One of our most popular children’s events this year was our Bubble Shows in Holmpatrick School! Split into two groups to cater for younger children and older, those who attended got to have loads of fun with bubbles! Starting from small bubble’s. to bubble art, to square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoking bubbles and getting yourself inside a bubble, this fun filled event was a great hit for all!
After the fear of rain making an appearance, we were lucky to have a perfect evenings condition for the 2016 Gig at the Mills! Organised by David Diebold and Cian Mulhall, it was an incredible sold out night in the amazing venue that is Skerries Mills!
Morrisey and Marshall were our opening act as they entertained the crowd with their acoustic set. Next up we had local band Risky Business who really got the crowd rocking away which rolled perfectly into our main act of the night, Something Happens! The hit 80’s band rocked Skerries Mills and the crowd loved it! An amazing night was had by all.
Photo credit Skerries camera club.
It was a first of its kind event for Skerries Soundwaves. An evening of music, banter and storytelling of what Red Island music venue was like back in its hey day!
Skerries Harps was the venue for the event and what a night it turned out to be! We were joined by Jim Lockhart and Barry Devlin from the Horslips who headlined gig’s in Red Island many times throughout the 70’s. They spoke of their day’s of touring around the world and shared some great stories of what it was like to be one of the biggest bands in Ireland in their prime.
Also on the panel was Philomena Lynott, mother of the late Thin Lizzy front man Phil Lynott. She was a lovely but yet hilarious addition to the panel as she shared stories of being on tour with Phil and Thin Lizzy in the 70’s and some hilarious home stories of what Phil was like outside of Thin Lizzy. Some of her stories were definitely the highlight of the night.
Our brilliant MC was local drummer and music enthusiast Myles Lally from Risky Business. He wowed the audience with his musical knowledge and music clips of both Horslips and Thin Lizzy performing.
The evening was a very enjoyable one for all who attended and it was great to see such interaction between the audience and the panel, as plenty of audience member’s shared their stories of times they seen both bands performing and when they may have met them at certain stages over the years.
Photo credit Skerries camera club.
This year’s Artwaves was bigger and better than ever and had a record amount of applicants and as per usual the standard was set very high!
It began with the launch of Skerries Soundwaves Festival in Skerries Mill’s on September 15th.
Over the course of the week prior to Soundwaves, Skerries Mill’s and 32 local businesses around Skerries helped the Art trail run by displaying works of Art in their window’s and premises. It made for a lovely stroll around Skerries to see them all! A special thanks to all businesses who donated space and especially to Lisa and John Nealon for the dedicated space they made available to us beside the Goat in The Boat at Skerries Harbour.
This year also seen the introduction to the People’s Choice Award. The public had the opportunity to vote for their favourite piece of Art through text.
The winner of the people’s choice award was Lorraine Sherry for her artwork “Bottle’s”. Lorraine won €500 and also a solo exhibition in Skerries Mill’s in 2017. Well done Lorraine!
Skerries Mills was the venue for the exciting and intimate workshop with Margaret Becker. Margaret is a stained glass artist and print maker who founded the Leinster Printmaking Studio in Clane along with some other artists.
A small group of 10 people attended the workshop with Margaret where they themselves had the opportunity to create their own set of print works with her help and guidance.
It was a workshop that was thoroughly enjoyable and interesting for all who attended and had the opportunity to have an insight in to Margaret’s marvelous career.
Photo’s credited to Skerries camera club.
With not long to go now until the Launch of Skerries Soundwaves 2016, tickets for some of our events are now available online through eventbrite!
We have an exciting range of events to offer this year. Some of our events have very limited tickets available so book early to avoid disappointment!
- Classical Summer breeze Concert, Thursday September 22nd, 8pm, Holmpatrick Church available here
- Voices raised from the wreck of the Tayleur poetry event,Saturday 24th September, 5pm, Skerries Sailing Club available here
- Red Island Rocks! Panel Show,Friday September 23rd, 7pm, Skerries Harps, available here
- Mozart’s Magic Flute,Saturday 24th September, 7pm, Little Theatre available here
- Printmaking Workshop with Margaret Becker, Saturday 17th September, 10:30am, Skerries Mills, available here
- Introduction to drawing with Dave West, Sunday 25th September, 2pm, Skerries Mills available here
- Minecraft Event, beginning online Friday 16th September, 4pm, available here
Once these tickets are gone they are gone!