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First Fortnight, the annual arts and mental health festival, is back in Cork on Saturday 14 January with Rebel Rhythms, a day of music, visual art, spoken word and discussion at Triskel Christchurch.
On the music front, Rebel Rhythms features performances by John Spillane and Bantry Community Choir. James O’Flynn and his band The Claddagh Rogues will launch their new album ‘For the Record’, which pays tribute to fellow founder member Mags Kelly. ‘Through Light and Sound: Ritual’ is a visual art and music installation by Tomasz Madajczak & The Happiness Ensemble. Five local artists, who use creativity as a tool to deal with mental health issues, will perform a selection of poetry, music and art.

The Project Spaces will host a panel discussion chaired by Ann O’Connor, Arts Participation Adviser with the Arts Council, featuring Dr. Pat Bracken, Clinical Director of the Mental Health Service in West Cork, and guest artists with an acoustic interlude by M’ide Houlihan.
Pearse McCarthy from Cork’s 96FM is MC on the day.
Rebel Rhythms is a free event but registration is essential for the panel discussion:

The full programme for the day can be viewed here:
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