South Roscommon Singers get 'Out in the Open' for Heritage Week in Knockcroghery

Photo: South Roscommon Singers Circle group pictured after an event in Derryglad Folk Museum in Curraghboy some years ago.

'Out in the Open' is a most appropriate title for an event in the times we're living in - as South Roscommon Singers Circle mark Heritage Week outdoors over the weekend of August 22 and 23 next - in Knockcroghery and Roscommon town.

This innovative group has teamed up with artist Noel Molloy in Roscommon town on Saturday, August 22 at 3pm for collaborative performance entitled 'Bird' at the Old Gaol, The Square which promises to be a treat for audiences.

Then at 3.45pm, the action moves to an art exhibition in shop windows in The Square and Main Street, along with a walk and talk plus songs in response to the artwork.

On Sunday (August 23), events move to picturesque Knockcroghery, where at 1pm there will be a talk on the War of Independence by Jim Ganly. This will be followed by a War of Independence art exhibition walk and talk plus songs from the era of the War of Independence.

Artists exhibiting in Knockroghery include Eugene Morris, Cora Mugan, Ann Marie Murray, John Larkin, and Noel Molloy.

Singers participating are Johnny Johnston, Donal Kelly, Pauline Casey, Jane Tobin, Pat Devaney, Kate Mole, Frank Brennan and Declan Coyne, among others.

A lively singers session takes place afterwards in Murray’s Bar/Mai’s Kitchen. Social distancing rules apply and mask wearing indoors.

All events will be streamed live via facebook https://www.facebook.com/SouthRoscommonSingersFestival/

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