2015 Arklow Maritime Festival Weekend
This year Arklow Maritime Festival is bigger and better than ever. There will be visiting vintage lifeboats + vessels including the “Celtic Mist” formerly Charles Haughey’s private yacht, now the Irish Whale & Dolphin Groups Flagship!! There are 2 Viking Longships who will be arriving on Friday evening, they have featured in the History Channels “Vikings” series.
All of the local groups are taking part in the festival, such as Arklow Pipe band, Arklow Majorettes, Arklow Sea Scouts, Arklow Rowing Club and many more.
Family entertainment forms, as always an important part of the festival and the younger fans will enjoy the many family-oriented events as well as the Disney Characters and their disco that will be down at quayside from 1pm.
Music has become a large part of the Maritime Festival and this year is no different. There will be lots of local young talent at “The Vault” stage; Denise Brennan will be performing her new single “Sailing with the Wind” Live on the quayside.
Meanwhile the volunteer organising committee has done a great job of securing some tried and tested attractions as well as some new ones. This event is primarily a fundraising event for the Lifeboat station, despite this most of the attractions are FREE, the RNLI would like to thank to the generosity and sponsorship of all local businesses.
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Denise’s Album is on iTunes! “Sailing With the Wind” is a Celtic album with well-known songs and some self-penned songs thrown in for good measure. Vincent is on there as well as Both Sides Now, the duet of If You Were to fall sung with Michael Flood and many more. Please download as all proceeds are going to The Arklow Lifeboat!!!!
It’s nearly here and they really are coming!! Fancy yourself aboard a real Viking Ship as seen in VIKINGS, for just €50.00 per team of ten persons you can take part in the Viking Boat race on this Saturday 1st August from 5pm at Arklow Harbour!!
Calling all emergency services and our flank stations, companies and members of the public!!! Great fun to be had in Arklow this weekend!!
Afloat – A Water Borne Brass Performance in Arklow
Composer George Higgs, Arklow Rowing Club and brass sextet The Blown Identity present a river borne musical performance on August 2, 2015 at 1 pm at Arklow Harbour, near the Arklow Life Boat Station on South Quay.
A community arts project between composer George Higgs, Arklow Rowing Club and The Blown Identity (Arklow based brass sextet) involving a brass performance moving along the Avoca Estuary in Arklow during the Maritime Festival 2015.
Composer George Higgs has been working with Arklow Rowing Club and local brass sextet The Blown Identity (directed by Paul Barrett) over 10 months to develop a half-hour ‘musical conversation’ to be performed from boats moving along the Avoca through Arklow during the Maritime Festival on August 2, 2015.
The musicians with instruments and the rowers with oars will move along the river in 2 large boats communicating musically with each other and the geography of the river; the aim being to give a voice to the relationship of the community with the river that will be heard both at a local and national level.
The performance of the composition will begin at the Bridge at noon on August 2, 2015, upstream from the town, and slowly move down the river to culminate at the Docks near the South Quay for a full performance at 1:15 pm.
This project is supported by the Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme managed by CREATE- the national development agency for collaborative arts.
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The hottest tickets in town have you got yours yet? A piece of Arklow’s showband history THE SPOTELIGHTS are reuniting for one night in aid of the Arklow lifeboat. So come along this Sunday night August 2nd to the Arklow Bay Hotel. Take a trip down memory lane back to the dance hall days of The Centre and The Ormonde hall. Yes, these boys have played them all. A fantastic night guaranteed for everyone Tickets are just €10 or pay on the door but be warned they are selling fast. Lifeboat volunteers saving lives at sea.
For more information please contact:
- Michael – 086 3871500
- Margaret – 086 1962806
- Arklow Bay Hotel