Great job by chairman Gabriel Bradley and his volunteers on a fantastic Fiddler's Green Festival. Once again, An Cuan Open Mic was pleased to be a part of it, and we thank the record turnout of 37 performers who showed up Wednesday night to share their gifts of music and spoken word. It was a rousing good time, and we look forward to next year's Festival. But in the meantime An Cuan Open Mic goes on. After taking a break in August, we will resume our regular first-Thursday-of-the-month schedule on 5 September at 7:30pm at 44 Shore Road in Rostrevor. Come on out! Admission and refreshments are always free.
A night of superb and sometimes surprising performances Thursday. Lindsay Mayer played two songs, one an original, just hours after returning from Lebanon. Newcomer Pat Leneghan shared his smooth vocal and guitar abilities, and Kenny Anderson made his long-awaited return with some beautiful tenor vocals. All in all 12 folks performed for the first of two open mics in July. The next one is Wednesday, 24 July at 7:30 pm and is part of The Fiddler's Green Festival. It's traditionally our biggest and most varied of the year. No open mic in August, then back to the regular first-Thursday schedule on 5 September. Thanks for these photos to Caim's Heather Innes, who sang four songs, the last a poignant original about her father fighting in World War II.
Three nights from tonight! Do you play sax or clarinet, or how about cello or viola, or maybe djembe or darbuka? No matter your instrument of choice, bring it along Thursday night and play us a few tunes. Or perhaps we could get a wee drum circle going. In any case be prepared for a fun evening of music and spoken word along with free refreshments.
One week from tonight! If you've been toying with the idea of coming and presenting a song or poem or something else that would entertain, this might be the time to actually do it, whatever your skill level is. Simon Cowell will not be here sitting in judgment! We'll love whatever you do because it's the sharing that counts. Plus free coffee, tea, and sweets!
What an extraordinary night Thursday at An Cuan Open Mic. Special guest Wade Fernandez of the Menominee Nation in Wisconsin led an all-star cast of local musicians and poets, some of whom are pictured here. Wade not only sang, and played guitar and flute, offering up a sampling of a number of musical styles, but he shared poignant stories of the Menominee people. He'll be playing Saturday night at 8 at the Seaview Guest House, 49 Killowen Old Road in Rostrevor. Phone 028 4173 9143 for tickets. We highly recommend seeing Wade in person during this tour of Ireland. Open mic continues on Thursday, 4 July, at 7:30 pm at 44 Shore Road in Rostrevor, and then comes the big one on Wednesday, 24 July, as part of the Fiddler's Green Festival. Performers of all skill levels in all genres are welcome. June marks the halfway point of the monthly open mics, and thus far we have had 88 separate performances by 55 different people from 16 countries. Looking forward to the second half of 2019. You're welcome to join us!
Tonight! Your chance to sing, play, recite, dance, perform in the friendly confines of the An Cuan cafe, where refreshments will be free. Special appearance by Native American musician Wade Fernandez, who will give a sneak preview of his concert at The Seaview Guest House in Rostrevor at 8 on Saturday night.
Tomorrow night! Several newcomers are planning to come, and word has it that they are keyboardists. Also, Wade Fernandez has graciously agreed to give us a wee sample of his unique Native American music ahead of his concert on 8 June at the Seaview Guest House in Rostrevor. Those of you who saw Caim perform there in February know it's the most comfortable and intimate place for a concert that you can imagine. Caim's Heather Innes will also be at open mic tomorrow. Great fun! Please consider coming along and joining in.
Two nights from tonight! It's shaping up as another fun evening with award-winning young pianist Ridley Clark, Heather Innes of the band Caim, and Wade Fernandez of the Menominee Nation in Wisconsin gracing us with a few songs on his tour of Ireland (which continues Friday at the Seaview Guesthouse in Rostrevor.) No need to be a touring musician to take part; you just need a willingness to share your performing arts talent no matter what level it is. It's all good at An Cuan Open Mic! Newcomers warmly received.
Three nights from tonight! Special guest Wade Fernandez will do a few songs ahead of his 8 pm house concert on 8 June at the Seaview Guesthouse in Rostrevor. Wade is a multi-award winning international touring artist from the Menominee Nation Reservation in Wisconsin. And there will be plenty of performance slots for YOU to share a song or poem or whatever entertains!