Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Some 2012 Book Festival events

First & Second announcements for the 2012 programme!
Festival dates are: Fri- Sun, Sept 21-23 2012 

NEW EVENTS just announced!

National Chamber Choir of Ireland
The National Chamber Choir of Ireland welcomes David Hill, Chief Conductor of the BBC singers to conduct a programme of sacred music contrasting shadow and light, inspired by the Autumn Equinox. Music by Bach, Victoria, Poulenc, Tallis and Rubbra.
Duiske Abbey, 3pm, Saturday September 22nd.
Tickets: €15, €12 (conc)
Available from 059-9725893 (9.30-1pm, Mon-Fri), or at the Door

The 800 year walk 
 Graiguenamanagh Historical Society will guide you through this ancient town from it origins in Duiske Abbey in 1204, through the establishment of The Barrow Navigation and so forth up to modern times. The walk will include a unique visit to the Cushendale Woolllen Mills and its fascinating history as told by the current head of the Cushen family.
Sunday 23rd September, Meet 3pm at Duiske Abbey

Spine Tingles & Fun!

We are pleased to welcome to Graignamanagh's Town Of Books Festival Irish author Louise Phillips, who will be talking about her exciting new crime novel 'Red Ribbons' (Date TBA) Louise has won several writing awards, and  is also the Crime Scene writer for no wonder her book & book video trailer hits that perfectly chilling spot!
Have a watch!

We also are pleased to welcome Mark Graham, i.e. Festival Monkey, who will tell you about his quest to attend 3 festivals a week in Ireland, for a whole year! (Date TBA) He'll have just finished the year when he comes to Graig's Town Of Books Festival- will he have managed to achieve his goal? Especially after being swept out to sea last week & injured! You can follow his very amusing writing & adventures on The Irish Times' 'Festival Fit' and on Mark's own site, A Year Of Festivals In Ireland.
Glad we didn't lose you, Mark! The world would be a more boring place without you!

There is plenty still to come- including events for children, additional talks, music, walks/tours, food & craft fair, local history and more! We will be announcing the details soon. 
Thank you, hope to see you in Graig!
Festival dates: Fri- Sun, Sept 21-23 2012  :-)
 We are in process of finalizing the 2012 programme, & finishing this new website! 
Apologies that some, (but not all) of the tabs don't have all the current information yet-- they will very soon! (This is my first try at making a website, and it is all on a free platform, so I can't do anything fancy)