Clonmel Junction Arts Festival is back for 2019

by admin on 17/05/2019

Clonmel Junction Arts Festival is back! With all sorts of events from theatre (comedy, drama, puppets) to music (folk, classical, trad, rock, cabaret – we’ve a lot of different options!) as well as having art out and about on the streets of the town. From morning til night during the first week of July, familiar spaces will be transformed – For One Week Only! – and places we don’t know or have forgotten will be revisited. Watch, listen…or dip your toe in and get involved! It’s up to you – it’s your Clonmel Junction Arts Festival. 

#LookUp 

This year, our theme celebrates the beautiful setting of Clonmel, nestled in the valley of Slievenamon with hilly views on all sides of Comeraghs, Galtees and Knockmealdowns. We’ll have events to get you out into the hills and to get you looking up as we give a platform to the artistic talent that abounds in Clonmel. The hills on our doorstep are green too… 

We are delighted to welcome our new Artistic Director Cliona Maher who has been busy putting together a team and a lineup for this year’s festival. She has over 25 years of experience working in the arts in Ireland, the US and France, most recently back home in Clonmel as Artistic Director of South Tipperary Arts Centre. 

“I have a strong commitment to developing the local arts infrastructure, to being open to a wide range of artforms, and to including people from different backgrounds. My aim is for Clonmel Junction Arts Festival to be by and for us all, making space for people to create, engage with and enjoy art.”

 
Early Announcements
 
Rattle the Boards 20th Anniversary Concert
Date:   Monday 1st July
Time:   8pm
Cost:    €20
Place: White Memorial Theatre, Wolfe Tone St.One of the liveliest traditional acts in Ireland’s music scene, Rattle The Boards will celebrate in a jubilant concert featuring Benny McCarthy (Button Accordion), Pat Ryan (Fiddle and Banjo), and John Nugent (Guitar) with special guests.

Playing together since 1992, Rattle The Boards have been praised as one of the liveliest traditional acts in Ireland’s music scene. Pat, John and Benny were all members of the Knocknagow Ceili Band who were based in Clonmel, Co.Tipperary. Benny is also leader of the International super group “Danú” and has toured all over the world. 

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Don Juan
Date:   Friday 5th / Saturday 6th July
Time:  8pm
Cost:   €20
Place: Cider Rooms CabaretDirected by the award-winning Leo Gene Peters and an audacious cast of New Zealand performers, Don Juan brings together brilliant physical comedy, twisted pop songs and explosive wit to create a hilarious and irreverent show.
Leave your inhibitions at the door and join the revelry when Don Juan travels across the sea and berths at Clonmel Junction’s new venue, The Cider Rooms Cabaret. Five performers will entice and delight as they invite the audience into their wild retelling of the story of the original master of seduction: Don Juan.Continue reading
 
 
Sliabh Na mBan – An installation by Mollie Anna King for South Tipperary Arts Centre
Date:  Tuesday 2nd July
Place: South Tipperary Arts Centre 
Time:  10-5pm
Cost:   FreeSliabh Na mBan [Scorched Grass/Structured Gress/Keep Yourself Nice] Artist Mollie Anna King engages with the physical and historical elements of Sliabh Na mBan and the surrounding rural area, drawn from folklore and the Cairn located at its peak.A constructed architectural form is created in the gallery of South Tipperary Arts Centre which combines the well-worn paths of the mountain with that of a daily routine becomes an inlayed domestic floorplan. The structure takes its measurements from domestic, display, rural and recreational spaces- areas of continuous use that feature as part of this ritual. This space is then translated into bodily dimensions whilst using hyper local materials (clay, stone, heather and gorse from the mountain) to construct and ground the artwork.

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Down The Lane 
 An ‘Everybody Out!’ project as part of Clonmel Junction Arts Festival 2019 Submissions are now open for ‘Down The Lane’, an installation project for Clonmel Junction Arts Festival as part of ‘Everybody Out’ supported by Creative Ireland. ‘Down The Lane’ offers an opportunity for artists to create an installation for one of the lanes on O’Connell St or Gladstone St for the week of the festival, Clonmel will be transformed into an outdoor gallery, providing a visual treat for the public and also shining a light into parts of the town that we don’t usually consider alluring. This call is open to all artforms – we ask you to be mindful of feasibility and practicality but otherwise, let your imagination run riot! 

Entries (Idea description and biography) should be posted to: Clonmel Junction Arts Festival, 25 Gladstone St, Clonmel E91 HK51 or info@junctionfestival.com 

The exhibition will run during the festival from 1st July to 7th July 2019. Contact us with any queries at info@junctionfestival.com

Clonmel Junction Arts Festival was established in 2001 to celebrate touring theatre and live music and has since grown into one of the Southeast’s most exciting and quirky local festivals. Offering a range of local, national and international music, theatre, dance and visual arts events in a range of unusual venues with lots of opportunities to participate, Clonmel Junction Arts Festival is drawing inspiration from the town, its people and its surroundings in 2019 with our theme ‘The Hills on our Doorstep are Green Too’ #LookUp 

Application deadline: Thursday 23rd May 2019 More information and application details: info@junctionfestival.com

Clonmel Junction Arts Festival are grateful to be supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Tipperary County Council Festivals & Events scheme, and Creative Ireland

 
Become a Festival Friend
 
We’ve always been grateful to our local community and businesses for their support over the years. This year, we’re looking for you to become a friend of the festival with three different levels of support possible.
 GOLD PARTNERS – €1,000+· 6 pairs of tickets to an event or events of your choosing · Invitation to festival launch with artists· Choose an event for you or your company to sponsor uniquely 

· Acknowledgement of your support on our website and at events 

· Festival brochure posted to your home/business 

· Admission to the Festival Club 

· Meet the Artists event 

· Festival Friend decal sticker

 

SILVER SPONSORS – €500+

· 3 pairs of tickets to an event or events of your choosing 

· Invitation to festival launch with artists 

· Festival brochure posted to your home/business 

· Acknowledgement of your support on our website and at events 

· Admission to the Festival Club 

· Meet the Artists event 

· Festival Friend decal sticker

 

BRONZE PATRONS – €150+ 

· 1 pair of tickets to an event of your choosing 

· Invitation to festival launch with artists 

· Festival brochure posted to your home/business 

· Acknowledgement of your support on our website and at events 

· Admission to the Festival Club 

· Festival Friend decal sticker

 

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