Music, art, film and architecture at Arts Fest

A wide and varied choice of evening and day time entertainment to be experienced next week during the ninth annual Cashel Arts Festival.

A wide and varied choice of evening and day time entertainment to be experienced next week during the ninth annual Cashel Arts Festival.

‘Birds and Animals’, this years themed arts exhibition, will be opened by artist Eamon Colman, in the Cashel Library on November 11, at 8pm, come along and experience this exhibition with a twist!

The Literary Pub Trail takes place on November 12. Dust off your history books and make your way down to the Plaza at 9pm, and the history of Cashel will come alive in Feehans, Mikey Ryan’s and The Cellar Bar in the Palace, through song, drama, poetry and readings.

Enjoy a tasty three-course meal in Café Terrasse while being entertained, table side, by the up and coming comedian, Jack Wise. Mark November 18 on your calendar for this highly entertaining evening. Kick off 7.30pm. Tickets available from the Heritage Centre Cashel, 062 62511, Café Terrasse, or on line €E25. Group discounts are available for this night for six or more, the booker goes free.

If it’s live music you’re after then pop down to the Bru Boru on November 19 at 8.30pm for an evening of choral music from not one, but four choirs. Headlining are ‘4 in a bar,’ Irelands leading barbershop quartet, the Cashel Community School Choir, the Ursuline Thurles Chamber Choir, and all the way from Cork,The Willcolane Singers. Tickets on sale at the Heritage Centre, 062 62511 or at

The Dublin Guitar Quartet will be performing in the Cashel Library with their palatable mix of music from the worlds leading composers on November 15. Obtain your tickets from the library on 06263825.

Some free events at this year’s Fest also include:

An Architecture Talk in Ardmayle on November 16. If town planning and development especial in the recent years has sparked your interest, and alternative strategies and design of living, working and playing space appeals to you than Orla Murphy’s talk is right up your street! At 8pm in Ardmayle Church.

For all film buffs, Feehans Pub, on November 20, at 8pm will be the setting for our Festival Film Night: ‘This is Irish Film’. Short Irish made and produced films will be screened. You will be amazed at how talented we Irish are.

Did you know that its 100 years of the Girl Guides in Ireland and to mark this occasion an informal evening in O’Brien’s lodge is taking place on November 16. An evening to share ones experiences of the guides. No booking necessary come along at 8pm.

For family fun Cashel Shopping Centre is the place to be on November 19. At 1pm to watch a free performance from David Day and his African Drums, this is followed by drumming workshops for families, beginners and teenagers at the same venue starting at 2.15pm. Booking for these at the Heritage centre on 06262511.

For all budding X factor wannabes, the solo and choir competitions taking place on November 19 in Bru Boru could be the start for you, application forms on our web site need to be in before November 11, and spectators are free to enjoy the talent on the day.

Due to popular demand most of workshops for children are full and are working on a waiting list basis; however some places are available on:

The Fly Tying workshop in the Library on November 19, run in association with the Cashel, Golden and Tipperary anglers. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Book through the library 06263825.

Places are still available for The Mould and Casting workshop in the picturesque surroundings of the Historic Killenure Castle in Knockavilla on November 19 and 20, €E30 for two full days of exploring and appreciating 3D shapes while producing a two piece plaster mould and casting your desired object, book your place at the Heritage Centre on 06262511.

John Cash is running a one-day photography workshop for €E45 including lunch in Bailey’s Hotel, Cashel on the 12th, book through the Cashel Library 06263825.

Sean Nos workshop for 10 years + will take place in the VEC building on November 13, book your place through the Library on 06263825.

The tapestry workshop on November 19, in the Library, has just a few places left so to join Merrie O’Higgins in creating a small tapestry, book with the library on 062 63825.

On Sunday the 20th Ian Fox will give a talk with music recordings of the great composer Franz Liszt in the Cashel Palace, book through the Heritage centre or come along on the day.