A fantastic night at An Cuan Open Mic on Thursday. Seventeen separate performances, including songs and poetry. Great craic! Tonight at 7:30, An Cuan hosts Broken Walls, who will be sharing songs, dances and stories of indigenous people of North America. The cafe will be open. Admission is £10. Tickets available at the door. Don't miss it!
What do you have planned Thursday, two nights from tonight? Hopefully, a visit to 44 Shore Road is on your calendar. An Cuan Open Mic features some of the best, most eclectic entertainment in the area, and, in fact, you can be a part of it if you like by sharing a song, poem or performance. It's fun and free, including coffee, tea and homemade baked goodies by our own Alicia. Then, on Friday An Cuan hosts the Broken Walls concert at 7:30, featuring music, dance and stories from indigenous cultures of North America. This promises to be a unique evening, so come along if you can.
Today is the last Thursday of the month, which means next Thursday is the first Thursday of the month, which means next Thursday is An Cuan Open Mic night! The best in local entertainment, followed the next night by the Broken Walls concert at An Cuan, featuring song, dance and spoken word from the indigenous cultures of North America.
Back-to-back nights of great music, dance, spoken word, and culture, starting three weeks from tonight! An Cuan Open Mic on Thursday, 1 November, will be followed by Broken Walls in concert the next day, Friday, 2 November, also at An Cuan. Both events begin at 7:30. Open mic is, of course, free with free refreshments. Admission will be £10 for Broken Walls, and the An Cuan Cafe will offer refreshments for a nominal charge. Save the dates now!
At An Cuan Open Mic we honor, support, and promote our performers regardless of genre, regardless of skill level. Some are newcomers to performing, some are experienced professionals, all are honing their craft and sharing it in a welcoming place. Many who sing and play with us have released CDs, and two such performers were with us last time on 6 September: An Cuan newcomer Heather Innes and longtime An Cuan veteran Alex Atwell. We bought a copy of Heather's CD, "Here Comes the Day" from Belinda's shop, Good Craic Gifts and Souvenirs at 13 Church Street in Rostrevor. It features 18 beautifully sweet songs from Heather. Highly recommended. We've had Alex's full-length CD "Exposed" since its release, and it displays Alex's powerful and sensitive song-writing skills about peace and reconciliation. It's also available at Good Craic as are CDs from many, many other locals, ranging from the Sands family, including Na Leanai, to the McGraths, including father Matthew and daughter Catherine. The next An Cuan Open Mic is Thursday, 4 October, at 7:30 at 44 Shore Road in Rostrevor. Please consider coming along and sharing your talent while enjoying the talents of others in the area. Free refreshments, and you can't beat that!
An Cuan Open Mic newcomer Heather, who sang and played bodhran, was among the impressive array of performers Thursday night. There will be plenty of new performers at the next open mic, Thursday, 4 October, because a fresh group of trainees will be on hand for their six-month stint at An Cuan. Who knows what kind of talent they will be sharing? You, too, are welcome to add your performance talent to the mix as well. Refreshments will be free as usual.
Open mic is tomorrow night, but don't fret if you don't have a song, poem or performance all rehearsed and polished. It's not about that; it's about sharing with others something meaningful to you. Often people come to open mic to watch (which is great) but then spontaneously decide to sing that song or recite that poem (which is also great). Either way, come along for a most enjoyable evening, including free coffee, tea and goodies baked by our own baking whiz, Alicia.