Tuesday, September 10, 2019

‘Tramore writer and musician Derek Flynn hopes to set Tramore alight in a blaze of culture this year.’

THE annual Culture Night will take place around the country on Friday, September 20, supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with local arts offices in each locality. Previous years have seen Tramore Comhaltas perform to a packed house in Tramore Library, evenings of music, reading and song in Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens and a range of entertainment free of charge in pubs and restaurants around the town.

This year a very special ‘Twilight Tour’ will be held at Mount Congreve Gardens from 6pm to 8pm. Estate Manager Ray Sinnott and Garden Curator Michael Walsh will lead the walking tour, offering verbal insights into the life of Mr Ambrose Congreve.

Tramore writer and musician Derek Flynn hopes to set Tramore alight in a blaze of culture this year; he has called on artists, writers, musicians, dancers and entertainers to contact him on [email protected] with the aim of creating a special evening packed with community spirit, entertainment and fun.

Derek hosts ‘Trá Tales’, a regular spoken night for poets, writers and musicians and so literary events are anticipated as part of this year’s Culture Night.

Although Culture Night is always embraced in Waterford City, the full extent of the evening’s possibilities have yet to be seen in Tramore, so perhaps with his ample enthusiasm, Derek Flynn can strike the right chord and allow us to “Be a Star, Shine Bright, A City is Ours; Just for a Night”, or in this case, Tramore.

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By Dymphna Nugent
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