in Moroney’s Pub, Lisverrinane giving an opportunity to visiting dancers and those who have learnt a few new steps at the workshops to take to the floor.

The Saturday evening concert will take place at Tigh Roy, Ionad Cultúrtha at 8.30pm.

A gathering of sean-nós dancers will take place on Sunday morning 12.30pm at Tigh Roy, Ionad Cultúrtha in a lively discussion on sean-nós dance.All events are open to the general public.

Details of prices and times/locations of events are on the website www.fonnrince.ie or contact festival director, Roy Galvin 087-2572281. Email: eolas@fonnrince.ie

At the Excel

The ‘Play on Words Theatre Company’ presents ‘O’Sullivan Beara’ at the Simon Ryan Theatre, Excel on April 18, 2011 at 8pm.

From the creator and performer of the unforgettable ‘Tom Crean Antarctic Explorer’, O’Sullivan Beara The Last Gaelic Chieftain is a forgotten great in Irish History. The last rebel left standing against the Crown after the Battle of Kinsale. Using Celtic myths, an original score and brilliant storytelling, this play tells the true tale of how this heroic leader of the Beara people tried valiantly to save his Clan against the vicious onslaught of the angry Tudor Queen intent on ensuring Ireland would never aid the Spanish again. In doing so she destroyed the last celtic embers of Gaelic governed Ireland. (‘Unmissable’ - Irish Examiner). Book online www.tipperary-excel.com or Tel Box Office: 062 80520 / €16 & €14 Group Concessions Available

Art Exhibition

‘The World Around Us’ is an exhibition of art work by a group of local artists under the tutelage of Marguerite Keating from Golden and is presently showing at the Gallery Tipperary Excel.

The exhibition is open to the public from 10am Monday-Saturday from 10am-5pm (except Monday & Tuesday mornings during class times enquires to 062-80520

The Listeners; an exciting new Trad Group performing on Saturday, April 9 at 8pm. Featuring: Emer Mayock (flute/whistles/fiddle), Donal Siggins (mandocello/guitar), Steve Larkin (fiddle) and Lasairfhíona Ní Chonaola (voice). . Tickets priced €15 / €10 (concession) / €5 (children). This concert is promoted by Music Network and Tipperary Excel Arts & Cultural Centre. Book tickets for online www.tipperary-excel.com or Tel Box Office: 062 80520

Church of Ireland

This year Bishop Michael Burrows has requested all parishes to make a very special effort to highlight the importance of Easter to the Christian faith. Special events have been planned throughout the Diocese and in the Cashel/Tipperary group of parishes .

Palm Sunday, April 17: congregating near the Cashel Palace Hotel at 11am and walking to the Cathedral symbolising Jesus entry into Jerusalem,

Continuing inside the Cathedral at 11.30am. That same evening at 7.30pm at St. Mary’s Church, Tipperary town, a procession will start from the main gate and walk to the church, (part of the church will be prepared as the Upper Room). Both of these events will be dramatized and you are invited to come wearing colourful clothing and shawls.

On Easter Sunday morning at Christ the King in the Glen of Aherlow an outdoor celebration of the Easter Eucharist will take place at 6.30am.

Holy Week times & places:

Palm Sunday April 17, 11.00am, Cashel Main Street and Cathedral.

Palm Sunday April 17, 7.30pm, St. Mary’s Tipperary meet at the gate.

Monday April 18, 7.30pm, Clonbeg Church, Glen of Aherlow - contemplative prayer led by Mrs. Maura Fahy.

Tuesday April 19, 7.30pm, Dundrum Church - Hymns of Praise led by Rev. Bronwen Carling and Margaret Kingston.

Wednesday April 20, 7.30pm, Mogorban Church near Moyglass - Judas led by Dean Knowles.

Holy Thursday April 21, 7.30pm, Cashel Cathedral - Last Supper and the washing of feet.

Good Friday April 22, 10am, Clonbeg & Dundrum

11.30am Tipperary and 7.30pm Cashel Cathedral.

Saturday Easter Eve, 9pm. Easter Vigil at Cashel Cathedral with Bishop Burrows lighting the Paschal Candles.

Easter Day, 6.30am, Christ the King Glen of Aherlow - Outdoor Easter Eucharist.