Merry Christmas to all from An Cuan Open Mic! Our gathering on 6 December, the last of 2018, was a rousing good time, featuring an eclectic mixture of music, dance, and spoken word with plenty of laughter and joy. Pictured below are the Kilbroney Handbell Ringers, "Chill Bhronai" and Hannah Sproule. They were among the 13 separate performances involving 25 different people. For the year 2018 we had 12 open mics, 159 separate performances, involving 89 different people, playing a variety of musical instruments, doing a variety of dances -- from Irish to contemporary --, reciting original poetry and poetry from books, telling jokes, and performing skits. Performers ranged in age from 7 to 79, and we had professionals, first-timers and every skill level in between. We had performers from Europe, Africa, Australia, and North and South America. We begin our 2019 season on Thursday, 3 January, at 7:30 pm at 44 Shore Road in Rostrevor. Open mics are the first Thursday of every month with an extra one in July for Fiddler's Green but none in August. Like us on Facebook for all the latest info. If you have not participated, please feel free to share your musical, literary or dramatic gifts. There are no auditions. You don't even have to be good; you just need to have a heart to share something with others in the community. Or just come along for a fun, entertaining evening. Refreshments are always free. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Ron Somers Producer and host An Cuan Open Mic
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!