THIS WEEK IN KILKEE
There is ALWAYS something going on in Kilkee
You just have to know where and when it is happening......
This Week in Kilkee - FEBRUARY
If you haven't seen the locally shot film Clueless in Ireland yet, it's great fun and showcases Kilkee and Loophead beautifully.
Clare Arts displays the talent of local artists year-round at the Culturlan Sweeney Kilkee and provides Concerts and Film Club in the winter months.
Tickets €18 + €1
The Breath is Manchester-based guitarist Stuart McCallum and singer/flautist Ríoghnach Connolly. They met on the city’s gig circuit in the late noughties. An unlikely pairing though it was, he an acclaimed guitar whiz, ex long-time member of The Cinematic Orchestra and a softly spoken Manchester urbanite, she a folk singer with a larger-than-life personality and a powerful voice to match. Their connection was immediate; they formed The Breath in 2016, a singer-songwriter duo to present their contemporary take on alt-folk.
For them, it’s all about the song. Connolly is a storyteller and their exquisitely crafted, honest, personal, heartfelt songs are as likely to touch on childhood summers and first love as cultural dislocation, post- colonial injustices and grief. But it’s Ríoghnach’s impassioned delivery and extraordinary stop-you-in- your-tracks voice, coupled with Stuart’s understated brilliance that is so engaging.
February 13th- March 15th
“Walks from the Pollock Holes to Santiago” an exhibition of art by Marianne Potterton.
Marianne Potterton has 25 years experience working as a professional artist. Potterton is a visual artist based in Doolin Co. Clare. While she was in college she would often stay in Kilkee and paint The Pollock Holes and walk along the coast line painting, drawing and writing poetry. Her practice spans across and connects a diverse range of disciplines, bridging ways of making and seeing; from painting and poetry to long distance walking, interventions and working with found materials.
Released in 2022 “Clueless In Ireland” is a film shot in Kilkee and West Clare by Odean Entertainment and Treehouse Media Ltd for one of Germany’s largest broadcasters, ARD.
The producers picked Kilkee as the location for this heartwarming and funny movie about a woman finding her inner strength, her adventurous side and her sense of humour on the beautiful coast of Clare.
The main character, ‘Connie’, is in her mid-50s and has worked as an executive secretary in Germany for many years. When she finds out that fluency in written and spoken English has suddenly become a key requirement at her office, she realises she needs a plan. To save her job, Connie leaves her incredulous husband, Dirk, and her pregnant daughter, Anja, at home and flies to Kilkee to take an intensive language course. But she isn’t quite prepared for her new quirky landlady and teacher.
With beautiful sceneries of Kilkee and West Clare on show, and a great storyline this is a must see.