Monday 20 November 2017

Marking Carlingford's links with Canada


THE links between Carlingford and Canada will be celebrated this weekend with a new cultural event. Central to it will be the Carlingford premiere of the play 'Griffintown', which is set in Montreal's Irish community, and will be staged in the Foy Centre on Saturday night, 8pm.

The play will be presented by Theatre Rua, a two person inspiration comprising Laura Flynn from Dundalk and Cliona de Bri from Prosperous, Co. Kildare.

Meanwhile. a few places are still available for the drama workshop which takes this Saturday from10am-3pm as part of Carlingford's Canadian-Irish Cultural Day. No previous acting experience necessary. Children aged 7 years and above are encouraged to come along to the drama workshop being run by Theatre Rua. The workshop costs €10.

There will as well be music workshops presented by the CLYPP Band, a cross-border cross community youth band, which is open to young people aged 12 upwards.

Participants will need to have a reasonable experience in music, and their own instrument, and whether you have been involved in CLYPP or not you are welcome to come along.

TEAS, which takes its name from the Irish word for heat, musicians Aine Murphy, Brendan McCreanor and Barry Kieran will be on hand to lead young musicians through tunes from Cape Breton and Irish traditions. The music workshop is from 1-5pm and is free.

Later that evening, the Theatre Rua production of 'Griffintown' in the Foy Centre, 8pm with musical support from TEAS and the CLYPP Band, admission is €10/€8 (concessions). Contact 0429383624 or

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