Waterways College, Old Dock,

Graiguenamanagh, R95EKN5

12 AUGUST 2023

2.30 pm

3 pm

Anna Tanvir and Maninder Singh perform their own compositions and folk songs from around the world in many different languages. Their program is a soul-stirring musical journey from India across Europe, to Ireland, praising the beauty of nature and the wonder of the natural world.

Cindy Cummings improvises a playful dance in conversation with the music proposed by Anna & Maninder and with the rich, delicate environment she discovers on the banks of the Barrow. Cindy’s work is an adventurous mix of contemporary & traditional dance techniques from around the world, in a diverse range of mediums and settings and often in collaboration with artists or scientists.

Anna Tanvir and Maninder Singh

4 pm

Artists Anne Cleary and Denis Connolly are navigating Ireland’s inland waterways on Mayfly, a solar powered yacht, collaborating with other  artists, scientists and communities to spark climate action. Mayfly and the team are based in Graiguenamanagh from August 10th to 21st, and invite you to join them for two joyful afternoons of art, ecology and music on Saturday August 12th and Saturday August 19th.

Join Anne, Denis, Anna, Maninder and Cindy for tea and food prepared by Maninder (who is a chef as well as a musician).

Meet Anne & Denis who talk about their two year solar journey on the island’s waterways, show you their studies and observations of nature and tell of their encounters with artists, activists and scientists who explore with them the problems and promises of the freshwater environment.

Cindy Cummings


19 AUGUST 2023

2.30 pm

3.30 pm


In honour of National Heritage week and Graiguenamanagh Town of Books Festival, Denis Connolly and daughter Lotti Connolly sketch out and discuss their understanding of this fascinating chapter of James Joyce’s Ulysses.

4.30 pm


Anna Tanvir and Maninder Singh perform their own compositions and folk songs from around the world in many different languages and invite you to join the team for home made sustainable refreshments, from Irish and Indian traditions, made by Maninder, a talented chef as well as a musician.


Anne Cleary brings you on a relaxed walk along the banks of the Barrow to have a closer look at the abundant biodiversity along the  river, both native and invasive.

12 AUG

19 AUG