Book your Tracton Arts Festival 2016 ticket(s) here:
Wed 6th July - Art Exhibition Opening Night, 7 PM
followed by at 9 PM:
The Moody Roots: Soul band, formed in Cork in 2011 with a wealth of musical experience producing beautiful, flowing, live, gently grooving music, with alluring rhythms and voice.
Thur 7th July - 8 PM
ROSE, a play by Martin Sherman, tells the story of an 80 year old Jewish woman, who sits on a bench and reminisces about her life. Born in the Ukraine, Rose has seen it all, surviving the Warsaw Ghetto and going on to live the American Dream, ending up running a hotel in Miami. Along the way she encounters Cossacks and Nazis, sex and marijuana, and God and godlessness. She has had two husbands, a gay grandson, and a militant Israeli daughter in law and personally witnessed some of the major events of the last century from the Holocaust to the current tragedy of modern Israel. But most of all, Rose is a wise cracking survivor, who makes us laugh and cry and wish we had been her friend.
ROSE is performed by Kinsale based actress Fiona York, who has toured the play throughout Ireland, the UK, Australia and South Africa. Back by popular demand to the Inkwell Theatre, don't miss this opportunity to hear Rose tell her story.
Friday 8th July - 8 PM
Mick Flannery, one of Ireland's most notable singer-songwriters, a refreshingly unassuming artist, whose sole focus is on his craft, song-writing. The honesty of his lyrics and powerful stage presence has won him worthy comparisons to such great songwriters as Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits.
Support: Rianoir, Ari Sheehan and Mick Hoey, original tunes on acoustic guitars.
Saturday 9th July - 2 PM
THE VISUAL TIME TRAVELLER
1000 FACTS | 500 YEARS | 100 DESIGNS | 1 AUTHOR
Saturday 9th July 2pm TRACTON ARTS FESTIVAL
Suitable for age 10+.
Group ticket €58 (includes up to 4 seats) plus a signed first edition of The Visual Time Traveller coffee table book to take home (retails at €59).
The Visual Time Traveller – 500 years of history, art and science - is presented by Alison Hackett – a native of Co Cork. A new way to engage with history and human endeavor, Alison captures the zeitgeist in a random walk through history in 5-year time jumps. Invention, art, science and politics since the Renaissance is communicated by weaving over a thousand facts into a hundred graphic designs - each one covering a 5-year time span - eye candy and brain food in every one.
“If da Vinci himself were here for his National Gallery retrospective, he might have nipped across to the other show [The Visual Time Traveller], if only to see how the 500 years of enlightenment he helped unleash on the world has turned out.” Frank McNally, An Irishman’s Diary, The Irish Times
The Visual Time Traveller has been chosen to be part of the 2015/2016 Global Irish Design Challenge exhibition which opens at Dublin Castle from 15th Jun – 27th Aug. The Tracton Arts Centre is the first venue outside Dublin for Alison to present her talk since the Dublin Castle exhibition opened.
Tickets: 1 to 4 attendees - €58.00
Saturday 9th July - 8 PM
The Light Runners, a Reggae Funk collective that combines fluid vocal harmonies with tight and tasty instrumentals. The band provide a unique and exciting reggae experience with an African flare that is guaranteed to get you moving.
Support: MB Soul Review, Three piece Soul, Blues and Funk band from Cork
Sunday 10th July - 6:30 PM
CABARET NIGHTS: To end the festival, this evening sees the second of our Cabaret Nights experience with the wonderful Stargazers, Lorraine Hogan and Sam Barker.
LORRAINE HOGAN will be performing an intimate Jazz and Blues show accompanied by the talented guitarist Sam Barker.
Lorraine performs songs from some of the great Jazz and Blues artists such as Peggy Lee, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald and draws influence from them when writing and performing her own original music. Lorraine has performed in some of the finest venues at home and abroad most notably Ronnie Scotts in London.
The first gig was way back in 1983 on RTE TV. Since then, while the line-up has undergone some changes, the harmonies are as tight as ever! The band continues to celebrate the songwriting genius of such greats as Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and the instrumental style of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli. Throw in songs by modern greats such as Randy Newman as well as some originals for good measure and you get the gist of what Stargazers are about.
The band has sung from the rooftops of Kensington Gardens, on the white beaches of Bermuda, and in Portugal, Norway and Africa. In that time they have made regular appearances on all the major shows on RTE radio and television.
Stargazers take their craft seriously but deliver the songs with effortless fun. If you are looking for a night out with a difference this is the band for you.