Put ‘Em Up! An evening of music, comedy and spoken word with Seamus O’Rourke. This evening Sunday 7th July at 20:30 in MacNean Resource Centre Blacklion.
Open Mic Night Facilitated by Open Mic Manor in Frank Eddies Bar Blacklion Tonight Wednesday 3rd July 2019 From 9:30PM Admission is FREE
Its your chance to shine and share!
The stage is open for anyone to get up and perform songs, tunes, poetry, stories or other sketches in an informal setting.
The team from Open Mic Manor will be on hand for moral, musical and technical support but otherwise this event is up to you!
***UPDATE*** Friday 5 July 10pm The market House Blacklion
The winners of the Cathalbui Festival adult poetry competition will be announced.. There will be a review of some of the winning poems and all will be read.
Cavan poet, Noel Monahan, will presnet the prizes and will also do a reading at the event.
We are delighted to announce that Seamus O’Rourke has been Confirmed for Cathal Buí Festival 2019, more details to follow soon. In the mean time below is a video of Seamus performing The Hard Border, enjoy 🙂
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Saturday, 29 June 2019 from 11:30-13:30
Meet at Gowlan Chruch, Moneygashel, Blacklion GPS 4.25, -7.89
Enjoy a guided tour of the mystical surroundings of Moneygashel Cashel. Discover examples of stone working spanning from prehistoric times to 20th century with local Geopark Guide Séamus Ó’hUltacháin. Distance approx. 4km. Walk will last approx. 2 hours.
€5 for adults and children are free. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring warm waterproof clothing.
***FREE Event***. Open Mic Session facilitated by Open Mic Mannor in The Market House, Blacklion on Thursday 28th June at 20:30.
“Open Mic Manor has been running for over four years now. We’re lucky to get people from all over so it’s great to be on the road again ourselves and popping up in Blacklion thanks to the Cathal Bui Festival.
Open Mic is great fun. We never know what to expect and are always amazed by who gets up to perform, and how crowded it gets. New talent pops up, and occasionally people that have sat quietly listening for months or years finally take to the stage.
The casual nature of Open Mic makes it a perfect testing ground and encourages the learning and creation of new pieces. Often we hear works on their first public airing.
Caife Bia-Slainte, where we run the event in Manorhamilton, give us great support. Zoltan hosts the night, and my sister Hedda and I do the background organizing, but really it’s the public who listen and perform that make the night happen.
The range of performances we hear is a great indicator of the diverse and creative community that live in the area, including music, poetry, rap and narrative.
Over the coming year Open Mic Manor and The Glens Centre are collaborating on a few Open Mics themed around borderlines and shared spaces as part of the “Across The Lines” project. We hope that with the help of the community here one of these will happen here in Blacklion/Belcoo so we’re excited to have this opportunity to meet some more people and get a sense for the talent and tunes here.