Great entertainment at Cashel Arts Festival events

International known writer John Boyne, pictured with Jackie Kennedy, and Rebecca Lenihan, (Chairperson Cashel Arts Festival) at the launch of the festival on Friday night.
Cashel Art Festival continues until Sunday night next with many excellent events for all.

Cashel Art Festival continues until Sunday night next with many excellent events for all.

The drop in Create Café at the Heritage centre on Main Street has been buzzing with art activities and workshops for both children.

Following the official opening of the festival on Friday last, author John Boyne drew a capacity audience on Friday and on Saturday in the Library with a lively question and answer session following his readings.

‘Alone it Stands’ is on its final countrywide tour so be sure not to miss this exciting performance at Bru Boru on Friday and Saturday 15 and 16.

A full programme of entertainment will be part of the Food and Craft Fair on Sunday from 11am to 4pm in the Cashel Palace forecourt. Take the opportunity to drop into the hotel to view the work of artist Sasha Sykes or to the Council Chambers for an exhibition entitled ‘The Next Step’ which include photography, painting and mixed media from former pupils of Rockwell College to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the school’s foundation.

Storyteller Niall de Búrca renowned for his shows full of energy, wit and superb timing is an event not to be missed on Friday in the Library at 3.30pm.

Four in a Bar will be the feature act at the Festival Grand Finale Concert which will be an evening of vocal entertainment. The concert will also feature the Festival Choir under the baton of Martin Barrett from Cork School of Music who returns again to Cashel this year for a series of exciting master classes and ‘Cool Ceol’, Tipperary’s Regional Youth Service Music project.

Sunday Miscellany which was recorded from Cashel and included pieces of particular interest to the area as well as music from the Community School choir, Tipperary Musical Society, Michael Ryan Quartet and soloists Emma English and Johanna Murray, will be broadcast on RTE, Radio 1 on Sunday, November 24.