We have some great performers lined up who will also share their knowledge with those willing to improve their skills. Wipe the dust off your djembé, tighten that skin and head west….
You won’t regret it.
Dingle’s Global Rhythms Festival has bodhrán classes, a capoeira exhibition and rumba dance classes not to mention Fuinneamh, Ireland’s largest drum! Centrally located, this 14ft diameter massive drum entices and entrances the public to join in and lay down their own ginormous grooves. Cuisle Chorca Dhuibhne means the pulse or beat of West Kerry.
This is a friendly and informal not-for-profit, community-based festival. Any money raised will go to insuring that it becomes a permanent feature of the musical and cultural life of the Dingle Peninsula. Buille le buille, sin í Cuisle Chorca Dhuibne.
Cuisle Chorca Dhuibhne-Dingle's Global Rhythm
Festival's motivation is to highlight the many different styles of percussion
and dance that can be heard and seen on the Dingle Peninsula from the Bodhrán,
Fife and Drum to West African drumming and dancing, capoeira samba and
The annual staging of the event this year has attracted a number of interesting acts and Cuisle Chorca Dhuibhne promise plenty in the line of percussion.
The Cuisle Chorca Dhuibhne will feature an eclectic mix of rhythm styles and percussive performances. Samba, jazz, Afro-Cuban, reggae, traditional Irish and West African drum and dance grooves will be heard over the weekend.
Local traditional marching bands and samba bands will parade through the town on Saturday afternoon.
Street performances & evening gigs will maintain the buzz throughout the weekend.
Each festival night will showcase different bands and during the daytime there will be workshops, drum circles, dance classes and exhibitions to provide a complete hands-on experience for everyone, young and old.
Evening and daytime gigs, percussion and dance workshops, children's events, and a communal drum circle are important features of the festival.
The Festival gets underway on the Friday at around 2.45pm with the official opening of the festival. On Saturday there is a food market and street entertainment for adults and children.
There is a headline show on Saturday night with bands of diverse and different cultures. On Sunday Irish and African customs combine in 'Colours' featuring as Afro-Trad Ireland.
THE beat will most certainly be on the street in Dingle this week at the annual Cuisle Chorca Dhuibhne.
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