Saturday, September 17, 2022


Mark Caplice is one of the musicians performing in Tinahely on Culture Night


By Elizabeth Lee


MUSIC fans are in for a real treat on Friday, culture night, when there are free events taking place in arts centres, museums, venues and other places.

Tinahely Courthouse Arts Centre is playing host to a multi-dimensional experience of sound and vision.

On stage musicians Mark Caplice, Layzee Gold and Sam Ali will perform, while visual artist Liing Heaney will animate the townscape buildings with projections from her CGI film making, exploring Tomnafinnoge woods in a digital space.

Being finally free from cycles of lockdown, this is the perfect time to embrace social and cultural events, while also giving an opportunity to emerging musicians and visual artists.

These young musicians were chosen for their unique energy in a live performance setting; they’ll brilliantly complement Liing Heany’s visual art to emphasise the multi-dimensional nature of the Courthouse Arts Centre space.

Layzee Gold, comprising Philip and Jamie Nolan, are an innovative, indie-pop group emerging from Tinahely. They made their way onto the Irish music scene with multiple Spotify playlist placements in 2020 and a headline show in the Academy, Dublin.

Sam Ali is an artist with music of gravity, lyrics of sincerity, of complex and far-ranging themes from the uncertainty of life and a voice that captures a genuine and powerful emotion that everyone can relate to.

Mark Caplice is a multi award-winning songwriter/artist/producer from Baltinglass.
Having spent many years writing and producing songs for other artists, one of his latest is the beautiful rendition of Jim Croce’s ‘Time in a Bottle’ with Irish artist Megan O’Neill for popular Netflix series Firefly Lane. He has just released a haunting cover version of Fleetwood Mac’s The Chain as part of a project organised by the Grammys Recording Academy.

Admission is free and doors open at 7pm, with the concert starting at 7.30pm. To book tickets go to:


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