‘We want the impact of our festival to continue to reverberate throughout Clonakilty reaching those most marginalised in our community, We ALL are guitar town’
‘Reverb’ incorporates the educational and community outreach programme that runs parallel with the Clonakilty International Guitar Festival. It ensures that the effects of the festival are experienced by as diverse a selection of our community as possible. You may not hear Reverb, but you’ll definitely feel its effects! The main festival caters to a general audience and takes place in a range of venues across the town. However, there are members of the community who are unable to access these events, for a variety of reasons. The ‘Reverb’ programme brings artists and facilitators directly in contact with these groups so they don’t have to miss out.
Our educational programme brings artists directly into the schools where the future stars of our festival are waiting. This year will see Xylouris White, Andy Irvine, and Yasmin Williams visiting local schools.
We aim to facilitate meaningful artistic participation for a diverse group of people with the ultimate aim of empowering members of the community who are sometimes marginalised. The groups include residents of the Community Hospital, Care Choice nursing home and Bushmount nursing home; residents of the Direct Provisions centre; and clients of the Irish Wheelchair association and CoAction Clonakilty and more. Special guest Liz Clark of The Kates will be visiting local nursing homes as part of Reverb.
Below are a list of the events open to the public:
Saturday 10th – 1pm Spiller’s Lane – workshop ‘Learn a Song with the Kates’ Free
Monday 12th – 2pm – Michael Collins Mural on Kent st – performance Eugene Brosnan Free
Thursday 15th – 2pm – Biodiversity Park, Western Road – performance Dominick Whelton Free
Friday 16th – 5pm – Astna Square – GuitarTown Ballad Tour with Seán Fitzgerald – free but limited numbers
Saturday 17th – 11am – Playground (next to Scoil na mBuachaillí) – performance Fir Beag – fundraiser for playground improvement
Saturday 17th – 12noon- Shanleys, Connolly st -workshop George Lowden – Getting the best from your guitar – how set up seriously affects how your guitar sounds and plays – Free
Saturday 17th – 12 noon & 2:30pm – Astna Square – GuitarTown Ballad Tour with Seán Fitzgerald – free but limited numbers
Saturday 17th – 1pm – Clonakilty Youth Centre (Deasy’s Car Park) -workshop Zinester Ghost: Sister Ghost’s Zine Workshop – Free but booking required see ‘Tickets gigs’
Sunday 18th – 11am – Stop Look Listen: Outdoor Listening Party – Free
Sunday 18th – 1:30pm – Astna Square – GuitarTown Ballad Tour with Seán Fitzgerald – free but limited numbers
Sunday 18th – 5pm -Clonakilty Resource Centre (western road) – John Spillane Songwriting Workshop – €10 see ‘Ticketed gigs’