Bealtaine 2003 - Love & Adventure
Newbridge, County Kildare
Arts Trail – Last year we saw the successful
introduction of the Art Trail to our festival. This year it’s
back – bigger and better than before, with a whole host
of new and exciting exhibitions.
Trail – Check out the Music Trail on Friday and
Saturday in the local pubs. Rock, jazz, blues, techno, contemporary,
, will be heard, provided by quality musicians
Banners – Bealtaine
is delighted to be working with the Special Olympics and the
schools to produce the banners to be
competition was a great a success – look out for
our new poster and the beautiful
image created by a second level student.
to all the budding artists who submitted their lovely work.
Check out local press and east
coast radio (95/96
and 103 fm) for more information
Terry Moore 045/448312 – Chairperson
Sorcha Heavey - 086
|Weds 30th April
||Passages of Time
||Newbridge Day Care Centre
||A delightful hour of movement, storytelling and sketches presented
in a light hearted way
|Thurs. 1st May
|Baby Doll Project theatre
||“A Diva with a disability, fluff, flare and attitude,
an alter ego the size of a bathroom that wants to buy every
lotion and potion from the chemist A woman who thinks that culture
is about cosmetics and politics about parties”. This new
show is brought to us with the help of Network Kildare and is
supported by the forum of people with disabilities
||Red Hot Music
||Murray & Begley and The moon and sixpence
||Begley and Murray are a top notch trad outfit bringing slides,
polkas and great songs from the heart of Kerry. Highly acclaimed
and not to be missed.
The Moon and Sixpence. Fresh from their sell out gig at riverbank
in February. This very accomplished local group provide a hugely
entertaining contrast to the Kerrymen with a mix of old and
|Friday 2nd May
|Healthy Lifestyles Project
||Scoil Mhuire Junior
||The pupils present a celebration of their 'Healthy Lifestyles'
project through a series of activity-based programmes. With
drama, gymnastics and visual arts.
||Feet on the Street
||Warming the street with a bit of fun and frolics are artists
who have travelled here to be with us. A welcome return of the
feet on the street.
||Artastic with the schools
||Come along and join the adventure of some the most comical
creature’s great and small on their adventure to find
love, assisted by many of their friends from local schools and
community groups, they provide a feast for your eyes in an array
of colour, as the creatures dance down Newbridge main street
to the sound of samba. Sing and dance to your hearts desire,
to celebrate the opening of the Bealtaine Festival.
|Singer Song Writer Night
||Kildare singer songwriters
||Ten of the best singer songwriters around bring their music
|Comedy Zone with Kevin McAleer
||Sold out Riverbank in January 2002, a welcome return to “Ireland’s
Best Loved Comedian” (Mrs. McAteer)!!!
|Sat 3rd May
10 – 5
||Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy, Aura Soma, Massage, Healing
and Body Harmony. Workshops on Angels, Dream Analysis. Aura
Photography. Stands with Crystals, music, books
||Walk the Art Trail
||Walk the arts trail see the launch of our new “Meet
and Greet” tour of the exhibitions. This commences at
10.30 at the Library where some of the the artists involved
will give an on site talk at each exhibition about their work.
Watch out for Tony Bird, the master potter, who will get your
hands dirty. Each exhibition centre will have the Art Trail
logo advertising the exhibition within so go on, walk your arts
||Soccer 5 aside
||One-day soccer blitz to be held in the red lane. Twelve teams
of five will play it out for the top prizes. To register teams
contact Sorcha on 045 434700
||Eat on the Street
||Savour the flavours from around the world as the our local
chefs from near and far tempt us with specialities
|2pm - 5
||Our first book fare!! The Animal foundation is running this
fundraiser in association with bealtaine. A perfect opportunity
to stock up on reading material for the long summer evenings
||Film – Skitso
Jerry Fish and the Mudbug Club
|Wonderful stories by Ireland’s foremost storytellers
- Cork meeting Dublin with their stories and we might even throw
in a Kildare story or two!
|KYS Film and Jerry Fish and the Mudbug club
||Bealtaine are delighted to be involved with Kildare Youth
Services for the premier of their film “Skitso”,
a short Docu-Drama made by the Young Men’s Youth group
The film will be followed by a concert with Jerry Fish and the
Mudbug Club. Imagine Tom Waits meeting the Fun Loving Criminals,
throw in a sprinkling of George Melly and you’ve got the
mix for this exciting band whose debut album was nominated for
two Meteor Awards. Jerry is formerly of the Emotional Fish.
||Benefit for Monoglian Buddist School
||The Mill, Victoria Bridge
||Steve Cooney and Friends
||A worthy cause with great musicians.
|Sun 4th May
||Meet at Langton Cross Ballymanny
||Kildare Youth Theatre, friends of Scribblers' Ink
||A guided walk around some of the more interesting features
and landmarks of our town
Admission €8 includes Light lunch
||Honey Café Riverbank
||May Leonard. Music from Herbert Lodge String Quartet
||Mae Leonard entertains with selected readings from her Radio
One 'Sunday Miscellany' contributions. The Herbert Lodge Ensemble
will play a selection of classical favourites on the special
||Jack Lattin Session
||The Mill, Victoria Bridge
||Regular lunchtime gig in glorious setting.
||A fun day out for all the family. Bring the food and family
and we’ll bring the entertainment. With live music, novelty
races and entertainers it’s a day not to be missed. Get
there early for a good spot and pray for sunshine.
||The Black Knights
||The Black knights Parachute Team.
||The Irish defence forces parachute display team performs nation-wide
to the delight of thousands. This year Bealtaine is delighted
to welcome and to thank. General Sanderson GOC Curragh. We will
see four men fly Having jumped from their helicopter. Weather
and no emergencies permitting.
||Church of Ireland
||Simon Dinnigan – Classical
|A major guitarist of the 21st century, the natural successor
to Julian Bream, a modern day virtuoso of superb powers
||Johnny Moynihan and Jacki Garvan
||Legendary Dublin singer Johnny Moynihan Jacki Garvan, singer
of great Kerry singers lead off local singers – for the
||Eagles Tribute, Atlantis and the Summer Vibes
||A magnificent team of local artists have come together to
form An Eagles Tribute band. Belting out tunes of a generation
this is a night not to be missed. On the night they will have
the support of the excellent group “Atlantis”. In
the beech room we have a sing along with the “summer vibes”,
who have been rehearsing their 6-‘s and 70’s songs
of Summer love, not to be missed.
|Mon 5th May
|Riverbank Arts Centre
||IT'S BACK! The hugely popular Bealtaine Youth Festival has
always been the place to be on May Bank Holiday
Monday and this year promises to be no different!
For the artistically inclined, there is the usual workshops
- the Trash Fash, Crazy Nails nail design, henna tattoos and "Make
Your Own T-shirt" to name but a few! The film competition
also makes a welcome return for those budding film moguls. For
the athletic there is 5-a-side soccer. And of course, no Youth
Festival would be complete without music, featuring the hottest
young bands to emerge from the county. There is an interval
for those who need sustenance after the events before the Festival
continues in the evening with a KYT performance of two plays.
All in all, the Bealtaine Youth Festival promises to be an exciting
event – unmissable!!
||Kildare Youth Theatre
||Bealtaine is delighted that following on their success Kildare
Youth Theatre is putting on a special performance of their two
plays Totally over You and Purple before heading to Belfast.