LIMERICK County Arts office has announced 20 free events, tours, talks and performances for members of the public of all ages to enjoy at part of Culture Night on Friday September 21.
In addition, there will be a host of events in the city including a free Honor Heffernan concert.
Highlights from this yearâ€™s programme in the county include art exhibitions, traditional Irish music and dance sessions, walking tours and arts and crafts workshops at various locations such as Foynes, Newcastle West, Templeglantine Castleconnell, Kilmallock, Lough Gur and Kilmallock, Knockainey, Mungret, Rathkeale and Askeaton.
â€œLimerick County Arts Office is delighted to be able to work with local museums, galleries, theatres, community groups, artistsâ€™ studios and cultural institutions to host a large number of free events this year,â€ Joan MacKernan, Limerick County Arts Officer explained
â€œA range of special events will take place across indoor and outdoor venues on the night ensuring Culture Night is open to as diverse an audience range as possible, making it an inclusive cultural experience for all citizens,â€ she added.
Music, song and dance features prominently in the programme of events for Limerick County Culture Night 2012.
An evening of Celtic Music & Poetry will be held in Lough Gur Heritage Centre from 7.30 to 9pm. The evening will be hosted by harpist Aine Humphries from Meanus, who will be joined by local poet and writer John Carew and Grange music group Jade Dillon and Noreen Oâ€™Sullivan.
Elsewhere, Castleconnell Folk Group will host a night of music, song, story, and rhythm and rhyme from 9.30 to 11.30pm at Herberts Bar in Lisnagry, musical group Tuxedo Jazz present â€˜Soul-Soothing Soundsâ€™ at Clearyâ€™s Bar in Newcastle West at 9.30pm while Adare Heritage Centre hosts a CeÃli from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
Members of the public are invited to participate in â€œEvergreenâ€™s Rambling Houseâ€, an evening of storytelling and song, at the A.C.M. Community Centre in Castleconnell from 8.30pm to 10.30pm while St. Johnâ€™s Church in Knockainey will be the venue at 8pm for an evening of song, music and dance performed by Ceoltoiri Ã“ga Luimnigh.
African drumming teacher Eithne Hehir presents a Drumming Workshop at The Red Door in Newcastle West from 3.30 to 4.30pm.
For more information visit www.culturenight.ie
A full list of all the events to be held in Limerick during Culture Night will be published in next weekâ€™s Limerick Leader, print editions.