Arklow Music and Arts are delighted to curate and manage once again this year the Arklow Culture Crawl on Culture Night Friday 22nd September, 2023, which is part of the National Culture Night programme of activities and FREE to the public which is supported by the Arts Council and Wicklow County Council Arts Office.
Culture Night is a national moment, celebrating all that makes up the richness and diversity of Culture in Ireland today, connecting people to cultural activities locally and nationally and aims to open up pathways to ongoing engagement. It celebrates culture, creativity and the arts and seeks to actively promote the belief that this rich and varied culture is alive, treasured and nurtured in people’s lives, today and every day
The night will feature musicians, bands, artists, poets, actors and more, you will be led through the streets of Arklow stopping off at cultural and historic sites along the way to soak up all that’s on offer. Join us for a magical journey around Arklow and sample a taste of the amazing talent that exists locally in Arklow.
Events kick off at 6.50pm where people will meet at St. Saviour’s Church on the Coolgreaney Road and set off at 7pm sharp and finishing at approximately 9.45pm with an open session for everyone in The Old House, Main Street, Arklow (beside Beat that Records) upstairs. Make sure to bring your walking shoes and suitable clothing!
What a line up of acts we have in store for this year’s event which include: Katherine Brennan, Denis New, Suantrai Choir conducted by Sara Clancy, Inbhear Mor Performance Ensemble, Banjovi (Dermot O’ Connor and Fiach Shelton), AMA Young Performers, Bri Elle Finn and Holly Prestage, The Harper and Lambert Familes with special guests, The Barn Ensemble, AMA Art Exhibition in Arklow Library, with guest speakers Bianca DeVito, Myles Carroll and Julie Fee, guitarist and singer Shane Murphy, Eimear Harper, John and Denis Nolan and more.
Venues being visited include: St. Saviours Church, Tom’s Lane, the Old Library on St. Mary’s Road, Arklow Christian Community Church (Old Nun’s Chapel, St. Mary’s Road), Arklow Courthouse, Arklow Library, Main Street at the side of Murphy’s Pub, Victorian Tea Times, and finishing off with a massive open session upstairs in The Old House (next door to Beat that Records), where everyone is welcome to come along regardless of whether you were part of our Culture Crawl or not.