Culture Night 2017

Culture Night is a free event but your donation will be gratefully received. Help us to continue to deliver world class theatre like this.

We have two of our very favourite performers lined up for this year’s Culture Night – Mikel Murfi and Little John Nee! Unmissable!

I Hear You and Rejoice

Written & performed by Mikel Murfi

Presented by Loco & Reckless Productions Ltd

8pm: Auditorium

Duration: 80 mins. No interval

★★★★★ “This is pure distilled 100 per cent theatrical magic” – The Evening Standard

Mikel Murfi - I Hear You and Rejoice

Above: Mikel Murfi as Pat Farnon in I Hear You and Rejoice

Following the sellout success of The Man In The Woman’s Shoes, Mikel Murfi returns with his new one-man show.

I Hear You and Rejoice is a tender and joy filled account of a most unlikely marriage.

Late in his life, Pat Farnon, a cobbler and all-round contented man, marries the redoubtable Kitsy Rainey. It’s a match made in heaven, in more ways than one. Meet Huby Patterson and Magic Mick as well as Sylvie, Eugene and Tony Cleary – the amazing no instrumental man. You may never look at life in quite the same way again.

This show is the 2nd collaboration between Sligo County Council Arts Service, The Hawk’s Well Theatre Sligo, and Mikel Murfi. It was created for the Bealtaine Festival – Celebrating Creativity As We Age.


★★★★ “This is a show that abounds with love” – WhatsOnStage


★★★★ “Murfi is a magical performer” – The Times


★★★★ “A masterclass in the art of the monologue” – Time Out


Little John Nee and the Caledonia Highly Strung Orchestra

9.30pm Foyer

Little John Nee & The Highly Strung Orchestra at An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny July 2015 Earagail Arts Festival. Music. Comedy. Storytelling.

Little John Nee and The Caledonia Highly Strung Orchestra (Orlaith Gilcreest, Jeremy Howard and Fionn Robinson) return to An Grianan for one of their rare and special performances. With the playful exuberance that has come to define their shows they will improvise story, song and instrumental soundtrack to create a show based on Letterkenny “Past, Present and Future”, a show that they themselves have never heard before!

Taking themes, words and musical genres suggested by the audience Little John Nee and The Caledonian Highly Strung Orchestra shall walk a tightrope creative suspense, virtuoso performance and comic consequence!


About Culture Night

Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts.  On Culture Night, arts and cultural organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes, including the National Cultural Institutions, extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed at participating locations and all events are available free of charge.

Culture Night has grown from a relatively small scale cultural event staged only in Dublin in 2006 to the significant national cultural event it now is, with some 350,000 people visiting museums, galleries, historic houses, artists’ studios and cultural centres across the country. The initiative has captured both the public imagination and the enthusiasm of artists and cultural organisations.

  • Category: Comedy / Drama / Highlights / Music
  • Date: Friday 22 September 2017
  • Time: 8pm I Hear You and Rejoice. 9.30pm Little John Nee and the Caledonia Highly Strung Orchestra
  • Admission: Free