Sunday 21 January 2018

Nationwide focus on the Three Sisters' cultural champions

By David Tucker

Michael Darcy of Wexford band Corner Boy.
Michael Darcy of Wexford band Corner Boy.

RTÉ'S Nationwide programme has been filming in the heart of the Three Sisters region, with presenter Mary Kennedy interviewing several of the cultural champions for the Three Sisters 2020 bid for European Capital of Culture.

The cultural champions will discuss the many different aspects of cultural diversity across the region.

In Wexford, Corner Boy lead singer Michael D'Arcy will discuss the importance of the National Opera House in the region, along with key festivals, and the significance of creating community activation.

Tom Moore, from Kilkenny, founder of Cartoon Saloon and Oscar nominee will share his artistic imaginings on how the digital and cultural become ever more entwined in today's society,

The 60-strong choir of Presentation Secondary School, Kilkenny, which shot to fame after wowing the judges on Britain's Got Talent, will sing at Kilkenny Castle. The Polish community in Waterford will also give a performance.

Miriam Dunne, founding member of Waterford Spraoi International Street Arts Festival and member of the Arts Council will also take part. She will discuss emerging artists and performers coming out of the region, and the importance of street art and festivals.

Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford have come together as the Three Sisters to bid for the title of European Capital of Culture 2020. The final decision on who wins the title will be made by the European Union's European Capital of Culture panel when they visit the region in July. Nationwide airs on RTÉ One on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. The 'Three Sisters' programme will be aired at the end of May.

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