Bealtaine Festival Communicates Ancient Traditions to New Generations

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The Bealtaine festival celebrates creativity as we age. MICHAEL FOLEY, Head of Evaluation and Public Affairs with Age and Opportunity, talks to Noel McGuinness about the huge variety of events that will take place. see also http://bealtaine.com/

An estimated 120,000 people now take part in the Bealtaine festival, making it one of Ireland’s biggest arts festivals. From dance to cinema, painting to theatre, Bealtaine showcases the talents and creativity of both first-time and professional older artists.

It is a chance for people to make new and challenging work, a chance to communicate traditions between the generations. It is a chance for the novice to discover a talent until then unseen and a chance for a long-dormant skill to find a new outlet

Duration: 20'10" DATE: May 15, 2015
Interviewer:Noel McGuinness
Producer:Zandra Ball
Interviewee:MICHAEL FOLEY
Themes:Community Events
Keywords:Bealtaine, Senior Citizens, Festivals, Community Events, Cultural Events, Exhibitions
LocationIreland Time Period:2015
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20150515_NST_001.mp3
Rights:Creative Commons License
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