Samhain Abhainn - Ballina's Hallowe'en Festival

Samhain Abhainn - Béal an Átha  
(english version below)

Beidh raidhse rudaí le déanamh le linn Samhain Abhainn 2012, tráth a mhúsclófar mistéir na dtaibhsí is na bpúcaí, na ngóstaí is na ngúl, trí thraidisiúin, amharcealaíon, scéalaíocht, ceol 's drámaíocht. Ina theannta sin beidh, turas treoraithe ar reilig ársa na Léige agus siúlóidí taibhsiúla i gcoill Bhéal Leice, cloisfear finscéalta ón seansaol agus seanscéalta osnádúrtha...bainfear geit asat i mBéal Leice, ach beidh scléip is siamsa sa Bartra Bar i ndiaidh an Scanrú sa gCoill!

I measc na n-imeachtaí do ghasúir beidh seó puipéad le Branar do ghasúir idir 3-6 bliain d'aois De Sathairn 27ú Deireadh Fómhair ag 12 agus arís ag 2.

'Ceol na nGealt' - maidin Dé Luain 29 Deireadh Fómhair ag 2, ceardlann ceoil ina ndéadntar uirlisí ceol as sean cannaí. píopa, sreanganna iascach agus nuair atá siad déanta cuirtear ceolchoirm le chéile.

Ar an Máirt 30 Deireadh Fómhair beidh ceardlann ceoil do dhéagóirí - 'Spraoi na gCleamairí' le dráma, agus ina dhiaidh sin beidh deis ag pobal Bhéal an Átha Finscéal Fíbín - Stair ghearr de Theanga na Gaeilge a fheiceáil tá an tóir an phobail ar Fíbín Teo., léiríodh an dráma ag roinnt féilte timpeall na tíre, ó thuaidh agus ó dheas, agus d’éirigh leo slua mór a mhealladh chuig an bpuball amharclainne ag Electric Picnic i mbliana.

Agus chun críoch a chur leis an bhféile, tuige nach dtíocfá go dtí an Ionad Acmhainní Teaghlaigh i mBéal an Átha ó 12-4i.n. Dé Céadaoin 31 Deireadh Fómhair le haghaidh scéalaíocht agus nósanna Shamhna...beidh tú réidh le haghaidh Oíche Shamhna tar éis Samhain Abhainn 2012!

Cuir glaoch ar Ionad Ealaíon Bhéal an Átha - 096 73593 chun áit a chur in áirithe ar na ceardlanna éagsúla.

 Samhain Abhainn - Clár imeachtaí  

Ballina will be hosting its third Samhain Abhainn festival from the 27th - 31st October; a five-day event to mark Halloween.
The festival has been the first of its kind in the west of Ireland boasting a jam-packed events programme with family-oriented activities, youth events and something for everyone from the very young to the not so young!

2011 saw the very first 'Interactive' Scary Woods Walk, an event not for the faint hearted, in fact it was reported that some of the kiddies had to console their Mums and Dads, it was so scary..even for adults!

Amongst the children's events at this year's festival are two performances of Branar's shadow puppetry, at 12 o'clock and again at 2 o'clock on Saturday 27 October.

'Ceol na nGealt' Monday 29 October a music workshop with a difference where children aged 8-12 make instruments out of recycled materials, cans, pipes, fishing line and make cowbells/shakers/guiros ans chinese pipa/lute and then perform!

On Tuesday 30 October there will 'Spraoi na gCleamairí' a music workshop for those over 12, followed by Finscéal Fíbín - an hilarious look at the influences that have moulded our native language over the millennia and is produced in the unique Fíbín style, with puppets, masks and an interactive presentation that makes Irish accessible and funny. Fíbín have played a number of festivals in Ireland, north and south, and rose a packed theatre tent at Electric Picnic to a standing ovation!

All that, as well as graveyard walking tours of Leigue Cemetery, children’s art & music workshop’s, a showcase of Halloween traditions for all the family, Kids Halloween fancy dress disco and adults fancy dress ball!!! If you have no plans made as yet for this Autumn and Halloween midterm break, keep the 27th - 31st October FREE and visit Ballina.

Booking is essential for all the workshops call Ballina Arts Centre 096 73593 to book your place.

Samhain Abhainn            T: 096 72800            I: www.ballina.ie