Festival to play host to Irish myths and legends
This year's Streams of Bunclody Festival begins on Friday, July 19, at ArtBank from 7.30pm with the opening of its annual exhibition of visual art.
Featuring a variety of artists from the South East, the festival's theme this year is 'Irish Myths and Legends'. The festival's opening parade will depict the legendary 'Cattle raid at Cooley', participants will start from Bunclody Vocational College on Irish Street and continue on to the Market Square.
This will be followed by a Rock 'n' Roll dancing demonstration, courtesy of the Rockin' Food Festival Dancers and Band, before an interpretation of Irish myths and legends by the Celtic Fire Dance crew will bring the parade to a close.
On Saturday, from 11.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m., the Carrigduff Children's Festival takes place. Featuring workshops in Circus Skills, Hula Hoop and Puppet Making, and performances in storytelling, this event will involve street artists and their child apprentices.
Meanwhile in the Market Square the street marketers will start trading from 10 a.m. until 2.30 p.m. at which point there will be music, marionettes, and 'Monstrous Myths and Mayhems' until 6 p.m.
Later that evening at 9 p.m. in St. Aidan's Hall, the World Premiere of 'Conversation with the Count' will be held. Tickets are €10 and available from Steemer's Newsagents and on the door.
The following day the Market Square will be alive with magic, face painting, music, as well as 'Ludicrous Street Legends and Crafts' from 1 p.m.