EOLAS ORAINN / ABOUT US
Is é aidhm Ionad Cultúrtha na h-ealaion d'árd chaighdeán a chur chun chinn agus suim sna h-ealaíon a mhúscailt i measc an phobal. Chuige san, tá clár dubhshlánach leagtha amach ag Ionad Cultúrtha - idir ranganna, ceardlanna, ceolchoirmeacha, taispeántaisí rince comh-aimseartha agus taispeántaisí ealaíona - a chuireann an ionad ealaíona seo i gceart lár saol ealáiona Ghaeltacht Mhúscraí. Is é trí mheán na Gaeilge a reachtáiltear na h-imeachtaí go léir san Ionad Cultúrtha. Tá leithéidí Frankie Gavin, Jackie Daly, Sliabh Notes, Peadar O Riada, Iarla O Lionáird, Liam O Flynn, John Carty, Matt Molloy, John Spillane, Noel Hill, Tony Mc Mahon agus Steve Cooney taréis ceol a chasadh san Ionad Cultúrtha.
The aim of Ionad Cultúrtha is to promote high quality arts in the Gaeltacht and to encourage public interest and participation in the arts. Ionad Cultúrtha offers a challenging programme - including classes, workshops, concerts, contemporary dance performances and art exhibitions - which places this centre at the heart of artistic life in the Muskerry Gaeltacht. Ionad Cultúrtha has hosted concerts by many well-known musicians such as: Frankie Gavin, Jackie Daly, Sliabh Notes, Peadar O Riada, Iarla O Lionáird, Liam O Flynn, John Carty, Matt Molloy, John Spillane, Noel Hill, Tony Mc Mahon and Steve Cooney.
Classical and chamber music concerts are also performed in Ionad Cultúrtha and in particular since a Grand Piano was bought (in memory of Séan Ó Riada) the likes of John Gibson, Micheál O Rourke, Catherine Leonard and Hugh Tinney have performed in the auditorium.
As well as offering traditional and classical artforms to the public, Ionad Cultúrtha also maintains its commitment to offering contemporary and innovative artforms -contemporary dance performances and visual art programmes. Ionad Cultúrtha runs an art-for-older people programme and also hosts visual art exhibitions on a regular basis.