Sligo Through Words And Music
Hawk’s Well Theatre is making available once again one of their most popular streamed series, this April. ‘Sligo Through Words and Music' will be available to watch as a beautiful full length show from 8pm, Friday 16th April until Friday 23rd April 2021 via the Hawk’s Well Theatre website.
We all know how lucky we are to be living in this stunning part of the world during lockdown. The natural beauty of our county has inspired the work of many artists over the years, and many musicians, writers and performers have visited Sligo and made it their home. Sligo is a hub for creativity, and this has inspired the Hawk’s Well’s to share songs, tunes and words from Sligo’s talented artists with the world.
Each curated performance shine’s a light on a different aspect of our county. Enjoy performances from theatre artists Bob Kelly, Niamh McGrath, Miriam Needham, Musicians Kieran Quinn, Eddie Lee, The Curlybobs; Steve Wickham & No Crows, Seamie O’Dowd, & Amy O’Hara, Poets and Writers Wasekera Sekerani; Jessamine O'Connor; Louise Kennedy; Eithne Hand and guests.
The love and deep connection the artists have for Sligo is evident in their performances. On his adopted home musician Steve Wickham, Waterboys & No Crows says “I moved here thirty years ago from inner city Dublin. We live about five miles outside of town, up in the hills. Our neighbours are wonderful and are family at this stage. I’m a nature boy at heart and love the hills and lakes, rivers and streams (and rainbows).”
Fellow musician Amy O’Hara agrees “Having travelled extensively I am lucky to find a place on this earth that I can call home and not really feel the need to go anywhere else. Whenever the weather or other things are driving me mad and I think of where else to go and live it always comes back to ‘where would I get everything that I have here?’ Sligo is the end of the line…but what a rich little pot of gold is to be found by those that make it here. Music, theatre, literature, The Atlantic Ocean, vast open beaches, ancient woodlands, majestic bog mountains, space, peace, rivers, lakes, tombs, history, folklore, amazing people and the greatest friends.”
‘Sligo Through Words and Music’ is the perfect way to discover artists from the Northwest, and to fall in love with Sligo all over again. We encourage everyone to tell their friends near and far about this most enjoyable show. The event will be available to stream 8pm, Friday 16th April to Friday 23rd April, and tickets are free with a €1 booking charge. Tickets are available now from www.hawkswell.com.
Sligo Through Words and Music is made possible with the support of Arts Council Ireland.