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Culture Night Dublin at the Wood Quay Amphitheatre

Traditional Traveller Tinsmithing Demonstration


James Collins and Tom McDonnell are two of the last remaining Traveller Tinsmiths in Ireland. Now retired and both based in Finglas, James and Tom have returned to the tradition of handcrafting household objects such as jugs, pails and ponchers, adapting their skills to more modern designs. Originally from Edenderry, Co. Offaly, James grew up watching his late father, Michael, make tin items that were sold or swapped for food. Similarly, Tom McDonnell, originally from Kells, Co Meath, inherited this highly mobile craft from his father, as his family travelled the midlands. Both men are now aged 71 and the keepers of this craft.

Join us this Culture Night to see James and Tom make several household items. To provide further insight into the traditional Traveller life, Traveller women, Molly Collins and Sheila Reilly, will be on-site to answer any questions you may have. Molly and Sheila have a wealth of information and memories about how Travellers managed their nomadic life – from cooking meals, to raising families, to working and hawking and looking after animals. They have spent recent years working to improve the health status of Irish Travellers as Traveller Primary Health Care Workers. This event is presented in collaboration with Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre and Parish of the Travelling People.

Watch the accompanying film here. Filmed by Barry Lynch. 

Time: 5.30pm - 6pm

Time: 7pm - 7.30pm

Genres: Heritage / Live Demo

Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible

Address: Wood Quay Amphitheatre, Civic Offices, Dublin 8

Website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXqGHl94hQE&ab_channel=CultureNightDublin

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Bollywood Ireland


Learn some moves with Bollywood Ireland for Culture Night Dublin!

Time: 7.45pm - 8.15pm

Genres: Dance / Live Demo / Performance / Workshop

Address: Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

Website: http://www.dbds.ie

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Lewis Barfoot


Join alt folk artist and Dublin City Arts Office Artist in Residence, Lewis Barfoot, at the Wood Quay Amphitheatre for Culture Night Dublin. Lewis works with an uncomplicated loveliness of sound, blending ethereal, evocative vocals with original compositions and reinventions of traditional songs from across Ireland and the UK.

Her debut album, Glenaphuca has received great support from RTÉ 1, FRUK, BBC Radio and RTÉ na Gaeltacht. Tonight Lewis will be joined by guest musicians Aisling Bridgeman on violin and Eva Coyle on accordion and vocals. Expect exquisite harmonies and gently uplifting melodies to warm your heart and sooth your soul. “A Terrific Debut” – FATEA. “Balm For The Soul” – Lillian Smith, RTÉ1. “Barfoot’s voice, deft guitar-work and perceptive songs blend magically to create an album to curl up with and be thankful for” – Jackie Hayden, HOTPRESS.

Lewis will play a short solo set from 6:45pm – 7:00pm, followed by an extended set with accompanying musicians from 9:15pm – 10pm. 

Time: 6.45pm - 7pm

Time: 9.15pm - 10pm

Genres: Music / Performance

Address: Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

Website: http://www.lewisbarfoot.com/

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The New Brass Kings


Boogie with the New Brass Kings at the Wood Quay Amphitheatre this Culture Night!

Time: 6pm - 6.15pm

Genres: Music

Address: Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

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Dublin Circus Project


Join Dublin Circus Project at the Wood Quay Amphitheatre as they bring Circus Arts to life for Culture Night Dublin!

Time: 7.30pm - 7.45pm

Time: 8.15pm - 9:15pm

Genres: Circus / Performance

Features: Family friendly

Address: Wood Quay Amphitheatre, Civic Offices, Dublin 8

Website: http://dublincircusproject.com/

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