Our Bealtaine Hero award recognises two community groups arts projects.
We invited applications from individuals and/or organisations who wished to create an exciting new online event to be presented during the Bealtaine Festival. We are delighted to announce two successful applicants for 2021. The winners are When Irish Eyes Are Smiling from Cavan, and Collecting Local Wisdoms Through Story from Kerry.
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling – NYAH Comhaltas celebrates the traditional music, song, dance, and culture of County Cavan. Musician Martin Donohoe will lead NYAH Comhaltas youth in a one hour online show on May 30th 2021 to be shown in nursing homes around Cavan and Monaghan. It will also be available for public viewing through their Facebook page. More information is available by contacting email@example.com. Tune in to experience their wonderful performances.
Collecting Local Wisdoms Through Story – Kerry Writers’ Museum’s Storyteller in Residence Maria Gillen will direct a series of storytelling workshops where participants will be taken on a trip down memory lane to recount stories of Yesteryear. These memories will be weaved together in stories created by Maria in a storytelling session following the workshops.
Each session will take place online via Zoom. With permission from participants, each session will be recorded and will remain available on the museum’s YouTube channel. A Facebook live event where Maria will recite the stories created will take place at the end of the programme.
Workshops will take place online on May 7th, 14th & 21st, 2021 (time to be confirmed). Workshop bookings can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We want to wish a huge congratulations to the winners of the Bealtaine Hero award this year,” said Dr Tara Byrne, Arts Programme Manager and Bealtaine Festival Artistic Director, Age & Opportunity. “The purpose of the award is to champion events that really challenge and inspire us to be more creative as we age, and these qualities are evident in both When Irish Eyes Are Smiling and Collecting Local Wisdoms Through Story.”
Check out the full listing of events for Bealtaine Festival here.