Episode 85: Faces & Places – Culture Night

This week on Faces & Places, Breifne Earley visited some of the venues taking part in Culture Night last Friday evening across the county.

We start in The Dock where local illustrator, animator and film maker Melissa (Doran) Culhane shares about her new short animated film ‘A Quack To Far’ which was screened as part of the Culture Night programme.

A Quack Too Far (Trailer) by Melissa (Doran) Culhane

We also speak to Conor Lambert ahead of his performance of ‘Arignaramus’, a one man play by Wayne Denniston. The performer tells us about how growing up as part of the Lambert dynasty set him up for a life in the performing arts.

Cllr Enda Stenson speaks about the importance of music in the everyday Leitrim home and how you don’t have to take yourself too seriously to get enjoyment out of the music.

Sarah Searson talks to us about The Dock’s new collaboration with five other arts centres as part of the Creative Counties project which she will be heading up over the next six months.

Next we visit the Olive Tree cafe to hear music from an Alt Folk band by the name of “The Shrine of St. Lochtin’s Arm”, we find out where the name hails from as well as the history of the band.

Finally we head to Drumsna where the local Comhaltas committee hosted a night of traditional music and dance with their members, invited special guests and friends of the organisation from around the area.

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