This is the entertainment zone central to the festivities. This year we have TWO stages, our trustworthy “Foxygen” and it’s little ginger brother the “ElectRED Picnic” Stage! Prepare for a host of ginger goodness as we set Crosshaven alight!
Saturday, 20 August 2016
Saturday, 11 – 11.30, ElectRED Picnic
Ozzie redhead Pepi Mara and his sidekick, tall Mike McAuliffe are musical duo “Rua Mór”. They will play a range of traditionally influenced songs and original numbers.
Saturday, 11.30 – 12.15, Foxygen
Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this is one man show by Scottish actor and “River City” star Gary Lamont. He will perform a flaming fanfare and musical tribute to his fellow redheads, from Cilla to Sonia and Lulu to Bette, alongside funny stories and tales of life as a young ginger lad growing up in Glasgow’s Castlemilk estate before making it big on Scotland’s favourite TV soap. But the big question is – can Gary win a MOGO Award (Music of Ginger Origin)? Yes they really do exist!
Saturday, 12.15 – 12.30, Foxygen
Categories include Best Newcomer, Best Irish Ginger Musician, Special Award, Services of MOGO, Best Ginger Female Musician, Best Ginger Male Musician, Best Ginger Newcomer
Saturday, 12.30 – 1.00, ElectRED Picnic
Two piece band from East and North Cork. Playing a wide variety of songs rock, pop, folk and originals!
Saturday, 1pm – 2.40pm, Foxygen
Four piece band with a powerhouse of a female singer fronting the band. Playing Rock, Blues, Rockabilly, Pop and everything in between that will keep you dancing all day!.
Saturday, 2.40 – 3pm, ElectRED Picnic
Live sheep shearing demo!
Sheep shearing is the skill of cutting and removing wool from a sheep. It doesn’t hurt the animal and is similar to getting a haircut. We’ve teamed up with West Cork sheep farmer PJ Lynch and fellow redhead and Macra na Feirme member Michael O’Sullivan for a live red sheep sheering demo that would even make Ed Sheeran want a bit of the action!
Saturday, 4.30pm (after group photoshoot)
Get jiggy as we will set the world record for the most amount of redheads taking part in a Ceili dance! Hosted by ceili and Irish set dance instructor Fionán Cogan of Ceili Fit and accompanied by three redhead musicians of Ginger Nutz, this event promises to be amongst the festival highlights.
Sunday, 21 August 2016
Sunday, 11 – 11.40am, Foxygen
Terry May McNulty is Songbird Ireland. She will perform a happy set of swing, jazz and fun songs from the musicals
Sunday, 11.40 – 12.00, ElectRED Picnic
Local musician Ian Kelleher plays a number of original tunes and well known covers, including Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen.
Sunday 12.30 – 1.20, ElectRED Picnic
Would you recognise the taste of beetroot, chillis, red lentils, strawberries, carrots, ginger, tomato relish and other red related foods? Let us put you to the test as we blindfold you and get you to try some red-ical tasting food!
Great prizes sponsored by Cully & Sully
Sunday 1.30 – 3.30, ElectRED Picnic
Jaws are sure to drop for this un-missable, close up magic, mind-reading and mentalism with redhead illusionist Rua. You may recognise this red star from TG4’s ten-part magic, mind-reading and escapology TV series, Draiocht. He also co-curated Science Gallery Dublin’s ILLUSION exhibition in 2013 and had a sellout four star show in the Dublin Fringe Festival. A student of magic history and the psychology of illusions, he is regularly hired to perform and speak for companies and universities across Ireland. He has featured on RTE’s The Saturday Night Show, TV3’s Morning Ireland, the BBC and every major radio station in Ireland.
Sunday, 2.20 – 2.40, Foxygen
12-year-old busker Milo McCarthy from Midleton has raised almost €18,000 for the Irish Red Cross Migrant Appeal. The death of a small boy, Alan Kurdi, inspired Milo to launch his 26-hour busking challenge to help children in need throughout the migrant crisis. His busk promise brought him to streets all over Cork in winter 2015. We are honoured to have him join us on the Foxygen stage.
Sunday, 12 – 1pm, Foxygen
The Crosshaven Ukuladies are a passionate group of women who live locally, love to sing and play the ukulele. The group really define the essence of the great Crosshaven community spirit through song and merriment. They are your mum, your neighbour, your best friend and today they are your entertainers. So come along and let the Ukuladies charm you with their ensemble of familiar, happy songs.
Any redhead ukulele players with their own instruments in the audience are also welcome to join. Please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org / (+353) 086 805 1316 in advance
The group will also be joined on stage by young Music 4 Children students for selected songs.
Sunday, 1.20 – 2pm, Foxygen
Orla Gartland is Ireland’s hidden ginger gem. Her sound, lyrics and music are catchy and full of meaning, with a contagious on-stage energy. She is quirky, passionate about delivering quality music for herself and fans and one of the most amazing up and coming musicians of this decade!
orlagartland.com tweet – @orlagartland
Sunday, 3 – 3.40, Foxygen
Miles Graham’s songs are real and authentic. He has a warm, magnetic voice that compares to none and a songwriting talent possessed of something of the quality of a younger Van Morrison. Described by Bono, his songs bring to mind ‘eternal melodies that you can’t imagine not existing’.
This Dublin born redhead and talented artist is one of this year’s MOGO nominees. His 2016 debut EP received critical acclaim and he has been capturing attention on UK radio, play listed on over 30 regional UK radio stations this year.
Sunday, 4 – 5pm, Foxygen
Sillk is a chamber folk trio featuring Orla Travers, Julian Halpin, and Chris Schmidt-Martin. They come from quite diverse creative backgrounds, including short fiction and theatre, and classical, traditional, and electronic music.
The coming together of eclectic musical backgrounds, coupled with Orla’s songwriting, makes Sillk’s style hard to define. The songs they create contain stories that are innocent and dark, sweet and caustic, playful and threatening. Sillk are currently working on their debut EP – ‘Time as a Clock’ – which is due for release in 2016.