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Culture Night with Charleville Castle & Friends!

Come and Celebrate Culture Night with Charleville Castle & Friends! 

This year at Charleville Castle, the Parish of Rahan presents a variety of cultural acts in the Grand Ballroom which include colourful and captivating Cultural Dance performances by The Red Embers, enjoy an energetic and lively set of French, Polish and Gypsy Jazz music by Jacek & Friends, as well as be surprised by a host of International Drop-In acts and Storytelling brought to you by Rahan Comhaltas. It’s bound to be a great night of entertainment for all ages so don’t miss out!Culture Night is taking place on Friday September 18th and our celebrations at Charleville Castle will begin at 7:30 pm. Check out our Facebook Page for more info!Culture Night events are FREE ENTRY and no pre-booking is necessary for our event.

A full programme on everything that’s happening in Offaly for Culture Night can be found on the Offaly County Council site – Here

Culture Night comprises hundreds of events across Ireland and overseas. From nation’s capital to county town, everyone’s getting involved! Arts and cultural organisations open their doors until late with hundreds of free events, tours, talks & performances for you, your family and friends to enjoy. So get involved!

More information on Culture Night throughout Ireland can be found on www.culturenight.ie

Charged Up for Change! Expo

Charged up for change logoCharleville Castle will have a stand at the Charged up for change! Expo this weekend, why not come along and meet some of our volunteers who will be able to give you information on events that are happening at Charleville Castle this year and what we’ve managed to achieve so far! A great way to meet the people that are involved with Charleville Castle.

Charged Up for Change! will be on May 14th and 15th, 1am – 6pm at Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar.

Charged Up For Change! at Bloomfield House Hotel highlights the work of individuals and groups making positive local and global change. Come enjoy a unique experience of art, music, science and technology, cuisine, activism, athletics, dance, and all the other countless ways people in Mullingar make a difference. The EXPO is May 14th and 15th, 2011, 11 AM-6 PM in Bloomfield House Hotel. The Expo will last from 11-6 with guest speakers and workshops.

The EXPO is organized by Westmeath Volunteer Centre with sponsorships from local businesses and donations from many local businesses. We’d like to thank all those involved in making this event happen and giving many people the opportunity to see how they can get involved in many of the activities in the local community, or how they might use their own imaginations to create social change in unusual ways.

The Legendary ANÚNA comes to Charleville Castle

Anuna, Charleville Castle Friday 24th September 2010

Anuna, Charleville Castle Friday 24th September 2010


World renowned Choir ANÚNA will play Charleville Castle, Tullamore Friday, September 24th at 8pm. It is a joint initiative between the Tullamore Gramophone Society and The Offaly Arts Office, the choir will also conduct a Choral Masterclass the following afternoon in the Presbyterian Church, Tullamore for anyone interested in choral singing.

A combination of movement, elegant costume, candles and haunting music is delivered by Anúna in their shows – the group have a diverse audience and followers, developed through 17 years of touring, and slip easily between classical and celtic based music.

Anúna’s concert will take place in the beautiful Neo-Gothic Splendour of Charleville Castle’s Grand Ballroom on the Friday evening at 8pm, and their workshop will take place in the Presbyterian Church, Tullamore between 2 to 4:30pm.

Tickets for the performance are €20 from Heartbeat City, Tullamore, and to book a place for the Choral Masterclass please contact the Arts Office at 05793 57400 or email arts@offalycoco.ie

For more information on ANÚNA check out http://www.anuna.ie/

*taken from excerpts of ‘Stage Left’ – Offaly Express, Sept 15, 2010

One week left – Violetta

There’s only one week left until Violetta returns to Charleville Castle. Joining her will be Michele Faber (USA), Fredrik Carlquist, the great sax player from Sweden – top international performers – along with two of Ireland’s new musical sensations, Dave Redmond on bass and Kevin Brady on drums. All in the the ballroom of Charleville Castle with roaring fires, a sponsored wine reception all in a
candlelit setting.

All in aid of the restoration of the magnificiant Charleville Castle. Tickets are available online through ticketmaster. The Tullamore Court Hotel has been particularly supportive of this event with a large reduction on the cost of overnight accommodation with full breakfast and all the other perks, if you book through the Tullamore Court Hotel you will have the possibility of enjoying Tullamore’s finest hotel arrangement for just €55 per person sharing.

Remember, this is all in aid of the restoration of Charleville Castle, with your support we can bring more great acts like this to Tullamore and Charleville Castle and it brings us another step in the restoration project.

Hope to see you there!

Violetta Returns!

You are invited to:
An International Jazz, Soul and Blues Evening at Charleville Castle

Limited to 120 guests only

 

Violetta
 

Having “brought the house down” in a previous performance at Charleville Castle, Violetta is returning to enthrall Charleville Castle supporters in the acoustic perfection of the famous fan-vaulted gallery on June the 11th for that one special night only. Violetta has succeeded in enticing the great Michele Faber, “one of the most highly respected pianists of the Los Angeles jazz scene”. For the sax she has selected the Swedish saxophone player Fredrik Carlquist, along with two of Ireland’s new musical sensations, Dave Redmond on bass and Kevin Brady on drums.

This is a night to unite supporters of Charleville Castle and bring in more. Only 120 tickets are being printed. The idea is let the gallery of Charleville Castle show what it can do for such a wonderful contemporary music assembly. A sponsored wine reception with roaring fires, café-style seating and moody lighting are planned to let 120 people in on the secret of Charleville Castle’s unique design. This will be the night, in 2010, to truly appreciate the power in the heritage, which we are together saving for generations to come.

Stay and meet with the performers and other interesting people who will come. If you have far to travel, we will gladly assist you with local accommodation arrangements. The Tullamore Court Hotel is particularly supporting the evening with an impossibly large reduction on the cost of overnight accommodation with full breakfast and all the other perks – just prove that you are a guest of Violetta and you will be surprised with what will be offered you. On a peak Friday night you will have the possibility of enjoying Tullamore’s finest hotel arrangement for just €55 per person sharing.

This will truly be a night to remember, a night of great entertainment and art, and a night for new dreams, new ideas and friends.

We would like to thank Sandy Fitzgerald of the Grapevine, and City Arts Centre, fame for his loyalty and support over the years and for creating, through Violletta, this great feast of music and heritage which now awaits you!

Essential information:

* Charleville Castle is only a few minutes from Tullamore Train Station, connecting to Cork and Galway and only one hour from Dublin.

* Tickets are €20. They are strictly limited to 120 in number. It will sell-out. They are available from www.ticketmaster.ie or any ticketmaster outlet.

* Doors open 7pm. Performance commences 8pm sharp. Doors close 8pm Sharp.

* Don’t feel hurried after the event – there is nowhere better for an after performance chat. Leave your car at home and enjoy some sponsored beer and wine. Or just simply soak up the magical atmosphere.

* Offaly County Arts Office supports this event

* This event is in aid of Charleville Castle Heritage Trust – it is not just funding that matters – Charleville Castle needs its true friends – we also need more to understand the greatness of this masterful human construction but also to appreciate how this can be for all to share – now and long into the future.

Important Links On-line:

Violetta: http://www.myspace.com/violettacurry
Michelle Faber (USA): http://www.michelefaber.com/fla/default_eng.html
Fredrik Carlquist:  http://www.myspace.com/fredrikkronkvist
Kevin Brady:  http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/musician.php?id=16056
Dave Redmond:  http://www.kevinbrady.ie/images/KBT_2009.doc

Important Contacts:
Charleville Castle Heritage Trust: info@charlevillecastle.com
Dudley Stewart: 087 909 2593
Bridget Vance 087 766 4110
Tullamore Court Hotel: 057 934 6666

 

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